Well Eddy, I agree with you with regards to lots of what you say. However where Biblical prophecy is concerned I'm afraid you're wrong. As I said in my posts above, the Bible has been accurate in all prophecies. Whether they relate to the first coming of Jesus (dies in the manner predicted 700 years before his birth in Isaiah, just as one example) or his return, there are many fulfilled prophecies that are difficult to ignore. The reformation of Israel as a nation and the resurrected roman empire are the most startling for me. There was nothing about the political idealogue of the times that would suggest the Roman Empire would fall, let alone be resurrected almost 2000 years later. There are a lot of other startling correlations, and I'm happy to give you sources - PM me if you'd like them.
But, as I've said before, I fail to see how anyone can give dates for when these cataclysmic events are supposed to take place. The Mayan calendar was on a TV program recently, that demonstrated that the original stones were broken, so although they can see a prophecy related to 2012, and that prediction is the last made by the Mayans, what the prediction relates to cannot be concluded because of the breaks in the stones. This has lead to a lot of speculation - and the speculation got in the way of that incontrovertible fact.
When it comes to the 'rapture', the 'rapture' isn't even Biblical. it's a concept that was formed by evangelical US Christians based on a few Bible verses. The verses on their own have no context, but it didn't stop the successful 'left behind' series of books embellishing these claims. Nor did it stop people hanging on those fictional works as if there was a possibility they would occur.
Biblically it says that not even 'the Son of Man' (Jesus) knows the time he is appointed to return, so anyone who has claims to the contrary is rather misguided. Also, the Bible doesn't refer to a catastrophic end - it refers to a final battle/war after which there will be a new beginning. There is no end of the world - just an end to the rot and decay that has plagued mankind for millennia. A restoration to the way things were originally intended - and people don't have look far past the end of their nose to see that humanity took a very wrong turn somewhere down the line.