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hexola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 02:18 PM
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My Christian friend thinks he will see the end of the world.
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One of my best friends is a Menonite/fundy. He was pot-smoking Deadhead hippie-type in our youth.

The past few years I have seen him return to his faith (from his parents). He is very devout and active in his Church...but he still smokes dope and is pretty much himself...we hang out regualry.

Recently, he said "He wouldn't live to see 50." "Why," I asked. "Are the men in your family short lived?"

"No" he replied. "Things are gonna be changing soon..." I was a bit shocked. I didn't persue his statement...but I knew what he meant.

I feel sad for him...I think it's one thing to believe...and to have faith. But isn't it a bit vain to think...of all the billions of souls that have lived - you will be the one to see the end/return? Hasn't every generation had folks that thought they would be the ones...? Does it even matter if your are alive when/if "he returns" or not???

The scary part...is this the kind of stuff George W. believes...? Does Bush believe Christ is coming back within the next 20 years...? Is this the stuff out foreign policy is based on...???

Is it?
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