Wednesday, November 18, 2009
2012 will not be the end of the world as we know it.
I feel fine. One less thing, eh?
Postscript: discussing this post in class today, a student insisted that the Mayans had been spot-on with their predictions so far. He wasn't saying they were right this time, but still...
And then, after class, a student-- an African-American student, no less-- lingered to inform me that he thinks Obama is the antichrist.
And in another class, a report on the 1997 Heaven's Gate suicide cult concluded that the group leader, who pronounced in a YouTube-preserved recruitment video his bizarre belief that he and his friends must depart this earth in order to"evolve" in the direction of their alien progenitors, was not obviously insane.
I don't feel quite so fine as I did this morning.