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Religious information & conflict


Prophecies of TEOTWAWKI:

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The purpose of this section of the web site:

Over the past two millennia, there have probably been thousands of predictions made which anticipate a future world-shaking event. Many are based on an interpretation of religious scriptures. They typically describe an event to occurr at a specific date in the future, that would completely change the world. In some of the more remarkable cases, the expectation is that most or all human life on Earth would be wiped out -- perhaps all life.

All predictions, so far, have failed miserably. We expect more predictions, and more failures, to continue in the forseeable future.

Many such prophecies capture the imagination of a significant portion of the public. Many people trust the prophecies and suffer high anxiety, as the appointed day approaches. In some recent cases, a few people have committed suicide in order to have control over their death and to prevent having to go through a horrible experience causing to their death.

It is our hope that this series of essays will generate some skepticism and doubt among the public, and thereby lower the amount of suffering experienced, and perhaps even save a life.

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Quotations about end time prophecies, with comments:

bullet "About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition." Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727 CE), for example, 1 predicted that the end of the world will occur about the year 2060 CE.

bullet "The prophecies are ... unintelligible to the ungodly but intelligible to those who are properly instructed." Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662 CE) 2
bullet "The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching." Allegedly, this came from an Assyrian tablet, written circa 2800 BCE. However I recall reading that an almost identical message was said to have appeared as graffiti on a wall in Pompeii which was buried under ash during an eruption of the Vesuvius volcano in 79 CE.

"But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but [only] the Father."

This is a statement in the Gospel of Mark 13:32, in the King James Version. It is attributed to Yeshua of Nazareth (a.k.a. Jesus Christ), 3 Note that the passage specifically states that -- on about the year 70 CE when the Gospel of Mark was written -- nobody knew the hour and day back . Yet, many biblical interpretators believe that it implies that only God the Father knows the date of "the end" today as well. Others speculate that all three pesons in the Trinity, the angels and some humans today learned the time of the end between 70 CE and today. Also, just because people don't know the day and hour, the statement does not precude others knowing the week, month, and/or year. So, the statement can be interpreted in many ways.

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the end Millennium and TEOTWAWKI  topics covered in this section:

Introduction to TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It)

bulletDuring the year 2000 millennium (now passed uneventfully):
bulletAll about the new millennium:
bullet When did it start?
bullet What was expected during the year?  
bullet What did the public expect at or near the millennium?

bulletAbout TEOTWAWKI:
bullet Overview

bulletTEOTWAWKI by natural means:
bullet Past and possible future catastrophes due to the collision of the Earth and an asteroid
bulletSome signs of an end-time panic:
bullet Hopeful, not-so-hopeful, and interesting signs

Recent prophecies of TEOTWAWKI that were predicted to happen:


Prophecies that didn't happen as predicted:

bulletA prediction that the Earth may last 5 billion more years, but the universe itself will last much longer

bulletEnd of the world as we know it, and religion:

bullet Premillennialism and other competing Christian theories about the end of the world or end of the age.

bullet The Rapture, a miraculous event when many evangelical Christians believe they will rise to meet Jesus in the sky.

bulletInformation sources about the Millennium and TEOTWAWKI:

bullet Novels, other books and web sites

Related essays on this web site:

bulletThe Y2K problems: computer and social: 5

bullet FBI's "Project Megiddo" warning of violence in the year 2000.

bullet CSIS (Canadian security agency) warning of violence in 2000.
bullet Public opinion polls on religion.

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A charming, skeptical, and imaginative web site dealing with "The End:"

Loren Madsen has created a web site at dealing with TEOTWAWKI (The end of the world as we know it). You enter a year to begin the prophecies. It is well worth visiting; a lot of fun.

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Video: 25 Frightening Signs The END OF THE WORLD is Near:


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References used:

  1. Quotation found on the web site of the "Ancient of Days UFO Conference" in Roswell, NM for 2003-JUL-4. We are uncertain of its validity. Original source is unknown.
  2. Quotation found on the "Blessed Hope Ministries" web site at: Original source is unknown.
  3. Serendipity, "New Age Truth," at: Well worth reading!
  4. imate of book cover Richard J. Hooper, "End of Days: Predictions of the End from Ancient Sources," Sanctuary Publishing, (2011), Page 20. Read reviews or order this book safely from online book store.
  5. S.J. Gould, "Questioning the Millennium: A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown.", Harmony Books, (1997) You can read a review and perhaps buy this book from online bookstore
  6. "Teenager who feared the world was about to end," Bath Chronicles, 2012-MAY-18, at
  7. Billy Hallowell, "This Has the Vast Majority of Evangelicals Convinced That the Biblical ‘End Times Are Nearer’," The Blaze, 2015-DEC-07, at:
  8. List25, "25 Frightening Signs The END OF THE WORLD is Near," You Tube, at: (376,638 views and 2,514 Comments by 2018-AUG-19

Copyright 1996 to 2018 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally published 1996-MAR-03
Last update: 2018-AUG-20

Author:  B.A. Robinson

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