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September 23, 2014

Good actor. Lousy story.

Sense of Events: Why “Left Behind” should be... left behind By Donald Sensing The real problem, though, is that the majority of non-Christian Americans (a number growing rapidly) take their cues about  Christianity from pop culture and default-think that nitwittery such as the Rapture is what all Christians believe.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 23, 2014 9:12 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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To the surprise of many, rapture-based theology has only been around for the past couple hundred years and predominantly in America.

And to the astonishment of the multitudes, the exact same thing is true of Wicca, which was invented in the early 20th century and popularized in the 1950's. The early "covens" who imagined all this crap based it on the (widely discredited) theory/fantasy that the Salem witch trials were a concerted attempt to suppress a pre-Christian religion which had survived the Christianization of Europe.

Loons, all of 'em.

Posted by: Rob De Witt [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 23, 2014 11:52 AM

So-called Wicca has never saved civilization in ANY era.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 23, 2014 2:54 PM

Yeah postmillenial dispensationalism (pretrib version) that the Left Behind books holds to is pretty new, and almost exclusively American. Its also violently unBiblical but that's another issue.

The thing is, a lot of non-Christian people think those books are just odd fantasy novels. Not very many know that actual Christians really believe that.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 23, 2014 8:12 PM

The Bible has been mis-quoted and mis-interpreted for a long time. Supposed to be the Word of God, told by man, several languages, many variables. A believer makes the choice for himself what to believe and how to believe any of it, in what context.

I have no problem accepting the bible for a holy book and I don't try to analyze it. Just like I don't try to figure out what God looks like. My belief does not depend on scientific proof and detailed scrutiny.

My uncle Letsgo Lozko, he raised bantam chickens. He often said to me "chas, sometimes it is better just to eat the soup, and not stir it."

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 24, 2014 11:04 PM

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