Is the Apocalypse close at hand?

“The beginning of the end, according to Revelation, will be augured by mysterious signs and wonders—a black sun (eclipse this year), and a blood-red moon (we had that this year also), the stars falling to earth (yeah, well we get a meteor shower every October), persecutors and false prophets (always plenty of those around), plague and pestilence and famine (we can count on there being plenty of that somewhere in the world). Then the satanic arch-villain who has come to be called the Antichrist will rise to absolute power on earth.”

This quote (parens are mine) is from A History of the End of the World by Jonathan Kirsch. For over 2,000 years there have been folks who thought the end was near; was, in fact, going to happen in their lifetime. How disappointing it must have been for them to die before it happened, how silly to believe a preacher preaching over 2,000 years ago of the Apocalypse which he thought would happen in his lifetime. There have always been signs and probably always been someone who seemed like an arch-villain, and now, here in my lifetime, there is one.

Trump is not going to make me a believer but whoever cast him in the role should get an Academy Award.

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