Rapture, Redux

Nice headline:

Harold Camping Admits Rapture Prediction May Have Been a Mistake

May have?

The Washington Post reports that America’s favorite Rapture-loving nonagenarian, Harold Camping, is now admitting the obvious: That he may have made a mistake when he predicted that the world would end on May 21 and October 21 this year.

Isn’t the fact that it didn’t occur, twice now, proof positive? Why the hedge?

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Delusion, Redux

Christians take quite a bit of umbrage at this word delusion, especially when we atheists use it to describe their beliefs. Richard Dawkins wrote a best seller about the god delusion, with just that title, and Christians everywhere called him a strident, militant fundamentalist as a result, when all he did was point out the silliness of religious beliefs.

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