Christian Groups: Biblical Armageddon Must Be Taught Alongside Global Warming

What’s so wrong with kids being exposed to both views of how they’ll die?

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.

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  1. Tom Lehrer declared that satire was dead when Henry Kissinger got the Nobel Peace Prize. Based on that claim and Poe’s Law, I predict that it’s only a matter of a short time til we see a story like this from a source other than The Onion.

  2. Another way to secure more believers before the kids are able to decide for themselves rationally, or mere ignorance?

    I hope the children of the new generation are a smart bunch, because this could turn ugly.

  3. This story makes me happy :)

    I almost wish it were true. Reading the nonsense in Revelations was instrumental in my unfaithening.

    I need to set up a Google alert to see if Beck or O’Reilly talk about this in the next week.

  4. So why don’t we just start teaching our children every single way anyone has ever thought the human race could be extinguished, no matter how ludicrous or blatantly made up it might be? For instance, I think that maybe we could all explode one day. Just wake up, and then BOOM! We rupture. In fact, that makes a catchy title: The Rupture. The end is near: The Rupture approaches! Repent!

  5. Has it always been the comedians who spoke the truth first? Is it simply par for the course that the Onion, Cracked, John Stewart and Stephen Colbert are the best sources for news? Without them and without PBS/NPR I don’t know if I would get any news.

  6. Jonas, ever hear of the Big Rip? I like the idea of basing a science course on “Death from the Skies.”

    Gabrielbrawly, remember Alby Singer’s mother telling him Brooklyn is not expanding?

    The Big Rip is the idea that accelerating cosmic expansion will become exponential in a few billion years, causing all the atoms in the Universe to expand at the speed of light. (This is also known as total protonic reversal, so DON’T CROSS THE STREAMS.)

  7. If you make even a short list of all the different ways various religions believe the universe/planet/human life was formed, you’d get some crazy-ass shit on there too. Crazy enough to realise that “teaching the controversy” is clearly not the way to go about it. The FSM went a long way to expose that problem, but, even to this day, too many fundies apprently still fail to get the point.

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