Allison is not the originator of doom, just a follow of the master doomsayer, Harold Camping. Remember Harold? We have written about him before. Harold was one-upping the Mayans with his date to end the world a bit earlier.
I read about Allison at The Washington Post. Josh Shaffer wrote about her in a great piece that I am sure will get a pulitzer. Of course, only if the world really does end. You have to get a posthumous Pulitzer if you interviewed a doomsayer that was correctly predicting the end of the world, right?
Anyway, we decided to head to the website that Allison was pushing by having it in huge letters of her white Subaru. Head to http://www.wecanknow.com and let us know what you think.
We saw all the books and general doomsaying and decided that they seem to have their act together. So much so, we thought they would be a great source of information and decided to ask a few questions. Here is the letter we sent:
I am writing a book on the end of the world and Armageddon. It is called, "The Boy's Book of Armageddon". I really believe that there is a great need for the young to understand that they will never grow older and the reasons why.
I was wondering if you would comment on your own experience writing about the end of the world.
In particular, how do you deal with the comments from children? What if they are afraid they will not be chosen?
What's your message when people see the end of the world as an excuse for shedding their mortal coil early?
In a similar way, do you find that there is a tendency to procrastinate and just wait for May, 2011 and not fulfill their earthly obligations?
In terms of your prediction that the world will end in fire, do you base this on God's covenant to Noah that flooding will no longer be used as a device to eliminate the Godless heathens? Or, is your concept based on the various violent scenarios in the New Testament?
Your opinions are important to me. Thank you for your time.
We will update you when they reply.