Friday, July 21, 2006

Right Wing Rapture Over Israels War

I commented here yesterday on how the American Right Wing Fundamentalist Christians view Israel as the source of the Rapture and the second coming of Christ. I was not the only one to note this fact.

Cheerleading the Apocalypse

And then, of course, there is the Republican base, the people who stand by Mr. Bush because they believe him to be the right arm of Jesus Christ. The fundamentalist far-right branch of Christianity that has established itself as the most powerful force in electoral politics is heeded by this administration because they owe their tenure to these people.

A lot of them are thrilled by what is happening in the Middle East. An internet forum called "Rapture Ready" offers some insight into that particular breed of right-wing Christian who cannot wait for the Apocalypse. "Gosh!!!" writes one poster, "Here we are making plans to move to the east coast and we might not even have to move after all. I say, come quickly Lord!!!"

"Israel is not a land of un-walled villages so this is probably a war that will result in that," writes another poster. "Then Gog and Magog will come. But I believe we could be raptured before. I believe before Damascus is destroyed God may rescue His children out of there." Yet another poster writes, "In another thread, someone brought up the fact that the kidnapping of the first Israeli soldier that started this whole thing was on June 25th, and if you count from that day to August 3rd ... it is EXACTLY 40 days!!!!! I find that to be a HUGE coincidence."

Etc.

Mr. Bush is accounted as the unofficial leader of these people, listens to them, and has surrounded himself with violent men who share violent dreams.



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2 comments:

Larry Gambone said...

Lord Godalmighty I shore kin feel that Rupure comin on...

eugene plawiuk said...

So You are the Christ
The Great Jesus Christ
Prove to me you're no fool
Walk across my swimming pool

"King Herod's Song"
Herod and his Court
Jesus Christ Superstar