Jeez... I can't believe how impatient you lot are!! It's only 7 hours into the last day of existence, and you're getting itchy feet already?
Give them some time - this kind of think takes a lot of preparation and planning - there's time zones to think about, and the horsemen have got to groom their horses.
Saying that, if I'm not burning in eternal damnation by 11:30 this evening, I shall be writing a strongly worded letter to the aforementioned horsemen about their tardyness to ensure it doesn't happen again.
I'm still here perhaps by lunch we'll all be dead. Jokes aside an interesting article about HIS fears about Iran, apocalypse and mutually assured destruction. He is actually part of the neocon cabal, tho he is an academic in his own right. He has written a number of books on the middleeast in particular a rather balanced and informative history of the middleeast. Recently tho since the neocons came to power he's been less balanced i feel, seems to be following their agenda of us against them etc.
These end of days obsession people have (both Christian and Muslim) is all abit unhealthy as it leads to nihilistic tendancies and callous disregard for those who are not "Gods chosen ones". Alot of the support for the troubles we have at the moment are in many ways related to these apocalyptical beliefs, whether its the rapture of far right Christian in america or the coming of the Hidden Imam in Shi'ite theology or the coming of the Messiah in judaism. There are common themes in all three religions (due to their common roots) and each has their own take on who gets saved etc. Problem is some of the events get misinterpreted or warped to fit certain agendas. for example the creation of Israel to herald the coming of the Messiah (or from Christian perspective the second coming of Christ). Not all demoninations believe this mind you.
I've allways been one to defend religion when people blame it for the problems in the world but there are instances when religion, especially end of days theology, drives injustices from all sides.