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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What if you are really convinced that these are the End Times? How do you live your life? That's one of the themes explored in the new film "Waiting for Armageddon." We'll speak to two of the filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, who discovered that many of the people they interviewed don't just believe in the Armageddon, but are actively trying to bring it about. The film is playing at Cinema Village January 8-14. We'll also speak with Michelle Goldberg author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism.

Event:Kate Davis, David Heilbroner, and Michelle Goldberg will be participating in an Interfaith Round Table discussion
Thursday, January 7, at 6:30 pm
The Puck Building Rudin Auditorium
295 Lafayette Street

Guests:

Michelle Goldberg and David Heilbroner

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Comments [5]

Mark from Westchester

To Carolyn:

1) The "rapture" is a complete embarrasment to Christianity. Too many Christians beleive this sensationalist pop-theology. If the parousia (Jesus' coming into his Kingdom) hasn't happened yet, then Jesus and the apostles clearly lied about a lot of stuff. Or they were mistaken. Christians don't want to accept that, so they just push those prophecies into the future. But the fact is, either the Parousia prophecies were already fulfilled back in the first century, or they were just plain wrong. Based on the strong evidence for the resurrection, I believe the former.

2) Pollution is what is certainly man-made. "Global Warming", whether a myth or not, is a meaningless propaganda buzz-word. I suggest you concentrate on pollution. Clean up the joint and if the Earth is going to heat up all by itself, so be it. Buy an electric car. Install solar panels. Recycle. Keep your home heated at 60 degrees. Don't chuck trash out the car window. Plant a tree. But hey, if you want to concentrate instead on reducing C02, then the most effective thing you can do is stop breathing...

3) All Americans should have affordable access to healthcare.... and homes, cars, food, and whatever else our materialistic hearts desire... Whether or not that's actually possible in a corrupt, power-driven world of decadent liars is a whole different matter...

Jan. 15 2010 04:55 PM
Carolyn from Westchester

So, I am a "highly educated professional" and long time WNYC listener, who believes Jesus will come to rapture his church at a time of God's choosing, AND also believes that, for instance, (i) climate change is man-made and needs to be addressed and (ii) all Americans should have affordable access to health care...
The host's condescending biased tone was very disappointing, and several remarks betrayed the lack of research. Clearly not one of your best days, Mr. Lopate.

Dec. 29 2009 08:16 PM
john from office

Len, naked in a dream equals highly insecure??!!

Dec. 29 2009 01:56 PM
john from office

The sad thing is that after we have science and various studies, people still need these beliefs. Santa Claus for adults.

Dec. 29 2009 01:52 PM
John from Brooklyn

CORRECTION

The distinction between pre- and post-"millennial"has nothing to do with the year 2000.

It's the difference between those who believe that believers will be raptured BEFORE a thousand-year "tribulation" period and those who believe that believers will have to endure this period right along with the unbelievers.

Dec. 29 2009 01:49 PM

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