Tuesday, December 18, 2012
With the countdown to the Mayan apocalypse underway, we're asking: How would you spend your last day in Northborough?
We're pretty sure that the world isn't going to end on Dec. 21. But with all this hubbub over the Mayan 2012 prophecy, we have to ask: How would you spend your last day in Northborough, if you knew the world was coming to an end? Before you answer, we'd like you to pretend that depsite the looming apocalypse, all of Northborough's restaurants and hot spots remained open for business and the roads out of town were blocked off. Would you stay at home with your family? Would you head out one last time to order your favorite meal at a local restaurant? Let us know in the comments section.
Friday, December 23, 2011
The Mayans tell us the world's going bye-bye in a year.
In case you missed it, people love to predict the end of the world. From Nostradamus to some Christian Sects to the ancient Mayans. According to one group of religious believers the world was supposed to end on May 21 of this year. When that didn't happen, they predicted Oct. 21 but were wrong again. The Huffington Post featured a story this week about a Mexican countdown to the end of the world. "While some doomsday theorists may suggest putting together survival kits, people in southeastern Mexico, the heart of Maya territory, plan to throw a yearlong celebration. And to make a profit while they party," the article said. Both Rev. Cynthia Maybeck from the Trinity Church and Rev. Stephen Georgeson from Rice Memorial Baptist have …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
A small sect of Christianity has revised their belief that the end of the world was going to be this past spring. It is now this Friday.
May 21, 2011 was a nice spring day in Northborough, and somewhat at odds with the end of the world prognostications that faced it. The people on bikes, walking dogs, playing baseball and flying kites didn't seem overly concerned that the "world was ending." And they were right. As we know, it did not, because you are reading this. This was just fine with the billions of people across the globe, save for a small group led by radio evangelist Harold Camping who had slotted Saturday, May 21, as the end of time. Whoops. And like every other doomsday prophecy throughout history, the May 21 rapture promised by the Oakland-based Family Radio network owner never materialized. The 90-year-old, self-styled prophet now claims the world will end by …
Friday, May 20, 2011
The end of the world is....May 21?
In case you hadn't heard yet, a small sect of Christianity believes that the Rapture/end of the world will occur around 6 p.m. this Saturday, May 21. So warns one Harold Egbert Camping, 89-year-old founder of Family Radio, a Christian broadcasting network heard in 61 languages around the globe. Camping—whose network is reported to be worth $100 million—has been preaching that Jesus will make his Second Coming to Earth on May 21 for at least two years now, and he’s attracted quite a following. People have even left their jobs and their families because they truly believe Camping’s message that the end times are nigh. Even Stephen Colbert agrees! Though many Christians believe Jesus will indeed return someday, the consensus is that, quoting …