Grasping at apocalypse straws?

Apparently it’s been predicted now that Jesus is really truly coming back to Earth, but not until 2023.

Robert Singer’s gone through a lot of trouble (and maybe done some wacky math) to come up with that figure based on the book of Daniel, some junk Jesus supposedly said, and the crackpot visions of John, who gets author credit for the super psycho trip that is Revelations.

But, it turns out he got his idea for this article from a book called The Cassandra Prophecy by Ian Gurney. And yes, of course there’s a website. All it does is tease and tantalize the viewer about the secrets revealed in the book, unfortunately. They did steal all the good reviews off the Amazon website, though, like this one from Martin R.

Having not read anything like this before, I was hooked and had to keep reading ’til I got to the end in one session. If Gurney is right this book will become the biggest seller ever.

Well, Singer states in his article that the book is out of print, so somebody’s wrong. Big sellers tend to be the ones that offer the reader hope and monetary success, not flaming pits of hell and damnation, am I right?

But, who knows, maybe old Gurney really is a Cassandra figure here. Maybe tidal waves will wreck New York and California will quake apart and drop to the ocean floor and the Catholic Church will crumble under the weight of utter wrongability and all those demonesque ramblings will ramble down what’s left of Broadway, wishing they’d timed their arrival for when Cats was still playing.

Let’s just see if we survive 2012 first…

(This is slightly related – did you know that prophecy and prophesy mean two different things? I didn’t. Thought they were spelling variations, but prophesy is a verb, not a noun. To prophesy. To prophesy a prophecy. I wonder how many times I’ve screwed that up over my lifetime…)

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