Fatal attraction: Why we love doomsday

Allman, W.F.
April 1990
U.S. News & World Report;4/30/90, Vol. 108 Issue 17, p12
Opinion. Muses that there may be a perverse seduction in believing forces beyond one's control can cleanse the earth of its troubles--the lure of wanting simple solutions to complex problems. Highlights the predictions of Elizabeth Clare Prophet, leader of the Church Universal and Triumphant.


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