Friday, April 02, 2010

Understanding some scary, scary stuff

Check out the link below for an excellent article by a former “end times” evangelist who has a keen view of the current evangelical state of mind.
As the son of well known evangelicals and far right leader Francis Schaeffer I was in the middle of the chain of events that led to the arrests of men prepared to kill cops for Jesus. The rhetoric we in the early pro-life movement unleashed combined, with the apocalyptic fantasies of the fundamentalist evangelicals, is a deadly brew.“
“That said, the evangelical/fundamentalists -- and hence, from the early 1980s until the election of President Obama in 2008, the Religious Right as it informed U.S. policy through the then dominant Republican Party -- are in the grip of an apocalyptic Rapture cult centered on revenge and vindication. This End Times death wish is built on a literalist interpretation of the Book of Revelation.”
 Read the whole thing.  It’s very good.

1 comment:

Volly said...

Frank's one of my heroes. He's a frequent guest on Rachel Maddow.