Re: The end of Apocalypses?

From: Travas Gunnell (
Date: Thu Feb 03 2000 - 06:33:29 MST

>From: Charlie Stross <>

>He opined that popular predictions of the apocalypse, the Rapture, the
>End of the World, tend to peter out after 2000. In fact, there are no
>religious -- presumably he meant Christian -- predictions of the end of
>the world with deadlines after 2012.

>Anyone got any ideas?
>-- Charlie

Well, I seem to recall there being some sort of Jewish deadline for a savior
in a couple hundred years or so, and 2012 is a Mayan thing if I recall
correctly. Regardless, the lack of the coming of "The End" has never
deterred the faithful before, why should it after 2012 or any other date?
Numerous cults/religions have predicted the end of the world already; most
of them still exist today. They just revise their predictions and continue


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