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Have a Nice Doomsday: Why Millions of Americans Are Looking Forward to the End of the Worldby Nicholas Guyatt
Synopses & Reviews
In Have a Nice Doomsday, Nicholas Guyatt searches for the truth behind a startling statistic: 50 million Americans have come to believe that the apocalypse will take place in their lifetime. They're convinced that, any day now, Jesus will snatch up his followers and spirit them to heaven. The rest of us will be left behind to endure massive earthquakes, devastating wars, and the terrifying rise of the Antichrist. But true believers aren't sitting around waiting for the Rapture. They're getting involved in debates over abortion, gay rights, and even foreign policy. Are they devout or deranged? Does their influence stretch beyond America's religious heartland—perhaps even to the White House?
Journeying from Texas megachurches to the southern California deserts—and stopping off for a chat with prophecy superstar Tim LaHaye—Guyatt looks for answers to some burning questions: When will Russia attack Israel and ignite the Tribulation? Does the president of Iran appear in Bible prophecy? And is the Antichrist a homosexual?
Bizarre, funny, and unsettling in equal measure, Have a Nice Doomsday uncovers the apocalyptic obsessions at the heart of the world's only superpower.
A witty, provocative study of apocalyptic Christianity assesses the beliefs of the fifty million Americans who believe that the apocalypse will occur during their lifetimes and their involvement in debates over gay rights, foreign policy, abortion, and more. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Table of Contents
Prologue : The beginning of the end — Jews and a furious Christ — In search of a perfect red heifer — Of horns, little horns, and Antichrists — Riding the white elephant — American apocalypse — The dirty old fishpond — Nuking the hill — Tom Clancy with prayer — Armageddon comes later — Epilogue : An intercept from God.
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