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23rd Jan '17 12:51:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/ThereforeRepent'' and its sequel, ''ComicBook/SwordOfMyMouth'' are a sort of anarchist TakeThat againt ''LeftBehind'' with the Splitters who side with the angels who randomly butcher people against our heroes who have rediscovered magic in the wake of the rapture and are LaResistance.

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* ''ComicBook/ThereforeRepent'' and its sequel, ''ComicBook/SwordOfMyMouth'' are a sort of anarchist TakeThat againt ''LeftBehind'' ''Literature/LeftBehind'' with the Splitters who side with the angels who randomly butcher people against our heroes who have rediscovered magic in the wake of the rapture and are LaResistance.
28th Dec '16 8:31:37 PM Xtifr
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* ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Apocalypse Codex]]'' features a charismatic evangelical preacher who hopes to bring about the Rapture. Unfortunately for nearly everyone, [[EldritchAbomination he's got the wrong Christ...]]

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* ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Apocalypse Codex]]'' ''Literature/TheApocalypseCodex'' features a charismatic evangelical preacher who hopes to bring about the Rapture. Unfortunately for nearly everyone, [[EldritchAbomination he's got the wrong Christ...]]
8th Dec '16 8:07:50 PM Fireblood
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* ''The Rapture'' seems to be a big TakeThat to the concept, as a faithful woman is driven by fanaticism and depression into effectively damning herself.

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* ''The Rapture'' seems to be a big TakeThat to ''Film/TheRapture'': The evangelical church Sharon and Randy join believes this will happen. [[spoiler: At the concept, as a faithful woman is driven by fanaticism and depression into effectively damning herself.end of the film, they're proven right]].



* A plot point in ''Film/JerusalemCountdown'', where Biblical prophecies are related to the terrorist plot at hand. [[spoiler:Happens in the end, too]].

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* A plot point in ''Film/JerusalemCountdown'', where Biblical prophecies are related to the terrorist plot at hand. [[spoiler:Happens [[spoiler: It happens in the end, too]].
13th Nov '16 10:36:46 AM eroock
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->''When I feel the magic of you''\\

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->''When ->''"When I feel the magic of you''\\



''Caught up in the rapture of You''

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''Caught up in the rapture of You''You."''
10th Nov '16 1:58:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' opens with the titular family seeing a movie called ''Left Below'' (an obvious spoof of ''Left Behind''), causing Homer to become exceedingly anxious about the end times. He starts researching exactly when and how the end of the world will come about, and how to avoid being "left below". He predicts it would be mere days from then, and is ridiculed when he turns out to be wrong...and consequently still disbelieved when he realises the actual date was only slightly later. This time he is ''right'', but he manages to talk God into a CosmicRetcon and call the whole thing off.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' opens with the titular family seeing a movie called ''Left Below'' (an obvious spoof of ''Left Behind''), causing Homer to become exceedingly anxious about the end times. He starts researching exactly when and how the end of the world will come about, and how to avoid being "left below". He predicts it would be mere days from then, and is ridiculed when he turns out to be wrong...and consequently still disbelieved when he realises the actual date was only slightly later. This time he is ''right'', but he manages to talk God into a CosmicRetcon and call the whole thing off.
5th Oct '16 3:45:38 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* It's used as a one-off gag in Webcomic/MenInHats. Everybody ''except'' for TheFundamentalist Sam (who it's been made clear annoys God as much as he does everyone else) gets taken up into heaven. After hanging out for a few hours they are given souvenir t-shirts and head back home when the party dies down.

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5th May '16 10:28:17 AM MsChibi
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In reality, while this idea has worked its way into popular consciousness regarding the End of the World, it's actually [[NewerThanTheyThink a fairly recent idea, dating back to a Protestant group called the Plymouth Brethren in the 19th century.]] A former Anglican minister by the name of John Nelson Darby took a single verse from 1 Thessalonians describing how the church will be "caught up together" in the air to join with Jesus spiritually. Combining this with Premillenialist theology stating that there will be a period of a great tribulation and hardship on earth before Jesus comes back to defeat evil for good and reign for 1000 years, Darby is largely responsible for creating the major trappings of the Rapture that people most commonly associate with Christianity today. It's also worth noting that many Christians do not believe in the Rapture -- the Catholic Church, for example, disavows it entirely.[[note]]Their eschatology, [[ShownTheirWork taken straight from the teachings of Jesus himself]], basically amounts to "The world is going to end. We don't really know how or when and only God is ''capable'' of knowing how or when, but just take our word for it, OK?"[[/note]] Since its inception, it's remained a religious phenomenon that gained and kept its strongest popularity in America.

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In reality, while this idea has worked its way into popular consciousness regarding the End of the World, it's actually [[NewerThanTheyThink a fairly recent idea, dating back to a Protestant group called the Plymouth Brethren in the 19th century.]] A former Anglican minister by the name of John Nelson Darby took a single verse from 1 Thessalonians describing how the church will be "caught up together" in the air to join with Jesus spiritually. Combining this with Premillenialist [[TheFundamentalist Premillenialist]] theology stating that there will be a period of a great tribulation and hardship on earth before Jesus comes back to defeat evil for good and reign for 1000 years, Darby is largely responsible for creating the major trappings of the Rapture that people most commonly associate with Christianity today. It's also worth noting that many Christians do not believe in the Rapture -- the Catholic Church, for example, disavows it entirely.[[note]]Their eschatology, [[ShownTheirWork taken straight from the teachings of Jesus himself]], basically amounts to "The world is going to end. We don't really know how or when and only God is ''capable'' of knowing how or when, but just take our word for it, OK?"[[/note]] Since its inception, it's remained a religious phenomenon that gained and [[UsefulNotes/AmericanChurches kept its strongest popularity in America.
America]].
5th May '16 10:26:31 AM MsChibi
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A standard feature of some Christian eschatology (a fancy word meaning "study of [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of the world"]]) dictates that, before (or possibly after) {{God}} allows {{Satan}} to screw the world over, He will ''rapture'' His church, by grabbing everyone who is a Christian, or possibly grab everyone including non-Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, atheists, agnostics and other non-believers who might also be able to figure out what's going on and do something about it. So basically, a whole lot of people just suddenly vanish without warning, potentially leading to all sorts of [[HilarityEnsues interesting effects]]. Or, [[NoEndorHolocaust maybe not so many]].

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A standard feature of some Christian ''some'' [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian]] eschatology (a fancy word meaning "study of [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of the world"]]) dictates that, before (or possibly after) {{God}} allows {{Satan}} to screw the world over, He will ''rapture'' His church, by grabbing everyone who is a Christian, or possibly grab everyone including non-Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, atheists, agnostics and other non-believers who might also be able to figure out what's going on and do something about it. So basically, a whole lot of people just suddenly vanish without warning, potentially leading to all sorts of [[HilarityEnsues interesting effects]]. Or, [[NoEndorHolocaust maybe not so many]].
29th Apr '16 2:34:47 AM Koveras
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* Played for horror in the ''Literature/ArciaChronicles'', where the Wanderer is a powerful interdimensional being who can enter worlds on the brink of apocalypse and offer people he deems worthy (at least, the ones who are willing to abandon everything, including their "unworthy" friends and families, for his salvation) an escape. Where exactly they go is unclear, but multiple cults on different worlds come to worship him as their savior (in fact, the Wanderer is based on the Savior from Creator/NickPerumov's multiverse, who actually consumed the souls of those who left with him to gain power). Neo and Norgerel visit a dead world and witness its last moments, where the Wanderer appears in the middle of a FinalBattle, and offers escape to just two "worthy" people: the wife and the daughter of one of the army commanders. The former pleads to take her husband with them, then chooses to stay with him, while the former runs back to her parents just as the world ends.

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* Played for horror in the ''Literature/ArciaChronicles'', where the Wanderer is a powerful interdimensional being who can enter worlds on the brink of apocalypse and offer people he deems worthy (at least, the ones who are willing to abandon everything, including their "unworthy" friends and families, for his salvation) an escape. Where exactly they go is unclear, but multiple cults on different worlds come to worship him as their savior (in fact, the Wanderer is based on the Savior from Creator/NickPerumov's multiverse, who actually consumed the souls of those who left with him to gain power). At one point, Neo and Norgerel visit a dead world and witness its last moments, where the Wanderer appears in the middle of a FinalBattle, and offers escape to just two "worthy" people: the wife and the daughter of one of the army commanders. The former pleads to take her husband with them, then chooses to stay with him, while the former latter runs back to her parents just as the world ends.
29th Apr '16 2:33:30 AM Koveras
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* Played for horror in the ''Literature/ArciaChronicles'', where the Wanderer is a powerful interdimensional being who can enter worlds on the brink of apocalypse and offer people he deems worthy (at least, the ones who are willing to abandon everything, including their "unworthy" friends and families, for his salvation) an escape. Where exactly they go is unclear, but multiple cults on different worlds come to worship him as their savior (in fact, the Wanderer is based on the Savior from Creator/NickPerumov's multiverse, who actually consumed the souls of those who left with him to gain power). Neo and Norgerel visit a dead world and witness its last moments, where the Wanderer appears in the middle of a FinalBattle, and offers escape to just two "worthy" people: the wife and the daughter of one of the army commanders. The former pleads to take her husband with them, then chooses to stay with him, while the former runs back to her parents just as the world ends.
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