China Arrests 1,000 in Doomsday Cult

It’s a good thing Chinese authorities have arrested 1,000 members of a doomsday cult, at least now they’ll have some time to think about the logic behind this end of the world scenario. The Christian group “Almighty God” thinks that Friday—the day the Mayans allegedly predicted the end of the world (or ran out of calendar space)—will usher three days of the ultimate darkness. For good measure, the group also says that communism should be overthrown. Aside from this three-day weekend version of the end of times, the group thinks that “female Jesus” is coming. There was no mention of zombies.