Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Worldnutdaily: World to End in 2013

Yes my friends (to quote John McCain), the Worldnutdaily has issued another one of those “Worldnutdaily exclusives” — which as always means the article is so monumentally stupid that no other news outlet would even consider publishing it. Here’s the headline:

Newton’s end times calculation corrected!
End of the world closer than thought – 2013, not 2060

The article is pushing that ridiculous book by David Flynn, a wingnut who puts a Biblical spin on every bit of paranormal nonsense in the world, from UFOs to Masonic conspiracies to the face on Mars to pyramidiocy.

You have to love this kind of “reasoning”:

Because of how the prophet Daniel divided the prophetic week in half, Flynn believes the original founding date for the empire of the prophecy, Rome, would follow this pattern and be bisected. Therefore, correcting Newton’s date, the year 753 B.C. designates the founding of the physical Rome while A.D. 753 establishes the rebirth of spiritual Rome. Counting 1,260 years forward from A.D. 753, one arrives at the year 2013.

Additional significance can be attached to this finding when considering that 2013 follows the end of the great cycle of the Maya calendar and the planetary cycle of the Aztec calendar, which concludes Dec. 21, 2012. This date has raised apocalyptic fears in corners around the world. According to “The Bible Code,” the world will end on this date due to a collision with a meteor, asteroid, or comet. Another theory – the “Novelty Theory” – claims time itself is a “fractal wave,” which will end abruptly in 2012. Even the popular television program X-Files speculated that colonization of the earth by “aliens” would occur in December 2012.

The Maya themselves describe past visits of Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent, descending through a “hole in the sky” on a rope ladder. They believe at the end of 2012 the serpent rope will emerge again from the center of the Milky Way, and Quetzalcoatl will return, heralding a new era at the start of 2013. Another version of the story has Quetzalcoatl sailing down on a winged ship, causing some to speculate that a UFO armada or “mother ship” could descend and take up position over earth on that date.

Besides this type of speculation, an unusual number of important events will occur beginning in 2012. NASA is predicting the next Solar Maximum will arrive in 2012 and will be the strongest in 50 years. At the same time, the sun will align with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in 26,000 years, on the exact date of the end of the Mayan calendar, Dec. 21, 2012. This will also be the year when the United States and the United Nations elect a new president and a new secretary general, considered by some to be the two most powerful “thrones” on earth, and the seat from which prophecy experts say the Antichrist will rule or receive power.

The article then cites Jack Van Impe as an authority on something other than how to get a bubbleheaded woman to sit next to you and say “oooooh” 47 times a show. And by the way, it probably goes without saying that the Worldnutdaily is selling this book. Joseph Farah should put out his own book — How to be Stupid for Fun and Profit.


  1. #1 Reynold
    September 18, 2008

    Off topic, but I’ve found something that is “culture war” related…Xian singer Ray Bolz has come out of the closet. Well, we can start to see what the reaction of the religious right is here, and here Note that the section under where the first linked forum has this is in: “Apostasy”.

  2. #2 bi -- IJI
    September 18, 2008

    Global warming didst thou say? I was just reading this:

    Regarding the mark-up on the bills being considered, [Senator James] Inhofe said:

    A few of the bills also address global warming. I would like to point out that according to the new Farmers’ Almanac released this week and its time-honored, complex calculations that it uses to predict weather, they predict we will be in for a colder than normal winter. In addition, they suggest that based on a study of solar activity and corresponding records on ocean temperatures and climate that we will be in for a cooler, not warmer, climate, for perhaps the next half century.

    Now read this together with the Worldnutdaily announcement. I can’t wait to see the different sets of astrological cycles fighting among themselves.

    Unless, well, they’re both perfectly right, and the Earth will cool after the End of the World. If there’s still an Earth left, that is…

    — bi, International Journal of Inactivism

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