New Delhi: Some people love conspiracy theories, some don't, but you can't deny that they make a wonderful dinner-table subject.
Before you start trying to figure out what this is about, let us tell you that there's a new one doing the rounds – another 'end of the world' theory, we mean.
Internet conspirators are having a field day predicting the end of the world, which they believe is near – September 23 to be precise – as per a report in the Daily Mail.
According to the report, conspiracy theorists are claiming that the ‘Rapture’ set out in the Book of Revelation, will see 'worthy' Christians lifted into heaven by Jesus, while those remaining will be left to face the end of the world.
An apocalyptic theory has now surfaced known as Revelation 12 Sign, predicts the Rapture will soon be fulfilled with the appearance of a “woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.”
They say that the prophecy will be fulfilled in its entirety by an astronomical alignment involving constellations Leo and Virgo, along with several other planets.
The Rapture is the second coming of Jesus Christ as prophesied in John 14:1-3 where those who have lived 'sin free' lives meet the Lord, the report explained.
According to the people who believe in the theory and promote it widely, the women mentioned in the prophecy represent the constellation Virgo, while the crown of stars represent Leo.
The websites promoting the dooms day theory, it will take place in two parts, with a seven-year-long period of tribulation in between, during which the Antichrist will bring destruction upon Mankind.
However, the theory is only loosely based on actual Bible scripture and largely dismissed by the wider Christian community, the Deccan Chronicle reported.
The theory was originally purported by William Tapley, an American YouTube Channel owner who published the first video about the alignment entitled 'Stellarium' in 2011, it said.