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I believe that the end of the world, or some catastrophic event after which life won’t be the same, is near.  While my belief has a hopeful origin--God's victory (led by the return of a beloved religious leader / prophet) and the final triumph of good over evil-- I realize there are other possibilities.  The end of the world could come with the Devil's victory over God, some manmade global catastrophe—perhaps all out nuclear war or irreversible environmental disaster, or cosmic catastrophe in the form of events happening in space or objects arriving from there.  

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

expects End time someday, perhaps soon

respects Rapture possibility

realizes Societal Collapse is possible, perhaps will happen soon

appreciates Risks to Civilization, humans

summary Wikipedia article: Apocalypticism

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1211

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 36

Related Words, Beliefs, Background -- 46 entries              Songs!           Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #9B: Apocalypticism

Apocalyptic Literature  (from online encyclopedia)
Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction (from online encyclopedia)
Armageddon  (from online encyclopedia)
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse  (from online encyclopedia)
Devil   (from online encyclopedia)
Doomsday Clock (from online encyclopedia; describes clock--reset to 11:57 PM on Jan 22 2015--maintained by The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
Spaceguard (from online encyclopedia)
Technological Singularity (from online encyclopedia)
Worldview Watch #28: Extreme Weather, The End Times, and Predicting the Future 
Worldview Watch issue #17: Disaster Capitalism and Class Struggle 
Worldview Watch issue #10: Technology, Disasters, and Moralistic Apocalpyticism
Rapture Ready (comprehensive website from Christian fundamentalist apocalyptic perspective)  
"The End of the World -- A Brief History" (article from The Economist magazine)
Armageddon Video Gallery (watch videos at The History Channel)
Armageddon Online ("your source for disaster news and end of the world scenarios")

"The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything."  By Carl Zimmer (from NY Times Dec 8 2018)

“Planet X, Nibiru and doomsday prophecy is back: Will the world end April 23?” by Leada Gore (April 12 2018 report)

"The People Who Would Survive Nuclear War" by Alexis Madrigal (from The Atlantic Jan 25 2018)

“Doomsday Clock is now just two minutes from midnight” by Corky Siemaszko    (NBC News Jan 25 2018 story)
"A Flash in the Sky: If EMP Takes Down America's Electricity Grid" (A "what if" article from The Economist July 2017)
"The Pandemic Panic" by Bryan Walsh (article from Time May 15 2017)
Homo Deus: A Brief History of  Tomorrow by Y. Harari (review by Tim Adams on The Guardian Sept 11 2016)
Black Flags--The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick  ( apocalyptical / Endtimes beliefs of ISIS; NY Times review by Michiko Kakutani  Dec 2015)
The ISIS Apocalypse by William McCants (review of 2015 book in The Economist September 26 2015)
The Prophesized End Time Revealed--2008: God's Final Witness (book by self proclaimed end time prophet)
Apocalypse: Earthquakes, Archaeology, and the Wrath of God, by Amos Nur (read excerpts of 2008 book at Google Books)
A History of the End of the World, by Jonathan Kirsch (review of 2006 book re: Book of Revelations)
"Volcanoes and Climate--After Tambora"   (article about threat from volcanoes in The Economist April 11 2015)

"Nearly Four in 10 U.S. Residents Blame Weather on End times" by Mary Wisniewski  (item on Reuters Dec 13 2012) 

'End Times' Religious Groups Want Apocalypse Soon (article from LA Times)
The Book of Revelation (from online encyclopedia)
Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation (from Catholic Encyclopedia)
The Book of Revelation with Elaine Pagels (2008 UCTV program)
Myth and Apocalypticism
Religious Dualism (Christian Perspective) 
"Who Are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?" (detailed answer from Christian perspective)
Apocalypse Countdown 2015 to 2021 by Robert Rite (from author of "non-fiction  books in the supernatural mysteries and biblical prophecy genre")
Apocalypse Explained: America's Doom Industry, by Paul Boyer (from Frontline website)
"Space probe finds 72 new objects near Earth" by Amanda Barnett (April 2016 CNN report of news about the search for Earth-threatening asteroids)
"The New Nuclear Age" (commentary about growing nuclear war threat from The Economist March 7 2015)
"Two Billion at Risk: The Threat of Limited Nuclear War" by Robert Dodge and Ira Helfand (Dec 11 2013 article on Common Dreams website)
December 21 2012 Official Website (website promoting this as "the day everything changes")
"2012 Mayan Apocalypse Has Dark Side, NASA Warns" by Stephanie Pappas (Nov 29 2012 Yahoo News item)
"Subculture of Americans Prepares for Civilization's Collapse" by Jim Forsyth (Jan 21 2012 article on Reuters)
"Doomsday Clock Moved Closer to Midnight" by Doyle Rice (news report in Jan 10 2012 USA Today)
"2012 End of World Countdown Based on Mayan Calendar Begins Today " by Suzan Clark (Jan 1 2012 article)
The Real End of the World, by Seth Shostak (an astronomer's comments re: May 21, 2011)
Harold Camping: Judgment Day Actually Did Happen on Saturday (May 2011 news item from Time)
Apocalyptic Grace: The Evolution of Culture and Consciousness by Stephen Powell (more about this 2009 book)
Apocalypse New, by Lev Grossman (Jan. 22 2008 Time magazine article about apocalyptic movies)
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive by Jared Diamond  (2005  review from The Guardian of this book by UCLA professor) 
The Prophet and the Astronomer, by Marcelo Gleiser (2001 book about Apocalyptic Science and the End of World)
End Times As a Growth Industry, by Chip Berlet
Fundamentalists and World Peace
The Official Left Behind Book Series website
"Should We Promote the Left Behind Theology?"
Armageddon Books (info on hundreds of books related to Bible prophecy)
A History of the Devil, by Robert Muchembled (review of this book) 
"Wrestling with Satan" (Unitarian perspective)
"Neo-Pagan Witchcraft vs. Satanism"
Jesus the Apocalyptic Prophet (professor Bart Ehrman's conception of Jesus and links to similar viewpoints)  
Zoroastrianism (religious dualism in this ancient religion, and its influence on other religions)
End of World Not Likely, Scientists Say
The Fate of the Species by Fred Guterl (excerpt from this 2012 book re: "climate armageddon" and human extinction)
"News Scan: nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan could harm ozone layer"  (June, 2008 news item)
Asteroid and Comet Impact Hazards (brief summary and answers to FAQ from NASA scientist)
"What If the Biggest Solar Storm on Record Happened Today?" by Richard A. Lovett (news item from National Geographic March 2011)
Earth Impact Effects Program (web based program for calculating effects of meteoroid impact)
The Lifeboat Foundation ("helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of...technologies"
Indonesians Ask If Calamities Are a Divine Rebuke, by Tom McCawley (July, 2006 CSM article)
Bible quotes related to the end of the world 
quotes related to evil

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