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The rapture debunked

By Christopher Shea
December 5, 2004

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The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has declared war on the "Left Behind" series, the hugely popular apocalyptic thrillers that "depict Jesus returning to slaughter everyone who is not a born-again Christian," as Kristof put it on Nov. 24. In that column and in one in July, the columnist condemned the "bigotry" in the bestsellers, quoting passages in which ... (Full article: 947 words)

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