On the Brink of Never

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On the Brink of Never compiled by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
The ancient Maya had a rich mythology. Their religious beliefs included the notion that the world would end on December 21, 2012. For reasons best known to themselves, hordes of modern folk have converted to this ancient religion. If belief sustains the existence of gods, as some have suggested, then perhaps it also sustains the validity of prophecy. I hope not. Because if belief alone can make prophecy real, millions and millions of lapsed Abrahamic religionists may have doomed the rest of us to extinction along with themselves. Nice going guys! In a spirit of hopelessness and despair, engendered by the realization that a boatload of gullible fools are taking us with them into oblivion, we offer the following tribute. I don’t know what day you bought this book, but just in case: read fast!
~ David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Terra, Year N-2
“The look in your wife’s eyes,
and her courage as she turns off the TV, forcing smiles
as she calls the children to come down and play
their favorite board game, after the confirmed report
that dawn will never come again.”

from “The Important Things”
by Marcie Lynn Tentchoff

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