What is it about the idea of impending doom that seems to hold an attraction for so many of us? Whether it’s the Maya prediction, the “fiscal cliff” rhetoric, Y2k, or some other version of “the end is near,” the concept seems to hold a perverse appeal. Jay Michaelson is on the show to talk about the conclusions he drew when reviewing two lengthy books on the subject for Religion Dispatches Magazine.

Click here to read Jay Michaelson’s Religion Dispatches article: http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/culture/6074/apocalypse_now_and_then__our_global_death_wish/

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Click the “play” button above to hear the extended interview. To download this audio, click here. Transcript coming soon. To hear the entire December 8, 2012 State of Belief Radio program, click here.

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