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Our Public Talk this morning was on how people don't take the end of this world seriously.

They live in denial because they simply can't wrap their brains around the possibility that

they could suddenly just cease to exist.

 

Just saw a commercial for a comedy TV show about a non-Biblical apocalyptic event and so I Googled it:

 

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You, Me and the Apocalypse/Comedy, Drama

When a group of ordinary people learn that an eight-mile wide comet is on a collision course with Earth, they hunker beneath the town of Slough to watch the end of the world on television.

Storyline

Comedy drama about the final days of mankind. Mild-mannered Slough bank manager Jamie is in a rut - albeit a very organised one - consumed by grief for his missing wife. All of that soon changes, however, when he's arrested on suspicion of cyber terrorism and realises that, somehow, he must have an identical twin and that his mum Paula has some serious explaining to do. Halfway around the world in New Mexico, unassuming librarian Rhonda enters a maximum-security prison for a crime she didn't commit and reluctantly falls under the wing of unhinged white supremacist Leanne. At the Vatican, meanwhile, foul-mouthed rebel priest Father Jude interviews the beautiful Sister Celine for a role in his office of the Devil's Advocate. These are just some of the eclectic and seemingly unconnected characters whose lives will start to intersect in the most unexpected ways as news breaks that a comet is on an unavoidable collision course towards earth and will hit in just 34 days. Some of them are destined to make it to a bunker deep beneath the suburbs of Slough and, as a result, will become the hugely unlikely (and, frankly, somewhat unsuitable) future of mankind.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4337894/

 

 

While the comedy isn't about Revelations' apocalypse, I did notice the use of Biblical language in the title and in episode descriptions.

So sad that the majority of mankind remains unconscious of their spiritual need.

 

As for refusing to acknowledge Jehovah's rapidly approaching Judgment Day and give it serious consideration?

 

Reminds me of a young child who thinks he's hiding when he covers his face with his hands.

If they don't see God, they foolishly believe God can't see them.

 

They need to 'wake up and smell the coffee'.

 

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Only Jehovah knows how much longer we'll be delivering their 'wake up calls'.

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Eccles. 8:12 Although a sinner may do bad a hundred times and still live a long time, yet I am aware that it will turn out well for those who fear the true God, because they fear him. 13 But it will not turn out well for the wicked one, nor will he prolong his days that are like a shadow, because he does not fear God.

 

Eccles. 12:13 The conclusion of the matter, everything having been heard, is: Fear the true God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole obligation of man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not the first time

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whoops_Apocalypse

 

Whoops Apocalypse is a six-part 1982 television sitcom by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick, made by London Weekend Television for ITV. Marshall and Renwick later reworked the concept as a 1986 film of the same name from ITC Entertainment, with almost completely different characters and plot, although one or two of the original actors returned in different roles.

The series has a large cult audience, and copies of videos are heavily sought after.[citation needed] The British budget label Channel 5 Video released a compilation cassette of all six episodes edited together into one 137-minute chunk in 1987.

In 2010 Network DVD released both the complete, unedited series and the movie on a 2-DVD set (Region 2) entitled Whoops Apocalypse: The Complete Apocalypse. (Rights issues were simplified by the fact that both LWT and ITC Entertainment productions were by this time owned by Granada).

John Otway also recorded a song called "Whoops Apocalypse", which was used as the theme song for the film. He occasionally performs it live.

In 1992 Fox Television produced a short-lived sitcom, Woops!, which may have been loosely inspired by Whoops Apocalypse, though the American series was set after the apocalypse rather than before it.

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