In America, everyone believes in the apocalypse: The only question is whether Jesus or global warming will get here first.” That’s how Mathew Barrett Gross, co-author of The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Teaching Tells Us About America introduces the short video ‘America’s Fascination with the Apocalypse’

To say that everyone in America believes in the apocalypse is probably stretching it a bit, but it’s undeniable that the idea of the apocalypse is a recurrent theme in American culture.

Watch ‘America’s Fascination with the Apocalypse’, courtesy of the BBC:

America’s Fascination With The Apocalypse from David Eckenrode on Vimeo.