So tired, so, so tired of listening to the doom and gloom of end time prophecy I could just spit. I have the unfortunate position of working next to a born again christian for ten hours every day. Not just any born again christian but a ex-con born again christian. Let me tell you, this is enough to drive you crazy. Everywhere he looks, is another sign that Jesus is on his way. There are wars and rumors of wars going on in the world today just like it was prophecised. They are now putting tracking devices in pets, so humans cannot be far behind, and you guessed it...the mark of the beast. Famine in Africa, and you need look no further than the US to see the outright persecution of Christians. Legalized abortion, no praying in schools, and the removal of the ten commandments from the courthouses. The false prophets of prosperity teaching ministers on TV, along with the child abuse scandal in the church. And so on, and so on, and so on, the litany is never ending. I have a few things to say on this topic. The first being that if these people truly believed that the end is that near, what are they doing working? really, shouldn't they be out praying or something. Why are they saving for the future if they know there isn't any. The second thing is that even in the bible it states that no man will know the time or the hour of the end, so quit trying to see the end everywhere you look. WWII looked more like the end than anything we got going now. The third thing is all these people who believe that the end is near, wouldn't you think that they would be trying to live a better life, morally? Lastly for all those people donating money to Israel to fund the strife between Israel and Palestine. Stay the hell out of it. It's none of your business. The rebuilding of the Temple is not going to happen any time soon, and all the effort to make it happen in your life time is only causing more death on both sides. I wish someone would pull these preachers like Jack Van Impe off the air, they are just scam artists. "No one will be able to buy or sell without the mark of the beast, so buy my book now!!!" crock of shit. You would think that they would be following Jesus' teaching, and trying to build a better world. Instead they gleefully wish and pray for the destruction of this world and the second comming. I just don't get it.