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Predictor of May 21 doomsday to watch it on TV

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The California evangelical broadcaster predicting Judgment Day will come on Saturday says he expects to stay close to a TV or radio to monitor the unfolding apocalypse. Harold Camping, 89, previously made a failed prediction that Jesus Christ would return to Earth in 1994. But the…

U.S. government: How to be prepared for zombie apocalypse

WASHINGTON — With rumors swirling in conspiratorial corners that the end of the world is nigh, the US government this week posted some online counsel on how to be prepared in case of a zombie apocalypse. “There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take…

Lens flare in Egypt video inspires Fox to go full-blown ‘apocalypse’

Democracy is coming to Egypt. To Fox News, this might as well be the apocalypse. Joking aside, the “apocalypse” is actually, literally what one Fox News website was fretting over recently, asking whether a video of protesters in Egypt unmasked an ethereal harbinger of mankind’s demise. As a point of…

FBI: Man who threatened Obama wanted Muslim-Christian ‘apocalypse’

An Army veteran arrested after a seven-hour standoff was charged Wednesday with threatening to kill President Barack Obama as part of what authorities said was his plan to ignite a war between Muslims and Christians and “start an apocalypse.” Federal agents arrested Roman Otto Conaway, 50, when he surrendered early…

So history can end when you do

Atrios tosses out something of a challenge. I’ve long been somewhat puzzled by the widespread belief in the inevitability of worldview-affirming apocalyptic scenarios. Obviously you come across everything on the internets, but there are plenty of people across the political spectrum who are quite convinced that [insert apocalyptic scenario here]…

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