Monday, July 11, 2005
Rapture Monday: Bugger all
The Rapture Index has fallen one point to 145. This moves us down from Fasten Your Seatbelts to Heavy Prophetic Activity. I would've thought the spate of storms at the start of hurricane season would've brought us closer to the great tea party with God, but I know nothing about how this rapture stuff really works.
Here are your items of note from the Religious Correct since our last update:
- Gary Bauer lamented the lack of bad news broadcast from Israel.
- Jesus might've been a cool dude, but he knew bugger all about politics. For sure he wouldn't see the value of needle exchanges to prevent AIDS as a wedge issue.
- Bush can't afford to alienate his true believers with poll numbers falling faster than Ann Coulter's age on her driver's license. Turns out, though, by one measure most of the judicial activists Bush deplores are on the right.
- The aftermath of the bombings in London brought this sentiment from MahmoodÂs Den: "The way to beat them is not to give in to them, and more democracy and democratic institutions, a complete overhaul of the education system in the Arab and Muslim worlds and the full separation of Mosque and State." Yet I fear that all too often our response to the dangers in this world is exactly wrong.
- Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) is warning evangelicals about global warming. Not that it exists, mind you. Ihnofe is concerned that liberals will ask churchgoers to help prevent the destruction of the natural world.