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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-28-06 04:36 PM
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22. Yes - that's exactly it!
Just like birdwatching.

I find it utterly fascinating, and have been studying it for a couple years. For 1800 years, all expressions of the church had a basic eschatology of "Hey - it's all gonna work out." And then some dipshit in the 1800s, in America of course, invents all this rapture bullshit and then, being American religion, there were disputes and schisms and arguments and now there's a few hundred different versions of the "rapture", and it's taking hold around the world: Australia, Africa, Central America being the places of big movements.

And of course, what makes it all so very fascinating is that it's these rapture fucks - especially from LaHaye (close friend and advisor to Reagan; and the one who got Falwell started) - who are in charge of the country, and this is why we see so much automatic support of Israel: because we can't make Jesus come again and have ourselves a rapture and a tribulation and the battle of Armageddon without Israel existing as a nation.

So it's not just a theoretically fun bit of birdwatching - it's birdwatching, but the kind in which one is watching while the birds destroy the watcher's world.
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