WILL THE WORLD END ON SEPTEMBER 28? The Blood Moon, the Stock Market and the “Rapture”

"The sky is falling!" cried Henny Penny in Grimm's Fairy Tales after an acorn landed on his head.This week in Utah, some stores are having trouble keeping their shelves stocked with emergency supplies. That's because some conservatives have drunk the apocalyptic Kool-aid. They've listened to End-Times prophets who claim that the "Blood Moon"--the lunar eclipse--will mark the beginning of the end of life on our planet.Writing about it in the National Catholic Register, I explain what's be … [Read more...]

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The World Has Finally Ended for Soothsayer Harold Camping

For Harold Camping, the world has finally come to an end.  At least, for him.Harold Camping was the fundamentalist minister and radio broadcaster who first predicted that the world would end in 1994.  Seventeen years later, he took to the airwaves on Camping's own Family Life Radio to proclaim that the world would end on May 21, 2011.  When that didn’t happen, he revised his math and changed the date to October 21.  And when that date also passed without incident, Camping admitted he’d been w … [Read more...]

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WHOA, HAROLD! Apocalypse This Year, Says Christian Broadcaster

The Rapture will occur at 6:00 p.m. May 21, 2011.  Five months later—on October 11, 2011—the world will end with a cataclysmic earthquake.So says talk radio mogul and self-published author Harold Camping.  [Spoiler:  I don’t believe this stuff.]Camping is president of Family Radio, a California-based religious broadcasting network that broadcasts on more than 150 outlets in the United States, and of the millennialist website www.familyradio.com. A civil engineer by trade, he has employed comp … [Read more...]

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