More about bad weather

Nearly four in 10 U.S. residents blame weather on “end times”

“More than three-quarters of Democrats and six in 10 independents believe that the weather has become more extreme over the last few years, while less than half of Republicans say they have perceived such a shift.”

I don’t know whether the religious aspect or the political aspect is more disconcerting.

The demographic analysis is interesting.

For the record, the New Testament authors regarded themselves as living in the end times.  See 1 Corinthians 7.31; Colossians 3:6; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; Matthew 24:34 and parallels.  The Gospel writers portray Jesus, in Matthew 24 and parallels, as predicting (in 33 C.E.) the events of 70 C.E.; those were the “great tribulation.” The communities who received the Gospel texts, then, lived after “the great tribulation” and in anticipation of Jesus’ very imminent return.

All that was 2000 years ago.

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