September 28, 1992 |
Im Hwa Ja, bewildered and depressed, has seen her entire world collapse around her. Since last November, her husband of 25 years, a prosperous director of a book-publishing firm, abruptly quit his job, sold the house, began beating her and now, to keep himself "clean," refuses to sleep with her. Im's three sons, the pride of her life, dropped out of their university.
December 23, 1995 |
National Public Radio made an on-air apology Friday evening for a commentator's remark on the return of Christ, after the Christian Coalition complained that the comment was anti-Christian. The remark by humorist Andrei Codrescu occurred Tuesday during a commentary on NPR's popular program "All Things Considered." In a telephone interview from his New Orleans home, Codrescu said his commentary was about a pamphlet he got on the beliefs of a religious group called The Rapture.
March 30, 2000 |
Police pulled 53 more bodies Wednesday from the house of a leader of a doomsday cult that is suspected of killing hundreds of its members. The house and garden of Dominic Kataribabo of the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God have so far yielded 155 dead, some strangled, some poisoned. The latest exhumations bring to about 800 the number of corpses, among them more than 100 children, found in three mass graves and a burned-out church in southwestern Uganda.
July 30, 1992 |
By now, millions of people should have mysteriously disappeared from the face of the earth, the Soviet Union should have invaded Israel and Jesus should have descended from the heavens to usher in a real New World Order. So went the rough scenario outlined in 1970 by Christian author Hal Lindsey in his bestseller, "The Late Great Planet Earth."
March 31, 1999 |
Perry Stone Jr., Southern preacher extraordinaire, is whipping thousands of believers into a frenzy. A chain of events surrounding Israel--the rebirth of the nation, Jerusalem's restoration as capital, the return of Jews from Russia--have been prophesied in the Bible as omens of Christ's second coming and THEY HAVE ALL COME TO PASS! Stone declares. "They want to call you a doomer! They want to call you a gloomer! But we understand it's the coming of Christ!"
February 7, 1991 |
Is it over? Is it coming? Are we hurtling toward The End? From Glendora to Harlem, Santa Ana to Buffalo, those who believe in biblical prophecy are clamoring to know: Is the Persian Gulf War the ultimate voyage toward a fiery end before a blissful beginning? Will there be, as the Bible says, a battle of Armageddon, followed by the Second Coming of Christ? Since Iraq overran Kuwait last summer, a fervor has been building among millions of evangelical Christians nationwide.
November 15, 1993 |
Confounding the prophesies of a Ukrainian doomsday cult and its imprisoned "living god," the world failed to end Sunday. Members of the Great White Brotherhood had expected the doomsday's highlight to be the suicide and resurrection of their self-styled messiah, Maria Devi Christos. Instead of ascending to heaven in a huge ball of flame, Christos spent Sunday in jail, where she faces charges of hooliganism and seizing state property.
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February 29, 1996 |
Humans first harnessed the atom at the University of Chicago in 1942. On the University of Chicago campus, a Henry Moore sculpture pays homage to that storied chain reaction. In an auditorium a short walk away, another symbol of the Nuclear Age recently sat center stage. It was time again to set the Doomsday Clock.
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September 25, 1993 |
Suffering from delusions of devils and fallen angels, James Ambrose McGrath believed he was saving the world from evil forces and acting within the law of the Lord when he robbed nine San Fernando Valley banks of more than $1 million, a defense attorney told a federal court jury Friday.
January 14, 2007 |
The keepers of the "Doomsday Clock" plan to move its hands forward Wednesday to reflect what they call worsening nuclear and climate threats to the world. The symbolic clock, created in 1947 and maintained by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, currently is set at seven minutes to midnight, with midnight marking global catastrophe.