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1.0 out of 5 stars Just awful, 10 Mar 2009
This review is from: Left behind: a Novel of the Earth's Last Days (Paperback)
I must admit first that I have read almost but not all of this book. I just couldn't bear to finish it. I read small parts of some others in the series.

If you would like a badly-written book/series in which Christianity is mixed with loony US beliefs about raptures and american exceptionalism, with a good dose of neocon "Killing is good. Killing works" added, fine. Personally I think it would have been more use published in roll form.
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Initial post: 26 Jun 2010 12:07:38 BDT
This review seems to reveal your own prejudices rather than anything else; it was Stalin after all who used the words:- "No people, no problem." to justify his massacre of some twenty million people during his reign of terror. Compared to that the American neo-conservative attempts to keep their oil-based economy functioning seem quite mild. A few hundred thousand in Iraq and Afganistan. All to often today the general public seem not to understand that this world has always been, and still is a very Darwinian place; in which those not prepared to fight for what they have/want will inevitably lose out to those who are prepared to. It is for this reason that Iran is making such a major effort to aquire nuclear weaponry.

Posted on 26 Jun 2010 12:15:31 BDT
Remembering that it was Stalin after all who used the words:- "No people, no problem." to justify his massacre of some twenty million people during his reign of terror; this review seems to reveal your own prejudices rather than anything else. Compared to leftist efforts in China, Korea, the ex-Soviet Union etc..... the American neo-conservative attempts to keep their oil-based economy functioning seem quite mild, just a few hundred thousand dead in Iraq and Afganistan. All to often today the general public seem not to understand that this world has always been, and still is a very Darwinian place; in which those not prepared to fight for what they have/want will inevitably lose out to those who are prepared to. It is for this reason that Iran is making such a major effort to aquire nuclear weaponry; should/when they achieve this aim, the result might well cause you to regret your fashionably anti-American sneers.

Posted on 20 Sep 2011 22:54:14 BDT
A. says:
Top Bible scholar Robert M. Price, writes an analysis of the left behind genre in his excellent book, "The paperback apocalypse, how the Christian church was left behind". 'The paperback apocalypse examines the theological framework of popular eschatology, comparing it with the texts to which it erroneously appeals. It goes further, demonstrating that the New Testament promise of the second coming of Jesus Christ has long since fallen victim to a self-imposed statute of limitations. That is, this pseudo event was never predicted as happening someday, in the sweet by-and-by; rather, it was always mentioned with the promise of a swift fulfillment in the readers' own day. That promise failed, and there is as much reason to postpone it, still expecting it, as there is to hold onto one's ticket from a defunct airline. It will not be honored, and it is high time to make some alternate plans. I will reinforce this point with a historical survey of disappointed eschatological expectation.'

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jan 2013 21:49:46 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Jan 2013 21:50:10 GMT
T. Deegan says:
Hmmm. I think, A, that the only thing that suggests to me is that Robert M Price doesn't know the language of the NT well enough and has misread it. Try reading someone like Bailey on the topic.
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