History Literature / LeftBehind

23rd Jul '17 5:10:28 PM Midasonna
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* MadonnaWhoreComplex: How Rayford (and the author) sees his late wife Irene vs. the Other Woman Hattie Durham.
19th Jul '17 4:21:41 AM MagBas
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* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: And how. Satan comes across mostly as an [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Ineffectual Villain]], although he and the Antichrist do manage to get most of their armies killed through sheer incompetence, and drop bombs on civilians for no really good reason a few times. God is somewhat more competent, and throughout the books racks up a list of war crimes that would make Stalin proud, ranging from slaughtering noncombatants to giving no quarters to soldiers who have surrendered to sending about 90% of humanity to Hell.
19th Jul '17 2:50:47 AM spiritplumber
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* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: And how. Satan comes across mostly as an IneffectualVillain, although he and the Antichrist do manage to get most of their armies killed through sheer incompetence. God is a lot more effective, and throughout the books racks up a list of war crimes that would make Stalin proud, ranging from slaughtering noncombatants to giving no quarters to soldiers who have surrendered to sending about 90% of humanity to Hell.

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* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: And how. Satan comes across mostly as an IneffectualVillain, [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Ineffectual Villain]], although he and the Antichrist do manage to get most of their armies killed through sheer incompetence. incompetence, and drop bombs on civilians for no really good reason a few times. God is a lot somewhat more effective, competent, and throughout the books racks up a list of war crimes that would make Stalin proud, ranging from slaughtering noncombatants to giving no quarters to soldiers who have surrendered to sending about 90% of humanity to Hell.
19th Jul '17 2:48:37 AM spiritplumber
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* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: And how. Satan comes across mostly as an IneffectualVillain, although he and the Antichrist do manage to get most of their armies killed through sheer incompetence. God is a lot more effective, and throughout the books racks up a list of war crimes that would make Stalin proud, ranging from slaughtering noncombatants to giving no quarters to soldiers who have surrendered to sending about 90% of humanity to Hell.
14th Jul '17 12:14:15 PM Skagit
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** It's important to note that the whole idea of of a pre-tribulation Rapture [[NewerThanTheyThink less than 200 years old]] (with predecessors in Colonial New England) and is largely an American phenomenon. It was popularized by William Miller, a traveling preacher who had no formal theological training best known for predicting the Rapture would happen in 1844. His theology of Dispensationalism has remained profoundly influential for 7th Day Adventists, Pentecostals, Jehovah's Witnesses and various Evangelical groups, but Catholics and Mainline Protestants reject it.


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* FamousNamedForeigner: Nicolai Carpathia is named after the infamous Romanian Dictator Nicolai Ceausescu and the Carpathian Mountains.
12th Jul '17 6:49:01 AM MarqFJA
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Applies to anyone [[CaughtUpInTheRapture who was raptured]] or martyred, as you are given a glorified body. Of course, this means that [[ChasteHero in your glorified state, you cannot fall in love,]] [[ImmortalInfertility neither sire or have children.]] But for those who have been raptured and been with the Lord during the Tribulation, [[BetterThanSex nothing else]] [[LivingForeverIsAwesome quite compares to it]].

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Applies to anyone [[CaughtUpInTheRapture who was raptured]] or martyred, as you are given a glorified body. Of course, this means that [[ChasteHero in your glorified state, you cannot fall in love,]] [[ImmortalInfertility [[ImmortalProcreationClause neither sire or have children.]] But for those who have been raptured and been with the Lord during the Tribulation, [[BetterThanSex nothing else]] [[LivingForeverIsAwesome quite compares to it]].
9th Jul '17 2:11:05 AM spiritplumber
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* HateFic: ''Right Behind'' and its sequel ''Supergeddon''.

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* HateFic: ''Right Behind'' and its sequel ''Supergeddon''. For the movies, ''Rapture-Palooza'' definitely counts.
8th Jul '17 8:14:12 PM spiritplumber
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* [[HyperCompetentSidekick Hyper Competent Sidekicks]]: The Global Community communications people. Things like communications and even the Internet, which get rebuilt to privilege robustness to throughput on Carpathia's orders, are done well enough that they operate through the Tribulation, and even the Battle of Armageddon and its aftermath. [[http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pub/web/Tripocalypse.History.html Why didn't Carpathia put them in charge of anti-supernatural operations?]]
8th Jul '17 8:10:03 PM spiritplumber
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* OneTrueThreesome: Subverted. Rayford's two wives, Irene and Amanda, come back to life at the end of the 12th book, and he will have to deal with that in the 13th. However, since they have Glorified bodies, they are also [[Asexual]], leaving Rayford with a millennium of enforced involuntary celibacy to look forward to.
13th Jun '17 6:11:18 AM RokuAlhazared
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** We also have this exchange between Mac [=McCullum=] and Annie Christopher in the Dramatic Audio of Assassins:
-->'''Annie:''' And for the record, Captain [=McCullum=], I can't stand working for either of you. Personnel has a standing request from me, demanding that I be reassigned. The Director of my department is condescending and unberable...\\
'''Mac:''' I can see that.\\
'''Annie:''' ...and the captain of the Condor is unbearably sexist.\\
'''Mac:''' Why, thank you.
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