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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

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

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Comment by Richard Goscicki on December 22, 2009 at 6:25pm
What an irony that Constantine had more to do with the spread of Christianity than Christ and/or the apostles, including St. Paul. Until Constantine came along, it was just a weird cult with secret handshakes, fish symbols, sign of the cross gestures, and even some form of canabalism.
Comment by James M. Martin on December 22, 2009 at 6:13pm
This is why the Christers have polemicized the fall of Rome. They blame it on homosexuality, while some scientists claim that the lead used in making aquaducts, made the Romans crazy. But the best explanation was offered by Gibbon: Christianity destroyed paganism, which was worship of nature through deities. Ideally, in a polytheistic world, no one would dare say, "My god is better than your god." Of course this is precisely what Constantine said and did.
Comment by Richard Goscicki on December 22, 2009 at 6:10pm
I was really mad when I heard about the movie 2012. People who are into this bullshit take the end of the world so cavalierly. They have no idea of the ineffable loss. There’s a line in Jesus Camp where the DJ says, “rape this world, rape this Earth, take everything you want from it, because it doesn’t matter. We’re not here for very long. Christ is coming to take us away….cut down our trees, use all our oil… ”

I’ve felt for a long time that religion diverts and perverts the love and respect that we should have for nature to an imaginary plastic God. Tethys (the primordial ocean) is the real mother of life, not the Virgin Mary or Eve or whomever the Bible claims.

There’s no way the Amazon Rain Forest would be half of what it was a century ago if nature were not considered a gift from God. It was a sad day for the non-human life on the planet when some primitive goat herder or fisherman wrote humans have dominion over the Earth.

(If you haven’t seen Jesus Camp you’re in for a shock. It let’s us know what we’re up against. The cited quote comes from video 2 at 7:30.)
Comment by David Miller on December 22, 2009 at 5:18pm
@ John, No but I certainly will. That is probably how my friend came across this information. (You are certainly growing my book que)
Comment by Jason Spicer on December 22, 2009 at 3:09pm
OK, hair on your pimples is definitely a sign of the end times. It's all starting to make sense. Masturbation is a sin, and with 6.5 billion people on the planet, that's a lot of sinning. God will step in any day now to get us all to keep it in our pants. The world may not physically end, but it will seem like it.

See? Eschatology = scatology.
Comment by James M. Martin on December 22, 2009 at 2:45pm
I donno about warts on my nose, but I did get hair on my palms and pimples once from masturbating.
Comment by James M. Martin on December 22, 2009 at 2:43pm
@David, have you read John Allegro's "The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross"? That is his view, and he was one of the first Dead Sea Scroll scholars.
Comment by Richard Goscicki on December 22, 2009 at 2:37pm
Richard, if you get warts on your nose from fornication.

All right, I never read the Book of Revelation, but I'm sure it's in there. I mean, did you ever see a bust of Nero? Had to be.
Comment by Jason Spicer on December 22, 2009 at 1:51pm
Richard, if you get warts on your nose from fornication, I think that just means you're doing it wrong. Conversely, if you turn into a pillar of salt, that means you and your whole community are doing a suberb job of fornicating.

Like inflammatory = flammatory, eschatology = scatology.

It occurs to me that anybody with a twisted sense of humor could have written Revelation as a joke and still gotten it into the Bible, because those yokels would buy anything. Imagine if Robert Anton Wilson had been around in the first couple of centuries AD.
Comment by David Miller on December 22, 2009 at 12:27pm
@Richard- Awesome that you mention John being on LSD. I have heard that there are a lot of psychodelic mushrooms on Patmos and that these could easily account for his loony visions. I was once certain that I could see the mirrors on the moon with my naked eye but 7 headed monsters rising from the ocean? That has got to be some killer stuff!
 

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