The hundreds of end-of-time prophecies splashed across the consciousness from the time of clay tablets to our Internet have had something besides hysteria in common: every one of them has been wrong. Here is a survey of three millennia of apocalyptic prophecies, tracing one of the most remarkable threads of our cultural history: our long and unproductive fascination with apocalyptic myths and miracles that can solve our problems without requiring committed action in our own lives.
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The narrator, Bill Andrew Quinn, did an excellent job. My disappointments don't lie with him.
John Michael Greer is obviously an atheist academic who presents himself as elite to anyone who has beliefs. When I read the description of this book I thought it was going to examine the abundant evidence that exists showing that dooms day predictions are faulty 100% of the time. While Mr Greer does go into exhaustive historical detail to present his argument, I found many of his