January 1, 2005

Annual End-of-the-world post 2005

Everywhere: 2005 looks as if it was going to be a quiet year, with To Infinity And Beyond! only listing two occasions on which the world will end this year:

Not content with ordinary asteroid obliteration, the Weekly World News folk have scared up one Mark Crealer, purported astronomer, who insists that our planet's Lunar pal has been getting far, far too friendly of late and that this sudden cuddliness is sure to come to no good end. Specifically, he referred to a degradation of its orbit and a most embarrassing and inconvenient collision to take place in a very short span of time...

An amused astronomer managed to mirror the Weekly World News web version of the article. The other end of the world is a more traditional Biblical climax:

2005 CE - Evangelist George Curle has this year marked on his calendar as the definite, absolute, gotta-be date for the Second Go-'round. One hopes he only marked it in pencil.

Curle died on 12th July 2002, and so presumably will not be making any more forecasts.

But, the tsunami has opened the floodgates of predictions from all quarters. In India, a group of astrologers has warned that the disaster is the start of the end as seen by Nostradamus:

We (a group of astrologers) are currently diagnosing the calamity. There's going to be another major strike in June 2005, somewhere in the world. It will continue in 2006 and even in 2007 taking millions of lives, Joshi almost assured.

And we have reason to believe, besides tsunami strikes, there'll be a series of natural catastrophes which could destroy parts of the world, he added.

A Brief History of the Apocalypse has no fewer than five exact dates for our diaries, all Biblical in nature:

Apr 24, 2005 Ted Porter claims that the Second Advent will take place April 23 or 24, 2005. He also said that the Rapture would occur at 6:13 pm (Jerusalem time) on April 23, 2002! Most prophets set their predictions a long time in the future in an attempt to cover their asses, but this guy made this prediction barely 2 weeks before the Rapture was supposed to happen!

Oct 4, 2005 The end of the world, according to John Zachary in his 1994 book Mysterious Numbers of the Sealed Revelation. The Tribulation was to begin on August 28, 1998. (McIver #3477)

Oct 15, 2005 In an earlier posting, Ted Porter calculated that the Second Advent will happen on this date.

Oct 18, 2005 The beginning of Christ's Millennium, according to Tom Stewart in his book 1998: Year of the Apocalypse. The Rapture was to take place on May 31, 1998, and the Parousia on October 13, 2005. (McIver #3226)

Nov 11, 2005 A man named Kjell Wrengsted emailed me, claiming that the 7-year Tribulation started on November 11, 1998, when the Israeli cabinet approved the Wye River Agreement.

MOON WILL CRASH INTO EARTH -- IN FIVE YEARS! - Weekly World News (mirror site), not dated, but before the end of 2000; Is the world coming to an end? - The Times of India, December 30th 2004.

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"Did Oct. 23, 1998, begin the Final 7 Good Years before the 7-Year Tribulation???" (Note: comment edited by Feòrag to make a live link and to add the title of the linked article)

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