The Register reports: "NASA has outlined plans for dealing with an asteroid a quarter of a mile wide that astronomers believe is on a near-collision course with Earth. The agency says there is no need at present to dispatch a radio transponder to the asteroid, but adds that it will be keeping a close eye on the rock's progress through the solar system."
This doesn't appear to be a joke. They believe by 2036 an asteroid about quarter mile long can hit the Earth.
I am going to put my faith in God, and not NASA.