The September 23rd Apocalypse

Biblical prophecy watchers, apocalypse predictors, rapture preachers, and doomsday preppers are buzzing about an upcoming day that might finally usher in the End of the World As We Know It: September 23, 2015. This is supposedly the day that a confluence of events, both political and scientific, is going to herald the destruction of humanity.

Oh man, not broken down cars!

Oh man, not broken down cars!

It’s clear that in prophecy circles, this is a big deal. A search for “September 23 2015 apocalypse” brings up 11 million hits. References to the “events of September, 2015” are all over major conspiracy websites, talking about everything from rapture to asteroids to aliens to Biblical blood moons. YouTube is brimming with videos showing “the signs” of what’s about to happen. Even Isaac Newton is said to have prophesied the end of the world for this date.

So what’s going to happen that day? What are the sources of these prophecies? And most importantly, should you be worried?

Let’s start with what’s being predicted for September 23, 2015 – and for September 2015 in general. According to various conspiracy, prophecy, and prepping websites, the following things will happen on the date itself:

• Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.

• President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis at the White House. Of note is that Francis is the 266th Pope, September 23 is the 266th day of the year, and the average length of human gestation is 266 days.

• The Autumnal Equinox.

• The First day of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, also known as “the Feast of the Sacrifice.”

If you add in days either just before or just after 9/23/15, you also get a number of apocalyptic events:

• A range of dates that Comet 67P is scheduled to make an extremely close passage of Earth, September 15-28.

• The September restart of the CERN Large Hadron Collider will open a portal to another dimension.

• The end of Jade Helm 15 on September 15.

• The September 25th launch of a new UN initiative, Agenda 2030, which signals the end stage of Agenda 21 implementation.

• The date of the last of the “Four Blood Moons” heralding the End Times, on September 28.

• The approximate date of predicted economic collapse.

• The end of a Shemitah year in the Jewish Calendar, the last year of the seven year agricultural cycle, that traditionally brings with it great tribulation.

All of these events have been prophesied to form a combination that will bring on the End Times. What are the sources of these predictions?

• The obvious confluence of the three major world religions on September 23.

• Biblical prophecy, specifically the “Four Blood Moons” prophecy.

• The End Times prophecy of Sir Isaac Newton.

• A dire warning from French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who claimed on May 13, 2014 that we have “500 days to avoid climate chaos.” 500 days after May 13, 2014 is September 24, 2015.

• Prophetic dreams and visions by people attuned to such things.

• Predictive programming in Hollywood entertainment – specifically, many uses of the numbers “9” and “23” in films and TV.

Damn you, Ned Flanders! Damn you!

Damn you, Ned Flanders! Damn you!

If all of this is correct, September 2015 is going to be a spectacularly bad month for humanity, with climactic, scientific, economic, and godly chaos brought down upon us. So stock up on beans, guns, and guns that shoot beans, because we’re in for it.

Except skeptics don’t think like this. We don’t see omens and prophecy and rumor, grab our bug-out bags and head for the bunker. We grab our facts and head for the…facts bunker.

Let’s start with these events of September 23 itself.

Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. The most important day on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur happens every year, sometime in the fall, as determined by the lunar calendar. In fact, it’s taken place on September 23 many other times, including 1852, 1863, 1882, 1901, 1939, and 1996. While you can say that some of those years weren’t especially good for Jews or humanity (1939, especially), the world didn’t end in any of them.

President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis at the White House. Of note is that Francis is the 266th Pope, September 23 is the 266th day of the year, and the average length of human gestation is 266 days. It’s true that President Obama is meeting with Pope Francis on this day. But so what? Popes and Presidents meet all the time. Obama and Francis had already met once before, on March 25, 2014. The world didn’t end that day. Obama met with his predecessor, Benedict XVI, in July 2009. George W. Bush met with Benedict four times, and John Paul II had 15 different presidential visits over five presidents. The world didn’t end any of these times – nor did it the six times Paul VI met with a president. Sure, the re-occurrence of “266” is mildly interesting, but what does it signify? A suggestion that “something is being birthed” that day appears to come from an anonymous quote on a conspiracy theory website.

The Autumnal Equinox. This happens every year, always on the same day. Again, so what?

The First day of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, also known as “the Feast of the Sacrifice.”
Another holiday that happens every year, though unlike Yom Kippur, it can take place any time of the year. It’s fallen on September 23 before, most recently in 1950.

So with the religious elements of the day dismissed as coincidental or not especially important, what about the “other” events said to be headed our way on or our around September 23?

A range of dates that Comet 67P is scheduled to make an extremely close passage of Earth, September 15-28. According to NASA, it’s not true. They don’t show any comet or asteroid tracking close to earth, and no credible authority has claimed otherwise. In fact, Comet 67P is actually moving AWAY from the Earth.

The September restart of the CERN Large Hadron Collider will open a portal to another dimension. The LHC has already been restarted. It went back online in April after a two year break for upgrading. There doesn’t appear to be anything unusual going on there, nor any particular reason why Cern would want to open a portal to another dimension in September, as opposed to August or October. I can’t find any information about any unusual experiments they’re conducting then. It’s also not confirmed that the LHC can, in fact, open portals to other dimensions. It also can’t cause earthquakes, pole shifts, or black holes. It’s cool, but it’s not that cool.

The end of Jade Helm 15 on September 15. We’ve discussed Jade Helm extensively on Skeptoid, and the conclusion is that as a UN martial law gun-grab, it’s a bust.

The September 25th launch of a new UN initiative, Agenda 2030, which signals the end stage of Agenda 21 implementation. Agenda 2030 is a real thing, and its full name is “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” It will be announced at the upcoming UN Summit on Sustainable Development, and doesn’t appear to have any link to conspiracy tentpole Agenda 21 other than a similar name. In any case, the impact of Agenda 21 has been fairly slight, with a noticeable lack of dissenter executions and the cramming of survivors into urban ghettos. Anything’s possible, of course.

I don't understand it, but I'm definitely afraid of it.

I don’t understand it, but I’m definitely afraid of it.

The date of the last of the “Four Blood Moons” heralding the End Times, on September 28. The phenomenon of a blood moon, ie, the moon turning red during an eclipse, is thought by some fringe Biblical scholars to be a harbinger of the end times. In 2008, apocalyptic pastor John Hagee concocted an end of the world theory based on the fact that the next cycle of four blood moons (known as a “tetrad”) coincide with four feast days on the Jewish calendar, Passover and Sukkot in two consecutive years. Without getting into the ins and outs of this complicated and silly theory, we know that blood moons, eclipses, and tetrads have happened for billions of years, and not one has brought the end of the world. We even know why blood moons happen – an effect called Raleigh scattering, which is the same reason sunsets look red. It’s science!

The approximate date of predicted economic collapse. Disaster porn mavens have been pushing “upcoming economic collapse” as part of their shtick for years, warning of martial law, confiscation of property, and people eating each other in the streets. But tough economic times comes and go, just like they always have. As bad as the 2008 recession was, we got through it, and things have been getting better since then. We’ve gotten through recessions before that, the Great Depression before that, and any number of panics before that. And don’t forget that the loudest voices heralding economic collapse are always the ones selling something to help you survive it – books, prepping supplies, etc.

The end of a Shemitah year in the Jewish Calendar, the last year of the seven year agricultural cycle, that traditionally brings with it great tribulation. It’s true that the last two Shemitah’s have ended with difficult economic times – the recession of fall 2008, and the Dow crash in September 2001. But those events had very real reasons for happening – the collapse of the real estate market, and the 9/11 attacks. Things happen for reasons, not because of fringe Biblical prophecy. Not to mention that the Shemitah before that, which ended in September 1994, happened during a period of recovery, and the first stirrings of the dot com boom.

So with the coming end of the world sorted out, what about these “signs and portents” of what’s to come?

The obvious confluence of the three major world religions on September 23. – Already addressed, and not a big deal.

Biblical prophecy, specifically the “Four Blood Moons” prophecy. – Ditto.

The End Times prophecy of Sir Isaac Newton. – Nonsense. Isaac Newton may have been a brilliant scientific thinker, but he was also an Occult-dabbling crank who wasted a large amount of his life looking for hidden codes in the Bible. Newton wrote in several unpublished letters and folios that he predicted the end of the world “no later” than 2060. This became a huge news story when it went public in 2003, but this was just an element of Newton’s late in life obsessions with numerology and eschatology. Not to mention it has nothing to do with “September 23, 2015.” That particular date stems from an article on conservative conspiracy hub World Net Daily, and a quote from one of the pushers of the “Four Blood Moons” nonsense. Not to mention that World Net Daily has previously used Newton’s name as a harbinger of the End Times, claiming in a 2008 piece that Newton predicted the end of the world for 2013. That’s the beauty of apocalypse predicting: when it doesn’t happen, just claim you “refined” your calculations and move the goalposts.

A dire warning from French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who claimed on May 13, 2014 that we have “500 days to avoid climate chaos.” 500 days after May 13, 2014 is September 24, 2015. It’s likely that Fabius was referring to the next UN climate conference, scheduled for November 2015. Some have attempted to connect the oncoming comet strike to this, but since the oncoming comet strike isn’t actually a real thing, the other explanation is likely the correct one.

Prophetic dreams and visions by people attuned to such things. Not scientific in any way. Sorry.

Predictive programming in Hollywood entertainment – specifically, many uses of the numbers “9” and “23” in films and TV. Predictive programming has long been a buzzword of conspiracy theorists, specifically in regards to 9/11, but there’s no evidence it actually works or is a real thing. Going through the catalog of film and TV looking for certain numbers that support your hypothesis is cherry picking, and if I scoured Netflix looking for occurrences of ANY number, I’d eventually be successful.

So that’s that. According to my “research,” September 23 will be a day when Jews and Muslims celebrate holy days on their calendar, the President meets with the Pope, and the rest of us go to work, see our families, and get on with our lives.

And remember, when the End of the World doesn’t happen, the doom prophets will simply claim God has other plans, and change their predictions. Or as longtime economic collapse watcher (and frequent Skeptoid blog target) Michael Snyder writes:

“I want to make it clear that I am not claiming that anything specific will happen on any particular date.

But I am not claiming that nothing will happen on any of these days either. “

That’s some rock solid bet-hedging right there.

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233 Responses to The September 23rd Apocalypse

  1. Castiel says:

    It doesn’t surprise me the rubbish that people will spout for attention, but shocks me how many they can convince to believe in it. It’s frightening that so many of these doomsayers get such big audiences, but then I guess we’re all primed to look for the novel and exciting out there. The abuse of science, however, is just plain galling, especially when they haven’t even the gumption to check simple facts (LHC restart, MPC redlist for asteroid near misses, etc). Grrrrrrr!!

    By the way, 23rd September is also the day I’m going to see Welcome to Night Vale live…coincidence? Don’t get much more apocalyptic than that! =P

    • celtblood says:

      Why should we be shocked by how many can be convinced of such obvious stupidity? After all, shortly after 9/11, a man named Barack Hussein Obama was elected president, and was re-elected yet again. I’ve reached the conclusion, through simple observation and discernment, that most human beings (at least enough to make it dangerous for the rest of us) are clueless, and blissfully ignorant.

      • Wonderer says:

        Why does everyone bring up hisnfull name when talking about him? XD

        • Dan says:

          Because he is a Muslim

          • Wonderer says:

            Because of his name?

          • mdz says:

            A muslim!! ..his mother and grand parents are jews and he was raised so how the hell he’s muslim!? ..or because of his name !!? well my second name is ishak(Isaac) and i’m not jew nor christian!!

        • JIMJFOX says:

          His full name is Barry Soetoro Hussein Obama. I don’t believe he is a muslim BUT Islamic theology holds that if either of your parents is or was a muslim, you are automatically muslim.
          What he most certainly is- an Islamic sympathiser and promoter as evidenced by his 2009 Cairo speech [the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of islam] and many erroneous and indeed ridiculous claims about islam and muslims.
          Eventually he will be recognised as the worst POTUS, who caused most damage to his country and its people- but it will take years for the sheeple to accept the truth.

          • JIMJFOX says:

            Sorry, I missed ‘Barack’ from his list of names- and his father was a lapsed muslim turned atheist. Jewish? NO!

    • JJ Martin says:

      Look at how one gets blasted for disagreeing with a conspiracy posting. Especially the one where people posted photos of buffalo migration in Yellowstone but a caption says they are leaving the National Park due to impending volcanic eruption.
      These dim-wits blasted me because I didn’t believe the Super Volcano was going to blow it’s top months ago. Hahahahaha. Everything posted on the Internet has to be true….doesn’t it? With no professional editors to screen our news who is to argue?

    • Mike Jimerson says:

      wow, this was posted 2 years ago. Looks like we made it through that one.. whew
      OK Mr. Rothschild. We need another predicted date for our destruction.
      get out your calculator… Good stuff, lol

  2. Heath says:

    Entertaining. Thanks.

  3. Michelle M says:

    Darn it, I have a dentist’s appointment that day! Maybe I should reschedule so I can go to the pearly gates with pearly-white teeth!

    All kidding aside, I’ve live through so many of these dates it’s not funny. The apocalypse is climate change and it’s happening right now, and the forces of evil are those who pretend it doesn’t exist and want to keep raping and pillaging the planet to make money. Those who take them on head on are the forces of good. Those who do nothing are like lukewarm water, to be spit out.

    • AiKisha says:

      I totally agree with you!

    • David says:

      LOL, Climate change! That is the biggest joke. Sure climate change is real, it gets cold then it gets hot. Water melts then it freezes. The earth gets further from the sun, then it gets closer… Taxing people money for climate change doesnt stop it. And the amount of pollution we create is minute compared to the amount of volcanos have errupted and their gases damaged the ozone… Science has proven climate change is a joke not the other way around.

      • David those are measurable testable statements that have been proven wrong. I agree the taxation is a questionable solution with many unintentional effects. The rest is denier propaganda not science.
        For example, all studies to date of global volcanic carbon dioxide emissions indicate that present-day subaerial and submarine volcanoes release less than a percent of the carbon dioxide released currently by human activities. While it has been proposed that intense volcanic release of carbon dioxide in the deep geologic past did cause global warming, and possibly some mass extinctions, this is a topic of scientific debate at present. As far as volcanic being more than human emissions that is just false. Natural land and ocean carbon remains roughly in balance and have done so for a long time – and we know this because we can measure historic levels of CO2 in the atmosphere both directly (in ice cores) and indirectly (through proxies).Human CO2 emissions upset the natural balance of the carbon cycle. Man-made CO2 in the atmosphere has increased by a third since the pre-industrial era, creating an artificial forcing of global temperatures which is warming the planet. While fossil-fuel derived CO2 is a very small component of the global carbon cycle, the extra CO2 is cumulative because the natural carbon exchange cannot absorb all the additional CO2.

        Saying that the earth has a seasonal warming and cooling cycle due to the elliptical nature of its orbit is irrelevant. The sustained average global temperature continues to rise. Even rabid deniers have tried to avoid this fact but they cannot. Now they tend to change the argument by trying to say it’s not humans its natural. There is no evidence to support that position. Ideology- not science is playing the joke on you.

        • Alex Le Roy says:

          He does have a point. Everything is natural. Yes, the CO2 that WE produce is man-made, but no less natural than naturally made CO2. So in reality, yes, it is natural. But yeah, sure we produce lots of ‘bad things’ into our world, but honestly it doesn’t matter. People aren’t going to stop just for that matter, until they find new ways to produce other methods of power. And then those ways will generate new problems. It’s just how things work. Nothings perfect.

        • Solo says:

          No “global warming” for the last 18 years despite increasing CO2.

          THAT…is “science”.

          Don’t be a science denier. It’s time to embrace the horror! There is no “man made global warming” and you’ve been suckered by Marxist zealots under the guise of “science”.

          • Ray H. Noblit says:

            Nine of the last ten years have been the warmest on record. So don’t give me your bull. You are the science denier as the consensus of the scientific community is that global warming is occurring and we are seeing its effects already.

        • Dan says:

          I thought we were talking about the End Times? How did we end up in global warming class Wtf who cares !

      • Rafa says:

        Don’t you make me laugh, you’re exactly one of those individuals this article is talking about. Science has been talking about this man-made problem for decades now, all the by-products , waste, cluter, overpopulation, and everything else related to human activity has put a strain on this planet of ours.If you don’t want to make the effort of research or sel-educate and take a closer look at this matter ; every manufactured article, piece of equipment, chemical product used in our house or personal care substances, our food, the waste that we generate, those thousands and thousands of cars that are forever increasing in number, all this and so much more things that only exist in this planet because of us humans can’t be beneficial to the environment. …

        • Paul says:

          I thought the human ecological impact destroyed the planet and made the world uninhabitable during the American Dust Bowl period (about 90 years ago) – in fact, we aren’t even alive reading this today, are we?

          • Wonderer says:

            What time is the eclipse supposed to be?

          • me says:

            really ,just really in fact just don’t give up your day time job in less its this rubbish hears a question how coming we are all still here ? guy you should get a life then telling everyone the worlds going to end if you haven’t even got a source of prove .

          • EoRaptor013 says:

            You should stop and think about the notion of “human ecological impact” destroying the planet. The planet will be here long after humans aren’t even fossils. Also, I can predict with some certainty that bacteria will be the predominate life-form then, as they are now.

      • EoRaptor013 says:

        I think it turns out that you are the joke. Like so many idiots, you confuse weather with climate. Also, humans emitted 33.6 giga-tons of CO2 in 2013. The average world-wide emissions of CO2 from volcanoes is estimated at 200 mega-tons.

        Suck it up; you’re a Know Nothing.

      • JIMJFOX says:

        LOL is about ALL you have to contribute, David. Your lack of education is absolutely appalling.

    • Annae Allred says:

      No way. Only God the Father knows the day or the hr, the Rapture. No one else. Certainly not Meade !! ??. It says not even the Son of God, and or the Angels know. God is the boss, He has created heaven, earth, and the universe. He is the only one whom knows. Period.

  4. Paula says:

    I looked up gestation and it says 280 days.

    • I’ve seen anywhere between 266 and 280 days. 266 is generally the number given by medical professionals.

      • Sherry Bailey says:

        Central Role of The Rothschild Dynasty In The Evil Agenda For World Government Mayer Amschel’ Will-

        Unfortunately for the people of the world everything is going according to the New World Order Plan. But what is this New World Order Plan? In a nutshell the Plan is this. The Dark Agenda of the secret planners of the New World Order is to reduce the world’s population to a “sustainable” level “in perpetual balance with nature” by a ruthless Population Control Agenda via Population and Reproduction Control. A Mass Culling of the People via Planned Parenthood, toxic adulteration of water and food supplies, release of weaponised man-made viruses, man-made pandemics, mass vaccination campaigns and a planned Third World War. Then, the Dark Agenda will impose upon the drastically reduced world population a global feudal-fascist state with a World Government, World Religion, World Army, World Central Bank, World Currency and a micro-chipped population. In short, to kill 90% of the world’s population and to control all aspects of the human condition and thus rule everyone, everywhere from the cradle to the grave.

        Days before Mayer Amschel the founder of the House of Rothschild died, he made a will in which he laid down specific laws by which the House that bore his name would operate after his death. The stipulations, or laws, were as follows:

        • That wonderful moment when you just CAN’T TELL whether a comment is serious or parody…

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          • OhTheDelusions says:

            You need to read more than one book. I suggest God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens, anything by Bart Ehrman, Sam Harris, or Richard Dawkins.

            If you want to find meaning is this life, the one and only life there is, try helping someone else find meaning in theirs. This end time biblical jiberish is for the infants of our species. Sciences explains and answeres the questions that use to be answered by religion. Your ilk have retarded civilization long enough. The armies of god need to sleep for eternity so civilization can flourish.

          • Daviticus says:


            I would not put much faith in anything said by Hitchens, Harris, or Dawkins. They have/had delusions of their own (an issue Dunning himself has examined on this site), and it seems you do as well. Granted you sound saner than Sherry Bailey, but that ain’t saying much.

        • My favorite part of depopulation conspiracy theories is that they take decades to unfold, during which time the population just keeps going up, making the depopulation that much harder.

        • Kalinin says:

          If Planned Parenthood is supposed to be a part of a depopulation project, they are really doing a rather piss-poor job of it, since they tend to provide actual prenatal healthcare 97% of the time instead of abortions, which are about 3% of the time.

          Maybe someone should send them a memo.

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      • Martin says:

        If you value the health professionals so much, you really shouldn’t buy your meds off the web. Stick to the brands and dosages prescribed by them lest you start having more severe psychotic episodes……

    • Wesley says:

      It says average, which is actually 268. Not that it really matters as a point of referrnce in this regard.

    • Ben Jo says:

      So you’re saying the world will end on October 7th instead?

  5. 1-Ton says:

    Man, if the world ends before I get to see “The Force Awakens”, I’m going to be seriously mad.

  6. Jeremy says:

    You know the sun looks awfully red every time it rises and sets . . . and 365 x 2 = 730 . . . I think I’ll write a book called “730 Blood Suns: Something Might Possibly Happen This Year.” I’ll retire before I’m 40!

  7. Sheila Chettle says:

    I hope to have a chat on Skype with my son in Oz on the 25th September, when he celebrates his 50th birthday. So any world-end event will have to wait until after that.

  8. Marian Whitcomb says:

    Oh for Pete’s sake. Try to prioritize what is important and write about that. You do great work when you manage to zero in on key issues. Teaching critical analysis of good sources and reasoning are sooo needed right now.

  9. Mike Headon says:

    And remember that, in early September, Her Majesty becomes the longest-reigning monarch of England and/or Scotland and/or the UK. Obviously, hubris will be punished!

  10. Stacy says:

    Doomsday fanatics are always looking for “signs”. And most people believe that the majority of Christians don’t believe in science, but that’s not exactly true. I watched a sermon by John Hagee about the blood moons. His words were “I am not saying that the world will end so don’t tell people that I did”. Lol. As a Christian, I believe there will be trouble in the end times. As a non-nut job, I don’t think every glitch in the world is a “sign”. As someone who can read, I know that time spent speculating is time wasted since Jesus stated that not even He, Himself knew the date. JMO

  11. JBela says:

    The chart with the tetrads are inaccurate. The Pisces Full moon was on August 29th this year, and the moon they refer to will be in Aries. Just wanted to point that out

  12. Battgirl says:

    Lots of things and signs have still yet to be fulfilled.. This is bearly signs of the beginning of the end of time..End of the beast system and Not the end of the earth

  13. andrew messervey says:

    Thank you….. For common sense.

  14. Andy says:

    “The end of the world, AS WE KNOW IT”. Specifically the “as we know it, is very true. Think about 150 years ago, limited technology etc… Life as we know it changed when the internal combustion engine was invented. Life as we know it changed when the Wright brothers first flew. Life as we know it changed when the home computer was invented. Same with cell phones, smart phones, etc. So, life as we know it constantly changes.

  15. Love this article, the Bible says that Jesus himself does not know when the end time is only God knows, so stop predicting the end times and live life

  16. Micahel says:

    Your not a “skeptic”. You are just willingly Ignorant!
    Your “logic” is so full of holes that it would take way too much of my valuable time
    to address them all. Go about your Mary way!

    • How am I ignorant? How is my logic full of holes? Educate me, please.

      • Gary says:

        Mr.Rothschild, You are not ignorant. But you are not wise my friend. Proverbs 9:10 says the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. You are judging the words of some very Godly men without using Godly wisdom. 1st Cor.1:18 says that the preaching of the cross is foolishness to them that perish. No one knows for sure if anything at all will happen this month or not. But this one thing is certain; America has been laughing at God for many years now and has had several wake up calls only to blow them off as circumstance. Galations 6:7 gives this warning. “Be not deceived, God is not mocked, whatever you soweth that shall you also reap.” Read Proverbs 1:26-33 Mike and please, read it wisely. Something big IS going to happen Sir, if not this month then sometime soon IF America doesn’t WISE up. Thank you.

        • Noah Dillon says:

          “Something big is going to happen”? Can’t that be basically anything starting now until the end of time? What a prophecy. There is no apocalypse coming this month. No one knows for sure exactly what’s going to happen in the next 30 days about lots of things. But we can be certain that whatever happens it will have nothing to do with cryptic soothsaying. Also: it’s spelled “Galatians,” not “Galations.” Honor your lord’s words first by remembering how to spell them. Jesis Chrust.

          • Gary says:

            Thank you for the correction Noah. God’s still working on me. By the way, your namesake was a very Godly man who God used in a mighty way. Matthew 24:37

        • Castiel says:

          That’s nice… do know that there is a world outside America, right? Or do you think God is only gonna punish you guys? In which case, whatever, the rest of us will be fine watching.

          Just asking =P

        • Wonderer says:

          America isnt laughing in the face of God. The Government is stupid. If the whole of America is judged by a handful of people, then that is petty. I’m not talking bad about God. Just how everyone seems to judge millions of people over the acts of maybe a thousand. I love God though and have recently tried building a better relationship with God.

  17. Jake Graham says:

    Crap its on my birthday

  18. Noah Dillon says:

    Uh… Why would we need to solve global warming if Earth is expected to be annihilated by a comet? If everything’s done in 20 days, why couldn’t I just crank the A/C and throw gasoline in the river for three weeks?

    Anyone else detect a certain “jewy” flavor to these apocalypse claims? Seems like the fearmongers aren’t so concerned about comets as they are worried about the Elders of Zion.

    As for the Papist/socialist/Islamist/Hollywood crankery with auspicious dates and signs and symbols: I would pay hard currency to anyone who can convincingly explain to me why a secret cabal would put out a subliminal press release and then sign their evil deeds with more special secret pictures and stuff. It really makes no sense to me. For something that is always discussed as being super undercover, back room, etc., the conspiracy mongers sure make these guys sound like C-list celebrities desperate for attention.

    • Zack Steiner says:

      I’m not saying I agree with the “doomsayers”, but to answer your question about predictive programming or why would “they” let people know in advance. It’s a loaded question, but I will do my best to be brief and concise:

      The so-called “elite” practice a form on ‘syncretic’ Gnosticism, which basically means a fusion of various esoteric and hermetic traditions; ie Babylonian mystery religions, ancient astrology, numerology, etc. Anyway, a primary stipulation

      • Zack Steiner says:

        Oops … Here’s the rest:

        A primary stipulation for any “ritual” or act that they conduct is the absolutely essential notion of *consent*. In this case, consent also means implicit consent. In other words, they drop hints about upcoming events, and failure on the part of population to act is construed as “implied consent” and that they agree to whatever ritual coming their way.

  19. Chai says:

    If it wasn’t for other things that you didn’t mention in this article, I would also be very skeptical or disbelieve the musings of these dire warning mongers. But using logic to prove the validity of logical and practical reasoning doesn’t always hold water to the unexplainable, phenomena of the spiritual world. In other words, logic can’t always, and mostly not, explain how things manifest spiritually in this world. Because God is not Logic. Hashem(God) is above the logic and reasoning of human’s limited knowledge and of this Earth. Logic and Spirit live in mainly two different worlds. Logical truth is not spiritual or religious truth. That said – Michael, not all what of the meanderings and prophecies you mentioned above is utter nonsense. There is also people who don’t believe in a Messiah or that a Messiah will come – Take any of the three Major religions angle on their own version of it – because, most likely they don’t believe that there is a God that constantly guides the world, or manifests events in the world, and for surely not – oversees the universe and our Earth. Speaking in third person – “That doesn’t make sense, or that doesn’t follow my conditioned, logical reasoning. Don’t get me wrong, logical reasoning works in its own certain context, but because like all things on this earth, it has it’s limitations, so it cannot logically explain the existence of God.
    Now speaking about the subjects of the Messiah, the End of Days, the War of Gog and Magog, The Third Temple, and the World – whomever chooses to- being brought back to Israel and Jerusalem – these are things have been prophesied for close to 2500-3000 years ago, by holy people that were on a much more pure and higher level that we can ever imagine, that had communication with God. Now today, because of the sinful, blind Heresy of most people in the world today – they arrogantly think they know better than God about life and what’s is best for them.
    Did you know that almost 100% of the prophecies from the Prophets of the Torah or the Old Testament have come true, and are still coming true at this moment? The only thing that hasn’t been fulfilled is the War of Gog and Magog and no offense to any other religions, but according to the Jewish tradition, the coming of the Messiah ben David, because we already know who is the messiah Ben Joseph is – thus according to and Mordechai Eliyahu – the former Chief Sephardic Rabbi of all of Israel – is none other than Jonathan Pollard who is being released next month and who’s life almost parallels exactly the events of Joseph Hazaddik, The Joseph that was the Viceroy of Egypt, to the T. According to Jewish oral tradition, Kabbalah or the Zohar, Gematria or Numerology; 12th century Rabbi Judah ben Samuel of Regensburg – who claimed he conversed with Elijah the Prophet that gave him the information about the Jubilee year and September, 2015 or the year 5776; Arizal – who was the greatest kabbalist of all time, said that Messiah ben David would announce himself during the feast of tabernacles of 2015 or Sukkot of 5776 and that the final judgement of the nations would occur on Oct 4th, 2015 or Hoshanah Rabbah of 5776; and the modern day Urim and Tumim- The Cohen Hagadol or the High priests breastplate, which is The BIble Code at, which all the above I have just stated comes to prove that the shemitah, or the 7th year of a seven year cycle, that right after THIS shemitah year, the War of Gog and Magog will happen and Messiah Ben David will reveal himself.
    The web site is run by three highly respected Rabbi’s in Israel – one of them – Eliyahu Rips, is considered one of the top three greatest mathmaticians in the world, and that no-one has ever been able to disprove, conclusively, the validity of this bible code. The Rabbis running this Bible code program found Asteroid, the date of the Asteroid, September 24th or 11th of Tishrai, 5776, and the the SPIRITUAL reason why it could occur – Warning or Punishment from God. Look it up yourself, its there.
    I have presented you spiritual sources and proofs – it is for you to decide if it is true for you or not.
    I personally believe, based on other sources than what Michael has presented and poo-pooed as rubbish, that based on the book by three highly, world respected Financial experts, from the book “Aftershock” – who predicted years before and were right about the housing and stock market crash of 2008, that the two last bubbles, the dollar and the Federal debt will crash, triggering a world financial crash, due to occur in September of 2015.
    Also every major Pastor, Minister, Priest and Rabbi has confidently claimed that are at the end of the End of Days. I believe we are living in a time similar to the time of the Flood right now, The world is backwards and upside down, morally, spiritually and communicatively, plus not withstanding or discounting the insane level of hatred and antisemitism towards the Jewish people right now.
    According to Genesis 25:23, About Esau and Israel – the sages teach that the two of them will never be mighty simultaneously – when one falls, the other will rise, but at the end of time, the younger(Jacob i.e. Israel) will prevail over the older(Esau, Edom, the Evil Western Powers, America), because now the world has reached levels of sinning it has never reached before, even beyond the level of Era of the Flood, and God must come now to Judge the world to save it from itself, and these events or Major wake-up calls to the world- financial Crisis, Asteroid, is meant to bring people to repentance, or the non-repented to their destruction, and to finally bring Israel back to its proper place and a return, once and for all, back to the original “Garden of Eden ” time.

    • I can’t reply to everything in this, but I will say that there’s a Skeptoid episode on the Bible Code, and the “code” is not foolproof at all:

      Also, “every major Pastor, Minister, Priest and Rabbi has confidently claimed that are at the end of the End of Days” seems like a difficult statement to back up with evidence.

    • Castiel says:

      I find it interesting that all these religious leaders believe we are NOW in the end times. As I understand it, the religious leaders at the time of the New Testament also believed that! (The ones St Paul was writing his letters to)
      I wonder – has there ever been a time when some religious figure or another WASN’T predicting that the end is nigh? Cos it sure seems to be a recurring theme!

      • Kalinin says:

        Well, they’ll be right eventually. A broken clock and all that.

        • Maaz says:

          When you think of the biblical end times, toy always assume that it kind of all happens at once. I’m starting to see that it is completely possible that it happens over a very long period of time. It could have even started during the Bible times while Paul and other disciples were still alive.

          • Maaz says:

            What if we are just catching the end of it. Does anyone remember a few years ago when they hears sounds in the sky all over the world? It sounded a lot like trumpets.

          • Wonderer says:

            I haven’t heard anything. Or is it just a select few who will hear the trumpets?

          • Maaz says:

            It didn’t happen everywhere. It was in many places, such as America, Russia, Turkey, Canada. You can YouTube it. YouTube “Sounds Heard All Over The World” … I didn’t hear them either. They never did figure out where the sounds came from and they didn’t all sound exactly alike

    • Rob says:

      Since every year (multiple times each year) people make similar definitive claims about the world’s end which fail to appear; what makes your claim any different?

    • Timmy!! says:

      Well that’s just too much to read ….. and write.

  20. Greg says:

    It’s a nit, but the Autumnal Equinox doesn’t fall on the same day every year. For similar reasons the the Muslim and Jewish holidays don’t. The celestial cycles of the sun and the moon tend to wander a bit because the Gregorian calendar is the result of a number of adjustments and compromises.

  21. Ms. P says:

    The fact that this was written by a Rothschild makes me much more likely to believe that something is up. You’re NOT fooling me.

  22. Peter Parker says:

    To be honest, I saw something about this on the Internet, and decided it was stupid. Then, I would think about it, and it would just fester in my mind. All of these conspiracy theories. I feel kind of stupid for feeling physical anxiety over these things, because this perfectly explains why nothing’s going to happen. Thanks so much for putting my unruly thoughts to rest. Guess I won’t be needing my bunker any time soon.

  23. Peter Parker says:

    To clarify, I don’t actually have a bunker. I meant to say “a bunker”.

  24. roger tromp says:

    Concerning this article I would say….fair enough! Those who are pushing their own hidden agenda are just trying to force things which are not according to the plans of the Most High. If anything concerning end times ought to take place on Earth there are the Scriptures to comfirm it. Only a couple things to considerate though. Do you believe in a Most High? If son do you believe that the Most High has a enemy? What is the standpoint of the Most High concerning His sayings (everything He said)? How are we the human beings of this age behaving in general? Are our lives according to His written word? Are we pleasing HIm or are we living our lives however pleases us? If we human beings in general are living our lives without taking Him and His word into serious consideration than the enemy of the Most High certainly will take advantage of our lawless lives to steal, kill and destroy through whatever conspiracy theories he himself inspires. The world has been aimed by Capitalists, Illuminati, Bilderberg Group, Black Nobelty and a few other rich,powerfull but evil groups to establish a New World Order and its One World Government for quite a while. Whatever the propaganda for septemper 23rd will be or not thing is abvious( at the least tome)..the political, financial and religious leaders of this world are pushing full speed to implement their hidden agenda towards the establishment of a NWO and it’s OWG. They will use anything to intimidate the the 9/23rd consperacy theories is a tool to terrorize the people…Everyone has the duty to readthe Scriptures to find out what the Most High really said concerning end that deceit, error and lies dont befall us.

  25. roger tromp says:

    Those who are pushing their own hidden agenda for world dominance are just trying to force things which are not according to the plans of the Most High. If anything concerning end times ought to take place on Earth there are the Scriptures to confirm it. Only a couple things to considerate though. Do you believe in a Most High? If so do you believe that the Most High has a enemy? What is the standpoint of the Most High concerning His sayings (everything He said)? How are we the human beings of this age behaving in general? Are our lives according to His written word? Are we pleasing HIm or are we living our lives however pleases us? If we human beings in general are living our lives without taking Him and His word into serious consideration than the enemy of the Most High certainly will take advantage of our lawless lives in order to steal, kill and destroy us through whatever conspiracy theories he himself inspires the conspiracy theorists. The world has been aimed by Capitalists, Illuminati, Bilderberg Group, Black Nobelty and a few other rich, powerful but evil groups to establish a New World Order and its One World Government for quite a while. Whatever the propaganda for septemper 23rd will is, wiil be or will not thing is obvious ( at the least to me)..the political, financial and religious leaders of this world are pushing full speed to implement their hidden agenda towards the establishment of a NWO and it’s OWG. They will use anything to intimidate the the 9/23rd conspiracy theories is a tool to terrorize the people…Everyone has the duty to read the Scriptures to find out for themselves what the Most High really said concerning end that deceit, error and lies don’t befall us.

  26. Maaz says:

    We can sit here and debate and come up with numbers that coincide with biblical end time prophecies all day long. The truth is that whatever happens whether ya die this month or live to be old and brittle, nothing matters excepts having an intimate relationship with God our Father. If you have that, then you are ready to go whenever your time comes. Make that your focus.

  27. Lance Cole says:

    I’ve seen the hype, am aware of most ‘actual events’ scheduled that day/week, heard the ‘prophets’ (making a dime) selling their books, vids and dreams too. I also like to consider myself ‘a realist’ (not skeptic, nor gullible). That said, I always try to temper ‘instant Chicken-Little’ syndrome with caution not to dismiss what I do not personally believe or understand.

    Consider this: I hear what you are saying in this article, I agree that there are vagueries and obvious misses in what is being said, but there is also a large helping of ‘excessive coincidence’ occurring too. Yell it out enough, and either ‘there is something to it’, or ‘there is conspiracy afoot to distract or mislead’. Maybe nothing will happen. Maybe there is a planned, or even ‘mob-mentality’ desire to incite fear and unrest by merely screaming ‘fire’ in that proverbial ‘crowded theater’. Then again, for that 1-percent issue that you do NOT have enough information on to totally dismiss it, what if it has significant fact in it to justify a ‘mild reaction’ to what may be quite terrible indeed?

    I ask myself one thing on this, and various other events that have recently been publicized, and that is, ‘what if one voice, just one, was here on earth screaming loudly of ‘insider knowledge’ of a most-terrible event that they were correct about coming soon? What if that one word went public, many heard it, many parroted it and even slightly altered it for sensationalism? What if this set a basis for what you are seeing, watching, hearing right now? If one voice was absolutely true, to draw your attention to this – would you flippantly dismiss it, talk others into dismissing it, and ridicule and jest over what the message even was? You would destroy your only warning, ensure destroying that message for thousands, millions of others getting it solely because you could scream louder (due to resources) than the lone voice that could not be heard over the other opportunists and skeptics ensuring that word isn’t ever credited or heard.

    False prophet? Deceiver? Saboteur? Destroyer? Ruiner of millions of lives or the resultant of them not hearing the single voice that did know? I’m an old man now, but years ago I was an industrial manager who led dozens in their daily work efforts. I will never forget the one man who come to me at holiday time absolutely pleading to have time off. He wasn’t scheduled for vacation, dozens heard him ask and they instantly set in on me wanting time off too. I told him, see what you’ve started? I can’t give you time off you’re not scheduled for. He lowered his head and said, ‘ok’. The next day I found out that he had shot himself in the head at home and his wife found him at the kitchen table.

    The problem with not listening and getting your way, or inciting the other ‘voices’ to drown out the one, is that you take on the burden of what you destroy – even if you didn’t mean to. Skeptic? A wise man keeps quiet, and either lets the prophecy come to pass, or come to failure. Heckle later, but careful of whom you mislead beforehand. If you’re wrong, almost always, your burden of debt will be far greater than those who honestly warned of something they didn’t understand, either.

    Some understand this – others never will. Which are you?

    • Huh? Not sure what your point is here? Are you saying that questioning is the wrong response, and that we should always treat every claim as credulous because no matter how far fetched this idea might be it just maybe might be true. That is not the way to live your life out, because death will come one way or another to anyone. There are endless claims of apocalypse etc. Living in fear is not for me. I pay attention to reasonable risks and avoid the endless fear mongering of unreasonable fears. Life is too short to waste on fearing the far fetched.
      The downside is obvious just look at the heavens gate cult mass suicide, Koeresch’s followers or jones town massacre and you can see the danger of treating doomsday scenarios as credulous.
      Or are you trying to say if you had only listened to that man he might be alive today? Again if your no answer produces suicide, it is not likely that this person would have gotten his day off and fixed what sounds like profound mental illness. There may be millions of reasons why he choose that day, and that has nothing to do with your refusal. The day off may have been to plan a murder-suicide. Maybe you prevented that. It is all just speculation on your part you will never know the truth of that. I think your off the hook for that persons death. You cannot take responsibility for every persons reaction to a reasonable refusal.

      • Lance Cole says:

        You imply you ‘plan well’ for most ‘believable possibilities’, but in that statement, that means you have ‘an acceptable paradigm’ of what could occur. A tornado could occur, a hurricane could occur (depending on geography), an earthquake, etc., but by this statement, you also silently imply that you don’t plan for mob riots, asteroid impacts, EMP events, etc. You are displaying ‘risk mitigation’ based on statistical occurrence. You aren’t saying ‘this can’t occur’, you are merely saying that it is statistically improbable that for the month, year, your lifetime, that you accept it most-likely won’t occur to impact your life. YOU DON’T denounce them, you merely state ‘you can’t worry about it all’. You don’t get online and heckle the scientists, you don’t get online and say ‘you are all fools to scare everyone’, you don’t get online and say that the Beaufort Scale is a lie, or that the Fujita Scale is wrong, you simply explain your lack of preparedness of low-probability events as so minuscule to happen in your lifetime, that you don’t have time or money to prepare for everything, and thus dismiss it. It IS in your paradigm box, but it is NOT in your preparedness pantry. So be it.

        This is NOT what you are saying with 9-23, or with global collapse, or with other events that are otherwise intangible to ‘scientifically study’, often even when it has various tangents of scientific fact surrounding it. You ‘double-down’ as proud ‘skeptic’ by then heckling what you ‘doubt’ will happen (note: you doubt it, but cannot prove your belief foundations on it). As a ‘disbeliever’ myself, I don’t believe in religion, ‘gods’, etc., and thus I take my ‘realistic’ approach on it to say that ‘hey, if it ever happened before, or statistically ever could, then it is a potential threat that is worthy to be in my paradigm box’. Could the stock markets crash? Absolutely. Happened before, will happen again. Could it happen on 9-23? Absolutely, that’s the end of the triple witching hour (16, 17 & 18th actually – with 9-21 being that monday following). We have dropped 10-percent out of the markets on this event more than once. Could we have a bank run, bank holiday? Absolutely – were my grandparents alive still, they could tell you about FBI at their banks in 1935, when FDR ruled gold possession illegal, and thus, took their gold coins from the bank safe deposit boxes.

        We build to war on many fronts, we are more in debt than any other time in national history, we have more weapons, more technological advancements, more population and less employment than the time of the great depression. Our antibiotics are failing, our doctors are overloaded, and every day the news reaffirms that humans would kill most-anyone for the sake of a personal nonsensical grudge that doesn’t matter at all. We are de-evolving to animals as our weaponry to engage in horrific war grows at the speed of moore’s law.

        9/23, meanwhile is a full 0.273 percent of the year, ensuring that in 350 years, you have a 95-percent chance of total national collapse occurring. Ask the Romans how ‘eternal empire’ looks to them now, or how the 3rd Reich of a thousand years worked out for Adolf. I’m sure he was a skeptic too. In reality, with America at 239 years old (funny, there’s that 23/9 thing again), statistics say that there is a 65 percent chance that America should already have collapsed, or be in the year of doing so. Math says that’s about 0.12 percent chance it happens on 9/23. Comparably, your chance of being in a car wreck today is around 0.01522, about 8 times lower (conversely, your chances of 9/23 being devastating is about 8 times more than you having a car wreck today).

        Maybe you should rethink your skeptical beliefs. Obviously, the math doesn’t support them.

        • Timmy!! says:

          I always find it amazing who fanatical people can’t just give a short answer ….. they have to go on and on in an attempt to cover every possible reply someone may have or not. It’s easy to tell when someone telling a lie…. they always over compensate.

  28. Neel N says:

    Well researched article. in my opinion Doomsday or the Apocalypse will come out of the blues without any fore-warning or indication.

  29. Wonderer says:

    Doesn’t the Bible state that when someone claims something jn the name of God but doesn’t come to pass, that man is then a false prophet? Didn’t this guy predict things in the past as visions from God? So isn’t he now a false prophet?

    • Maaz says:

      I still laugh about the incident a few years ago where the guy was predicting the rapture. His followers quit their jobs and sold their stuff. They gave all the money to him. The questions is what did he need money for if they were going to be raptured? Then it didn’t happen. My guess is that he took off with all their money…

    • Timmy!! says:

      The bible also says he who came forth was slower than the guy who came third 🙂

  30. Hope Waudi says:

    funny how Newton who was a person with amazing intelligence is now a lunatic with cultic obsessions: is it possible simple minds could not and cannot understand him,food for thought

  31. Hope Waudi says:

    Something is definately happening, but its not the end of the world,I am a christian watch out for signs ,these will happen over a period of time not one day,these events are just parts of the whole. Mainly watch closely how evil gets accepted as legal or voted as legal ,then you can start getting scared. How many unborn babies have been slayed by the Baby Slayer Nations?

    By the way how many babies have slayed

  32. Sandhan says:

    Fabulous arguments. Thanks for debunking the bunkum. You can
    find conspiracy theories anywhere if you dig hard enough. Let’s reconvene at the end of the month and take stock…

  33. tom says:

    we are still rooted to superstition and coincidence. the fact, to me, is this: the earth has lasted trillion of years, and has survived every form of pollution, from the overcrowding in Roman Times to the coal fuel of the 19th Century’s Industrial age. However there are cycles of weather which may affect ice caps and ice bergs melting or freezing, with water rising miles high (the floods of the ancient world) and then receding miles away. We are part of a chain, and I don’t see I ending soon.

  34. Sherry – off-topic comments will be deleted. I have no issue with anything you want to say about the topic at hand, but let’s keep it at that.

  35. Christopher Wetmore says:

    I have no particular predictions for September 23, 2015.

    But I’d like to point out that I PUBLICLY and BOLDLY predicted that December 23, 2012 would be THE HEAVIEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR!!!

    Explain THAT, skeptics!

  36. Maaz says:

    I just wanna throw this out there. Does anyone have an opinion on the Hadron Collider in Switzerland built by a company named CERN? They are launching on the 23rd. They are attempting to open up a dimensional portal to the Abyss. In Revelation, many things come out of the Abyss. They also have a statue of the goddess Shiva outside of their building. Any opinions would be appreciated.

    • Sandhan says:

      Shiva is a GOD (male) not a goddess

      • Maaz says:

        Does it really matter? I could care less if Shiva was a turtle. Really not the point. Also concerns me that Obama did a pose on the cover of NewsWeek magazine where he did the same pose as Shiva.
        Google Obama Shiva Pose

    • Sherry Bailey says:

      C E R N the Opening of the Abyss ?;

      2 Timothy 4
      ¶ 4:2 Preach The Word; Be Urgent In Season, Out of Season; Reprove, Rebuke, Exhort With All Longsuffering and Doctrine.

      Psalm 94
      ¶ 94:16 Who will rise up for Me against the evildoers? Or who will stand up for Me against the workers of iniquity?

      Ten Mind-Blowing Facts About The CERN Large Collider You Need To Know –
      By Robert Bridge – September 03, 2015:

      In September, Europe’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will smash together sub-atomic particles at nearly the speed of light, an unprecedented experiment that has some of the leading voices in the world of science – and religion – sounding the alarm on the risks involved.

      CERN is perhaps most famous for its discovery in 2012 of the elusive Higgs Boson [named after British physicist Peter Higgs who predicted its existence in 1964], the so-called ‘G-d particle,’ which allows other particles to build up mass as they pass through the Higgs field.

      Today, however, CERN is more famous – or perhaps infamous is the better word – for an upcoming experiment in which scientists will play G-d in an effort to recreate the conditions immediately following the ‘Big Bang’ event that gave birth to the Universe millions of years ago.

      For those who are in the dark about CERN and the controversial objectives it hopes to achieve, here is a quick primer.

      10) CERN Is The World’s Biggest Machine;

      Straddling the French-Swiss border, the $9 billion CERN collider complex is buried at a depth of up to 575 feet (175 meters). The tunnel complex runs along a 17-mile (27-kilometer) circuit.

      Scientists involved in the project say the laboratory was built underground because the Earth’s crust provides protection against radiation. They also say it was buried out of respect for the natural landscape, which sounds slightly ironic considering the massive damage the collider could possibly cause down the road.

      9) Massive Gravitational Pull;

      The CERN collider is composed of some 9,600 super magnets – which are 100,000 times more powerful than the gravitational pull of Earth – that fire protons around a circular track at mindboggling speeds. A beam might rotate for up to 10 hours, travelling a distance of more than 10 billion kilometers, enough to make it to the far reaches of our Solar System and back again. Travelling just below light-speed, a proton in the LHC will make 11,245 circuits every second.

      No less amazing are the magnet’s coils, which are made up of 36 twisted 15mm strands, each strand comprised in turn of 6000-9000 single filaments, each filament possessing a diameter as small as 7 micrometers. The 27km length of the LHC demands some 7,600 km (4,100 miles) of cable, which amounts to about 270,000 km (145,000 miles) of strand — more than enough to circle the Earth six times at the Equator. According to the CERN website, if the filaments were unraveled, they would “stretch to the Sun and back five times with enough left over for a few trips to the Moon.”

      8) CERN Generates Extreme Temperatures;

      There may be another reason for the CERN super collider being buried hundreds of feet underground: The unbelievable hot temperatures it can reach. How hot you ask? Well, about as hot as conditions in the Universe after the Big Bang, or more than 100,000-times the temperature at the center of the Sun. This will be achieved, CERN says, by accelerating and colliding together two beams of heavy ions, an epic scientific event that will take place next month.

      7) But Stephen Hawking Is Worried;

      Although it may require some mental gymnastics to wrap one’s brain around exactly what the CERN scientists are attempting to achieve in their underground lab, the average layman may instinctively understand that such an experiment may be wrought with unforeseeable pitfalls. Stephen Hawking, the eminent physicist, seems to agree.

      “The G-d particle found by CERN could destroy the universe,” Hawking wrote in the preface to a book, Starmus, a collection of lectures by scientists. The Higgs Boson could become unstable at very high energy levels and have the potential to trigger a “catastrophic vacuum decay which would cause space and time to collapse and… we would not have any warning to the dangers,” he continued.

      Hawking is not the only voice in the scientific wilderness predicting possible catastrophe if CERN continues in the atomic fast lane. Astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson told Eugene Mirman on his Star Talk radio program that the experiment could literally cause the planet to “explode.”

      “Ask yourself: How much energy is keeping it together? Then you put more than that amount of energy into the object.” Tyson was confident of the result: “It will explode.”

      In late 2008, when CERN was first firing up the engines on its atom-smashing machine, Otto Rossler, a German professor at the University of Tubingen, filed a lawsuit against CERN with the European Court of Human Rights, on the grounds that the facility could trigger a mini black hole that could get out of control and annihilate the planet. The Court tossed out Rossler’s request, but he nevertheless succeeded in generating heated discussion on the possible dark side of the experiment.

      6) Opening The Door To Other Dimensions;

      One year after CERN’s grand opening, Sergio Bertolucci, former Director for Research and Scientific Computing of the facility, grabbed headlines when he told a British tabloid the super collider could open other worldly doors to another dimension for “a very tiny lapse of time,” mere fractions of a second. However, that may be just enough time “to peer into this open door, either by getting something out of it or sending something into it.”

      “Of course,” added Bertolucci, “after this tiny moment the door would again shut; bringing us back to our ‘normal’ four-dimensional world … It would be a major leap in our vision of nature… And of course [there would be] no risk to the stability of our world.”

      Naturally, this comment has triggered fears that the CERN collider could unwittingly invite unwanted visitors from other time-space dimensions. Anybody for dinosaurs strolling along the Champs-Élysées, or alien life forms seizing the entire planet? Such scenarios – at least for some scientists – are no longer confined to the fictional world of Isaac Asimov novels; with the ongoing work at CERN, there is even talk of opening up a portal for time travel.

      Simply postulating such futuristic scenarios shows how far mankind has traveled in a relatively short expanse of time, and our dystopic future predicted in books like “Brave New World” and “1984” may already be here. Will man be able to control the technology he has created, or will the technology destroy him, his works, and with it the entire planet?

      5) CERN’s Curious Choice of Geographic

      Now on top of all the speculation as to what CERN scientists are really attempting to do with their Large Hadron Collider, many observers could not help but notice that the town in France where CERN is partially situated is called “Saint-Genus-Poilly.” The name Pouilly comes from the Latin “Appolliacum” and it is believed that in Roman times a temple existed in honor of Apollo, and the people who lived there believed that it is a gateway to the underworld. It is interesting to note that CERN is built on the same spot.

      Religious leaders – always suspicious of the aims of the scientific world – drew a connection to a verse straight out of Revelations (9:1-2, 11), which makes reference to the name ‘Apollyon.’ The verse states: “To him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit… And they had a kind over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.”

      4) Tapping into ‘Dark Matter’

      Astonishingly, astrophysical observations have demonstrated that all visible physical matter accounts for only four percent of the Universe. Now the race is on at CERN to find those elusive particles or phenomena responsible for dark matter (23 percent) and dark energy (73 percent). Essentially what the CERN experiment hopes to achieve is to separate – by way of the atom smasher – the invisible dark matter, which has been described as the very glue that holds together, from the visible.

      There’s just one problem with this experiment: Nobody has any idea what the consequences will be if that goal is achieved. So once again, this ‘dark versus visible’ paradigm has generated a battle that transcends the scientific world, becoming a question involving philosophy and spirituality.

      3) CERN Logo;

      I will leave it up to the imagination of the reader to determine if the public relations team at CERN opened up the door to massive conjecture – not to mention a huge amount of ‘conspiracy theory’ – by opting for the particular logo design that they did.

      2) Deity of Destruction As Corporate Mascot;

      Although most corporations shun any connection with religion and the spiritual world, CERN has chosen as its mascot a Hindu goddess. But not just any Hindu goddess. Just outside of its headquarters building sits an ancient statue to Shiva, ancient Apollyon, the goddess of destruction. Strange?

      1) No Democratic Debate;

      CERN is presently ramping up the largest atom collider in the world (it takes months for the magnets to get the particles to reach near light-speed) in preparation for their next atomic collision which is scheduled to take place next month – with barely a mention in the media of the risks involved. Since some critics say this scientific experiment poses greater risks than even the tests prior to the introduction of the atomic bomb, it would stand to reason that there should be much more discussion on this ‘dark matter.’ Sadly, and not a little ironically, CERN – which essentially governs itself as its own fiefdom – is operating just as invisibly as the particles they are attempting to study.

      However, CERN has been the trailblazer on a number of other highly credible projects, which may tempt people to give them the benefit of the doubt regarding CERN, which certainly ranks as one of the most comprehensive and expensive scientific experiments in history.

      In 1989, under the guidance of Tim Berners-Lee, CERN began the World Wide Web project, which led to the first webpage in history. On April 30, 1993, CERN announced that the World Wide Web would be free to anyone.;


      This is not the narrow way leading to the narrow gate✞❣⇪

      This is the daze-craze-haze-maze-matrix
      obstacle course leading one unto death✞❣⇪

      Truth forever on the scaffold,
      Wrong forever on the throne.

      Yet that scaffold sways the future,
      And behind the then unknown

      Standeth ƔÅℋẂℰℋ within the shadow,
      Keeping Watch Above His Own✞❣⇪

      The Worst Battle One Can Face Is The
      One Within, Guard Your Heart & Soul✞❣⇪

    • Hi, Maaz. I encourage you to read what I wrote about CERN in the piece. The LHC is not launching on the 23rd, it’s been active for months. There’s no evidence that dimensional portals exist or can be opened, nor that “the Abyss” exists. The LHC is a scientific instrument – one that just happens to be really big and really neat.

      • Maaz says:

        I respect t your opinion, but you have to remember I’m a Bible thumping Jesus Freak who has faith. I’ve personally seen evidence of the spiritual realm around us so it isn’t hard for me to believe that the Abyss is real. Years ago they apparently dug a 14 kilometer hole into Siberia and put a microphone down there, where they said to have heard the “screams of the damned” and recorded temperatures of over 2,000 degrees.

  37. ausGeoff says:

    Is there any reason Mike that you continue to post the nonsensical cut-and-paste drivel from Sherry Bailey (particularly September 9, 2015 at 8:07AM) as it’s simply a waste of half a dozen screensful of absurd religious rambling, and has no place on a site that proposes to present, at the very least, evidence-based opinion. I accept that everybody—including Ms Bailey—has the right to publicly express a personal opinion, but it needs to be within the parameters of a suitable forum. And Skeptoid is NOT a suitable forum in this case. Ms Bailey debates [sic] purely from a Christian apologist’s point of view, with an absolute lack of even the merest of empirical evidence for any/all of her misappropriated third-party citations.

  38. Natalie Moore says:

    God said no man knows the day nor the hour of His return. He said He is coming like a thief in the night!!! Granted something might happen but nobody knows when God will return not pastor’s, prophets, NOBODY knows. They been saying the world is going to end for years. It is close but we haven’t begun to see some of the things God is going to do. we are going to hear and see stuff we could have never imagine. You think life is hard now you haven’t seen anything yet! So please stay prayed up and be ready!!!

  39. Cory Ellis says:

    There are so many things that have already occurred in the prophecies in Revelation, it’s not like this is an isolated event, or even something that can be passed off as coincidence.

    • Cory-
      Sure some thing as vague as the book of revelations can be seen as correct- Incidentally a book that only 32% of the worlds population believes in- it can be applied to anything like the newspaper horoscopes. From just 1900 to 2000 there were 33 predicted christian book of revelations apocalypse. Yet were all still here…. There have been 20 so far this century.

      Let me let in you in on the real one. In about 5 billion years the sun will exhaust its usable hydrogen in the core switch to helium and expand into a red giant. It is a certainty that the earth and everything on it will be destroyed. Guaranteed revelations. So just be patient. Some one will be right one day.
      I prefer to live my life without irrational fear. There is enough real things to be scared of…

      • Wonderer says:

        I read that the Book of Revelations was written by the Apostle (I think that’s what they are called sorry) and that the events were to take place during his life or shortly after.

        • Maaz says:

          The book of Revelation was written by the Apostlen John. He was given the ability by God to see everything happen so he could write it down. You have to remember that he would be seeing everything in the future so he wrote things down the only way he could understand it. He wouldn’t even know what a car is.

  40. TorchWood says:

    Mike, it’s very clear you hit a major nerve with this one. I haven’t seen so much moral outrage in one place since the 2012 thing.

  41. Yve says:

    The bible says NO MAN KNOWS THE HOUR OF DAY. the BRIDE aka THE CHURCH is a mess. Things aren’t all wonderful and perfect in this world, and I’m pretty sure Obama is NOT the anti Christ( even though some might think that) he is NOT loved by all but HATED by most. So I’m pretty darn positive the world is NOT going to end anytime soon nor is The Rapture going to happen yet! BTW remember the seels that are supposed to be open? I don’t know a lot if them but I’m pretty sure no rivers have turned blood red …at least not yet….

  42. Tyler says:

    Funny how a Mike ROTHSCHILD wrote this article isn’t it?

    • I think it’s hilarious.

    • ausGeoff says:

      Not particularly. I would’ve potentially thought it funnier had a “John Smith” written it. Or are you simply parroting this on the basis of the various lunatic conspiracy theories? That all of the Rothschild, Astor, Kissinger, Rockefeller, Kennedy et al families have have bowed down to worship Satan, and thus gained control of the world’s economic and political system. Or that these families are actually servants of Satan? Oh dear.

  43. Paul Carter Block says:

    I really have enjoyed so many of these comments. It is a delight to read the words of intelligent people.
    But can we please leave God out of this? He suffers enough bad press already for his apparent utter incompetence without suggesting that he wants to splatter our planet all over the Cosmos. Thank you.

    • Maaz says:

      Did you just call God incompetent?

      • Paul Carter Block says:

        Hello Maaz.
        I did indeed call god incompetent. As evidence for this “utter incompetence”, I cite the supposed creation of a species which has the arrogance and myopia to overpopulate its one and only home to the point where every other species is threatened with extinction, where soil, air and water are exploited without hope of recovery and poisoned with the foul effluent of our petty existence. Earth was once a jewel and we, your god’s best handiwork, are on an intercept course with annihilation and singing songs in our own praise all the way there.
        Plainly, your god will not be offended by my comments as he, she or it does not exist except in the minds of those who have yet to make the journey from the misty land of fairies, ghosts and mythical sky-beings into the world of stark reality. Please don’t quote the bible at me – it is a cherry-picked propagandist mish-mash of creation myth, oral tradition, absurd laws from the Iron Age and naive devotional works that have no place in the 21st Century, and all slung together for political expediency in the 4th Century by the newly-emergent Church of Rome.
        Our planet will end its tenure as an orbiting rocky body when ineluctable physics determines and not at the whim of some man-made deity which should have been expunged from our conscience centuries ago as the valueless concatenation of junk thinking that your spirited defence of it proves it to be.
        Thank you.

        • Maaz says:

          Well as I tell everyone, you are more than entitled to your opinion. I have no intentions to quote scripture at you or try to force religion down your throat. This is not the way of a true Christian. My God (capital G) or rather, my Father is a god of love. He wants everyone to choose him on their own accord, not because they are forced to.
          I see that you have a heavy knowledge of science and that is great to be intelligent in that area. I wish I was stronger in it. I have many reasons for my faith which would take a lot longer than I have time to write on here. God has revealed his existence to me in several ways.
          I hope that maybe one day he will find a way to reveal himself to you as well. I don’t blame you for not believing with the horrible things we see in our world today. We are destroying ourselves and it seems as if God doesn’t care. I can’t explain what he thinks or feels because no one can.
          I am saddened every day by our news stories and the way people senselessly kill each other over trivial matters including religion. I wish you the best of luck.

  44. Jamie says:

    You are a mocker and a scoffer. You routinely utilize typical witty sarcasm and condos it with proof. Additionally, the way that you portrayed most of the details were done in such a way to marginalize and use straw men arguments. Pick the dumbest element of a group and then project those views into the whole, these dishonest tactics are nothing new and have been used in yellow journalism for years. Going back to Edmund Bernays, Hirsch publishing etc. media porn pushers may fool those who are desperately trying to appear trendy but they do not work on the careful thinking. I’d live to point out all of the major logical fallacies present in this article but time fails. The main commission seems to be in expecting homogeneity in human history. It is interesting that the Apostle Peter anticipates this kind of thinking in the NT when he warns of scoffers who say that everything in the created order has been going on without end for so long and therefore it will continue. However, if there is going to be an end to our economic prosperity saying that we got through the last recession doesn’t necessitate getting through the next calamity. In fact many excellent economists far more credible than you, including Peter Schiff, Jim Rogers etc. have pointed our that our tactics in 2008 and 2009 have basically just pushed back the inevitable and exacerbated the debt issue. We already see economies in Europe and south America in terrible distress and a massive correction in Japan and China. The same thing goes with Christ’s return. It is going to happen only once. Saying it hasn’t happened yet points out nothing. We are talking about a future event yet to happen. This would be like saying, “A yellow VW bug had never pulled into my driveway before, therefore, one never will.” This is a faulty premise.

    • Jamie says:


      Sorry, on my phone.

    • I’m genuinely not mocking anyone. But I do scoff at the idea that the world is going to end because of some economic distress or the moon looking red on a few days – and that the “wealthy elite” know this and have been leaving clues in “The Simpsons.”

      What does “the end of the world” even mean? The literal destruction of the planet? The death of all human life? All money disappearing? Like I said, the world has been hit with many, many economic panics and crashes over the centuries, and civilization has always bounced back. It’s certainly possible that whatever the next economic crisis is will be so bad that we don’t bounce back, but even then, we’ll adapt and survive and come up with something else. Humans are far too adaptable to be permanently destroyed by the value of derivatives dropping.

      Let me ask you this. You said: ” in Europe and south America in terrible distress and a massive correction in Japan and China. The same thing goes with Christ’s return. It is going to happen only once. Saying it hasn’t happened yet points out nothing. We are talking about a future event yet to happen.”

      What says it’s going to happen at all?

    • Joshua says:

      Actually, you should try reading a non-religious book some time. Mass extinctions have happened before, and they will again. Planet-killers have indeed struck the Earth before, and like I just said, they will again. Scientifically speaking, however, there is no indication that it will happen soon.

  45. Harvey Ray says:

    Even Jesus doesn’t know when he is to return. I could be wrong but I don’t think it would be known to man if Jesus doesn’t know. The way of the world with the crime and worshipping Satan would be nice if he were to come back. Also though in the bible though it does tell of the color’s of the anti Christ etc.and it is aming right at the pope which I do believe.God bless you all in the name of Jesus Christ.

    • Wonderer says:

      Why does everyone hate the Pope? Isn’t he the Pope thats wanting to do more bibically than others? Helping the poor, moving away from worshipping money, helping one another.

    • Maaz says:

      I am a believer just like you. I’ve also been real interested in Revelation and the End Times since I was a teen. I never can figure out why everyone keeps using this reference though. Every time people say something about the antichrist, rapture, or doomsday then people go off saying oh we aren’t supposed to know when Jesus is coming back… okkkkaaaayyyy no one was even talking about his return… we are simply guessing who the antichrist is.
      Revelation is very unclear on the order of events that will happen in the End of Days. I believe we have been living it for a long time and there is still yet a lot that has to happen but I believe Jesus’ return is still very far away.

  46. Justin says:

    Time to wake up America! September is National Preparedness Month. Babylon the great will soon fall and three days of darkness will follow. Receive Jesus Christ into your heart to be protected from the wrath to come! Heaven and earth will be shaken and there will be chaos on the streets so please stay inside with your family tomorrow! Get into the ark before it’s too late because you DO NOT want to be left behind. Many will have to die for their faith but will still go to heaven as long as they DON’T take the mark of the beast mandated by Obama through the NWO. All the signs are here and the Palestinians received approval by the UN to raise the flag and divide Israel. God will bring judgment to this world by 9-13 and the rapture will occur on 9-15. God bless and please click share so your loved ones can have time to prepare!

    Here it is people! This masterfully done bible code video is proof that the bride is taken out of here on September 15th! This is when the last blast of the feast of trumpets will occur. Please watch this to the end so you will understand what the blessed hope is. Thank you Jesus, we cant wait to see you in your glory!

    This is Your Message From God. You Have A Decision To Make Today that Will Have An Eternal Impact…

    If you are a Christian please watch this video to prepare yourself for the blessed hope and may God keep you and your family safe…

  47. HmphOkay says:

    Erm, atheists should not be heckled about not believing in the prophecies. Simply because this prophecy was produced by a false prophet(who already predicted the rapture, and it didn’t happen, making him an FP) and it would be disrespecting their state of mind, because, it’s a different belief. Along with that, there was a piece of scripture that overall states, the end times are not when there are rumors of catastrophe or the end times itself. So I guess, that the future can only tell when the end times have come, and that is probably when we stop spreading rumors about the end times. Along with that, in Revelations doesn’t it say that seals have to be opened? None of the seals have opened. As well as that, scientifically this is weird (for all you scientists out there who believe in a different type of version of this superstition). It’s a week period, and apparently the exact time and place it will hit. That’s right. The end of the world is a 12 day period(15-28) If it was scientifically true it would not be determined the exact place and time it would hit in a 12 day period.(

    • HmphOkay says:

      Also, to add a side note. The producer of the rumor said it would hit Puerto Rico at 2 AM on the 23rd. Now a bunch of other superstitions have been made, expanding the timeline from 1 day to 12. Also, saying the end of the world is always imminent is not in the bible, there are things like the seals opening that are supposed to happen before the return of Jesus. Now back to speaking scientifically, although I am a Christian. There is no science to any of this, only religious reasoning. I believe it was some theorist that said there was indisputable evidence of this because there has been climate change. Well, it’s the 14th. I’m pretty sure the climate would be getting even more worse. And the two last things. Why are you all being fooled by a false prophet? Religiously speaking, a false prophet is someone who says something as the word of God and is wrong. He was wrong about many other end times predictions than this one, which will turn out to be wrong. Along with that, there are people who get really anxious about these predictions and experience extreme stress. In a different article, I heard about someone suiciding before because of this, yet I still don’t know it’s truth. I’m one of the people who get anxious, as I am only twelve.

  48. Joshua says:

    Don’t lie to us, we know you and your devil-worshipping, baby-eating clan are in on the apocalypse!!!1 Nah, I’m just kidding; as soon as I saw your name, I knew it wouldn’t take long for the conspiratards to dogpile onto you, because everyone with the same last name is related, right? But seriously, it’s good to see some logic about the situation. I mean, after what happened three years ago, you’d think people would have learned. Ah well. Speaking of 2012… I seem to recall there being “too many coincidences” then, too.

  49. Kabumei says:

    You can’t imagine how disappointed I was to wake up this morning and no rapture. Top stories on the news were a Gitmo Prisoner on and Bentley has an SUV. So I really really want a comment from Justin! What happened, dude? Oh wait. He’s not answering. Could it be the only guy to get caught up in the Rapture is the one who predicted it? The Great Falling Away mentioned above IS happening. It’s been going on since the Renaissance and has nothing to do with the end of the world, but the beginning of the age of reason. Take that absolute certainty you had two days ago and ask yourself is there anything else I absolutely believe in that could be just as false? People are falling away because they’re using reason and intelligence to rule their lives, not superstition. The US Constitution was a landmark because it guaranteed freedom of religion. The next great constitution will guarantee freedom FROM religion. I fully defend your right to believe whatever you want, but as soon as one man says to another, “God wants you to do X” THAT’s the real definition of evil. I believe I’m a good, caring person who loves his family and his fellow man. I don’t drink or smoke or do drugs because those are personal choices I made, I don’t expect or require anyone else to make the same choices. I decide who I am and what I do, not some set of rules someone else wrote before they knew what sanitation was that threatens to punish me for eternity if I don’t follow them. Everyone should just take a deep breath and THINK for minute. Oh, and I’m going on a cruise next week, figured that’d be the safest place to ride out the tsunami from the comet.

  50. Paul Carter Block says:

    I find this thread simultaneously amusing and desperately disappointing. Mike has clearly demonstrated the absurdity of an apparently widespread belief in the imminent destruction of our planet (after 4.6 billion reasonably successful years) just because someone with a desire for a few moments of publicity has put together Yom Kippur and Eid with the quite normal appearance of the Moon and a routine meeting between a US president and a pope and divined that the end is nigh.
    The disappointing part is that this or that god has to be invoked to back up all this nonsense. Biblical quotations from two or three thousand years ago do not constitute evidence of anything. They merely highlight the tenacity of oral tradition which, in itself, makes an interesting social or anthropological study but tells us little about the past (as compared with archaeology, for example) and, provably, nothing whatsoever about the future, particularly the events of next Wednesday.
    My step-daughter flies from the UK to Japan on the 20th for a ten-month stay as part of her uni course. I told her that she should cancel the trip for the reasons listed above and she replied that she has waited and worked years for this opportunity and even the End of the World will not stop her. And, truly, this latest “End of the World” will not stop anything, the fevered rantings of Christian lunacy notwithstanding, as it will not happen.
    Without having read all of the posts on this thread, I cannot be certain that Nibiru has not been invoked. If it has not, I will continue to make plans for the 24th.

  51. Maaz says:

    So many of you make comments about the end of the world like it is happening in one day. That is not at all what we Christians believe. We believe that there will be a long series of events leading up to the return of Jesus Christ. None of us know exactly what is going to happen or what has already happened for that matter. The bible doesn’t say anything about the Earth exploding and suddenly ending or any craziness like that. Each of us has reasons for our beliefs as I am sure all of you have reasons for your doubts. You have to remember that there is a beautiful side to Christianity. If we die and find out there isn’t really a God, no harm no foul. If say an atheist or someone who rejects God dies and finds out there really is a God, well you can draw your own conclusion.

    I don’t agree with every Christian. So many are hot tempered and are quick to preach hellfire and death at people but that is not a Christlike way to treat others. God is love. If he decides it is time to end the world then so be it. If he doesn’t, even better. I sure wouldn’t mind watching my kids grow up.

    I think I’m done with this forum. I would rather spend my time in fellowship with people of equal beliefs and faith. Good luck to you all.

  52. Mike says:

    The world isn’t going to end September 23 anymore than may 21-12 . It is just the end of an era. A new cycle beginning. Yes there is climate change, people killing in the name of their beliefs. Crazy things have happened throughout history and will continue.

  53. stoney says:

    don`t forget ,the govt. is gonna set off a nuclear device in the Gulf that day. and blame it on an asteroid.

  54. HmphOkay says:

    There is a chain of events that happen before the return of Jesus, as stated in the bible. The people who believe the end of the world can happen at any time just because they line up a few events and nothing before, are basically calling the writer of Revelations a liar. I expect to make it through highschool, but it still worries me ALOT. But along with that, an event like this cannot be covered up. NASA does not rule every space agency in the world and not every astronomer. CERN was proven to be safe.

  55. M. Owens says:

    With all that is going on in the world, it is ridiculous that all these comments are so dismissive and judgmental. Yes there have been many dooms-day comet rider cult leaders in the past, just as there were IT programmers expected us to implode 1/1/2000. The fact is that the world WILL end, and every person has a finite life span. The Bible says we aren’t supposed to be ignorant but to be ready for His coming. Not to speciate over the so-called “coincidental” occurrence of significant events on a day commemorating the high holy days of two opposing religions is just naive.
    So if Jesus comes,
    On 9/23, two days later, or the day before, will you be ready or running to the hills and praying for them to fall on you and hide you from the King of Kings? Where will you spend eternity?

  56. Sheefrah says:

    There are so many world end theories, I choose to live and “feel” the enlightment from Yah almighty

  57. Wonderer says:

    He points to Acts 2:19-20, which reads, “And I will show wonders in Heaven above and signs in the Earth beneath, the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.”

    The refutation lies in the very same passage. This is from Peter’s discourse on the famous day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples, tongues of fire appeared above their heads, and they spoke in multiple languages, miraculously. A large group of international visitors heard them speak in their native languages. Some of the local religious elites accused these tongue-speaking disciples of being drunk—a 9am in the morning! Peter replied to them:

    But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

    “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day” (Acts 2:14–20).

    Peter is quoting from Joel 2:28–31, but his application of it makes it not only clear but inescapable that the “blood moon” prophecy of Joel was being fulfilled right there in the first century. The earth-and heavens-shaking event which indicated this was the Pentecostal outpouring of the Holy Spirit and its manifestations right before their eyes.

    This means the blood moon and darkened sun, and the “day of the Lord” of which Joel spoke, pertained to the first century. Indeed, it was the total devastation of the old covenant temple and the leveling of the city of Jerusalem in AD 70 which proved this once and for all.

    Peter was not speaking of celestial events that would occur two thousand years from his own audience. He applied Joel 2 to his time and his audience in the first century. “This is” means “what you see here and now is what was predicted.”

  58. c says:

    F**K IT ALL. THE procent chance of world destruction is 2,5 % and that is the climate F*****G CHANGE LIES LIES AND F*****G LIES live your life and f**k this illuminati d*****t i mean wtf comet NO NASA SAID ALIENS I DONT THINK SO IM A F*****G VAMPIRE…

  59. Messenger of the Hour says:

    Read this link here and you can all find out the truth. It’s mathematical. And no, Jesus is not coming back, he never said he would. The Koran and the Bible both agree that 2015 is the end. All the other previous claims were not supported by scripture.
    This is not a manipulation of scripture. This is a very accurate analysis. You’ll want to show it to everyone you know.

  60. Beaker1 says:

    I am not saying I agree or disagree but this is from CERNS’s webpage and Big Business doesn’t lie….
    CERN answers your queries about 23 September 2015
    Is the Large Hadron Collider dangerous?
    No. Although powerful for an accelerator, the energy reached in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is modest by nature’s standards. Cosmic rays – particles produced by events in outer space – collide with particles in the Earth’s atmosphere at much greater energies than those of the LHC. These cosmic rays have been bombarding the Earth’s atmosphere as well as other astronomical bodies since these bodies were formed, with no harmful consequences. These planets and stars have stayed intact despite these higher energy collisions over billions of years.
    Read more about the safety of the LHC here
    Is CERN planning anything for the end of September 2015?
    CERN has no special events planned for the end of September. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be running at its usual collision energy of 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV).
    The LHC has been running at this collision energy since 3 June 2015 and had already delivered some 28,000 billion collisions to the large experiments by mid-August. Throughout the rest of 2015, CERN aims to gradually increase the number of collisions, while remaining at the same energy. Read more about gradually increasing the intensity of the proton beams here.
    Why is the Higgs boson referred to as the God particle?
    The Higgs boson is the linchpin of the Standard Model of particle physics but experimental physicists weren’t able to observe it until the arrival of the LHC, nearly 50 years after the particle was first postulated. Leon Lederman coined the term ‘the God particle’ in his popular 1993 book ‘The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What is the Question?’ written with Dick Teresi. In their book, Lederman and Teresi claim the nickname originated because the publisher wouldn’t allow them to call it ‘the Goddamn Particle’ – a name that reflected the difficulty in observing the elusive boson. The name caught on through the media attention it attracted but is disliked by both clerics and scientists.
    Is CERN’s aim to prove that God does not exist?
    No. People from all over the world work together harmoniously at CERN, representing all regions, religions and cultures. CERN exists to understand the mystery of nature for the benefit of humankind. Scientists at CERN use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. Particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. This process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.
    Why does CERN have a statue of Shiva?
    The Shiva statue was a gift from India to celebrate its association with CERN, which started in the 1960’s and remains strong today. In the Hindu religion, Lord Shiva practiced Nataraj dance which symbolises Shakti, or life force. This deity was chosen by the Indian government because of a metaphor that was drawn between the cosmic dance of the Nataraj and the modern study of the ‘cosmic dance’ of subatomic particles. India is one of CERN’s observer states, along with the USA, Russia and Japan. CERN is a multicultural organisation that welcomes scientists from more than 100 countries and 680 institutions. The Shiva statue is only one of the many statues and art pieces at CERN.
    What are the shapes in the CERN logo?
    The shapes in CERN’s current logo represent particle accelerators. The logo in this form dates back to 1968, when a decision was made to change the CERN logo from the original one, seen here. Some 114 new designs were proposed, many of which used CERN’s experiments as inspiration. The final design used the original lettering, surrounded by a schematic of a synchrotron, beam lines and particle tracks. Today’s logo is a simplified version of this.
    Will CERN open a door to another dimension?
    CERN will not open a door to another dimension. However, if the experiments conducted at the LHC demonstrate the existence of certain particles it could help physicists to test various theories about nature and our Universe, such as the presence of extra dimensions. There is more information here.
    What did Stephen Hawking say about Higgs potential destroying the Universe?
    Hawking was not discussing the work being done at the LHC.
    The LHC observes nature at a fundamental level but does not influence it. Measurements of the Higgs boson have allowed us to learn more about the intrinsic nature of the Universe, and it is this that Hawking was discussing. The measured properties of the boson suggest that the Universe is in a quasi-stable equilibrium, though with a lifetime far exceeding anything we can imagine (10100 years). This is explained further in the TEDxCERN talk below:
    Why does CERN appear in Google Maps when I type certain keywords?
    Many of these associations have no grounding in fact, and are a possible result of several users renaming locations on their own maps, keyword searches, or from lots of users creating custom maps, which utilise those search terms.
    Can the LHC have an influence on weather patterns and natural phenomena?
    No. The magnets at CERN have an electromagnetic field, which is contained with the magnets themselves and therefore cannot influence the Earth’s magnetic field, nor the weather. The strength of the LHC magnets (8.36 teslas) is comparable to the magnetic field found in PET-MRI scanners (link is external) (up to 9.4 tesla (link is external)), which are regularly used for brain scans.
    Will CERN generate a black hole?
    The LHC will not generate black holes in the cosmological sense. However, some theories suggest that the formation of tiny ‘quantum’ black holes may be possible. The observation of such an event would be thrilling in terms of our understanding of the Universe; and would be perfectly safe. More information is available here.

  61. Paul Carter Block says:

    With one day to go before the apocalypse, I wish to ask a couple of questions.
    If September 23rd is the “end of the world”, will it happen at the beginning of the day or at the end?
    My daughter is studying at a university in Hakodate, Japan, right now and that country is eight hours ahead of the UK.
    Will she see the world beginning to end (sorry if that sounds clumsy) eight hours before I do and give me the heads-up so I can put on my tin-foil hat and start praying to whichever made-up god takes my fancy? I’m thinking seriously about Shinto.
    I would appreciate any replies before the 24th.
    Thank you.

  62. Makkon Dakota says:

    Idk I can’t quite shake the fear now that there’s only one day left. I don’t know I have some kind of anxiety about some of the things I’m seing.

    • None of the “signs and portents” of “what’s about to happen” are meaningful in any way. So you’ve got nothing to worry about.

      • Makkon Dakota says:

        I’m usually a pretty rational and deductive person so i have no earthy Idea why I’m so anxious/fearful despite everything going against it.

        I have this page bookmarked so I can go back and read it when it gets too bad but I don’t know. I guess the thing I’m most worried about is CERN and the possibility of a false flag situation.

        Sorry if I sound batshit insane

        • Paul Carter Block says:

          Don’t worry. It won’t happen. And that’s because it’s all bullshit.
          Thank you.

        • Paul Carter Block says:

          Hang on. “False flag”? How is CERN a “false flag”?
          It is an acronym from “Conseil Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire”. It is a council of European science faculties which operates lots of cutting-edge experiments in physics. The place is a joint venture by many states where they do brilliant stuff and it is apolitical.
          So lots of real flags fly there but no false ones.

          • Makkon Dakota says:

            I’m not saying CERN is the false flag, I’m saying I’m scared of CERN and the possibility of a false flag. Not together, two seperate things

            I just can not for the life of me shake this anxiety

        • Paul Carter Block says:

          I have anxieties too and I know how you must feel but, honestly, there is nothing going on at CERN that is any cause for concern. That’s not a deliberate play on words either.
          The sheer scale of the experiment is daunting and humbling but the energies that fly through the torus are minute. For example, I read that the protons whizzing around at nearly the speed of light would not deflect a mosquito by a millimetre – if a mosquito were allowed which it isn’t.
          When the LHC switched on for the first time a few years ago there were scare stories that black holes would be produced that could engulf the Universe. No singularities have yet been detected – and they are unlikely to be – but, should one materialise, it will be on the atomic scale because there is simply not enough matter within its grasp to make one of the super-massive behemoths that reside at the hearts of galaxies. It would evaporate in a tiny fraction of a second and do no damage whatsoever.
          Please, Friend, do not be alarmed by this. There are real dangers in the world (there are plenty in my kitchen!) but this is not one of them.
          Take care, be happy and plan something good for the 24th.

      • Wonderer says:

        Though I can’t help but say I worry too. I’ll ge over it, then BOOM I’m anxious again. Them im not. If it happens, it happens. If not, I can get over it and stop worrying finally. I hate to admit it but I fell for it back in 2012. Though they always re write the same things. Its ALWAYS biblical, its always Rapture (which is a false teaching anyways), it alwasy includes the Pope (who is the holiest MAN ivr ever seen) its always the same thing just a different date. Though my anxitey always tells me, “its gonna happen this time”.

  63. bob b says:

    Such is the power of the internet. Although I must admit it is like having a library of mankind’s knowledge at you fingertips it is also a curse with hoaxes and misinformation. You have to love it though. You can find a manual to rebuild an automatic transmission or simply fix a running toilet in a matter of minutes not to mention rare parts or objects that would have been nearly impossible to find before. It’s like an old radio commercial I heard” Remember when the Internet was actually fun before it became a Tijuana Bazaar.”

  64. Elizabeth says:

    I dont see why everyone thats supposed to be Christians even believe this crazy stuff bc does it not say that Only God his self kniws when the world will end even his son doesnt know? There all false profits. When the world goes there isnt anything anyone can do about it.

  65. Paul Carter Block says:

    The time is 2:17AM in the UK and the rain has stopped, the sky is bursting with stars and all looks fine. I suppose I’ll have to wait out the Apocalypse with tea and biscuits.
    I just spoke to my daughter in Japan where it is 10:17 AM and she says it’s a warm, beautiful day in Hakodate and she plans to climb a mountain – not to await the Rapture, you understrand, but because she says there is wonderful view of the bay from up there and she wants to take photos.
    She will let me know if the hand or foot of any god reaches down from the sky to snuff out humanity so that I can warn the USA what’s coming their way.
    On the subject of the Rapture: As I understand it, all good christians are lifted bodily off the face of the Earth and into the sky. Do they take their clothes with them or is it a naked ride? And, if clothes can go along, are they allowed to take wallets, car keys, mobile phones (that’s “cells” to you) to give us atheists the low-down on Heaven? What about their pets?
    One other: Do the Raptured meet up in orbit to be gathered en masse by an angelic mothership or carry on in all directions, like an expanding Universe, each saved soul moved steadily and inexorably farther away from the next? That sounds like a lonely way (and a cold one) to spend eternity.
    Perhaps any christians out there can spare the time to explain some of this esoteric stuff to a poor, benighted Englishman, perfectly happy and content with his lifelong atheism and not in the least bothered by the scientific impossibility of any kind of afterlife, either celestial or hellish.
    Thank you.

  66. Owen Farmer says:

    Clearly this is all fake, it’s the 24th and nothing has happened. Great story guys!

  67. Paul Carter Block says:

    So I gave it an extra day just in case a leap year had muddled the calculations at some point but everything looks its normal crappy/harmonious self here at 03:33 25th September 2015 in the UK. We’re still here. My roving reporter step-daughter tells me Japan is still there. My son on his honeymoon in the Cape Verde Islands is too happily drunk to care. In a sense, I am disappointed while also being massively relieved. My emotions have devolved to contiguous anamorphic chondrieties. As usual!
    I wonder what to do now that I don’t have an excuse for not paying my bills or failing to bring in the washing.
    The end will come some day.
    Same time next week, anyone?

    • Wonderer says:

      America is fine. Except forall the “racial” BULLSHIT. But fine. Since it didn’t end, I’m gonna buy Destiny. Heard its a good game.

    • John Monroe says:

      No mention of the end of the world here in Oz, as us Aussies refer to our country. Nothing on the news, nothing on bill boards, no people walking around declaring that its going to happen. We’re all blissfully ignorant. Can’t see any asteroids either.

      • Paul Carter Block says:

        Ah, John. The asteroids we CAN’T see are those we should be worried about.
        I’m pleased to hear that Oz still functions perfectly.
        After a bashing in the Ashes, you blokes down under have more to worry about than the end of the world! (Sorry!)
        However, on a positive note, Tony Abbott has gone.

  68. Wonderer says:

    People are still dead set on the moon.

  69. John Monroe says:

    Oh and by the way, it’s the Spring Equinox where I live.

  70. Xinny says:

    Oh hell. I missed this End of the World. Well maybe next time…

  71. TETRÆSØNIKÄE says:


  72. John Monroe says:

    We’re not even going to see the lunar eclipse here in Oz.
    I’m disappointed!

  73. Noah Dillon says:

    Everyone OK? Everyone make it through September 23 alright? It was a normal day, right? Anyone get swallowed by a CERN black hole? No? OK. Can we all just internalize this for the next apocalypse prediction?

  74. Wonderer says:

    What time is the eclipse gonna be!

  75. Alex says:

    To all biblical prophecy watchers, apocalypse predictors, rapture preachers, and doomsday preppers I have one question:
    – After all these predictions throughout ages and none of them came to fruition, WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?

    • Maaz says:

      The same place he had always been. Right next to you, waiting for you to accept Him. If any Christian responds to your comment negatively, then they do not read their Bible thoroughly. God is love and tells us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.

      But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
      2 Peter 3:8-9 ESV

    • TETRÆSØNIKÄE says:


  76. John Monroe says:

    Beautiful full moon last night. No eclipse here in Australia unfortunately. No second coming or flying saucers either. Life goes on. It bloody better. AFL grand final on Saturday. Go Hawks!

  77. John Monroe says:

    I did wonder though if only half the world saw the blood moon eclipse, did that mean only half the world was going to end?

  78. Bob says:

    Thanks for debunking all of these theories in one place. TIRED of hearing about this from co-workers and religious nutjobs.

  79. TETRÆSØNIKÄE says:


  80. TETRÆSØNIKÄE says:


    • Timmy!! says:

      The problem I have with the bible is that it says only the tribes of jewish ancestry will be saved ….. what about the rest of us non-jewish folk? Anyway, it looks like millions of faithful jews will be left behind too if you add up the number of jews that will be saved according to the bible.
      Maybe the original bible writer”s didn’t imagine the population explosion in the future and never considered numbers like billions?

    • Timmy!! says:

      Buzzzz! Buddha where born 623 BC , Jesus would have spoken to 643 year old ashes if you are right.

  81. TorchWood says:

    It is a great pity that, when the end of world finally happens, there will be nobody left to say “I told you so!”

  82. Timmy!! says:

    Has anyone noticed that the larger retailer run their “take home now with no repayments until after the end of the world date promotions” everytime some turkey predicts dooms day? I know many people who bought crap they didn’t need because the didn’t think that they had to pay for it …… then paid it off over 5 years when the world didn’t end.

    Maybe it’s all a marketing scam to sell crap and to get the god fearing to hand over their money in return for salvation?????

  83. Anonymous says:

    All im gonna say everyone here is gonna die long before this ending comes

  84. mudguts says:

    I think they missed contrails!

  85. Macky says:

    Since the LHC is mentioned here in Mike’s article, and one or two posters, I must say that I am totally against one aspect of their experiments, certainly not all.

    Specifically, the recreation of particles that existed only shortly after the Big Bang. This is nothing less than the creation of unnatural conditions, because nowhere in the known universe are said particles existing, having ceased their lives 13.7 billion years ago.

    There has been a stated uncertainty by scientists “but the risk is very small” etc (STFC).
    How do they know the risk, if they are “conjuring” (their word not mine) particles into existence using their giant underground pinball machine, that they have never known about before ?

    Once again, its science at any cost. I’m sure most of the rest of the experiments going on are reasonably safe and will have some benefit somewhere, but the almost religious regard that modern science holds in some quarters enables the “chosen few” to feel justified in gambling with the unknown about a Time which existed only for a short while 13.7 billion years ago, and has never existed since, possibly with a severe accident occurring, at least locally.

    Who in the 7 billion inhabitants of Planet Earth (the scientists wreck the Globe, that’s IT for us) give a monkey’s about what the universe was like at the Beginning ? Did anyone hold a referendum on whether a few scientists should be allowed to try and recreate particles that haven’t existed for the last x-billion years ? No of course not, most of the world inhabitants wouldn’t understand anyway, it’s not for them to know. We are the elite, we can play God, because we are the top scientists.

    How is the knowledge of what the Universe was like seconds/minutes after the Big Bang going to solve the world’s problems ? And I think it would be safe to say that somewhere in amongst it all, the military will be standing by for possible new and wonderful scientific applications for weapons, in order to do what all weapons do, usually to civilians in great quantities.

    Modern science increasingly attempts to bend nature to its will, not go with its flow. The arrogance of Man in the form of some scientists is appallingly ignorant in a Cosmic point of view. The splitting of nature’s building blocks was bad enough, but at least it was in “real time”.

    Conjuring up particles that existed only 3.7 billion years ago, not knowing what may happen, is an exercise in boffins engaged in being clever at being stupid.

  86. Andrea says:

    I my self experience supernatural things happened to me during this time. It was like a connection to the 5th dimension I became possessed by this feeling that the end of times was happening and I was controlled by a higher power to cancel what was meant to happened. It such of a strong experience for me I ended in a metal hospital. Till this day I’m still trying to recover. I wonder if anybody experience something like it ?

  87. Jay Edwards says:

    Every reader here should quickly read “Ready for Rapture Astrology?” The same was spotted by me on the widely read UK blog “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing” hosted by prophecy authority Treena Gisborn.

  88. Natalie says:

    Thought jesus was a shepherd

  89. DENNIS says:

    America is being punished by God continuous hurricanes earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, why because they have built statues to satan, taken prayers and bibles out of their schools, placed evolution in and taken creation out by God. And worst of all allowed gay marriage against Gods law.

    Australia could go the same way if they allow gay marriage, No one knows the day or the hour that the apocalypse will occur except God.

    • Noah Dillon says:

      Why doesn’t God do the same thing to all other countries that don’t have Bibles and prayer in their schools?

      Why does God only send hurricanes during hurricane season and why do they only affect coastal states? Could it be that they’re just hurricanes and that’s what hurricanes have always done? How does religiosity explain, say, the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, when I’m pretty sure there were Bibles in schools and no statues of Satan, evolution was not a topic of discussion, and homosexuality was a criminal offense?

      What “continuous earthquakes” are you talking about?

      It seems like all these things fall apart under scrutiny and have nothing to do with religion. Hurricanes and earthquakes and flooding and tornadoes are material, physical processes. If they’re God’s punishment, then they seem weirdly mundane and capricious. You’d think that a God that made so much so clear and obvious and precise in the Bible would probably not switch up his tactics like that, right? Like, Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because their people were bad, right? Couldn’t God just do the same thing? Or turn everyone into a pillar of salt if they’re not righteous or whatever?

    • Macky says:

      Dennis asserts:
      “America is being punished by God continuous hurricanes earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, why because they have built statues to satan, taken prayers and bibles out of their schools, placed evolution in and taken creation out by God. And worst of all allowed gay marriage against Gods law.

      Australia could go the same way if they allow gay marriage, No one knows the day or the hour that the apocalypse will occur except God.”

      I’m at a loss to understand how anybody can presume to know what God is doing, or why.

      And if it is, as it clearly states in the opening verses of the Gospel of St John that there is/was nothing made that was not made by God, then He has also made satan and gays as well.

      At that point, as branches of the same god, God must therefore be punishing bits of himself because they are not behaving according to what other bits decree etc.

      It follows that if God in fact is in control of Everything, yesterday, today and tomorrow, then He must have constructed All That Is/Has/Will Happen according to His own plan.

      What kind of a game is God playing at ?

      The whole thing is nonsensical.

  90. Marino Reyes says:

    So what is it about the 23rd of December? Here we are in 2017 after a total eclipse, an asteroid named Florence, uncontrollable wildfires, devastating earthquakes and hurricanes, and a crazy North Korean nuclear dictator. So now the constellation Virgo will look exactly like what is described in Revelation 12 on the 23rd, which is once every 6000 years.. God is gonna wake us up soon.

    • Alexandria Nick says:

      Virgo “looks” like that every 12 years and the astronomical alignments described don’t actually match the description anyhow.

      All of those other things are things that exist at all times anyhow:

      There’s a total solar eclipse somewhere on Earth every 18 months.
      There’s always a large near Earth asteroid making a close pass (there’s a lot of them).
      There’s always a “uncontrollable” wildfires on Earth, as in, at any given second, there is one somewhere.
      There’s always devastating earthquakes, roughly the same amount a year, spread over the entire planet.
      There’s always devastating hurricanes.
      North Korea has had nuclear weapons for some time now and before them, we could worry about the Soviets or the Pakistanis or the Iranians or anyone else that had enough cash laying around to get some nuclear material.

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