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January 16, 2005

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will

Wow. Frightening.

dave paisley

Maybe we can get the Bush administration to start a "No book left behind" program.

Or better yet, a "No left behind books" program.

Aaron O.

I think I'm going to be sick.

Bill

Why do people love those books so much? I venture the guess that they're so exciting because they are relevant to people. The New Testament is all about stuff in the past. While it's important to know about that historical stuff, people want to hear about what's going to happen next.

I say some of that facetiously to make a point. The New Testament is about the dawning of a new age that we are a vital part of—the kingdom of God has been established here on earth and we are coworkers, building it up, living toward that day when God will finally consummate his kingdom.

That's much different picture than the Left Behind scenario. In that scenario we don't have to do anything. If we just hang out long enough, Jesus will come and whisk us away. Meanwhile, we can fantasize about what will happen to those who get left behind.

I'm not saying these people wish these things on others. These books probably spur some on to "witness" to others so they won't get left behind. But maybe it says something about their view of the relevance of the New Testament.

Just Me

Or maybe people just enjoy the excitement of the books? Personally, I have not read them, but I know a number of people who have and love them - most of these people also love science fiction - so maybe it's the escape aspect. Think you're "reading" WAY too much into this. "Catch 22" was a great book, too, when I was seventeen, but I tried reading it again and YUCK! And who, exactly, (besides me) has read "War and Peace?"

Just Me - Again

Thanks for the heads up on the list, by the way. Just went and looked at it and there are much scarier/sadder books on there than the Left Behind series

Bill

That's probably true, but it doesn't change the fact that a fairly junky book (literature-wise) is ranked up there with "classics." I wouldn't agree with Harry Potter as a top book of the millenium either, but I bet you if you compared the WRITING of the two you would come out in favor of J.K. Rowling.

timsamoff

Blech.

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Tom

re: secret rapture.

I did read it, and am forced to say WTF?!?!

Bill

I think that may be the response he's looking for!

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