Category Archives: End of the World Myths

END OF THE WORLD MYTH: PURIM 2012

 With December 21st loonies insisting that’s when the world will end Balladeer’s Blog has been looking at previous end of the world scares, one of which just passed.

But you'll notice not one person was killed over this picture.

I was informed by a sincere commentor on my Criswell post that the feast of Purim, celebrated March 7th, 8th and 9th this year, was supposed to be the date that Jesus returned to claim his people and usher in the end times. The person, from Continue reading

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END OF THE WORLD MYTH: THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH (1970)

 This time around Balladeer’s Blog will be examining the incredibly detailed end of the world scenario presented in Hal Lindsey’s 1970 book The Late Great Planet Earth. The book’s interpretation of Biblical “prophecies” in terms of contemporary geopolitical events was so thoroughly researched that it still provides good reading fun as pure escapist fiction. The book was a phenomenal hit and was later made into a documentary (snicker) narrated by Orson Welles in his “anything for money” phase.

Here is a brief outline of the way in which Lindsey’s book depicted the End Times:

1. The Antichrist, posing as a human politician, finally brings peace to the eternal problem child of the world, the Middle East. This accomplishment enhances his political Continue reading

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END OF THE WORLD MYTH: CRISWELL PREDICTS

 People who think we never landed on the moon and that the 9-11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government also think the world will end this December 21st. Balladeer’s Blog has been looking at previous end of the world scares.

This time around is a much lighter story than usual. Criswell, the Continue reading

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END OF THE WORLD MYTH: GROUNDHOG DAY 1962

 Conspiracy kooks who believe that we never landed on the moon and that the 9-11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government also believe the world will end this coming December 21st. Balladeer’s Blog has been examining some of the previous end of the world scares that suckered in large numbers of people.

Feb 2nd, 1962 – For the first time in 400 years seven planets were to line up on this date. Astrologers in India believed that this would result in the destruction of the Earth. Millions gathered in Continue reading

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END OF THE WORLD MYTH: THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF RED DEATH

 If you actually believe that we never landed on the moon and that the 9-11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government then you probably also believe that the world will end this coming December 21st. Balladeer’s Blog has been examining some of the previous end of the world scares in history.

November 13th, 1900 – This date was the predicted end of the world according to the Brothers and Sisters of Red Death. This group was a very odd religious cult that Continue reading

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END OF THE WORLD MYTH: “THE EGG OF DOOM”

 It’s no secret that the kind of people who think we never landed on the moon and that the 9-11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government also think the world will end this coming December 21st. Balladeer’s Blog has been examining some of the previous end of the world panics that suckered in large numbers of people.

Near Leeds, England, in 1806 a hen laid an egg clearly inscribed with the words “Christ is coming”. With no internet and no supermarket tabloids it took longer than we today are used to for the “gullible chump” grapevine to Continue reading

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END OF THE WORLD MYTH: WILLIAM WHISTON

 If you believe we never landed on the moon and that the 9-11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government you probably also believe that the world will end this December 21st. Balladeer’s Blog has been examining past “end of the world” scares, and will continue to do so through at least December 22nd, 2012.

William Whiston, a British mathematician, grandly announced that according to his calculations the world would end on October 13th, 1736. He further stated that the opening act for this cosmic drama would be the destruction of London by a flood early on that same date.

Because no matter what the century, there’s never any shortage of people willing to be suckered in by the latest predictions of global doom, countless numbers of Continue reading

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