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Column: Lynn Huber sees another year, another Apocalpyse

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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 12:00 am

The ongoing fascination with the Maya Apocalypse, and related speculations about the “last days on Earth,” is a flashback for me.

In the summer of 1988, having just graduated from high school, I was caught in a similar moment of apocalyptic anxiety thanks to a booklet circulating throughout the small evangelical Christian denomination to which I belonged. Written by former NASA engineer Edgar Whisenant, “88 Reasons Why the Rapture Could Be in 1988” predicted the return of Jesus to take faithful Christians to heaven that September.

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