I clicked through on one of Mike’s links and found this story about a bunch of fundies who have decided that May 21 will mark the end of the world. This is supposed to be based on a close reading of the Bible.
But of course these folks are nominally Christian, so they ought to take to hear the words of R. Joshua:
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
I once drove by a small church, and saw on the notice-board that usually tells you the name of the pastor and the titles of upcoming sermons a picture of a Bible overlaid with the letters RTFM. Good advice. Bible-thumpers ought to at least read the Bible.