22% of Americans claim to be certain that Jesus is going to come back to Earth and judge the living and the dead sometime in the next fifty years. Another 22% think he probably will. So that's 44% of the electorate who are basically convinced that he's coming back in their lifetime.
...It is perfectly maladaptive to planning for a sustainable future...certainly when it comes time to avoid global conflict, because...global conflict is the precursor to Jesus coming back.
It really is not an exaggeration to say that there is some percentage of the American electorate which if they turned on their television today and saw that a mushroom cloud had replaced Jerusalem, they would see a silver lining in that cloud.
...That's a terribly dangerous state of affairs...
Faith really is a conversation stopper. You can't challenge someone further and treat them as though they're drawing their ethics out of the illiad or the odyssey.
Originally posted on RichardDawkins.net