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Eighty-eight Reasons Why the Rapture will be in 1988 by Edgar C. Whisenant, once a NASA engineer. His appropriation of Jewish High Holy Days for his predictions continues with e.g. John Hagee, who gave the benediction at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

My high school chemistry and AP biology teacher (I am not making up) engaged in similar ravings at the beginning of class (sometimes taking half the class time). He had a habit of predicting that "the Rapture will probably happen this fall around Yom Kippur." Every fall.
And thanks to the Christian Right and Trump going all in for each other, this pernicious nonsense is now driving our foreign policy in unprecedented ways. See my commentary in @ForeignPolicy:


#SaturdayMotivation #EmptyThePews
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