> Hi Milo,
> I should really read the Secret History book first before I
> fully comment on it...
> But my initial reaction is, these statements do not and cannot
> apply to our time. Yes, religion is no longer the dominant
> force it once was, but this is not the point of the original
> text that was quoted (and it's a stretch to say that it is).
> At any rate, it's a very gradual process that doesn't fit over
> just one generation.
> Many times people read things like the Book of Revelation or
> any ancient prophecy, and imagine that they relate to the era
> of the reader. (This is true whether the reader lives in the
> 1500s or today).
> A big one that Rapture-believers like to use when debating me
> is Peter 3:3: “You must understand that in the last days
> scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil
> desires.” By attempting to debunk their idea that the world
> will end sometime in the very near future, I am fulfilling
> biblical prophecy (in their minds) by "denying the truth."
> Only modern-day skeptics seem to fit the bill, of course.
I was really hoping for comments about what Graham Hancock wrote, but I don't recall him saying anything about the end of the world though...