Harold Camping's prediction of the "Rapture" and the beginning of the "tribulation" proved, once again, that there are people who are just aching to believe in something, anything, if it will relieve them of the responsibility of living in the present. Really, that's what is behind much of the apocalyptic movement. A fear of accepting the world we live in. People whose willingness to believe one doomsday prophecy after another, as if escaping the problems and challenges of the world is preferable to dealing with them.
It's rather remarkable and unfortunate that so many of them are Americans, who, as President Obama famously said, ".....cling to guns or religion".
We've been complaining about how "Johnny can't read" for nearly half a century. It should, therefore, be no mystery that we've come to the point where Johnny can't think.
Nonetheless, despite the challenges I face in my own life (don't ask) I'm glad I'm still here. It is what it is.
Thanks, and good day.