That first story links to this AP piece about a Christian organization that's set the date for the Rapture. (It's May 21, by the way). The interesting part of this millenialist thinking is how self-innoculating it is. Take a look:
"If May 21 passes and I'm still here, that means I wasn't saved. Does that mean God's word is inaccurate or untrue? Not at all," [Allison Warden, of Raleigh, North Carolina] said.So if no one is enraptured that still wouldn't prove God's word is inaccurate, just that no one was saved.
But that's not the point of this blog post. Take a look at that last link - despite the fact that WND has linked to a story that asserts the Rapture will occur in late May, they're still linking to a site that sells life insurance.
I know that war is good for business and peace is good for business, but who would've guessed that news of the apocalypse is good for business?