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Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:33 PM

Waiting for Armageddon

Watched a documentary last night called "Waiting for Armageddon" which shows the evangelicals as we pretty much know they are...scary. The producers were not making a bad film but a rather non judgemental film.

I was especially taken back by the blatant attempts to fulfill bible prophecies and the need and desire to see them end our lives on this planet the sooner the better.

A couple of comments:
- they watch the news of the middle east with almost a joy... believing that it all has to take place for the Lord to come again
- they all believe the rapture is coming in their lifetime... some think within the next 5 years or so
- they laugh at the current use of the holy land... because it is theirs out course
- they hope for a bomb or earthquake to bring down the mosque currently on the temple mount
- they have their little kids believing in it... though in some cases bought very strongly
- they do not really care about this planet because God is going to create a new one after this search has been cleansed

Something I saw a while ago... was an attempt to take a stone to the temple mount to start the rebuild our the temple. Apparently after some reading, this happens all the time.

It just keeps driving home why religion has to go away especially since these people are influencing so much in our lives.

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TruthBeTold65 Mar 2012 OP
Ron Obvious Mar 2012 #1
Bradical79 Mar 2012 #3
TruthBeTold65 Mar 2012 #4
dimbear Mar 2012 #2
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2012 #5
OriginalGeek Mar 2012 #6
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2012 #8
RebelOne Mar 2012 #7

Response to TruthBeTold65 (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 09:40 PM

1. Views like that...

You know, I often hear the point of view expressed here on DU (the religion group especially), that religious views should be off-limits when it comes to deciding whom to vote for in an election.

I'd challenge anyone who thinks like that: how could you ever disregard the views of a political candidate who shares the ideas expressed by these evangelicals who can't wait for the end of the earth? These views are sadly enough not totally out of the mainstream in parts of this country. You'd have to be utterly insane and irresponsible to ignore such views and let someone like that near any kind of power, wouldn't you?

If I found someone like that teaching my children, I'd do anything in my power to cause them to lose their job, freedom of religion be damned. Religious views are just that, points of view, as fitting to be criticised as any of their views. That's not discrimination or bigotry, that's being a responsible citizen.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 08:24 AM

3. Religion is very important in who I vote for

Particularly, I look at statements regarding separation of church and state and their past actions/statements regarding such matters. So it's not so much what someone's religion is, but their ability to represent people of diverse beliefs.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 06:23 PM

4. religion is a delusion...

As such we should give them treatment...i kid...yeah...not really.

Anyway...saw a story on Jimmy Carter yesterday regarding faith and the presidency. It goes " Indeed, Carter said it was impossible to separate his Christian faith from his daily life in the White House."

This says that because religion is a delusion...we are letting our country to be run by crazies.

I am almost afraid to look left and right of me since based on statistics...there is a high likelihood of seeing one.

I kid...not really.

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Response to TruthBeTold65 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 12:44 AM

2. For a limited time, we'll be offering two Armageddons for the price of one, just

pay shipping and handling.

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Response to TruthBeTold65 (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 03:21 AM

5. there is a part of me...

that wishes the rapture would occur. We could get rid of a lot of nutcases, and there would be a plethora of abandoned cars for the picking

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 01:19 PM

6. I have a sinking feeling that

if the rapture were to occur, we'd be stuck here with the nutcases. The ones I see screaming most loudly are the ones I feel are least likely to be eligible.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 04:33 PM

8. you do have a point...

it's kinda like the old "the lady doth protest too much". My grandfather was a minister, and he always told me to watch out for the uber-christians- they are probably hiding something.

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Response to TruthBeTold65 (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 03:39 PM

7. Sounds like the nut cases

on the Rapture Ready Web site.

http://www.rr-bb.com/

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