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Is The 2012 Apocalypse Real?

Jason Boyett | Posted 03.04.2012 | Religion
Jason Boyett

Now that it's actually 2012, the year in which those fictional events supposedly were to have taken place, you may be wondering: Is the Mayan calendar a real thing? Were we warned? Is 2012 the end of the world?

Don't Fear the Mayans: It's Not the End of the World As We Know It

Greg Olear | Posted 03.01.2012 | Weird News
Greg Olear

With the U.S. economy in shambles, the Euro worth about as much as the Lego, a new strain of super-contagious swine flu, the Arab world in upheaval, K...

2012: Here Comes the Apocalpyse (Again)

Mathew Gross | Posted 03.03.2012 | Home
Mathew Gross

The idea of the apocalypse offers the promise that our chaotic times will eventually prove to have some kind of redemptive meaning -- or that, according to ancient cultures, it was all somehow inevitable, anyhow.

What Does The Book Of Revelation Really Mean?

Greg Carey | Posted 03.02.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

No academic interpreter of Revelation understands the book as a roadmap for the future. Instead, Revelation originally spoke to the conditions of its own time and place.

Santa Slips Into Cookie-Induced Diabetic Coma... Thanks Kids

El Guapo | Posted 02.26.2012 | Latino Voices
El Guapo

Christmas 2012 is still up in the air, but a North Pole spokesperson confessed that the upcoming apocalypse predicted by the Mayans had already put a damper on next year's plans.

WATCH: A Different Kind Of 'War On Christmas'

Posted 12.22.2011 | Comedy

At this point, it's all but inevitably that the Robot Uprising will soon extend to all things we hold sacred, including (but not limited to) the holid...

2012: Apocalypse Fatigue

Turnstyle | Posted 02.20.2012 | Impact
Turnstyle

By:Noah Nelson Photo Credit: Image: NASA/Public Domain Earth: it was fun while it lasted. Today is the beginning of the final countdown. We've go...

Iron Maiden Reads The Book Of Revelation

Michael Gilmour | Posted 02.14.2012 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Eeven with its carnivalesque reversal of values, heavy metal is a conservative art form. The stress on dark elements in biblical apocalyptic language here contributes to a forceful and emotively charged call for peace.

Newt Prepared For Outlandish Doomsday Scenario

The New York Times | William J. Broad | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich, the Republican presidential hopeful, wants you to know that as commander in chief he is ready to confront one of the most nightmarish o...

Theme Parks In Birmingham (UK): A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Shellie Braeuner | Posted 12.15.2011 | Travel

Theme parks in Birmingham (UK) are a great way to explore Birmingham's history while having a good time with the family. There are parks for a simple ...

The 11 Most Overrated Things about 2011

Mark Juddery | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home
Mark Juddery

Having listed the most overrated things about 2010 and the entire previous decade, it's now time to look back on the vintage year of 2011 - a year whe...

Massacre At Jerusalem -- Do The Crusades Still Matter?

Jay Rubenstein | Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion
Jay Rubenstein

For better or worse, we remember the First Crusade now. But how should we do so? What did the battle of Jerusalem mean in 1099, and why should we care today?

Mayan Expert Say Dec. 21, 2012 Is A Big Day ... But Not For The Reason You Think

Newser.com | David Moye | Posted 12.01.2011 | Weird News

Cool your jets: The Mayans did not predict the world will end in 2012, or so says a German expert. Sven Gronemeyer yesterday shared his reading of...

Prophets And Honor: Give Camping A Little Credit

Jay Rubenstein | Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion
Jay Rubenstein

Like his predecessors, Camping convinced himself that he had cracked the millennial code. What makes Camping stand out is his behavior after the failure.

We <3 the Apocalypse

Yuri Lowenthal | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Yuri Lowenthal

Why the f**k would anyone fantasize, nay, look forward to, such a horrifying outcome? I never really thought about it until recently.

Prophecy And The Modern Media

Rabbi Samuel April | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Samuel April

The primary problem with prophecy today is that we do not receive the news accurately; it is always slanted left or right.

With Ramadan And Jewish High Holidays Looming, We Should Talk About Hell

Menachem Wecker | Posted 09.26.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

We tend to hear much about heaven, where innocent victims of the terrible tragedies will, in tradition, come to reside. But discussion about hell is generally taboo.

Ozzy Osbourne And The Apocalypse

Michael Gilmour | Posted 09.19.2011 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Allow me to suggest that comparing the most talked about preacher of 2011 and heavy metal's prince of darkness offers a colorful illustration of a simple point

Oprah & The Antichrist: Who Else Has Been Associated?

The Huffington Post | Brenna Cammeron | Posted 10.31.2011 | Religion

Oprah Winfrey is tied to evil - that is, according to Mike Bickle, head of the International House of Prayer (IHOP). After a video of Bickle suggestin...

Not the 9/11 Generation

Claire Gordon | Posted 08.15.2011 | College
Claire Gordon

What does it actually mean to be the "9/11 Generation"? Theories about 9/11 and the young American psyche could fill a pseudo-social-sciencey seminar syllabus.

Rapture Believer Punished For Doomsday Posters

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

It's bad enough that the world didn't end on May 21 for followers of Christian fringe group leader Harold Camping, but things got worse for a Malawian...

One Man's Opinion: The Rapture

The Adam Carolla Show | Posted 07.26.2011 | Comedy
The Adam Carolla Show

This week I have a special message for Harold Camping. We're establishing a new rule: you can come up with all the proclamation ideas you like, but we're putting a shotgun to your head that's going off within 15 minutes if you're wrong.

Your House Is an Inadequate Indefensible Piece of Trash

Philip Mackey | Posted 08.01.2011 | Comedy
Philip Mackey

It is almost guaranteed that your current dwelling is not up to end-of-days "code." Can your house withstand prolonged attacks from the smiting fires ...

Why The Apocalypse Is So Compelling

Thomas David DuBois | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Thomas David DuBois

Wouldn't we do better to ask why the apocalypse is so compelling? What is it about the times we live in that would make rational people accept the idea that the end of the world was upon us?

Infallible Israel

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Ariel Gonzalez

Israel is no more. Its cities lay in ruins, its people wallow in oppression. All signs of Jewish presence in the Holy Land are being eradicated: synag...