The Glorious Appearing of Mitt Romney


Does Mit Romney disagree with Tim LaHaye? Not at all, he insists in this video. Watch as Romney, in full don’t-interrupt-me-while-I’m-interrupting debate mode, reassures premillennial dispensationalist prophecy enthusiasts that he believes exactly what they believe — just with a little bit of extra Missouri. [Read more...]

NRA: The Old Nature


This week in “Nicolae: The Rise of the Antichrist,” we learn that swearing is bad — evidence of our old, sinful nature. But sneering at someone else’s less-expensive car, cutting off others in traffic, and threatening to run-down emergency workers on the highway? That’s all good, godly behavior. [Read more...]

Nicolas Cage + Left Behind = Awesome


How can something so wrong feel so right? Variety reports “Nicolas Cage in talks to star in ‘Left Behind’ reboot.” Cage might make an appropriately creepy Rayford Steele, but I’d be much happier to see Nicolas as Nicolae. [Read more...]

NRA: Killer pacifists


All the children, everywhere, evaporate instantaneously. The people of Earth come to believe that this was due to “electromagnetism” caused by unused nuclear weapons and so they all decide to dissolve their national governments and appoint a pacifist as global “potentate” to rule over the entire world with absolute power. The authors say this is from the Bible. [Read more...]

NRA: Pilot on the River Kwai

"What have I done?" asked someone other than Rayford Steele.

The task of a double-agent is to appear completely loyal while being actively disloyal. You have to reassure the enemy that you’re one of them, an enthusiastic supporter of their cause, while secretly doing everything you can to disrupt, delay, sabotage, subvert and foil their plans. Rayford Steele gets this exactly backwards. [Read more...]

NRA: Stick to the script


Buck and his father here are merely stand-ins. Buck represents the generic “saved” reader of the Left Behind series and his father represents that generic reader’s generic “unsaved” family members. This conversation is mainly just another of the many evangelistic marketing scripts sprinkled throughout these books. [Read more...]

NRA: The night Chicago died

"Maybe you got lucky."

This week in Nicolae: Rise of the Antichrist … As a perhaps-nuclear assault strikes the city of Chicago, Buck Williams desperately searches for the one thing he needs — a telephone. But in this moment of crisis, as Buck idly watches everyone who works for him abandoning their posts, our hero has a sudden epiphany. Plus: Whatever happened to Stanton Bailey? [Read more...]

NRA: Joshua Judges Rayford


Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist, pp. 63-65 Nicolae Carpathia is flying from Dallas to San Francisco, casually giving orders for the nuclear destruction of dozens of cities and the death of millions of people. And neither Rayford nor Amanda Steele bothers trying to stop him. I blame Bruce Barnes for that. For more than a [Read More...]