7 February 2005
In an essay by Bill Moyers (’There is no tomorrow’), ‘doyen’ of what passes for the ‘liberal’ media in the US, we read the following:
In this past election several million good and decent citizens went to the polls believing in the rapture index.
That’s right – the rapture index. Google it and you will find that the best-selling books in America today are the 12 volumes of the “Left Behind” series written by the Christian fundamentalist and religious-right warrior Timothy LaHaye. These true believers subscribe to a fantastical theology concocted in the 19th century by a couple of immigrant preachers who took disparate passages from the Bible and wove them into a narrative that has captivated the imagination of millions of Americans.