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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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