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End of Days

One Third Of America Thinks The End Is Near Because Of Syria

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion

Most things aren't really the end of the world, but one-third of Americans who were surveyed believe that the Syria conflict is an indication that our...

The Jewish Messiah And The End Of Days

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 02.18.2013 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

Although the concept of a Messiah and an end to the world as we know it is not overtly mentioned in the five books of the Torah, it is actually one of the fundamental articles of Jewish faith.

A Love Affair with Doom?

Steven Appleby | Posted 12.09.2012 | Science
Steven Appleby

Why are the papers and online journals so loaded with material about the many ways we might become extinct? Could it be that we have a secret love affair with the idea of Doom? And, if so, isn't that hilarious?

Zombies and Mayans and Socialists, Oh My!

Tony Phillips | Posted 08.04.2012 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

Invest in duct tape, night vision goggles and stores of non-perishable foodstuffs. Instruct your children in the science of zombie slaying (it takes a head shot). Distrust your neighbors. Hoard firearms. Get with the times or the times will get you.

The Second Coming: Is He Here Yet?

Qasim Rashid | Posted 01.16.2012 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

A solution exists--restore governmental, economic, and religious morality, be steadfast and patiently persevere. Perhaps nothing short of Divine intervention and sincere repentance can inspire such change.

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.

The Ultimate School Disaster Plan

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 10.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

Take a moment to answer a few questions that will help us carry on in your absence, and raise your student in a manner that honors family traditions and values.

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 ...

The End of Days Survival Guide

Philip Mackey | Posted 07.31.2011 | Style
Philip Mackey

This information age will come to a screeching standstill. Text messaging and e-mails will no longer exist, forcing millions of people to unplug from the machine, leave the basement, and actually communicate with other real humans.

Apocalypse Means Never Having to Say You Are Sorry

Chip Berlet | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Chip Berlet

No one ever lost money by betting against the apocalypse happening on a particular day. That's a joke among scholars of apocalypticism, and it was a c...

Rapture Rupture

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Jeff Schweitzer

Like Miller, or Franz or Applewhite before him, Camping believes he has a unique ability to interpret the word of god that gives him special insight. So we pause with bated breath to learn when the next End of Days will arrive.

Last Gasp: Q&A With Osama bin Laden

John Bobey | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
John Bobey

Osama... Osama bin Laden -- is that you? Yes, yes it is -- who is this? It's me, John Bobey.

2012 Doomsday Wrong? Prediction Date May Be Off Several Years

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Doomsday believers, you might be able to breathe a sigh of relief. The much-hyped "prediction" that, according to the ancient Mayan calendar, the w...

Nuclear Disarmament and 'End Time' Theology

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

Christians can bet on a supernatural rescue for themselves and their kind and wait for the cataclysm, or they can dedicate themselves to compassionate action to alleviate suffering and injustice, to creating a better world.

'Tis a Pity She's No Longer a Whore -- Times Square Cultural Armageddon

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

And they said things were bad in the 70's. The dirt, the porno shops, the Disco. All that is now a fond memory for many New Yorkers who gamely braved that bit of Hades to attend a real Broadway musical.

The End Is Not Nigh: Take a Deep Breath and Move On

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeff Schweitzer

Predictions of the Apocalypse or its personal equivalent of a direct path to heaven have been a common theme throughout human history. We seem determined to keep ourselves in a constant state of preparation for the end of time.

Getting Through The Night At The End Of Days

Catherine Ingram | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Catherine Ingram

It's a sad awareness that is becoming the zeitgeist of our time. It is being spoken in scientific, environmental, spiritual, academic, and governmental circles. We humans may not make it much longer.

The Future of Publishing: 10 Predictions Plus 2

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laurence Hughes

I had hoped to be out in front of the pack with some pithy prophecies of my own, but the holidays got in the way. Turns out the only thing I'm better at than prognostication is procrastination.

Film No Evil

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

The self-funded Passion of the Christ brought in $611 million worldwide and counting, in part thanks to Christian groups such as Campus Crusade and Focus on the Family.