Apparently, seeing signs of the apocalypse in the every day is only crazy if you’re a naked slasher attacking neighbors.
If, instead, you are renowned evangelist Billy Graham’s daughter, why, seeing signs of the apocalypse is pretty normal.
Anne Graham Lotz has a new book, Expecting to See Jesus: A Wake-Up Call for God’s People, which details some of the signs of the apocalypse she sees in the world today. She told Christianity Today Australia that ““Within my lifetime, I have seen the fulfillment of every sign Jesus gave his disciples 2,000 years ago.”
Um, yeah. Those signs from Matthew chapter 24? They’ve happened over and over, in every era: wars, famines, earthquakes, plagues and pestilences, et cetera ad nauseum. And yet the world is still here.
But I guess we can’t call her crazy as long as she’s not waving a knife around, can we?
Well, yes, technically earthquakes in one place after another are supposed to be one of the signs of the end.
But certainly the appearance of a naked slasher following an earthquake qualifies as a special sort of apocalyptic sign.
In New York City, following the 5.8 earthquake on August 23 but before the killer tropical storm on August 27, a naked slasher killed one person and injured four others. The attack was carried out while shouting that the earthquake marked the end of the world. (via Reuters)
Don’t worry about the End of Days. Worry about the End of Money.
Not only do incidences of the words “Armageddon” and “apocalypse” go through the roof when used in conjunction with the economy lately, but apparently—-according to TIME magazine—-there’s money to be made in the apocalypse.
That is, if you’ve got a good idea, like, for instance, caring for True Believers pets after the Rapture. Or selling supplies to stockpilers who are hoarding durable goods for the complete breakdown of society.
This bubble ought to be good for, oh, about 16 months. I’m predicting a rapid depreciation in Armageddon-survival items come January 2013.
“Our Earth is degenerate in these later days; there are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end; bribery and corruption are common; children no longer obey their parents; every man wants to write a book and the end of the world is evidently approaching.”—Assyrian clay tablet from 2800 B.C. (see “Ten Notable Apocalypses That (Obviously) Didn’t Happen” via Smithsonian.com.