Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bring Back Crazy Houses (Or Go Crazy Yourself)

What's the problem? We think it can be summed up with the phrase "so open-minded your brains fall out":
Think you’ve got a prediction for when and how the world will end? Get in line.

A caravan of RVs is now touring the country to warn people about the end of the world (they say it will happen May 21), but they're hardly the first ones to embark on such a mission.

Throughout time, and across continents and belief systems, humankind has dished out enough end dates to fill a doomsday menu.

The backgrounds of the people who serve them up may differ, as might the details of what will unfold, but the general apocalyptic worldview is nothing original, says Lorenzo DiTommaso, an associate professor of religion at Concordia University in Montréal, Quebec and author of the forthcoming book, “The Architecture of Apocalypticism.”

“It’s a philosophy that explains time, space and human existence,” DiTommaso says.
If we, as a people, are not men and women enough to finally say "Enough with the nonsense!" then - bring it on - we should root for the planet to end, rather than subject future generations to such delusions.