This happend over the week-end, in a town near where I live:
Brookfield Wisconsin. "In a minute a quite church service at a suburban Milwaukee hotel turned into a bloodbath.
Terry Ratzmann, a buttoned down churchgoer knowing for sharing his home-grown vegetables with his neighbors, walked into the room and fired 22 rounds from a 9mm handgun.
One of Ratzmann's friends begged him to stop, calling him by name and saying "Stop, stop, why?"...Chandra Frazier dove under a chair. The man sitting in the chair died...
Before it was over, seven people, including the church's minister and his teenage son, were killed and four others were wounded. Ratzmann then took his own life, police said."
"Something that the minister said he was upset about."
The Living Church of God, based in Charlotte, NC., emphasizes using world events to prove the end of the world is near.
"We are not talking about decades in the future, " the groups leader Dr. Roderick Meredith wrote in the church's magazine, Tomorrow's World. "We are talking about Bible prophesies that will intensify within the next 5 to 15 years of your life."
Well for the people in this event, the Apocalypse is now!
The minister's son, James, was 17; the eldest killed was 74.
To summarize my views, apocalypticism is rubbish. God is love. And it is people, not God, who create the end-times.