Wednesday, May 07, 2008

X-Day, Church of the SubGenius

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

X-Day is the name for July 5, 1998, the scheduled 'end of the world' in the Church of the SubGenius. Since its inception in 1980, the Church (devoted to JR 'Bob' Dobbs) prophesied that an army of extraterrestrial alien invaders would land on the planet Earth and destroy the world -- except for the members of the Church of the SubGenius, who would be rescued by the aliens and taken away into space.

When July 5, 1998 arrived and no alien fleet appeared in the sky, members of the Church began citing a large number of conspiracy theories to explain why the predicted end of the world did not take place. The most popular explanation for the failure of the prophecy in the Church is usually summarized with the statement, "the calendar is wrong and July 5, 1998 has not really arrived yet". Because of this, the Church has held annual gatherings around July 5 of each year since 1998 to celebrate X-day and greet the arrival of the anticipated alien "Sex Goddesses" ...

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