from FaithWorld:

Sleepy French hamlet seen at threat from Apocalypse sects

By Reuters Staff
June 15, 2011


(Pic de Bugarach, 14 November 2007/Thierry Strub)

The tiny southern French hamlet of Bugarach has drawn scrutiny from a government sect watchdog over droves of visitors who believe it is the only place in the world that will survive a 2012 Apocalypse. A report by the watchdog, Miviludes, published Wednesday said the picturesque village near Carcassonne should be monitored in the run-up to December 21, 2012, when many believe the world will end according to an ancient Mayan prophecy.

from FaithWorld:

Ghosts, astrology, New Age: you name it, Americans believe it

December 10, 2009

Although most Americans are Christian and many are devout, that hasn't stopped some members of the flock from believing in astrology, reincarnation or the ability of trees to trap spiritual energy.

from Summit Notebook:

Private bankers chanting new mantra

October 7, 2009

Private bankers still getting their ears bashed from clients enraged about massive portfolio losses now are chanting a new mantra.