Friday, February 24, 2006

The brutal Christ of the Armageddonites
On 19th-century dispensationalist codswallop
It’s in Revelation, people!
- Newsreader Kent Brockman, losing it

The Apocalypse, obviously in code about the Roman Empire, is so prone to Hal Lindseyish misreading that the Orthodox tradition, while keeping it in the New Testament, doesn’t use it in liturgical readings.
Arab, Egyptian, Armenian, and other Middle Eastern Christians interfere with their thesis, so the Armageddonites try to hide their existence. Pat Robertson’s ‘700 Club’, for instance, refused to show a segment about Christian Arabs. Jerry Falwell’s tours of Israel purposely avoid them...

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