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When watching the polls it's highly advisable to remember this one, just to keep it all in perspective:
"A TIME/CNN poll finds that more than one-third of Americans say they are paying more attention now to how the news might relate to the end of the world, and have talked about what the Bible has to say on the subject. Fully 59% say they believe the events in Revelation are going to come true, and nearly one-quarter think the Bible predicted the Sept. 11 attack."
America after all it is you and I who are perfect not the next world.
Your machinery is too much for me.
You made me want to be a saint.
Having at one time been a believer of both the Catholic and ex-Catholic varieties, I'll just say that
the Book of Revelations - with all its Apocalyptic curiousity and only in so far as anything in the Bible
actually reflects history - already came to pass in the events
surrounding the period of one particularly smart, rational carpenter's life, and that the only promise
made in the Bible worth subscribing to is that some form of communion with the unseen world is a possibility
that exists within individual humanity - if you were baptized as a Christian presumably you get a second
chance, but you won't remember the first. Some people have taken the idea of a
"Messiah" too literally, and they have followed people like David Koresh and
apparently harmless but otherwise raving madmen
living in Siberia into private lunacy, and numerous others have followed political figures into nothing but folly
for identical reasons. My personal Messiah is Johnny Cash, but I don't let it affect my viewing habits.
:: posted by buermann @ 2003-02-23 00:00:00 CST |