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Judgment Day

Just Once

Richard Brand | Posted 07.17.2016 | Religion
Richard Brand

Just once I would be delighted to see a letter that thought God was not happy with the way we have been stewards of creation. Just one would have made my heart sing. To know that there was at least one other person who has read the Scriptures the way I have.

Chris Gentilviso

Michele Bachmann Knows How To Have A Good Conversation With God | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) doesn't want a lot for Christmas. A few weeks after revealing her Iran bombing wish to President Barack Obama, it l...

How Fear Of Death Could Make You Splurge

The New York Times | Anna North | Posted 09.25.2014 | Home

If you’re trying to sell something, consider putting a tombstone in your ad. It might seem macabre, but a new study suggests that thinking about dea...

The Judgment of Fred Phelps

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The Judgment of Fred Phelps might be an interesting watch. Since we have no clue what will go on, we are left to speculate. Here is my impression...

Reading Revelation Realistically

Michael Gilmour | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

The minute we claim a reading of apocalyptic literature that is exclusive -- this story is about us, our age, our nationality, our crisis -- we deny the book's relevance to other Christians removed from us in space and time.

I Tried So Hard To Please...

Steve McSwain | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Through much of my adult life, I tried so hard to please. Then, one day, I realized no one was watching. Correction! I realized I was no longer watching.

Will Neal Go Free On 'White Collar' Finale?

Posted 04.30.2012 | TV

For its season finale, "White Collar" (Tue., 10 p.m. EST on USA) framed their story around the hearings to determine if the remainder of Neal's senten...

40 Signs The World Is Definitely Going To End On Friday | Posted 12.18.2011 | Comedy

Harold Camping is predicting that The Rapture is going to happen on Friday. This time he's definitely right. Here's proof....

Is He Just Too Old for This?

Melanie Notkin | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Men are responsible for 40 percent of all fertility problems among American couples, so why is all the pressure (read: judgment) on women for reproductive health and timeliness?

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

Rapture Interruptus: Bursting The Bubble Of Apocalyptic Expectation

Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D. | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.

The "rapture" appeals to people because it offers a simple and hypnotic solution to their personal problems and the terrifying array of tribulations confronting the world today.

Enraptured Politics

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

If you think that these kinds of apocalyptic beliefs are "primitive" or "far-fetched," think again. Americans seem to have a deep hunger for reading material about the End Times Rapture.

Jaweed Kaleem

Judgment Day Predictor Harold Camping Speaks Out (Live Blog) | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion

Harold Camping, the California preacher who via his multimillion-dollar Christian Family Radio stations had convinced a few thousand followers that th...

Harold Camping Only Person to Be Raptured

Pablo Andreu | Posted 07.23.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

Harold Camping, the radio evangelist who predicted the Rapture would take place on May 21, 2011, was reportedly raptured on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. just as he foretold.

How the Rapture Is Like Clairol Hair Conditioner for Men

Stanley Bing | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

You can fool the American consumer once, maybe even twice, if he or she wants to buy what you're selling, but in the end you have to give the public the real thing or it's going to just move on and leave you in the dust, waiting for the second coming.

Can "True Believers" Sue Harold Camping?

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 07.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

Claiming Camping knew he was "wrong" -- a.k.a. lying -- is a big deal because Harold Camping made some fairly serious claims when he started talking about Judgment Day.

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.

The Real End of the World

Seth Shostak | Posted 07.22.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

Either none of my neighbors qualify for salvation, or Harold Camping is wrong in predicting that the countdown to the end of the world begins today. I vote, without surprise, for the latter.

Jaweed Kaleem

May 21 'Judgment Day' Believers React To Being Alive On May 22 | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.22.2011 | Religion

'Judgment Day' came and went on Saturday, and John Ramsey hasn't been able to sleep. The 25-year-old Harrison, N.J. resident had rearranged his lif...

The End of Daze

Chez Pazienza | Posted 07.21.2011 | Religion
Chez Pazienza

While it was easy for most of us to handily dismiss the lunatic predictions of Pastor Camping and his merry band of messianic misfits, what shouldn't be forgotten is just how unremarkable their basic belief-system is.

How God Is Managing The 2011 Rapture

Posted 07.21.2011 | Comedy

Check out this great comic from "The Oatmeal" explaining why no one may be saved during this particular Rapture. Click the image for the full story:...

How I'll Spend Judgment Day

James Campion | Posted 07.20.2011 | Religion
James Campion

I've been listening to Harold Camping on Family Radio since the early nineties; tooling along Route 84 in the wee hours - half soused, eyes weighting ...

Apocalyptic Art Through The Ages

Posted 07.21.2011 | Arts

Even if the Rapture doesn't come May 21, maybe thinking about Judgment Day every century or so can be a good thing. The End of Times have been a popul...

Preparing For Judgment Day

Steve McSwain | Posted 07.20.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

If you haven't seen the CDC's action plan for surviving doomsday, here's a last-minute reminder for those of you who'll like me will be Left Behind.

Religious Teachings On The End Of The World

Posted 07.20.2011 | Religion

Whether it is the culmination of a process or an apocalyptic in-breaking, all religions have something to say about the end times. Religious scripture...