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Left Behind

Cash, Cats and Other Crazy Items Left Behind for New Homeowners

Carolyn McKibbin | Posted 09.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Carolyn McKibbin

Moving is stressful. And stress can cause forgetfulness, which leads to new homeowners finding very strange things left behind in their new home, from dead cats to adult diapers or, if you're very lucky, cash.

Against Apocalypticism

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Most people probably took the Mayan Apocalypse as light-heartedly as I did, though clearly there were some who really thought the end was nigh. What worries me, however, is that this story is symptomatic of a more pathological apocalypticism that has begun to permeate American culture.

Over Half Americans Believe In Miracles

David Briggs | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion
David Briggs

Even as more people appear to be turning away from organized religion, a new study finds that the number of Americans who definitely believe in religious miracles increased 22 percent in the past two decades.

Judging THE Book By Its Cover

Michael Gilmour | Posted 07.09.2012 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

The paratextual content in modern Bibles goes far beyond basic features, of course, and there appears to be no limit to the marketing creativity of publishers who continuously repackage the Scriptures.

Biblical Literalism, Secularism And American Politics

Christopher Lane | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

The atrophying of our national understanding of secularism has dramatic implications for the country's well-being, including, most fundamentally, its ability to separate politics from religion.

Top Christian Stereotypes of 2011

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.01.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I thought for my final post of the year that I might share my "favorite" Christian stereotypes of the year.

Controversial Christian Video Company Releases More Games This Christmas

Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion

Video games such as "Modern Warfare," "Grand Theft Auto" and "Madden NFL" are popular among kids, teens and adults today, but how do games with a reli...

How The Rapture Would Affect Real Estate Prices

Daily Finance | Bruce Watson | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

Scribes from Jonathan Edwards to Robert Frost have ruminated about the end of the world, but few have been willing to suggest a precise date on which ...

Preparing For Judgment Day

Steve McSwain | Posted 07.20.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

If you haven't seen the CDC's action plan for surviving doomsday, here's a last-minute reminder for those of you who'll like me will be Left Behind.

Why I Still Want To Be Left Behind

Brenda Peterson | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Brenda Peterson

When California preacher, Harold Camping, predicted the world would end this Saturday evening, several of my Rapture-ready friends insisted I finish reading the "Left Behind" series and make my preparations.

'Left Behind' Author Doesn't Buy May 21 Judgment Day

Bryan Maygers | Posted 07.18.2011 | Religion

The author of the popular "Left Behind" book series, Tim Lahaye, has written on his website that he does not subscribe to the growing belief that May ...

Rapture And Rand: Peas In A Pod

Ellis Weiner | Posted 07.06.2011 | Religion
Ellis Weiner

Rapture and Rand: What a couple of sexy, compelling twins! Both offer unsparing moralistic revenge fantasies. Both solicit your agreement and your endorsement in exchange for your salvation.

Believers Warn Neighbors Of Impending Doom On May 21

Posted 06.25.2011 | Religion

By Kathleen O'Brien Religion News Service (RNS) Give these billboards credit: They don't hedge their bet. Judgment Day is coming May 21, 201...

What Would End-Timers Do Without the Threat of Nuclear Annihilation?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Russ Wellen

"The Great Atomic Power" was first recorded in 1952, the year that the hydrogen bomb was first tested. The song may have provided some comfort for those listeners aware that the nuclear arms race was at its height.

As A Fundamentalist Christian, This I Was Taught to Believe

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

What follows is a collection of some of the stuff I was taught to believe. If you were raised in a similar fundamentalist Christian environment, you will readily recognize the worldview.

Actor Matthew Marsden Hides Right-Wing Political Views

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

If Matthew Marsden is really honored to hang out with anti-gay, religious-right hate mongers -- and that's who he flew halfway across the country to be with in private -- then he should do it in the light of day.

Needed: Christians Thinking Differently About the Future

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

We could see in the coming years the emergence of a new kind of eschatology -- fresh, different, wiser biblically, more mature theologically, and more responsible ethically.

I Want to Be Left Behind

Brenda Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Brenda Peterson

As an environmental writer, I see parallels between religious End Timers and increasingly apocalyptic Greens. Original sin among fundamentalists is easily translated into pollution among environmentalists.

No Doggie Left Behind

Jesse Lava | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jesse Lava

"You've committed your life to Jesus. You know you're saved. But when the Rapture comes, what's to become of your loving pets who are left behind?"

Palin, FOX and the Franchise of the Apocalypse

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

Palin comes from that world of hysterical paranoid delusion.

End Times: Prophecies, Hallucinations, or History?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Revelation was written from the perspective of faith for the purpose of giving faith. It was written in the early days of the Jesus movement to a persecuted minority that feared worse persecution.

Film No Evil

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

The self-funded Passion of the Christ brought in $611 million worldwide and counting, in part thanks to Christian groups such as Campus Crusade and Focus on the Family.