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Im amazed that so many people seem not to know what the evangelical support of Israel is all about. It doesn't involve saving the Jews. It's about wiping them out - including Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Atheists, etc- with the total thrown into torment and death at 7 billion.../1
...this comes from their interpretation of Revelation, a book of the Bible written by someone - he calls himself John, but he is not believed to be the same who authored the Gospel of John. In their interpretation, the Jews must return to Israel before the Apocalypse. And in.../2
...their constant certainty God cant do anything without their help, they must preserve an Israel so that the Jews can return and then they themselves can ascend into heaven in the Rapture, where they can sing in delight without worry about the billions who are suffering../3
...this was one of the reasons why Palin was so terrifying, because as she ran for VP, she demonstrated she believed the Rapture was around the corner. She said in an interview, "more and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead".../4
...but they also have to interpret their way out of what Revelation says. Revelation 7:3–8 makes clear that only 144,000 people would be raptured - 12,000 each from the descendants of each of the 12 tribes of Israel. So, the evangelicals get out of this by saying.../5
..."well, of course WE will go" while the 144,000 will be directly serving God while all the rest will be - i dont know, playing video games?

It is the fact that these right wingers believe they can *make* the rapture happen that is so dangerous. They, like Islamists, crave...
...mass death, crave their own deaths. Make no mistake, the rapture obsessed as in a death cult, one without morality since they see no problem with the torture and destruction of billions so long as they get their heaven-based video games....
...I've already shown Barr's belief in religion over elections, and his willingness to cite false quotes to justify himself. But we also have Pompeo - with his state department landing page currently lauding Christian leaders - who is also a Rapture-ite....
...Regarding his work for the president: “It is a never-ending struggle" Pompeo said to a Kansas Church group."Until the Rapture."

Government by religion is always dangerous, regardless of the religion. But having people who crave the end of existence who also have nukes...
...is worse. At some point, will we have one in office who is insane enough to try and force the Rapture, while the right wing evangelicals cheer? Will we have an Attorney General who says elections are not as important to self-governance as sexual decency? Oh. We do....
...we are in this twisted time of an autocracy with theocratic elements, with the religion hoping for the end of the world.

Seriously. Vote.

You cant get universal health care from people who crave death.
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