Scientology has an Armageddon bunker?
Hmmm … I thought the only Armageddon the Scientologists were concerned about was that volcano that Xenu threw people into, but according to Curbed Los Angeles, there’s a super-duper-top-secret Armageddon compound in Southern California where the writings of L. Ron Hubbard will be preserved in the event of a nuclear holocaust.
Oh, and apparently high-ranking celebrity members have bunkers there, too.
Whatevs. Now that everybody has a bunker, it’s not such a big deal.
“Here Are Photos of Scientology’s Super Secret Armageddon Compound in Lake Arrowhead" by Adrian Glick Kudler.
According to the religion, after Armageddon, or the destruction of the human race, Jesus, along with a selected 144,000 people, will rule the Earth for 1000 years.
"As a kid, that’s all you’re taught," Tracey recalls.
Tracey remembers being frightened of the idea of Armageddon and seeing lurid publications which showed babies being killed and people running in the streets as Armageddon began.
"It’s flaming child abuse when I think of it now."—
Story from Australia of a woman who left Jehovah’s Witnesses—twice, because the fears instilled as child drew her back as a young mother.
“Why I left ‘cult’ religion" by Carlie Walker in the Gladstone Observer.
Until I first heard about Armageddon, I had no idea the earth was due to eventually open up like a giant anus and belch out mountains of fire, demons, and a colossal plague of awfulness. I became certain I’d have to weather the event, because no matter how many panicked pleas I made to Christ to come into my heart after that, my heart still felt pretty pagan. Plain and simple.
It was an immense relief to wake up each morning and see my little sister sleeping on the bottom part of our trundle bed. She was so strong and pure; if anyone got selected to be sucked up to paradise to avoid the apocalypse, it would be her. As long as she was still there, the apocalypse was at bay. She was like my canary in a coal mine.— “Scared grateful" by Hollis Gillespie (Atlanta Magazine).
This is why Armageddonist fundagelicals are dangerous
"Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap." (Isaiah 17:1, KJV)
This is from a chapter that is routinely used in fundagelical Christians’ Biblical hopscotch of chapters and verses having to do with Armageddon.
And, given the current international situation, it’s got ‘em all riled up:
“Isaiah 17:1 Is Syria War Part of Jesus’ Second Coming? Christians and Muslims Quote Scripture" (Yasmine Hafiz, Huffington Post).
I’d link to some fundagelical sites, but they’re going batshit crazy with joy right now. Google ‘em yourself; I’ve lived through too much of this crap already.