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Rapture

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Like the earth itself, Al Gore seems to be taking a lot of heat lately. Perhaps this is because folks on the left are not supposed to talk about the End Of The World. Maybe it is the particular means of apocalypse that is so disturbing to Gore’s critics: Humans are usurping the divine right to end it all, and, worse, they are doing it in the one way that has been explicitly ruled out in Scripture. Does this eschatological trend signal a disturbing theology of the trickster God who promises not to bring about another flood, but then mischievously stands by while we gradually accrue the power to bring it on ourselves?

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