Well, I guess we got a reprieve. I don't know about you, but I'm still here. I guess if we survived Joesph Smith's prediction of Armageddon sometime 1891 or earlier, Pat Robertson's declaration that the world would surely end in 1982, and that issue in 1992 with the comet Hale-Bopp and the Heaven's Gate cult (that was when I finally gave up Koolaide if Jonestown wasn't a big enough hint). Of course there was always that long awaited infamous Nostradamus prediction that the world would end in August of 1999 - I think that one set a record being made 400 years prior. And, who can forget Y2K - 1/1/2000 when all the computers would not be able to tell difference between 1900 and 2000 and possibly bring about everything from international blackouts to a nuclear holocaust. Oh yea of little faith - we are still here.
Of course, if I lived in California, I might think maybe some of these are coming true in a slow painful way. Take a hint, where else do you live in fear of your house being carried off the hillside with sliding mud or being engulfed in the annual uncontrolled fires or falling victim to the earthquake that is just a moment away.
Personally, I'll take my chances down here with the religious zealots given their track record. At least, they are more entertaining and they give us some lead time.