We were shocked — shocked! — to see this headline in the Daily Mirror, a national tabloid published in London: End of the world: Biblical prophecy predicts Rapture in 2019. They have a comments feature. Here are some excerpts from the news, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Bad news everyone, the apocalypse is coming this year and we’re all doomed. [Aaaargh!!] Apparently December this year will see God return to earth to judge humanity. In his 2013 book “End Times and 2019: The End of the Mayan Calendar and the Countdown to Judgment Day”, author David Montaigne says that there’s plentiful evidence to suggest that this year is the last for humans.
We found the book at Amazon: The publisher is Adventures Unlimited Press, which seems to specialize in fringe science. The Daily Mirror says:
It’s all about the stars, apparently. In ancient visions biblical writers and races like the Maya all described a particular alignment of the stars and using computer models we can see that this will happen in December this year.
Hey — the guy’s got computer models. This is serious! The tabloid tells us:
On his website [Here ya go] Montaigne says that a seven day period, starting on December 21 and ending on December 28, will mark the end of humanity. [Skipping details of each day.] The final judgement will see the Earth’s poles switch – he’s written another book about that – and a new world will be born.
Egad — the poles are gonna switch! The news continues:
Montaigne has previously predicted that the anti-christ would come to Earth on June 6, 2016 and has previously claimed that President Barack Obama was Lucifer.
Hey — he’s not wrong! Then the tabloid drifts off into other end of the world scenarios, so we’ll leave them here. There’s no time to waste, dear reader. We’ve gotta get ready! And as we always do with these doomsday posts, we close with this:
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