This story makes me wonder if the Apocalypse the religious conservative are bring about is not a good thing in the long run. I do agree that there will be troubles for humanity in the short run. Yet the smart ones will get out of the way and dumb ones will either believe this is the end of the world or try to resist the evil they see coming.
How does one get out of the way? Prepare for the worst case scenario. Make yourself flexible and light so you can move quickly and get away from the conflict when it comes. Do not be like the not so smart Jews of Europe that stayed behind when Hitler was rising up hoping to survive the storm. Be like the smart Jews who got out of Europe until the storm cleared.