As Karen Armstrong has noted, the desire for the Rapture is the ultimate example of "revenge" religion: According to Rapture-ites, when the People of God disappear, the damned will know that they are damned. And the chosen will look down on the Earth and watch their destruction. Pretty gloomy stuff. And don't forget that the Reverend Pat said he prayed to God to direct hurricane Ophelia away from Virginia. I'm sure they appreciated that in North Carolina!
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from the article: The absurdity of intelligent design