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End of Times

Colbert Slams Fox For Insane Religious Theory

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.19.2013 | Comedy

No, Neil Cavuto, you can't go on TV and announce that the Syrian conflict is a harbinger of the end of times and expect anyone to take you seriously. ...

Not Enough Time: A Modern Eschatology

Rachel G. Hackenberg | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Rachel G. Hackenberg

Modern American life has conflated the end of time with everyday time. We are living each day in a panic as though it is the last day. We experience each moment as though it is a deadline, an end, a final chance for productivity. We are not waiting for The End Of Time to live at the end of time.

Jaweed Kaleem

Why Belief In Doomsday Persists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.13.2012 | Religion

Lonny Sundvall doesn't know what will happen on Dec. 21, but he's ready for the worst. He's amassed a year's worth of canned and dry food, dozens o...

Jaweed Kaleem

Mayans Protest 'Twisting Of Truth' Over 2012 Doomsday Predictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.31.2012 | Religion

As the so-called "Mayan doomsday" approaches, the Mayans of Guatemala are speaking out against what some are calling a government- and tour business-l...

Jaweed Kaleem

Believers In Mayan Prophecy Prepare For 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.14.2011 | Religion

In the last few years, Lonny Sundvall has developed a peculiar morning ritual. "The first thing I do when I get up: check the U.S. Geological Surv...

What's Real About The Rapture?

John R. Coats | Posted 02.05.2013 | Religion
John R. Coats

Around 1830 John Nelson Darby, having selected scripture passages from Daniel, Revelation, 1 and 2 Thessalonians and elsewhere, pasted them together, called them a whole, and invented the Rapture, a word not found in the Bible.

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.

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.