Monday, August 2, 2010

Appetite for Apocalypse

The end will one day come. I don’t know when. I don’t know how. I don’t know why. But it will.

I was reading in Leviticus this past weekend (yes, I consider reading from the Old Testament a pleasure read...I am not joking.), and it happened to be the big sex chapter--that’s Leviticus 18 if you aren’t familiar with it. To many Christians, it’s the gay one--the one that says a man should not lie with a man in the same way he would lie with a woman. That’s only a part of chapter though. There’s all kinds of twisted sex acts in this chapter--people who have sex with their sisters, their mothers, even their pets.

When I read this chapter I can’t help but think of the end. The biggest theory around regarding end time prophecy is that we are indeed living in the end because of the moral code that civilization as we know it seems to lack. How many times have you heard the doomsday theory supported by the fact that Homosexuals can get married, or because of the smut on TV, or because of the way teens act?

Leviticus 18 makes me wonder how different times really are. If there’s a law in Leviticus about people having sex with their animals, then chances are people were probably having sex with their animals!

There’s actually a theory floating around that every 100 years people get more worked up than usual about the end of the world, and there’s a rise of cults that center their doctrine around end time prophecy--something about a new century brings out the doomsday in people.

Of all the things Jesus talks about, I always found it curious that homosexuality wasn’t one of them...or anything many Christians would define as “sexual sin”--it certainly was going on in the Roman was abortion on that note. My belief is because  it’s not sexual sin that gets you into hell, rather it’s the lack of a relationship with God.

It’s disturbing that people would much rather believe that sexual promiscuity is what is the leading sign that the end of the world is near. I believe the clearest sign that we are all doom is when people can’t find anything wrong with the world--that’s when it will come like a thief in the night...

For your amusement, here is what Glenn Beck thinks about the end of the world:

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