Forum:Most loony doomsday predictions

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My personal favorites are the 2011 doomsday predictions "for told" by Harold Camping and the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse. Another funny one is the one "for told" by Sir Issac Newton. Anyone have a favorite prediction that is total bullshit and makes you laugh?--Rationalzombie94 (talk) 05:35, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

The Bible...Although its total bullshit, I've stopped laughing.208.29.163.248 (talk) 22:45, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
Does the bible really contain stuff along the lines of "in year n, god's gonna blow this fuckin joint to kingdom cum" or something?--Arisboch (talk) 15:18, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
Moving on from super edge, that one from the 1800's thats in history books in schools. --Miekal 00:00, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Well some of them are so absurd and stupid anyone would laugh. The only ones that hold water is asteroid impacts, gamma ray bursts, supernovas and so on --Rationalzombie94 (talk) 23:20, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

My favorite is Hal Lindsey's The 1980s: Countdown to Armageddon. I remember voting for Reagan in 1980 because I figured he would save me from having to pay back my student loans (which were not nearly as bad as what graduates are saddled with now). What a disappointment he turned out to be. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 15:14, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
Ultimately though those are all (Asteroids, GRB, etc...) fairly unpredictable. Samstr (talk) 04:40, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Well, one that definitely made me laugh was the prediction by Harold Camping (05/11/11). It was not the prediction itself, but rather the fact, that a group (eBible Fellowship) raised hundreds of thousands to help fund a global advertising campaign. Since the world didn’t stop turning the group came up with their own prediction saying that the universe would collapse on October 7th this year. So be careful guys ;-P.User:Travella (talk) 15:35, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

If this article is still here in 48 hours time 'another one hits the bonfire of the doomsdays.'

When is another Carrington event likely? 82.44.143.26 (talk) 14:58, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Will these bible nuts give it up?--Rationalzombie94 (talk) 01:22, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
The Carrington event is 'real history'.

And why no mention of Fimbulwinter? 82.44.143.26 (talk) 14:45, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

For me, likely the fact that we beleived that the Aztecs, who were pagan to the jebus lovers, were right about the world ending, because their calendar ended. LordGlados (talk) 19:03, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

I understood that 'merely the calendar went to the next cycle (like the car milometer)'. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 16:09, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Pretty much anything that when you ask for proof it will happen the people who believe it blather like idiots and call for the sheeple to wake up. Has that honestly ever convinced anyone? -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 16:35, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

I seriously doubt it, toss as much historical and archaeological evidence at them and they still don't listen. I remember back in the year 2009 there was a fictitious ad for the "Institute for Human Continuity" but it was just a promo for the movie 2012 starring John Cusack. But the sad part was there were people who believed it was real. --Rationalzombie94 (talk) 19:59, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Who was it who said that doomsday had actually happened but nobody had actually noticed? 82.44.143.26 (talk) 14:44, 23 October 2015 (UTC)