Saturday, February 03, 2007

The Anti-Christ will bring peace?

There's a good article over at Lew Rockwell's site on why we should all fear those who fear the rapture.

If they are correct, why should any of us bother trying to make the world a better place? Dispensationalists get very annoyed at this question. They say, "Final peace on earth will only come through Christ!" They basically insist Christians trying to do good in the world should only focus on "spiritual things." Trying to change social institutions for the better is futile and presumptuous. Apparently the only two options are handing the world over to Satan or believing that humans can do everything in their own strength. Not much room for nuance here.

Ironically, many dispensationalists are involved in the Religious Right movement and want to stem abortions, ban gay marriage and make America more Christian. But at the same time they believe in a theology that says the world can only get worse, that there’s nothing any of us can do about it, and that it’s about to get so bad Christians are going to be taken off of the earth. If the ship is irreversibly sinking, why try and patch up the leaks?

How are we supposed to know the difference between the second coming and the anti-christ? Could he really be in Florida?

And below, the thinking-man's rap: Extian (The Verse from Atheist Nation Pt III).


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