Thursday, June 23, 2005

A Brief History of the Apocalypse

/ the end / indefinitely / postponed /

"The 21st century has begun in earnest! And despite the cries of doomsayers, psychics and prophets, the world has not come to an end!

Is the idea that the End is near a recent phenomenon? Far from it. Indeed, Chicken Littles have crying doom since ancient times. The aim of this page is to debunk end-time prophecy by listing hundreds of failed doomsday predictions, allay the fears spread by end-time preachers, and demonstrate that doomcrying is nothing new. I also hope you will derive amusement from some of the more bizarre prophecies."

A compedium of Doomsday predictions from antiquity to the future. A real public service.

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1 comment:

DoDo said...

Well, as a practising doomsday sayer, I must protest :-)