Your reply has sparked my mental thinking.
I wonder how many doomsday preppers are in the UK. Where would they stock all that bulk stuff? The houses in this country are much smaller compared to an average sized American home. (Source: I'm American, but live in England).
I live in a Victorian 3 bedroom mid-terrace with a cellar. Only so much stuff can be stocked in the cellar, or at least that is what my husband tells me, for I have -never- went down there.
Thank you for this delightful ponderment;) I agree we can make a funny out of the situation, but never let a doomsday soothsayer hear, because yes, that does tend to upset them.
'You are on my No list now.'
Oh, I find that skeptics/cynics tend to get more upset than doomsdayers themselves.
And it makes sense, doomsdayers follow their own script knowing society disagrees with their view but they carry on prepping without worrying if everyone thinks just as they do.
Cynics feel everyone should believe exactly as them including sharing their pessimism and are always offended when others don't.
I am skeptical but others have a right to believe as they do and when it comes to conspiracy theories in general (semi-related to doomsday predictions) I assign a lack of feeling in control of your circumstances, environment, and life as the main impetus behind such beliefs and not a general lack of intelligence as cynics claim is the chief reason that others believe.
It is more emotional than intellectual and on that note I fault cynics for both, they are emotional and not very intellectual even if they subscribe to science. What they do is would rather talk bad and make fun of people than to truly understand why others believe.
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
Edited by I believe you, 18 January 2013 - 08:30 AM.