- P M Prescott
- Family and Friends is my everyday journal. Captain's Log is where I pontificate on religion and politics.
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Topics I could give an impromptu speech on: Don't get me started...
Word of warning, when I taught World History and U. S. History in summer school I could pontificate four hours straight.
Rapture Theology. Also known as premillennialism as epitomized by Timothy LeHaye's abominable series known as Left Behind. If you want to know why the fundies are so crazy about Trump. They think he's going to end the world and they'll all be raptured. A word never used in the Bible. This heresy has destroyed the Christian faith and turned it into a fantasy cult. The leaders of the take over of the Southern Baptist Convention were Paige Patterson and Paul Pressler. Paige Patterson was fired as President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary because he was counseling battered women to pray for their husbands and submit to them. Paul Pressler was sued by his long time male lover for palimony. Judge Roy Moore who toured the U.S. with a two ton statue of he Ten Commandments touting his brand of morality was found to be a child predator when he tried to run for a senate seat. I'll stop there.
Military History: I've read Sun Tzu, Basil Lidell Hart, John Keegan, and biographies of Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Fabius, Scipio Africanus, Marius, Sulla, Pompey, Caesar, Trajan and Belisarius. That's just ancient history.
Tudorian history. I've been fascinated with Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. I wish Hollywood would stop painting Bess as sleeping around. Read Elizabeth Jenkins biography Elizabeth the Great. BBC series Elizabeth R, with Glenda Jackson was based on this biography and shows how much was scared to death of the very thought of having sex.
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Posted by P M Prescott at 9:27 AM
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Fascinating post, Patrick! As a lover of history, I'd enjoy listening to you speak on these topics. Thanks!
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Thanks Mary. I put a lot of my history knowledge in my books.
Honestly, you could teach a whole class on Rapture theology I'd bet. :) Great list!
Thanks for stopping by mine earlier.
That's more than I ever knew. I never read those books, so I knew of them but not what they were about. Thanks!! Good post.
I've actually read a few articles regarding what you said about Trump and his supporters. And... I wouldn't doubt that you're all correct on this.
But it also reminds me that I know a lot about what the Romans stole from the pagan holidays and called them Christian. Hah!
Thanks for your visit earlier!
I've toyed with writing a book, but put most of it in Human Sacrifices, Lydia.
you're fortunate, Wendy. I don't want to put down any book, but some are pure evil.
Yes, Amee, but that was after Cunstantine.
Did you see that one of the uber-Evangelical churches just lost their insurance, because they're still holding services with huge crowds of worshippers? Sheesh! When even the Pope is celebrating Easter almost alone, practicing social distancing for health reasons, there has to be something wrong with people who think God has nothing else to do but make sure that they, personally, don't get sick.
That's what makes them a cult instead of faith, Fiona. Faith thinks for yourself, cult they follow the leader.
I would love the lecture on military history.
I remember reading Left Behind when I was younger-I made it a few chapters in and thought it was terrible. But, at the time, it was kinda shoved down my throat.
Glad you weren't fooled by it, Echo.
I do love Tudor history. Henry VIII fascinates me.
Glad I'm not the only one., Tanith.
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