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Joe Carillo
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« on: October 15, 2017, 09:12:02 AM »

The latest prophetic scuttlebutt is that the world will end today, October 15, 2017, when self-styled Christian prognosticator and “researcher” David Meade says “an as-yet hidden planet named Nibiru or Planet X” makes its appearance. Since time immemorial, mankind has often entertained and terrified itself with such unfounded, often crackpot notions. Indeed, as the late Denis Dutton, professor of philosophy at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, pointed out in a cautionary article in the yearend 2009 issue of The New York Times, “Religions from Zoroastrianism to Judaism to Christianity to U.F.O. cults have been built around notions of sin and the world’s end”—only to be consistently rebuffed each time by the reality that the world had endured despite their direst predictions. Even so, he says, such end-time fantasies have retained their huge mass appeal, “as historically they have drawn crowds into churches, year after year.”


Read Erik Mack’s “There Is No Nibiru: Ending The End Of The World Talk” in the October 14, 2017 issue of Forbes.com now!

Read Dennis Dutton’s “It’s Always the End of the World as We Know It” in the December 31, 2009 issue of The New York Times now!

Check my 2009 posting on Dennis Dutton’s piece: “The monstrous folly of “end of the world” prophecies”

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