Jesus is Coming Again, and Man is He Pissed!

I must admit to complete ignorance of what I now learn are the top selling books in the country amongst adults, the “Left Behind” series of evangelical thrillers. My, oh my; what a frightful world we live in.

At any rate, Virginia Postrel, the former editor of Reason Magazine has an apt analysis, I think.

In all these ways, Kristof is indeed unfair. But his outsider’s eye does raise a serious question that evangelicals seem never to ask themselves: Why would you worship such a God? What makes you think a deity who would consign righteous unbelievers (or even bad guys) to never-ending torture–a bully who makes the most vicious dictator look like a nice guy–deserves adoration and praise? Do you really believe this stuff? Would you believe it if you hadn’t heard it all your life?


Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

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