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<nettime> Rapture billboard
Michael Reinsborough on Mon, 30 May 2011 03:58:12 +0200 (CEST)


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does anyone have more info on this Rapture dynamic that happened in USA. is it
true that a surprisingly large number of people in the USA belief in "rapture"

links before may 21st 2011

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/12/01/Billboards-advertise-the-coming-Rapture/UPI-17821291231247/

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/east_bay&id=8139534

links after may 21st 2011

http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-nc-man-billboard-110523,0,300126.story

"devoking the apocalypse" taking on the narrative of self-destruction

http://www.earthfirstjournal.org/article.php?id=149

So obviously this may 21st rapture thing didn't happen and the humorous
billboards after the fact, while funny, are less interesting than the fact
that this apocalyptic narrative seems to be a major strand within American
culture, yes? no? comments?  how dangerous is this that a nuclear war-head
nation in a time of man-made climate change has this aspect to its national
consciousness?  who paid for the billboards after may 21st making fun of
the issue and why?  is it significant that they chose a theological
response: MAthew 24:36


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