Sunday, July 02, 2006

Thought for the Day

"In Left Behind, the only people who are accepted by God are those who would be classified as fundamentalist wacko Jesus freaks with no intellectual credibility in modern society. Many of the Left Behind characters who aren't taken to heaven--in fact, almost all of them--seem like solid citizens (or--at worst--"normal" Americans). And that creates a weird sensation for the Left Behind reader, because the post-Rapture earth seems like a better place to live. Everybody boring would be gone. One could assume that all the infidels who weren't teleported into God's kingdom must be pretty cool: All the guys would be drinkers and all the women would be easy, and you could make jokes about homeless people and teen suicide and crack babies without offending anyone. Quite frankly, my response to the opening pages of Left Behind was 'Sounds good to me.'"

-- Chuck Klosterman
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

1 comment:

chesslee cc said...

I keep waiting for the rapture to happen, no doubt! The world would be far better off without fundies and their lame, hypocritical, puritanical bs anyway.
Considering the Republican-controlled universe in which we live, impeaching GWB would be near impossible...but just maybe... Though a Believer I am not, I'll still cross my fingers tha he gets raptured up like a theif in the night!