New Sites - Fall, 2009

All About 2012, submitted by Molly Duerig.
Created by a couple (Dee and Joe), this site is technically only one page long; however, it certainly classifies as a website rather than a webpage because of the huge quantities of information it provides. The site focuses mainly on Maya calendars: Tzolkin, the Haab, and Venus, as well as others. It offers a table displaying Maya numbers and how they have been interpreted to represent the year 2012. Many visual aids are provided: photographs of stars and constellations, diagrams of equinoxes, and images of crop circles. The website credits an abundance of outside sources that help to add interesting material to the content of the site. All in all, a website offering lots of interesting theories on astrology and how it is tied to the year 2012 and the end of the world; however, could be organized more clearly. (Accessed November 24, 2009)
Armageddon, submitted by Jennifer Oskin
The History Channel presents very well-researched, factual information collected from what are considered top experts in their fields, on apocalyptic- related theories based on several History Channel television series, which include: Nostradamus, Life After People, The Universe, Cities of the Underworld, and Mega Disasters. Using state-of-the-art computer animation and high- definition videos, each series has its own page that offers brief synopses, clips and full episodes, image galleries, facts and summaries, and message boards and discussions. The information is presented in a way that allows anyone, from the highly inquisitive to middle schools students, to grasp a general understanding of apocalyptic themes. The only downside to the site is the slight nagging feeling that the real objective of the History Channel is to try and convince you to buy a DVD set of the series. Otherwise, the site is easy to navigate and makes learning an overall engaging, positive experience. (Accessed 3 November 2009)
Armageddon Online, submitted by Galen George
Set up the same as a news site, Armageddon Online features a catchy banner (a bomb explosion!) but somewhat ineffective clutter of disorganized links and advertisements. "News Categories" collects recent articles by reliable news agencies submitted by the community, presenting multiple sides of the story, allowing readers to choose what to believe and what to ignore. A list of "Our Articles" along the left side of the page includes a plethora (over 90) of writings containing opinions, usually without references, on nearly every end of the world scenario imaginable. Authored by both members of the organization and others, the articles fall into categories of disasters, such as Man Made, Natural, or Paranormal. (Accessed on January 3, 2010)
Catholic Answers, submitted by Bethany Cocchi
Catholic Answers is a site that encourages Catholic teaching, promotes awareness of religion and provides guidance to the Catholic faith. The site was approved from bishops across the country. There are several links on the site. Under the subheading "Library" there is categories containing scholarly articles. Several articles in this area are acclaimed NIHIL OBSTAT, meaning they are free from moral errors and do not destruct the catholic faith. In the subheading "This Rock" one could find the sites magazine. The magazine included articles from several "Top Catholic Writers". Plenty of the articles on this site are written in defense of the Catholic Church, and contain extremely controversial views. The site provides a search bar for those looking for specific topics not listed, such as end times. If searched one could find articles and pages like The Time is Near and The Rapture. (Accessed November 12, 2009)
Doomsday Times, submitted by Ellen Rasmussen.
Doomsday Times, a privately published website, is a vast online resource presenting many theories about the End Times with an informed, however not pedantic tone, written for a general audience. The homepage includes recent updates on Doomsday news with quotes, videos, and a forum. The site is organized through a sidebar, providing the reader with forty-one links to peruse; they are long pages, interspersed with videos. The information covered includes both common and not-so-common End Time theories, all supported with facts and research. There is no bias in the presentation; both the theories' opposition and the support are cited. The vastness of the elements covered highlights this website as a vital source for background research on any particular doomsday topic. (Accessed November 3, 2009)
End of Time 2012, submitted by Robert Patterson.
End of Time 2012 is intended for a more general audience, namely those with little experience or knowledge of the "2012 Apocalypse Theory". The site itself, although poorly displayed due to pages far too long in length and small text, provides a monumental amount of information regarding 2012 including: astrological records, Mayan history, links to outside sources, and cultural depictions of 2012. The author of the website, Daniel Srsa, is by no means an expert on Apocalypse Theory; however, the sponsoring organization of this website, Prophet's Manual, claims "Moreover, it's same end of time announced in apocalyptic passages of Bible as well as in ancient texts of Sumer, Egypt, and Vedic literatures of India.", as a means of providing accuracy. Despite the fact the site uses strongly biased language and phrases such as, "One can choose to ignore an honest truth…" the information presented does match that of the general populous of 2012 believers in addition to providing accurate information about the Mayan culture. (Accessed November 4, 2009)
Introduction to the Branch Davidians, submitted by Bryan Chavez
John Mann is the editor of this web site that gives an overview of the views of the Branch Davidians. He has shown that he know what he is talking about and has read through all of the documents. He is brief but thorough in his explanations of the Branch Daviadan's teaching for Prophecy, The last Days, The Seven Seals, Koresh's Behavior and their latest prophecies. He gives a short timeline that includes everything from there beginnings to the Siege at Waco. One of the insightful things in this website is a conversation between the editor and a Branch Davidian who knew David Koresh. The website has a plethora of writings from David Koresh, other Branch Davidian writings and commentary. Though the site is a little unorganized it does have some very insightful links, commentary and documents. (Accessed January 3, 2009)
Prophecies of the End of this Age, submitted by Laura O'Campo.
The Congregation of God: an independent group of people with the desire to study the Bible. B.L. Cocherelle and Charles E. Barrett, writers and prophesies experts provide individuals with a broader and more complex interpretation of end of the world scenarios, through biblical analysis. Prophecies of the End of this Age is well organized making researching seem effortless. It consists of four tabs that categorize prophecies such as Past Prophecy, Current Prophecy, End of this Age Prophecy and the General Prophecy. The website contains many scholarly articles on prophecies; a common researched prophecy is the antichrist. Information on the antichrist is found under the "End of this Age" tab labeled "The Antichrist, The Image, and the Mark of the Beast," in this article many interpretations of the antichrist are viewed through biblical support. (Accessed November 23, 2009)
RaptureAlert.com, submitted by Meaghan Carr.
RaptureAlert.com claims to be "sounding the alert that Jesus Christ is coming soon." This website is intended for people interested the coming of Jesus Christ along with the end times. RaptureAlert.com seems to be logically organized, containing its major articles in the middle of the home page. Articles included are "Does God Care," and "Truth." Below the featured articles are more categories to explore, such as "What? Me Worry," and "Bible Prophecy." Most articles, and the frequently asked questions section of the website, focus on the coming of Christ. Also, most articles have a biblical reference in them. It seems like most of the information on the website, either comes right out of the Bible, or from a news article in a United States newspaper. RaptureAlert.com talks about controversial topics like whom is going to be saved, and what will happen to those that are not saved after Christ comes. (Accessed November 4, 2009)
The Real Truth, submitted by Rudy DeStefano
The Real Truth Magazine is sponsored by the Restored Church of God which is a Christian church. It is run by Pastor David C. Pack. He writes articles in this magazine about different end of the world scenarios by using the Holy Bible and his religion. Some of his articles are titled "Understanding the Book of Revelation" and "Are We in Our Last Days?" These articles talk about the use of signs in the Holy Bible to predict the end time. David Pack also started The World to Come Program which helps to give people the truth about the end of the world and what we are in store for. He has made an abundant number of videos about the end times which are a part of his program. His strong beliefs and phenomenal understanding of the Holy Bible helps support his predictions of the end times.(Accessed October 30, 2009)
The Restored Church of God, submitted by Bryan Benhart.
The Restored Church of God is an organization that is intended to give people answers to their end of the world questions. Whether one is trying to understand basic Bible Prophecy or comprehend the laws of God, they have very precise answers that can be viewed either through video or text. This non-profit website is impressive in structure, including both a menu and search bar. David C. Pack writes articles on countless issues, verifying his sources wherever he can. However, he often considers only his view of an issue, presenting an unfair and biased result. All in all, it is an extraordinary website that only needs to consider both sides of the equation.(Accessed November 4, 2009)
The Undead Report, submitted by Max Luskin.
This website is a blog that covers anything related to zombies. There are 46 articles with more added several times per month. Some stories are aggregated from other pages. Navigation is simple, there are six tabs at the top of the page, which take users to posts tagged with those specific catch phrases, including "Zombie Apocalypse Survival Gear," and photos and maps of zombie outbreaks and zombies. Many posts are about products available for purchase and are fleetingly related to zombies. Some posts are tongue-in-cheek. Sources are rarely cited, because the site is about a fictional apocalyptic scenario with no scientific or biblical basis. (Accessed November 3, 2009)

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