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36. Tinoire's correct about the crap theology behind the series
Dispensational premillenialism was concocted by Scofield (as in, the Scofield Reference Bible) in the 1800s. It has never been, nor is it today, the accepted orthodox position of the vast majority of Christians. It is typically a fundy position which gained popularity in the 1970s with the publication of Hal Lindsey's book, The Late, Great Planet Earth. Lindsey posited, inter alia, that the symbols of the Book of Revelation (NOT "Revelations"!!! pet peeve mode off) such as scorpions were actually literal things like Vietnam-era military helicopters. The basic outline is that there is the Rapture, followed by seven years of tribulation, followed by the Second Coming of Christ which initiates the 1,000 reign of Christ ON EARTH. Somewhere in there, you've got to figure in a number of judgments, etc. (e.g., the Lake of Fire judgment, the Sheep/Goats judgment, etc.). It's a rather tortured attempt to harmonize Revelation with some of the O.T. prophets (Daniel is a favorite of the fundies).

I'm amazed that you people are reading this pap series.

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  -Armageddon by Tim LaHaye jiacinto  Nov-24-03 10:55 AM   #0 
  - Yes!  Sting   Nov-24-03 10:58 AM   #1 
  - Okay  jiacinto   Nov-24-03 10:59 AM   #4 
  - Not me but...  Some Moran   Nov-24-03 10:58 AM   #2 
  - I skimmed it - It's a tool to promote Fundamentalism  Tinoire   Nov-24-03 10:59 AM   #3 
  - The first couple were good  Blue_Chill   Nov-24-03 11:04 AM   #5 
  - Series started out alright, but got progressively more right wing...  AntiCoup2k   Nov-24-03 11:09 AM   #6 
  - Right-wing fundy propaganda  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-24-03 11:09 AM   #7 
  - I thought he was head of the UN?  Blue_Chill   Nov-24-03 11:16 AM   #9 
     - The Presidency of the United States  jeter   Nov-24-03 04:19 PM   #29 
  - Armageddon is the second to last book in the series  Tempest   Nov-24-03 11:13 AM   #8 
  - Here's more - The Politics of Fear  Tinoire   Nov-24-03 11:19 AM   #10 
  - Your link seems suspect  Blue_Chill   Nov-24-03 11:24 AM   #12 
  - Would you care to address the main message? Bad theology?  Tinoire   Nov-24-03 11:44 AM   #13 
  - Well the main point is irrelevant if you source didn't read the book  Blue_Chill   Nov-24-03 12:31 PM   #21 
     - Nice red herring  Tinoire   Nov-24-03 02:06 PM   #23 
        - Nice deflection of your sources weakness  Blue_Chill   Nov-24-03 02:53 PM   #25 
           - Whatever  Tinoire   Nov-24-03 04:36 PM   #33 
              - You May Count Me, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Nov-24-03 05:07 PM   #35 
  - Catholics Raptured  WoodrowFan   Nov-24-03 11:48 AM   #14 
  - That is my impression  bloom   Nov-24-03 11:55 AM   #16 
  - ick.  ulysses   Nov-24-03 11:24 AM   #11 
  - Being curious to read it is alright but...  JCCyC   Nov-24-03 11:53 AM   #15 
  - Bingo. LaHaye is a seriously deranged fundy, same with Chick.  JanMichael   Nov-24-03 12:19 PM   #20 
  - It sounds interesting  jiacinto   Nov-24-03 02:21 PM   #24 
  - Left Behind: Prophecy or Fantasy? More Politics of Fear  Tinoire   Nov-24-03 12:11 PM   #17 
  - It was recommended by a right-winger . . .  texastoast   Nov-24-03 12:15 PM   #18 
  - They are evil books  RogueTrooper   Nov-24-03 12:19 PM   #19 
  - Should we burn them?  Blue_Chill   Nov-24-03 12:40 PM   #22 
     - Yes, I saw a clear call  prolesunited   Nov-24-03 03:29 PM   #26 
  - As a big flammin' homo and practicing non-christian  LeftCoast   Nov-24-03 04:10 PM   #27 
  - I wouldn't go that far...  Sting   Nov-24-03 04:15 PM   #28 
  - Why are you giving the Religious Right money?  TrogL   Nov-24-03 04:25 PM   #30 
  - How do we know the authors..  Sting   Nov-24-03 04:29 PM   #31 
     -  Wonk   Nov-24-03 04:33 PM   #32 
        - Well...  Sting   Nov-24-03 04:38 PM   #34 
  - Tinoire's correct about the crap theology behind the series  dbaker41   Nov-24-03 05:17 PM   #36 
  - I tried to read it but it was so preachy and theologically unsound...  liberal_veteran   Nov-24-03 05:25 PM   #37 

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