I don't know why any of us go on & on about this problem or that problem—we're all going to be put out of our misery on December 21, 2012
Due to an illness in the family, I don't have time this morning for my usual acerbic treatment of some disturbing sign of the Empire's Decline.
The number of Americans who believe the world will end next year exceeds the number of DOTE readers by several orders of magnitude—
Jim Tolle, pastor of the 25,000-member Church on the Way in Van Nuys, said the Mayan prophecy is capturing the public imagination because some people feel the world is in the "beginning of sorrows of the last days."
An ABC.com poll last year found 16 percent of Americans expect apocalyptic events to occur on Dec. 21, 2012. Another poll found 59 percent of Americans believe prophecies in the Book of Revelation will come true.
"There is a premonition, there is an awareness, there is an almost subconscious, if not conscious, awareness of the end-times, the finality of things," Tolle said. "Everybody has it. Some deny it exists because they don't want to have to grapple with the situation.
Maybe I'm in the wrong business. Fox News deems the subject newsworthy, and the trailer for the movie 2012 (below) has been viewed 21,551,310 times. The Onion reports that we need more fair & balanced reporting (below the trailer).