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17th Feb '16 4:09:24 AM najhoant
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* A plot point in ''Film/JerusalemCountdown'', where Biblical prophecies are related to the terrorist plot at hand. [[spoiler:Happens in the end, too]].
2nd Feb '16 7:19:15 PM jormis29
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** This is also the premise behind the RPG ''Rapture: the Second Coming''. (Despite [[ColonCancer the title]], it's not a WhiteWolf game.)

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** This is also the premise behind the RPG ''Rapture: the Second Coming''. (Despite [[ColonCancer the title]], it's not a WhiteWolf Creator/WhiteWolf game.)
31st Dec '15 4:37:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Community}}'' - on a Halloween episode where scary stories are being exchanged, Shirley tells one where the rest of her study group is having a debauched party when the radio announces "We interrupt your death metal to bring you some heavy news: all the good Christians got raptured up to Heaven so if you're hearing this, the good news is you're the coolest people in the world. [all: "Yes!"] The bad news is, the world is over. This is NPR." As they wail in agony, Shirley appears as a pure being of light not to save them, just to say she forgives them for ostensibly picking on her, then leaves them to their doom.

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* ''{{Community}}'' ''Series/{{Community}}'' - on a Halloween episode where scary stories are being exchanged, Shirley tells one where the rest of her study group is having a debauched party when the radio announces "We interrupt your death metal to bring you some heavy news: all the good Christians got raptured up to Heaven so if you're hearing this, the good news is you're the coolest people in the world. [all: "Yes!"] The bad news is, the world is over. This is NPR." As they wail in agony, Shirley appears as a pure being of light not to save them, just to say she forgives them for ostensibly picking on her, then leaves them to their doom.
29th Dec '15 12:09:52 PM Fallingwater
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%%* ''VideoGame/EverybodysGoneToTheRapture'' seems to imply this from the teaser trailers.

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%%* * ''VideoGame/EverybodysGoneToTheRapture'' seems to imply this from has different interpretations, but at least one is essentially spoiled by the teaser trailers.
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4th Dec '15 8:38:00 PM FF32
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* Creator/JackChick uses the Rapture quite a bit, both in his tracts and his ''Alberto'' series of comic books.

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* Creator/JackChick [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]] uses the Rapture quite a bit, both in his tracts and his ''Alberto'' series of comic books.
2nd Dec '15 9:30:22 PM Nohbody
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* The name of the city of Rapture in ''Franchise/{{Bioshock}}'' is an obvious reference to this concept, and its setup bears some marked similarities to it. The main difference is that, rather than devout Christians being whisked away in a flash, it's the "productive class" leaving society voluntarily, ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' style -- [[CorruptCorporateExecutive business owners]] who feel that their workers shouldn't control them, [[MadArtist artists]] who feel that they are being censored by a society [[LowestCommonDenominator too stupid]] to see their "[[SmallNameBigEgo brilliance]]", [[MadScientist scientists]] who feel that "petty" morality and ethics hinder [[ForScience proper research]], etc.
** The name has another meaning: "rapture of the deep" is another term for nitrogen narcosis, a sense of euphoria you get while diving due to the pressure increasing the nitrogen in your blood. Rapture can ''kill'' you.

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* The name of the city of Rapture in ''Franchise/{{Bioshock}}'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' is an obvious reference to this concept, and its setup bears some marked similarities to it. The main difference is that, rather than devout Christians being whisked away in a flash, it's the "productive class" leaving society voluntarily, ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' style -- [[CorruptCorporateExecutive business owners]] who feel that their workers shouldn't control them, [[MadArtist artists]] who feel that they are being censored by a society [[LowestCommonDenominator too stupid]] to see their "[[SmallNameBigEgo brilliance]]", [[MadScientist scientists]] who feel that "petty" morality and ethics hinder [[ForScience proper research]], etc.
** The name has another meaning: "rapture of the deep" is another term for nitrogen narcosis, a sense of euphoria you get while diving due to the pressure increasing the nitrogen in your blood. Rapture can ''kill'' you.
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17th Oct '15 5:21:25 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''Series/TheLeftovers'', the only thing anyone on a panel of religious experts agrees on is that whatever caused the disappearance of 2% of earth's population was ''not'' the Rapture ("If there is a God, He sat out on this one"), as the missing was a completely random mix of people ("ThePope I get, but ''Gary Busey''?") and aside from pets who witnessed the disappearance of their owners apparently going berserk there hasn't been any other supernatural phenomena in three years.

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* Averted in ''Series/TheLeftovers'', the only thing anyone on a panel of religious experts agrees on is that whatever caused the disappearance of 2% of earth's population was ''not'' the Rapture ("If there is a God, He sat out on this one"), as the missing was a completely random mix of people ("ThePope ("UsefulNotes/ThePope I get, but ''Gary Busey''?") and aside from pets who witnessed the disappearance of their owners apparently going berserk there hasn't been any other supernatural phenomena in three years.
11th Oct '15 10:57:42 AM SetsunasaNiWa
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Curiously, the theology of the Rapture has extended itself out of Christianity entirely. Many New Age gurus who have left Christianity maintain some of the teachings surrounding the rapture, and many of these pseudo-Christian ideas exist in, for instance, Terrance [=McKenna=]'s ''Timewave Zero'' and the various expositions of the end of the age in the Mayan Calendar in December, 2012. [[CaptainObvious (P.S: the last one didn't happen, either.)]] (Of course, the world could have ended on December 21st, [[CloudCuckoolander we've just been caught up in our own affairs so much that we didn't notice]], the way some cartoon characters can keep running off the cliff and out into the chasm, as long as they don't notice the ground has disappeared.)

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Curiously, the theology of the Rapture has extended itself out of Christianity entirely. Many New Age gurus who have left Christianity maintain some of the teachings surrounding the rapture, and many of these pseudo-Christian ideas exist in, for instance, Terrance [=McKenna=]'s ''Timewave Zero'' and the various expositions of the end of the age in the Mayan Calendar in December, 2012. [[CaptainObvious (P.S: the last one didn't happen, either.)]] ) (Of course, the world could have ended on December 21st, [[CloudCuckoolander we've just been caught up in our own affairs so much that we didn't notice]], the way some cartoon characters can keep running off the cliff and out into the chasm, as long as they don't notice the ground has disappeared.)



** He also predicted it would happen in 1994. [[CaptainObvious He was wrong then, too.]]

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** He also predicted it would happen in 1994. [[CaptainObvious He was wrong then, too.]]
9th Aug '15 5:12:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* The song "21st of May" by NickelCreek gently pokes fun at this trope, particularly concerning evangelists who keep revising their predictions of when it will happen.

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* The song "21st of May" by NickelCreek Music/NickelCreek gently pokes fun at this trope, particularly concerning evangelists who keep revising their predictions of when it will happen.
4th Aug '15 5:31:40 AM jormis29
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* ''Everybody's Gone To The Rapture'' seems to imply this from the teaser trailers.

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* ''Everybody's Gone To The Rapture'' %%* ''VideoGame/EverybodysGoneToTheRapture'' seems to imply this from the teaser trailers.
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