The world has been coming to an end from the start. Cartoon guys wearing sandwich boards have prophesied different scenarios and so far been disappointed. But there’s still hope.
Since we learn from mistakes—and that’s all we’ve made—let’s look at finales that fizzled the past few years.
April 2015: Mark Blitz and John Hagee claimed four “blood moons” in 2014 and 2015 meant Jesus would come again before May Day.
Dec. 21, 2012: the end of the ancient Mayan calendar meant Earth would collide with some interplanetary object.
June 20, 2012: José Luis de Jesús told followers after world governments and economies fell, they would be able to fly and walk through walls.
May 27, 2012: default day for Ronald Weinland, after the Second Trumpet of Revelation didn’t blow nor Jesus return as they also didn’t Sept. 29, 2011.
Oct. 21, 2011: default day for Harold Camping, after the Rapture and earthquakes didn’t happen five months earlier.
Other failed prophets include Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Sun Myung Moon, Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, Jim Jones, Isaac Newton, Charles Manson, the Shakers and Jehovah’s Witnesses. How could all these great minds be wrong?
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