Harold Camping

Armageddon didn't happen ... again

So, no, the world didn't end over the weekend. If you're reading this, you're likely alive and safe and well fed. You dodged apocalypse yet again.

September 23 came and went, and you, like me, still have to pay bills, walk the dog, fold laundry and cook meals. Saturday was the date David Meade, a self-published author and the latest in a long line of confused prophets, claimed our world would end. Unseat, a Christian website, also marked the 23rd as the beginning of the end, while YouTube, the sometimes barometer of an unhinged society, was chockablock with videos predicting doomsday.

The predictions were based on calculations that sound logical but are far from. Meade, for...