Did You Know Christopher Columbus Predicted The Apocalypse?

Did you know that Christopher Columbus predicted the apocalypse? The most recent failed apocalypse prediction got me interested in other predictions and I found a list on Wikipedia detailing well over a hundred different major failed predictions (as well as some still yet to come). I expected to see people on that list such as Harold Camping, Jeane L. Dixon, Edgar Cayce, Ruth Montgomery, and so on. However, a few, such as Christopher Columbus, came as a bit of a surprise.

It’s true though. Apparently Christopher Columbus  wrote a book called Book of Prophecies that incorrectly predicted the end of the world (according to the list) in both 1656 and 1658. I never knew that.

Martin Luther? Him too. 1600. I was raised a Lutheran and I never knew that.

Sir Isaac Newton?!!!! A famous physicist and mathematician making rapture predictions? At least his isn’t until 2060, but I’m still thinking he’s wrong.

There’s a number of surprises on the list, even beyond the sheer number or the fact that the first mentioned was as far back as 66-70 CE (or AD for those of us more used to that convention). I know people have long been obsessed with the apocalypse, but this was surprising even to me.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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