Examining Christian End Times Rhetoric in the Time of COVID

Click here for Dr. Pegoda’s original page and link to the article.

I find it worrisome when a significant proportion of a population has a hard-on for the end of days. For one, when things get implemented on society when these folks are in power, is it to punish those they despise, try to jump-start the Rapture, or to make life better for themselves and the neighbors they share this country with?

I often wonder about the last two.

For another, it’s infuriating how the Fundies that get into end-of-world thinking are convinced they’re on the right side, and don’t or won’t realize they’re being the bad guys by ensuring though their actions–or inaction–that others will die terribly or have lasting damage.

But that’s okay because the newly dead will find Jesus just before their last painful breath and go to heaven, saved by the faithful…right?

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Ugh. This is one of the biggest reasons I walked away from Christianity and theism in general. And why the phrase “death cult” has been popping up more and more in the past few months.

Anyhoo, thank you for writing, Dr. Pegoda. This link below will take you to his site and to the connecting link to the History News Network.

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5 thoughts on “Examining Christian End Times Rhetoric in the Time of COVID

  1. Scottie says:

    Hello Chatty Introvert. The three Abrahamic religions are death cults I think. All forgetting to enjoy living here and now for a future reward that no one knows exists for sure, and doesn’t sound all that fun to be in their heaven anyway. Hugs

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    • TheChattyIntrovert says:

      I keep thinking about the afterlife concept, that your reward is to be up in heaven with the angels singing and praising God for eternity. Um… I’d be bored off my rocker very damned quickly. I’m chatty, but I’m an introvert for the most part. I’d rather leave the praise party and have coffee and every book in the universe to read for the rest of time. That sounds more fun.

      The concept of eternal life’s always bugged me. Reminds me of the great insulter in the Hitchhiker’s Guide stories who went around insulting everyone in the universe in alphabetical order because he became immortal and angry about it because he had nothing better to do. The fact that life ends gives meaning, and makes each life mean something because it leaves an impression.

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      • Scottie says:

        Hello Chatty Introvert. Heaven as described would become excruciating pain for me. I would love the time and ability to go everywhere in the universe to learn and see everything. But as we understand right now the universe will eventually suffer heat death. So if you were truly immortal there would be nothing new to learn or see at some point in the future. An eternity with nothing but singing the same praises to that same god or staring into blackness. Either way I would go insane. Hugs

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        • TheChattyIntrovert says:

          Maybe that’s what heaven’s supposed to become: the freedom to be pleasantly insane without rational thought or judgment being a buzzkill. But fundie Christians already have that if they live in the U.S.A., so why are they trying so hard for the intangible version?

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