Monday, January 29, 2007

Author: World to end in 2012 except for Berea, Kentucky

Last fall I travelled to Central Kentucky and I found it to be a wonderful place.

Maybe it's not the locale I'd select as the most likely survivor if the rest of the world ends, but an author thinks so.

From the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Lawrence Joseph, author of Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation Into Civilization's End, says that Jerusalem, Angkor Wat, the Vatican and Mecca might be natural choices but, no, "of all the sacred sites in the world, none embodies the sacred Mayan values of service to humanity and Mother Earth like the town of Berea, Kentucky."

Joseph goes on for a page about the origin of the town's name (Acts 17:10-14), about the fabulousness of Berea College and its Ecovillage and about the whole region's remarkable seismic and volcanic stability.

Then he urges us all to pray and prepare and not panic.

The reaction to all this in Berea has been, well, not panic. And not exactly glee either.

A member of the local chamber of commerce says kooks are welcome, since they have their "share of those already."

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Historical graffiti in Mammoth Cave

Abraham Lincoln birthplace site

"My earliest recollection is of the Knob Creek place"

Cumberland Gap: Where the West was first won

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