Boy, 8, dies of bubonic plague in New Mexico

By Calvin Palmer

An eight-year-old boy has died from the bubonic plague and his 10-year-old sister is in hospital recovering.

New Mexico Health Department announced the boy’s death today. The two cases are the first human plague cases in the United States so far this year.

Health officials are investigating the family’s residence in Santa Fe County to determine if there is an ongoing risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an average of 10 to 15 persons contract the plague each year in the United States. Modern antibiotics are an effective treatment.

Fundamentalist religious zealots, and a great many people in northeast Florida, will obviously attribute the outbreak of the plague and the boy’s death to the wrath of God for electing Barack Obama as president.

The outbreak of what is thought of as a medieval disease is in keeping with their medieval mentality.

[Based on a report by the Associated Press.]

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4 responses to “Boy, 8, dies of bubonic plague in New Mexico

  1. Glen P

    You aren’t going to believe this, but the fundamentalists actually have a “Rapture Index” Plagues are one of the indicators. The “index” is currently at 161 which is one point into the top level. (This has had some impact on me. I’m going to claim Jesus as my personal savior when frogs start raining from the sky. I think that will get me under the wire.) Anyway, here is how they describe the Rapture Index and what the index numbers mean.

    You could say the Rapture index is a Dow Jones Industrial Average of end time activity, but I think it would be better if you viewed it as prophetic speedometer. The higher the number, the faster we’re moving towards the occurrence of pre-tribulation rapture.

    Rapture Index of 100 and Below: Slow prophetic activity
    Rapture Index of 100 to 130: Moderate prophetic activity
    Rapture Index of 130 to 160: Heavy prophetic activity
    Rapture Index above 160: Fasten your seat belts

  2. Sara


    For 18 centuries all organized churches and all official Christian theology embraced the “Tribulation Index” (that is, the essence of it without using the label). In recent years a Nebraska “rustler” has been changing it into the “Rapture Index.” For more info Google “The Rapture Index (Mad Theology)” and “Open Letter to Todd Strandberg.” For some background on “rapture rustling” read “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty” on the “Powered by Christ Ministries” site. But, pardner, you’d better take some tranquilizers before you lasso any of the above items!

  3. yahookid

    Oh my god, 1 boy in NM,USA died and his sister is in serious condition after being diagnosed to have contracted with Bubonic Plague Bacteria.

    After the Swine Flu (AH1N1) virus, here comes another.

  4. Glen P

    Who are these wackos?
    I just found this on the Rapture Index comments/emails:

    I wear a flash drive around my neck with the Bible, the Left Behind Letters and some other things from your [Rapture Index] website. Its in a case and it has a little peice of paper in the case that says, “Where are the People”? Please promote doing this [wearing a flash drive around your neck] on your website. Because we as Christians, when we become raptured this message will be left behind. We both know your website will be eventually be shut down,when the Antichrists actions. Please promote this its very important.

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