Note to Catholics: Here’s How a Significant Portion of Bush’s Political Base (and, Who Knows, Perhaps Bush) is Reading Current Events

I don’t buy this End Time Prognosticating myself, any more than I buy Jewish attempts to reconsecrate the Temple or Find the Perfect Red Heifer or whatever. However, lots of people *do* buy these ideas and that affects how they act, perhaps disastrously. Catholics should therefore pay attention to such matters. A good place to start is by reading Paul Thigpen’s thoroughly terrific book The Rapture Trap, which not only does a nice job of showing the problems with this theological fad, but also discusses some of the kookiness to which Catholic fall prey, *and* talks about a healthy approach to matter of eschatology.