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Another example of religion making the world a better place

Scary al-Jazeera piece on Christian Zionism in America:
According to Hal Lindsey, a prominent American Christian Zionist, the valley from Galilee to Eilat (a town in southern Israel) will flow with blood and 144,000 Jews would bow down before Jesus and be saved. The rest of Jewry, millions of them, and presumably all non-Christians, would perish in "the mother of all holocausts".
In 1970, Dr Roy Eckhardt, an American Methodist minister and professor of Religion, told a group of clergy gathering in Houston, Texas, that "the proper place to give Christian witness today is in an Israeli munitions factory".

And these people include among their number many influential figures, including Jerry Falwell. (Hang on: wasn't he the guy who blamed 9/11 on America's tolerance of homosexuals, feminists and abortionists?)

There are 1 comments on "Another example of religion making the world a better place":

Posted by: dj http:// Thu Sep 4 01:31:05 2003

Yeah Hal Lindsey and a few others produced some books about Christianity versus environmentalism in the 70s and 80s. Some of it was adopted by James Watt, Secretary for the Interior during the Reagan Presidency, who basic position was that as Jeebus was coming back soon, there was no need to worry about environmental problems.

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