Apocalyptic Visions generated by the fear of Death

The linked article makes a good argument that the Harold Campings of the world are motivated by their fear of death. “He insists no person can know who God saves and who God damns, but the implication very clearly is that he is among the saved,” Kent said. “With that implication, belief in the Rapture means that Mr. Camping would escape the fate that befalls all human beings, which is death.”

I’ve been saying this for awhile, with respect to doomsayers but also to hardcore flying saucer enthusiasts and other fetishists of the supposed paranormal.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44967628/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/why-world-will-end-again-friday/#.TqCfcJsr2Ol

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