Business is booming. There is a doom boom in America. Radius Engineering in Terrell, Texas is building, selling and installing fiberglass bunkers that promise between one to five years of doomsday survival (depending on the price). Reminiscent of the 1955 suburban back yard fallout shelter, these new underground fortresses are being quietly built by the privileged moneyed classes that are not going to give up the “goodies” of the good life without a fight.
According to a USA Today article the company builds shelters to accommodate between 10 and 800 people and sell for between 400,000 to 41 million dollars each. It’s kind of a morbid hedge fund business. These people are hedging their bets against what they call a “worst case scenario.”
Another company is selling “time shares” in its secret facility which might be called Catastrophe Condos. One company is even counting down to the Mayan Apocalypse which predicts the end of an Age in 2012 and the beginning of a new order. Other sources point out that there is even a poor man’s version of this Doomsday Survivor-man mania, however it involves a lot of plastic sheeting, duct tape and hundreds of cans of beanie weenies.
In a world that seems to be plagued by economic meltdowns, uncontrollable oil spills, Global Warming, and a coming tidal wave of taxes or terrorism (take your pick) one might be tempted to join the hordes of hole diggers and become a Survivalist. The Bible describes a day when people will ask for the rocks to cover and hide them (Revelation 6:16).
These people preparing for the “worst case scenario” will be very surprised when they learn that God has already provided a fall-out shelter found in the person of His Son. And as Noah’s Ark was the only hope in the antediluvian age, Jesus Christ is the only shelter that will stand and survive in the coming storm. Ingimar DeRidder