Scheduling the end of the world
By Diogenes (articles ) | October 10, 2003 11:17 AM
The best Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox theorists on the end times will gather in Mundelein, Illinois, on October 16-18, for a conference on the topic: "The Time is Near: The Apocalyptic Imagination in an Age of Anxiety." I guess we can safely infer that the world won't end until at least October 18.
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Posted by: John J Plick -
Oct. 11, 2003 7:22 PM ET USA
Amusing, Diogenes...save the bus fare to Mundelein, Ill. Whatever Our Lord intends to "do" to the world He will "do" first in Rome, thus I can safely gaurantee that everyone who subscribes to CWN already has a front row seat. Just make sure you have your seatbelt fastened...with a rosary...
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Oct. 10, 2003 11:23 PM ET USA
The world will end and Christ will return; one day. However, that could be 6 minutes;hours;years; decades away. Your prayers matter; the prayers to Our Father, His Son, Our Holy Queen and the Saints and special angels. Pray that your name will be written in the book of life; you have never met a mortal soul.
Posted by: Psalms -
Oct. 10, 2003 8:33 PM ET USA
I know that the omens for the end of the world could be seen in all the wars etc. in the world today. In fact aren't there a few religions built on the premise that the end was near? They're still here and so are we. But the thief in the night theory rings in my ears also. While people discuss the theories of the end of the world, I hope that they have made their peace with God as the end of the world for them could be on the trip home from the conference.
Posted by: Fatimabeliever -
Oct. 10, 2003 5:04 PM ET USA
Are they really the best? It doesn't take a whole lot of brains to know that the world is in a sorry state. It would be more beneficial in Mundelein if their topic would be, "How can we help the world turn towards God?" Why not start with complaining openly about this secular abuse in regards to Christian beliefs? How is this for a topic, "Best theorists become Soldiers of Christ?"
Posted by: AveMaria580 -
Oct. 10, 2003 4:28 PM ET USA
No Catholics aren't into the end times stuff. I wish someone could convice the fuzz-headed rad femme religious that show movies on the rapture to our youth group.
Posted by: Opa -
Oct. 10, 2003 12:39 PM ET USA
I thought Catholics were not to get into end time theology!
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Oct. 10, 2003 12:31 PM ET USA
It will wait until at least Mother Thresa's canonization.