Principles to Live By

Rapture
Home
Definitions
High CEO Pay Means Disappointing Stock Returns (New 1 Aug 2016)
Importance of Teaching Values (New 24 Mar 2016)
America's economy is a nightmare of our own making (New 25 Jun 2015)
The Stranger in Your Home (New 24 Mar 2015)
The Cost of WWII Air War (New 28 Mar 2014)
Wealth Inequality in America (New 6 Dec 2013)
The Psycholoty of Winning (New 3 Feb 2013)
Crisis of the Middle Class (New 8 Jan 2013)
Income Inequality Grows in TN (New 15 Nov 2012)
Why the Economy is Slow (New 12 Oct 2012)
Veteran's Charity Under Fire (New 15 Aug 2012)
Nursing Homes Vs. Prison (New 12 Nov 2010)
Soul of the Republic (New 30 Oct 2010)
National Purpose (New 16 Oct 2010)
Inside Job (New 14 Oct 2010)
'Big Business' Democrats (New 14 Oct 2010)
Corporate Governance (New 1 Oct 2010)
Common Good (New 1 Oct 2010)
American Wealth (New 19 Sep 2010)
Shrinking Middle Class (New 19 Sep 2010)
Financial Market Failure (New 15 Mar 2010)
Pledge of Allegiance (New 14 Mar 2010)
The Gift of Fear (New Jan 2010)
No Time to Lose (New Sept 2009)
Fiduciary Responsibity (New 7 Mar2009)
What Hamilton Has Wrought (New 27 Mar2009)
What Would Jesus Do? (New 21 Mar2009)
Global Warming (New March 2007)
Compassion
Democracy
Christmas
What I Wish For
Scout's Oath
Perspective
Statistics
Osama Bin Laden
Torture
ENRON
Close to Home
Inhumanity to Man
Thanksgiving
DC Area Snipers
Historectomy
Education
Civil Society
Religious Extremism
Stem Cell Research
Rapture
Mailbag
Contact Me
Peaceful Civil Disobedience

Fairness Trustworthiness Kindness
Patience Gentleness Knowledge
Discipline Compassion Integrity







Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

bar_blue.gif

For millennia, Christians have believed that the end times are near. Armageddon and the second coming of Jesus, precluded by the rise of the Antichrist and the seven years of tribulation, which—thanks to the rapture the Bible talks about—true believers will impassively watch from a box seat in heaven.

Right? Not quite.

In fact, you would have to look long and hard to find the word ‘rapture’ in the Bible… it’s simply not there. Nor is any clear description or explanation of the rapture. Which is probably due to the fact that the whole concept was invented by a renegade Irish Anglican priest with strange ideas and strong convictions, less than 200 years ago.

A man whose beliefs, one could argue, are largely responsible for the current state of affairs in the Middle East.

Sound interesting? Read the full story by clicking on the headings below. This was excerpted from the weekly newsletter of Casey Research and makes really interesting reading.

From "What We Now Know, week of July 5, 2005"

Excerpted from the weekly newsletter of Casey Research "What We Now Know, week of July 12, 2005" Reader reactions to last week's article Raptured, Part I: Darbyism and the Middle East:

From "What We Now Know, week of July 12, 2005"

Excerpted from the weekly newsletter of Casey Research "What We Now Know, week of July 12, 2005". Reader reactions to last weeks article Raptured, Part II: Commercialized Apocalypse.