December 21, 2012

Not Just the Religious Try to be Prophets

Stephen Tomkins, The Guardian

Predicting the future is a mug's game, and we religious believers are of course mugs by definition, so it's no surprise that we insist on embarrassing ourselves that way. Friday's end of the world Mayan-style is only the latest in a line that runs from the New Testament, through to today's US evangelicals forever pushing back their predictions a few years at a time.

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TAGGED: Apocalypse, Mayan

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