Category Archive: History

Jul
11

All About the Supermoon

moon_over_the_city

If you’re looking at the moon any time today and tomorrow, you will notice a 30% size increase. This is one of those times that the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie. Check out this 5-minute clip from this morning’s South Florida’s First News with guest Susan Barnett talking to hosts Jimmy …

Continue reading »

Nov
17

What Planet are They From?

Two Earths

[image by Eduardo Barreto, for the cover of DC Comics Presents #87] In The End-of-the-World Delusion: How Doomsayers Endanger Society, I cover one of the doomsayers’ favorite such prophecies: that a mysterious planet like Planet X (Nibiru) will crash into the earth. This theory was first proposed by Nancy Lieder in 1995, who claimed that …

Continue reading »

Oct
11

Government Shutdown Not the End of the World

In case you’ve been living under a rock the last two weeks, you’re well aware of the shutdown of the federal government in the U.S., which is currently in its 11th day. [image courtesy of FixTheDebt.org] Not surprisingly, some people are in a panic about this. As one famous radio commentator explained,1 To a lot …

Continue reading »

Aug
08

The World is Getting Better, Not Worse

progress_of_the_world

Ask any Doomsayer what’s going in the world, and they’re likely to tell you about what a horrible place it has become. As the old cliché goes, the world is going to hell in a handbasket. We’ve had recent shootings, crime, wars, natural disasters—so God’s Judgment must be soon upon the world. Hal Lindsey, who …

Continue reading »

May
21

One Year Ago Today…

May 21, 2011, was supposed to be Judgment Day—an earthquake was to strike at exactly 6 PM, starting in New Zealand and traveling west, until the entire earth was destroyed. Those who were “saved” would be Raptured and their souls would ascend directly to heaven; the rest of us would be “left behind” during a …

Continue reading »

Mar
30

Why doomsayers are 100% sure—or appear to be

Rarely do those who believe the end is near express any uncertainty. Harold Camping, speaking about the Rapture, said, “Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment.”1 Patrick Geryl, talking about a worldwide disaster on December 21, 2012 to coincide with the end …

Continue reading »

Dec
22

On the Antichrist (Merry Christmas, Everyone)

Christianity teaches that the Antichrist will rise to power, bringing about the end of times. Throughout history, many many figures have been named the Antichrist. Perhaps not many people really understand what this accusation means. It is not that the Antichrist is merely a bad person, but that he is pure evil—moreover, his presence signifies …

Continue reading »

Oct
24

Doomsaying: A Form of Child Abuse?

ramrajie-sisters

With all this talk about the end of the world being near, despite the fact that it isn’t, has anyone stopped to ask: Won’t somebody please think of the children? Doomsaying is nothing is nothing new, and neither is the harm that it does the younger generation. Two sisters, seven and eight years old at …

Continue reading »

Oct
20

Harold Camping Claims Rapture to Come Tomorrow

So now Harold Camping claims tomorrow—October 21, 2011—is to be the date of the Rapture. Millions of saved Christians will ascend directly to heaven, the rest of us will die, and the Earth will be destroyed. Some are calling this the “new” date after his failed prediction of May 21, 2011. Strictly speaking, this is …

Continue reading »

Oct
15

Comet Elenin—so-called Doomsday Comet—to visit tomorrow

Some in the media are referring to Comet Elenin, which is to come near to the Earth tomorrow, as the “Doomsday” comet.  The comet has actually begun to disintegrate after coming close to the sun during a period of intense solar activity last month.  At about 22 million miles away from the Earth, there are fanatics …

Continue reading »