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  •  An astounding percentage (1+ / 0-)
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    of Americans, something like 17% (?) think that the second coming will happen during their lifetime, and this intense motivation used to be directed at getting right with God.  Now, it's directed at getting everyone else right with God.  My hope is that they will realize that their mission is futile, that they cannot actually win here in this vale of tears, and that they will recede into the background and be as non-political as old order Mennonites.  But it is a bit freaky that one in five Americans believes in this nonsense.  I wish they would go back to preparing themselves, and leave the rest of us out of it.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 10:09:57 AM PST

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    •  Yes, yes, yes. (0+ / 0-)

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:48:37 AM PST

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