The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Saturday, May 10, 2003

“It's the end of the world as we know it … ”

… It appears the group is preparing for the calamity it says will kill us all on May 15.

So, how are we going to go? Chino, in what she called her final statement issued on May 5, lets us in on the secret:

“It will be caused when electromagnetic waves strike the Japanese archipelago and the delicate gravitational balance between the Andromeda nebula and other nebulas is altered.”

Via Robot Wisdom, Countdown to doomsday: What makes a cult leader tick?

Ah, so that's how we end. And here I thought we didn't have anything to worry about until 2012

What I find intriguing, but not fully explained, is how Yuko Chino ever became a cult leader in the first place, being misanthropic to the point of never having met her husband! (or rather, her husband never met her; and from reading the article, not many of her followers met her either)

The cynic in me is tempted, very tempted, to start a religeon. Then I too can have mindless slaves doing my bidding while I rake in the money …

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