05/10/2010 05:19 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Sci-Fi Roots Of Modern Fundamentalism

Two two-bit radio preachers bringing you the news--on scripture time. Prophecy; ancient patterns revealed; the Russian scheme foretold. The end, nigh. Unless, that is, we heed the warning. To wit: Look to the sky. Not for the Second Coming, but for death from above. Russian bombers, jet fighters, flying fortresses. Maybe even--scripture suggests--Russian UFOs. Daniel predicted as much, say the preachers: "Desolation coming from wings overhead."