Left Behind: A Primer of Terrible Christian Apocalypse Movies

When I was young, my family attended a pretty “normal” evangelical non-denominational church for a couple years. While we were there, the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins was sweeping through American evangelical Christianity, leaving eager young Christians to froth and foam in debates about the end times and personal eschatology.

I read a series of kids books by a similar author, Frank Peretti, among other titles, and all of these stories were essentially heavy-handed allegories about spiritual warfare, the end of days, rapture/tribulation, and whether or not you had been faithful to Jesus enough to make the cut when he came back.

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You’ll Want to Support This Documentary About a Former Westboro Baptist Church Member

Nate Phelps is one of the children of Fred Phelps, the infamous founder of Westboro Baptist Church who died earlier this year. Unlike his father with his “God Hates Fags” signs, Phelps is now a strong supporter of LGBT rights. After his father’s death, he beautifully wrote, “I will mourn his passing, not for the man he was, but for the man he could have been.”

Brad Johnson, Jason Badgett, and Terrie Johnson are filmmakers who want to share Nate’s story with the world — and if the trailer for their upcoming documentary is any indication, the full movie will be incredible.

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The Left Behind Trailer is So Bad, It’s Not Even Trying to Pander to a Christian Audience

It’s not often you see such a big-budget trailer for a movie that’ll probably debut inside a Walmart clearance rack.

But just for your viewing pleasure, here’s Nicolas Cage in Left Behind:

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Watch This Documentary About Christopher Hitchens

Kristoffer Hellesmark put together this 80-minute documentary about Christopher Hitchens lovingly titled The Hitch. It features clips from his speeches and interviews:

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Concert Event Featuring Atheist Rappers

Atheist rappers Greydon Square and Tombstone da Deadman, along with their partners at Grand Unified, are planning an East Coast concert this summer and they’d trying to fundraise the amount they need to make it successful:

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