Jeff Cook teaches philosophy at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the author of Everything New: One Philosopher’s Search for a God Worth Believing In (check out the book trailer here). Connect with him at Everything New.
From the recent rapture hoopla that wasted a hundred million dollars on billboards, to the Left Behind writers who fictionally cast us in the Earth’s last days, to the thousands of Millerites who sold their possessions to stare at a midnight sky in 1844 only to return home at sunrise to the mockery of drunkards, Christians love declaring, “The end is near.”
Yes, these declarations have garnered many a punchline—and some hilarious mock-rapture pictures, to boot—but our predictive tendencies are not necessarily a character flaw.
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