Posted by bulldog2 on May 25, 2008, at 16:28:32
In reply to Apocalypse, posted by Sigismund on May 25, 2008, at 16:02:37
> > Recently a minister who endorsed McCain said that God put Hitler on earth to kill the Jews so the survivors would found Israel.
> Yes, that was in the papers here.
> (One way of looking at it could be that if the end of times is coming then Israel has to exist in control of Jerusalem and that's a very good thing because we want the end of the world to happen??)
> I think an idea in "Black Mass" is that when a secular ideology loses sight of its religious roots it is in danger of becoming a religion itself.
> (It's not an argument for or against religion.) It's quite a scarey book in a way.
The implications can be a bit depressing in a way. If his assumptions are correct that this world is collective insanity (which does appear obvious most of the time) man's long term outlook is quite frightening.