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617. If they turned on their television sets and saw a mushroom cloud had replaced New York City, they would see a silver lining in this cloud. (Religion & New York & End of the World & Apocalypse) Sam Harris, New York 2005 Society for Ethical Culture lecture
12,672. It is, therefore, not an exaggeration to say that if the city of New York were suddenly replaced by a ball of fire, some significant percentage of the American population would see a silver-lining in the subsequent mushroom cloud, as it would suggest to them that the best thing that is ever going to happen was about to happen: the return of Christ. It should be blindingly obvious that beliefs of this sort will do little to help us create a durable future for ourselves – socially, economically, environmentally, or geo-politically ... According to the most common interpretation of biblical prophecy, Jesus will return only after things have gone horribly awry. Imagine the consequences if any significant component of the US government actually believed that the world was about to end and that its ending would be glorious. The fact that nearly half of the American population apparently believes this, purely on the basis of religion dogma, should be considered a moral and intellectual emergency. (Jesus: Second Coming & Apocalypse & End of the World & Christianity) Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation
993. How lucky was I: I was born in the right religion, in the right family, in the right religion, in the right time in history, because the world’s ending any minute ... One of these days, someone is going to be right. (Faith & Religion & End of the World) Dan Barker, co-president Freedom from Religion Foundation, lecture 2001 ‘Losing Faith in Faith’
4,147. This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper. (World & End of the World) T S Eliot, The Hollow Men
4,152. Who knows but the world may end to-night? (World & End of the World) Robert Browning, Last Ride Together
118,461. ‘Do you understand? It’s war! These governments of this world are coming to an end. (Cults, Meet the & End of the World) David Koresh sermon, cited Witness to Waco: Inside the Seige, Sony Crime Channel 2018
4,802. The followers of Christ were told they were living in the end of days. (Woman & End of the World & Apocalypse & New Testament) Professor Bettany Hughes, Divine Women II: Handmaids of the Gods, BBC 2012
4,803. Paul was wrong about the Apocalypse: the world didn’t end. (Woman & End of the World & Apocalypse & New Testament) ibid.
8,702. Apocalypse, Armageddon, the End of Days – embedded in numerous cultures and religions around the world is the idea that civilisation as we know it will come to a tumultuous end. (Alien & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Apocalypse & Armageddon & End of the World) Ancient Aliens: Alien Devastations s2e9
48,956. Before creating the Apocalypse I need to find the right candidate. (Apocalypse & End of the World) Derren Brown: Apocalypse
57,535. Stage 1: Information Control. (Apocalypse & End of the World) ibid.
57,536. End of World experience created exclusively for him. (Apocalypse & End of the World) ibid.
57,537. Will he be willing to risk everything to keep his promise to look after Leona? (Apocalypse & End of the World) Derren Brown: Apocalypse II
9,302. Doomsday is near; die all, die merrily. (Death & End of the World) William Shakespeare, I Henry IV IV i 134
57,468. Let heaven kiss earth! Now let not nature’s hand
Keep the wild flood confined! Let order die!
And let this world no longer be a stage
To feed contention in a ling’ring act;
But let one spirit of the first-born Cain
Reign in all bosoms, that each heart being set
On bloody courses, the rude scene may end,
And darkness be the burier of the dead! (End of the World & Apocalypse) William Shakespeare, II Henry IV I i 153-160, Northumberland to Morton
57,469. The time will come that foul sin, gathering head,
Shall break into corruption. (End of the World & Apocalypse) ibid. III i 71-72, King Henry to Warwick
57,470. The blood weeps from my heart when I do shape
In forms imaginary th’ unguided days
And rotten times that you shall look upon. (End of the World & Apocalypse) ibid. IV iii 58-60, King Henry to Clarence
11,049. Stanley Spencer’s Cookham Resurrection depicts the heroic moment at the end of days when all the dead are reborn into paradise. But as always Stanley effortlessly combines the epic with the everyday. (Artists: Spencer & End of the World) Dr James Fox, British Masters II, BBC 2011
12,670. The world will go mad before Jesus comes, and you will not be able to survive in the city at that time because the demons will direct the people and the looters to your doorstep. (Jesus: Second Coming & End of the World & Demon) John Todd, How to Survive in the End Times
12,673. Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack of all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity. (Jesus: Second Coming & Anarchy & End of the World & Apocalypse) W B Yeats, The Second Coming
12,674. They long for nuclear war. Because nuclear war will presage the second coming of Christ. (Jesus: Second Coming & Nuclear & Christian & End of the World & Apocalypse) Professor Richard Dawkins, Freethought Radio September 2006
13,466. Colorado City – Continuing his rule behind bars, Fundamentalist LDS Church leader Warren Jeffs has told his congregation to prepare for the end of the world before the end of the year.
According to CNN reporter Gary Tuchman, polygamist sect leader Jeffs has declared that the world will end before 2013.
Though church members continue to work, Colorado City’s only grocery store – a gathering place for the town as well – has closed its doors. Sam Brower, a private investigator who has represented more than 100 former FLDS Church members, told CNN that the closure of the store is a confirmation that Jeffs’ declaration is being taken seriously.
Believers do not talk to reporters and nobody was willing to comment on the declaration. CNN reported that some FLDS members even used intimidation techniques involving driving large trucks by their cameras. (Cult & End of the World) KSL online article Celeste Rosenlof 28th December 2012, ‘Warren Jeffs Tells FDLS Faithful World Will End Before 2012’