As a person who's followed Peak Oil, climate change, and the possibility of pandemic, I've long been used to the unwieldy acronym TEOTWAWKI--the end of the world as we know it. But now the religious nutters are assuring us that it's gonna be plain old The End of the World.
Yes, folks, on May 21, Judgment Day arrives, followed by five months of carnage until the world actually ends on October 21. Forget all that 2012 stuff. That's just nonsense!
Caravans of RVs are roaming the U.S. to spread the word. I have no idea why, since these people also believe that God already knows who's going to be Raptured on this date; if you're not one of the chosen, tough luck. So what the heck--why not just live it up if nothing you can do will change your ultimate destiny? Nobody seems to have an answer to this, yet people have left behind homes and families, have given away their belongings, and have dedicated themselves to alerting the world to its imminent end.
There's going to be a lot of buyers' remorse on May 22nd.