Tag Archives: Apocalypticism

Pious frauds

A magic book that fell from the sky

One will not understand this without first reading “Disembodied speech.”

Some years ago, I became convinced that every major world religion has some sort of pious fraud at its core.

Each one also has its martyrs for the cause, and far be it from me to disrespect martyrdom for any cause.

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Jesus is not coming soon — or ever

“The end of all things is at hand.”
— 1 Peter 4:7

The first time I was told, “Jesus is coming soon,” I was twelve years old, in seventh grade.  My friends and I had no reason to doubt it.  We thought, “He might come tonight.  Or tomorrow.  But it could be tonight.”  We lived in breathless anticipation.

For me, it all began to unravel seven years later, albeit it hasn’t finished unraveling yet.

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Kirk

Kirk preaches at chapel at the homeless shelter where I stay, the second Wednesday of each month.  He appears to have an emotional dependence on the dogma of inerrancy, and often brings up topics related to that, that have no connection to the Christian life.

In September, he said some things I didn’t care for.

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