Re: A reminder about the 'end of the world' in December...
Americans do seem more end times obsessed. Even the Rapture is an American invention and the vocal churches there seem to focus far more on their being an end time, Revelations, judgement etc.. than churches in Australia or the UK.
It's a way of controlling the masses. Be good and you'll survive the end of days.
Same goes for Christmas, be good or Santa won't come.
"I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six."