17 May '11, 7pm

Apocalypse now: Why people are attracted to doomsday scenarios

Apocalypse now: Why people are attracted to doomsday scenarios

According to DiTommaso, the apocalyptic worldview isn't uncommon. At the extreme end are people like Camping or Aum Shinrikyo, a Japanese doomsday cult that carried out sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway in 1995. But doomsday appeals to the secular and well-adjusted as well, through books such as Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" (Knopf, 2006) and movies like "The Terminator" (1984). Meanwhile, economic hard times and crises like Japan's earthquake and tsunami have spiked interested in survivalism and "prepping," or stashing food and supplies in preparation for a coming collapse.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/apocaly...

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May 21st Doomsday: Judgment Awaits?

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ecorazzi.com 17 May '11, 5pm

Ah, Judgment Day! That special time of year when you go home to see the folks for Thanksgiving and your grandmother tells ...