Underwire, Wired Magazine (November 11, 2009)
"The sky is falling, again, as three upcoming movies explore the end of days, the apocalypse or whatever you want to call the dead-end ash heap that strikes fear in the hearts of true believers — and conjures visions of box office gold in the minds of Hollywood executives...."
Aside from a quick look at what Hollywood is cooking up, this article takes a look at end-of-the-world predictions, from "500 A.D.: Hippolytus' false alarm" to "1988: Rocket scientist gets Rapturous" - the latter involving a book that sold about 4,000,000 copies.
Sooner or later, the 'and we're all gonna die' bunch could get lucky: but I'm not holding my breath.
Judging from what I've seen in some discussion threads online, reading this article could be a reality check for folks who noticed that today's world is far from perfect, and have heard someone say that it's all gonna end soon.
Me? I've seen quite a few predictions for the coming end of the world:
- "Global Warming, End Times - 'We're All Gonna Die' Over the Last 45 Years Or So"
A Catholic Citizen in America (October 3, 2009)