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The End Times

Let us strive for the Best of Times and expose and fight the morbid fantasy of the End of Times.

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The Rapture. The Apocalypse. Armageddon. Judgment Day. The End of Days. Revelation. The Second Coming. Known by many names, it's one of the most toxic, ancient religious beliefs we're still stuck with today. Please post any and all things exposing this lunacy and let's figure out how to reduce and even eradicate this twisted idea of mass suicide.

The study of End Times is also known as eschatology.

Warning - Remember, don't get despaired. It's their delusional dream of global suicide based on the hallucinations of some bad, accidental science fiction writers.

Some links to the insanity...
Wikipedia
EndTime.com
Rapture Ready
Satan's Rapture

Discussion Forum

Understanding the Mayan Apocalypse And Why It Would be Foolish to Think It Meant Cease 12/21/12

Started by James M. Martin Jan 2, 2013. 0 Replies

When we woke up December 21 last year, the same old Christer lawn decorations greeted our gaze outside; laughing nervously, we probably thought, Aha, the Mayans were wrong.  Or, as others, including…Continue

Lesser of two evils, a thought experiment.

Started by Vulpes. Last reply by James M. Martin Aug 30, 2011. 1 Reply

As most of us know, there are two main camps when it comes two religion and the end of the world. The first is the "no one knows the day or hour" camp and the second is the " end times are near"…Continue

2012: The film

Started by Jo Jerome. Last reply by L. Olcott Feb 22, 2011. 8 Replies

I'm actually on my way to see it in about an hour. Eager for a good CGI-fest of world destruction and carrying low expectations as far as narrative or intelligent plot, I think it's a safe bet (not…Continue

The End Times Comics Page

Started by Dave Rogers. Last reply by L. Olcott Feb 22, 2011. 8 Replies

A place to post images, cartoons and videos of all things End Times...Continue

Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs through the Ages

Started by Nate. Last reply by Vulpes Nov 30, 2010. 8 Replies

This book should be required reading for all those proclaiming that "the End is near!" It was instrumental in my personal deprogramming from an apocalyptic cult.Here's some of the Harvard University…Continue

Tags: Eugen Weber, cults, last days, end times, apocalypse

The Endmeme

Started by Richard Goscicki. Last reply by El Solo Lobo Mar 12, 2010. 6 Replies

I have something to say about this rapture bullshit.  I wrote Mirror Reversal before the End Of Faith and was the first to talk about the danger of the "endmeme."  It's the blief that Christ or the…Continue

Tags: Reversal, Mirror, Aristopus, endmeme

The Sick and Twisted Fantasy of Global Genocide

Started by Dave Rogers. Last reply by Jo Jerome Dec 22, 2009. 4 Replies

Hipocritical Christian politicians, Creationism in schools, public Nativity scenes at Christmas, Pro-Life movement, etc... although all problems in their own right, do not hold a candle to what I…Continue

Tags: Times, End, Belief

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Comment by El Solo Lobo on September 21, 2010 at 5:04pm
Am I the "asshole" refernced below by Richard!?
Comment by Richard Goscicki on March 11, 2010 at 12:26pm
Thanks for posting this asshole below. I'm the creater of the "endmeme" so you can imagine how I feel about this paracite. He should be driving a cab or delivering pizza for a living. His beliefs are a danger to all life on the planet.

Search on "endmeme" for more on this.
Comment by El Solo Lobo on January 27, 2010 at 2:25am
Surely people don't really think that humans will ever or can ever stop doing this... do you? All of what we collectively do, both "good" and "bad" come from our genetic programming... sure, the various expressions of it and degrees of it fluctuates to some extent, but why would our animal actions ever be significantly different as long as we have the same animal programming?
Comment by Richard Goscicki on December 24, 2009 at 11:28am
Thanks for the history, Hugh. I love this stuff.

There's nothing wrong with the statement that Christianity helped tame the Vikings. Many settled in conquered communities and “assimilated” as you say. There were many other factors.

the best that can be said is that it redirected it a little bit and provided new justifications for what people were going to do to each other anyway.

I’m currently reading about the Inquisition and I’m absolutely dismayed and shocked by it. “What people were going to do to each other” is spot on. The author I mentioned says the Inquisition tortured and killed eight million, the vast majority being female witches and many of those under 12 years old. One village in Germany burned at the stake as many as one witch per week for several years. It was like going to a ballgame every Sunday.

So I stand corrected. It’s very difficult to find any redeeming values in light of the suffering and suppression of human progress that Christianity has brought upon humanity. I wonder if Constantine before he died had any inkling of the damage he wrought upon the Earth. I doubt it.
Comment by Hugh Kramer on December 23, 2009 at 9:45pm
I don't think Christianity ever domesticated anybody. What tamed the Vikings was their increasing inability to make headway against their victims. Viking raids forced their targets to organize better and create more effective armed forces. The later you get in the Viking period, the larger the armies you see facing each other. Viking armies started losing battles almost as often as winning them. Since they were thinner on the ground to start with, this quite often proved fatal.

Of course, that's something of an over-simplification. In places like Ireland, which remained disorganized, they ruled longer, but eventually assimilated. The same was true for the Danelaw areas of England. None rose to join Norwegian king Harold Hardreda and his vikings when they invaded in 1066. In France, they assimilated (sort of) and became the Normans. In Russia they were still assimilating when they were overwhelmed by a Mongol invasion.

Christianity may not be all bad, but as far as taming violence goes, the best that can be said is that it redirected it a little bit and provided new justifications for what people were going to do to each other anyway.
;)
Comment by Richard Goscicki on December 23, 2009 at 8:24pm
Dave, before Constantine most of the Roman Empire was pagan. This is mostly nature worship and many of the Roman gods had individual sects.

Much of Gaul was Druid, an ancient cult that was into tree worship. But love of nature was redirected toward an imaginary Sky God. I think we might have taken better care of the planet if the Emperor never foisted the new religion on Europe.

James can probably throw more light on this.

It was Christianity that domesticated and tamed the Vikings 500 years later. We can’t say it was all bad.
Comment by David Miller on December 23, 2009 at 4:48pm
@ Nate:
Dude that is so odd that you would mention that. My brother-in-law has used that same point to indicate the truth of the end times. Never mind of course that the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian extremists all believe in Revelations- they all just think that their side will "win."

Still, I'm glad you strategy worked on your flock.
Comment by Jason Spicer on December 23, 2009 at 4:10pm
If only Marco Polo had been around a thousand years earlier, we could have had Pastafarianism. Arrrgh.
Comment by James M. Martin on December 23, 2009 at 2:41pm
Perhaps there is a parallel to the shenanigans of the health-care reform legislators. An emperor is worthless without his armies and the Mithraic Mysteries, so intimately connected with blood, were the chosen faith of Connie's armies. He set an example for the Conquistadors who built their cathedrals on top of Aztec pyramids, and to this day some Indians of Chiapas worship John the Baptist alongside Jesus: perhaps some of the Spaniards were secret Johannites. Connie made concessions. An alternate interpretation would have a ready-made myth fully exploitable as legend, leading to apotheosis. In which case, it would appear that all of the earlier resurrection deities coalesced into one: the time was ripe and, like one of New York's early mayors, Plunkett, Connie "saw my chances and I took 'em."
Comment by Dave Rogers on December 23, 2009 at 2:24pm
To all... So when Constantine picked Christianity, does anyone know which religion came in second? If he had chosen that one instead, could we be celebrating something like Mithramas this Friday?
 

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