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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 08:29 PM
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2. Sure it makes sense and
you're right about the early rise of millenarianism. That early millenarianism actually arose out of the Book of Daniel, and 'Daniel's Dream', which is from the Old Testament, but never really took off in a big way among the Jews. The Christians merged that tradition with a new mythology of the return of Christ and the Book of Revelations. The Montanists were among the earliest of the millenarianists.

The runup to the year 2000 and the Y2K phenomenon had bot secular and religious roots.

The actual point of the OP, was that there's secular apocalyptism that comes from the left as well as other places, and that the crafting of dystopian world views is closely related.
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  -Secular Apocalyptists, Dystopias and Christian Millenialists. cali  Oct-21-07 07:50 PM   #0 
  - Apocalypticism has been around in a "modern" form  Gman   Oct-21-07 08:15 PM   #1 
  - Sure it makes sense and  cali   Oct-21-07 08:29 PM   #2 
     - I think it was here on DU  Gman   Oct-21-07 09:04 PM   #5 
        - You're welcome. Thanks for commenting  cali   Oct-21-07 09:32 PM   #6 
           - The Malthusian error is a bum rap in some ways  Kurt_and_Hunter   Oct-21-07 11:24 PM   #12 
  - Secular Apocalyptists - yes, that's what we face a lot here on the DU and elsewhere wherever...  smalll   Oct-21-07 08:44 PM   #3 
  - I adore Yeats and love that poem. I don't believe  cali   Oct-21-07 09:02 PM   #4 
     - Perhaps not the anthem of dystopian fantasists, but it sure speaks to  Kurt_and_Hunter   Oct-21-07 09:56 PM   #9 
        - I can't stop laughing over your Bill Bennett comment.  cali   Oct-21-07 10:06 PM   #11 
  - Yup! We are solipsists by nature. We cannot really imagine the world without us, and are  Kurt_and_Hunter   Oct-21-07 09:45 PM   #7 
     - jeezus. you should have just written my Op for me;  cali   Oct-21-07 09:49 PM   #8 
        - It is sad but true that our inability to deal with mortality causes all this trouble  Kurt_and_Hunter   Oct-21-07 10:02 PM   #10 

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