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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Bush, the End Times and You

Excellent take on President Bush's apocalyptic fervor:

"When you've been primed into a rapturous frenzy by the Jerry Falwells, Pat Robertson and Tim LaHayes of the world, those right-wing refrains are music to your ears. If you think you're headed to heaven in short order, what good are the rest of us to you? Or the environment? Or diplomacy? What good is moderation and bridge building when your president can bring about the end of the world, which, to you, is a good thing?"

The End of the World? Here's an excellent take on the run-up to nuclear combat with the Iranians (really, the insights in this interview are mindblowing; it's via What Really Happened):

"However I believe there is very little time: an attack may well happen within the next 2 weeks, while Congress is in recess. There is no advantage to those that want it to happen in waiting."

And, of course, how science fictional is this photo I first saw on the front page of the New York Times on Wednesday? Men dancing in traditional colorful garb while holding the magic vials said to contain enriched uranium:

2 Comments:

Blogger X. Dell said...

The most frightening development in recent weeks is the question posed to Bush by one reporter, who asked if he really believed in end times prophecy. . . and Bush hemmed and hawed, which is what he usually does when he doesn't know what else to do.

I don't believe in end times prophecy. As a person with a background in psychology, I do, however, believe in self-fulfilling prophecy.

And he's got his #$@! finger on the button.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Rinda Elliott said...

I always believed the end times scriptures referred to something internal. I know it was never meant to be taken literally. I'm constantly amazed that people read all of the bible so literally.

And like you, I think people will still do their best to make it happen.

3:43 PM  

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