Monthly Archives: May 2011

It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Over the past weekend I have had R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the world as we know it” stuck in my head,  and I think the reason is somewhat clear! The airwaves have been full of opinions about the recent failed prediction of the end of the world. From ridicule and mockery to condolences and sympathy, everyone seems to have an opinion about what these people did wrong. Was it a false prophet or a misguided shepherd? Were the followers stupid, or just unaware of the deception taking place? Were they well intentioned, or purposefully deceitful? Continue reading

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