Friday, October 14, 2005

Deconstructing Left Behind

I've been meaning to write about this for awhile, and I suppose there's no time like the present. So, I'm going to take this opportunity to point all y'all over to Slactivist, who has taken on the unenviable task at close reading and deconstructing Left Behind in a regular series.

This series of posts has been going on for a while now, and I admire his dedication for continually making it through such dreck--all the while pointing out how very un-Christian some of the ideas espoused by the authors LaHaye and Jenkins (and presumably their followers) really are.

The series shines a light on some of the ideas that a growing population of professed conservative Christians hold, and we should all be made aware of them. Of course, he does indulge in a fair bit of fun at the expense of the very stilted writing style and weird plot devices found in the book as well.

Go give him a read.

NP: "
They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh!" - Sufjan Stevens

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