I’m working on Part II as we speak, but in the meantime I thought you might enjoy Fred Clark’s article on how Nicolae Carpathia got everyone’s identities stolen.
Ten years ago today, Fred Clark began his deconstruction of the Worst Books Ever Written over at the Slacktiverse! Thanks, Fred, for an awesome decade full of fun and terribly-written Rapture books!
A day after my post on Millennialisms, Fred Clark also wrote about how postmillennialism can be a good thing:
I fought the urge to escape our society and the urge to wait patiently for divine intervention. … And then I prayed for clarity on what I might do to help change the world.
PS – I breezed pretty quickly over amillennialism before. I should note that most Christians are in fact amillennialists, “a category that actual a-millennialists don’t tend to think of as identifying themselves for the same reason that … most non-Trekkers don’t primarily regard themselves as non-Trekkers,” says Fred (quite logically).
In other words, most people just don’t believe that the Millennium is a thing. They have other, more important things to think about.
But if you’re going to favor a Millennium, postmil is the way to go.
Some new things for us to slouch towards…
I was hoping to post this yesterday by midnight, but I didn’t quite make it. Anyway, let’s see what else has happened since the last time the end was nearer…