the end of the world...  
 

Time was, you knew where you stood... "The end of the world is nigh...!" they would proclaim... they usually being a slightly threadbare gentleman of advancing years with a sandwich board...

They would go on to explain that the forthcoming Armageddon would make Sodom and Gomorrah look like a tea party, which particular parts of the bible would back this up, and that the only certain way to avoid this would be to embrace the lord (amen)...

My how times have changed... walking through Liverpool these days you'll still see sandwich boards... but the message has changed... some let you know where to get your mobile phone repaired... others where to get a pair of rather fetching and fashionable training shoes...

What's happened...? Was the promise of an eternity at gods side simply not enough...? Did they getter a better union...? Or has the world really ended, and as Douglas Adams so beautifully put it, we've all been to wrapped up in ourselves to notice...?

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