(*The following article is not meant to be taken seriously, and is for entertainment purposes only.)
Ah, what better time to start a cult following than when fear-mongering is at an all-time high?
I mean Ron Hubbard did it over 60 years ago, all without the help of the internet.
It would appear that the internet has made that possibility an even easier task, all without having to leave the comfort of your home. Throw in some 2012 doom and gloom to scare people while looking for answers as the icing on the cake and you have the perfect recipe.
The number of stories on conspiracy webpages predicting a date in the near future where something big is going to happen has been growing exponentially lately.
The latest addition to this trend is a website by the name of 8-3-11 that claims that, yes you guessed it; something big is going to happen on August 3rd, 2011. They picked a good fear-mongering date since the US is in financial shambles and the debt deadline of August 2 is close at hand. They even went as far as to make a printable poster page so people can spread the word in whatever part of the world they live in. Need a question answered? Ask 175000 here.
The end is nigh you say?
- Harold Camping predicted the end of the world May 21st 2011 (Fail)
- The Church of the SubGenius: July 5, 2011, at precisely 7:00 AM. (Fail)
- Harold Camping taking another shot at it: October 21st 2011. (Soon to fail)
- Mayan prediction: December 24th 2011. (Soon to fail)
Here are five websites you should consult when doing homework in order to start your very own cult: