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Are Syria, Colorado signs of end times?

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  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Sept. 18, 2013 2:15 p.m.

    “Southerners and members of households earning less than $25,000 a year were significantly more likely to see a link between events in Syria and the Bible”

    This quote tells us everything we need to know about those who believe this nonsense… and people have been believing in end times (that would occur in their lifetime) since long before Jesus was born.

    And anyone who thinks the Book of Revelation is about the 21st Century is wholly ignorant of the book itself. The book is about the Roman Empire and was motivated by the Christian persecutions of John’s time (beginning with Nero but mostly under Domitian).

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 2:59 p.m.

    People have been making current events fit into the Biblical end of times scenarios since the Biblical end of times scenarios were first written.

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Sept. 18, 2013 3:24 p.m.

    “Southerners and members of households earning less than $25,000 a year were significantly more likely to see a link between events in Syria and the Bible”

    An illuminating quote… and people have been believing in end times (that would occur in their lifetime) since long before Jesus was born.

    Anyone who thinks the Book of Revelation is about the 21st Century is wholly ignorant of the book itself. The book is about the Roman Empire and was motivated by the Christian persecutions of John’s time (beginning with Nero but mostly under Domitian).

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Sept. 18, 2013 4:08 p.m.

    A reputable scientific poll will state it's polling methods. This is the first I've heard of LifeWay Research. I don't want to unfairly judge them but I'm skeptical of a poll that shows a third of Americans think the conflict in Syria is the start of Armageddon.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Sept. 18, 2013 4:31 p.m.

    Fundamentalist and evangelical religion often preach that the Book of Revelation contains prophecies of things to happen in our own times. Many Mormons too believe that. It doesn't. Nevertheless, it can be difficult for people brought up in those traditions not to suffer irrational anxieties over these gloomy end-of-times predictions.

  • The Scientist Provo, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 9:15 p.m.

    Well, Damascus is relatively close to Mageddo...

    Religion poisons everything, but mostly it poisons minds!

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 10:21 a.m.

    Must be Glenn Beck fans...