The drumbeat has been loud and constant. Predictions of the end of the world have come often but Dec. 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar, is supposed to be the real deal.
A fixation on apocalypse and doom has been seen for years in TV shows, movies and video games.
There are wars and talk of war, economic instability, climate change and a host of other problems.
Pick your poison to justify talk of apocalypse.
Plenty of people seem to believe.
According to a Harris poll published last year, near 25 percent of Republican voters believed President Obama to be the antichrist.