[ by Charles Cameron — because they don’t deserve posts of their own, but I can’t resist posting them anyway ]
Russian Orthodox adolescent Vyatcheslav Krasheninnikov said the following.
Airplanes that go down are hit by demons because they need the airspace to fight Jesus. Dinosaurs live under our level. They will get out through sinkholes and lakes. There will be hole to the abyss in China with radiation. With blood transfusion, sins transfer. Boiled water is dead. Scientists will make a device that will allow people to see demons in the dark. Icons of Jesus will be on the nose of airplanes: similar in submarines.
So much for Russia. In the US, meanwhile…
President Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner said:
Michele Bachmann actually predicted that I would bring about the biblical end of days. Now, that’s a legacy. That’s big. I mean, Lincoln, Washington, they didn’t do that.
There are plenty of serious things to be said about apocalypses secular and sacred — but the end of the world is also an endless source of the quirkiest imaginative leaps and punchlines.
i though Scott in particular might enjoy the prediction about the noses of airplanes and submarines…