And being an ex-fundamentalist Christian I can tell you that they have the
problem solved. Their rap is that no one knows the day or the hour of
Christ's return, only that he is coming soon. Soon, like tomorrow, never
comes. So even in another 2000 years if you ask a fundamentalist when the
Rapture is coming he will still be able to say "I don't know, but soon."
>From: "Travas Gunnell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>>
>>From: Charlie Stross <email@example.com>
>>He opined that popular predictions of the apocalypse, the Rapture, the
>>End of the World, tend to peter out after 2000. In fact, there are no
>>religious -- presumably he meant Christian -- predictions of the end of
>>the world with deadlines after 2012.
>>Anyone got any ideas?
>Well, I seem to recall there being some sort of Jewish deadline for a
>in a couple hundred years or so, and 2012 is a Mayan thing if I recall
>correctly. Regardless, the lack of the coming of "The End" has never
>deterred the faithful before, why should it after 2012 or any other date?
>Numerous cults/religions have predicted the end of the world already; most
>of them still exist today. They just revise their predictions and continue
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