Sandy Tolan / TruthdigMar 16, 2016
The Texas senator's measured pro-Israel comments mask the extremist views of "God's candidate." His Christian Zionist backers see Israel's continued grip on Palestine as key to the second coming of Jesus. Dig deeper ( 9 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 24, 2011
Here we have a very interesting object lesson on the psychological phenomenon known as rationalization Followers of Family Radio's self-styled prognosticator Harold Camping, who encountered some problems with his theory that the world would end last Saturday -- specifically, in that it didn't end last Saturday -- had to come to terms (more). Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 21, 2011
If you believe that Saturday will be the Judgment Day prophesied in the Bible -- a conclusion being trumpeted by Family Radio of Oakland, Calif -- you may not have considered the loose ends involved Here's one: Who'll take care of your non-Raptured pets? Luckily, some enterprising types (more). Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 24, 2007
Whither the bees? An American bee-tracking group has noted an alarming drop in the nation's honeybee count, apparently due to their losing their inborn homing instincts and thus their way back to their hives. Conspiracy theories abound, according to The New York Times, including one claiming that what's going on here is actually "the rapture of the bees." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 14, 2007
The story goes like this: One day Jesus will come and take his favorite Christians to heaven, leaving the rest to fend off the Antichrist. It's called the rapture, and 20 percent of Christians in America believe it is imminent. That's far too many for a group of moderate Christians and theologians who want to reclaim Sunday school. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 1, 2007
This cute, quick clip from "The Family Guy" envisions your favorite "agents of intolerance," Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, as the only two humans left on Earth after the Rapture. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 4, 2006
Jon Stewart had a roundup Thursday of a bizarre recent trend: Armageddon ?news? coverage. Behold this montage of shame, in which every TV news outlet from ?Good Morning America? to MSNBC seemed to make an appearance. CNN, in its quest for fact, checked something called a ?rapture index,? while Fox News demanded a rapture timetable, prompting Stewart to comment, ?That?s the timetable Fox News is demanding we have." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 21, 2006
Apparently some religious fanatics see the Rapture as a silver lining to the current turmoil in the Middle East and can barely contain their joy. Read some truly frightening messages posted to a Rapture Ready/End Times message board. (Harpers via BoingBoing.net) Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
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