History YMMV / LeftBehind

5th Mar '17 10:39:28 AM MagBas
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** Verna Zee is constantly presented as a no-fun, [[UnfortunateImplications uppity]] woman who thinks Buck is a pompous {{Jerkass}}. And she's right.

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** Verna Zee is constantly presented as a no-fun, [[UnfortunateImplications uppity]] uppity woman who thinks Buck is a pompous {{Jerkass}}. And she's right.
25th Jan '17 8:29:33 AM MagBas
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Like a lot of overtly religious stories, Left Behind's interpretation of the rapture, its characters, and its plot, have either been praised or scorned.
26th Dec '16 3:55:04 AM MagBas
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* SoBadItsHorrible: Considered this by many people.
25th Dec '16 8:50:36 PM lucy24
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* SoBadItsHorrible: Considered this by many people.
1st Dec '16 5:28:16 AM Steinman76
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** The Jordan River is presented as a huge, broad river with heavy boat traffic, rather than the unnavigable stream it really is. Many Americans, especially those influenced by spirituals, have a tendency to picture the Jordan like the Mississippi, but LaHaye has actually visited Israel and should know better.
1st Dec '16 5:18:02 AM Steinman76
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** Buck arrives at Penn Station in New York City, walks for miles and miles until he's ready to collapse from exhaustion, finds a bicycle, counts it as a blessing from God, rides it for several miles more, and finally arrives in Midtown Manhattan. The northern border of Midtown Manhattan is at 59th street. The southern border is more disputed, with some placing it at 34th street, others at 23rd street, and some as far south as 14th street. Penn Station is at 34th street. In other words, there is no version of Midtown Manhattan where Buck wasn't already in it the minute he arrived at Penn Station. What's more, the island of Manhattan is only thirteen miles long (with Penn Station being about three miles from the southern tip). There aren't many places in it that require traveling miles and miles and miles to reach.
11th Nov '16 2:19:32 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** At the end of ''Tribulation Force'' and the beginning of ''Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist'', Nicolae ''finally'' does something properly evil by launching World War III. This takes the form of World War II-style bombing raids targeting such things as hospitals and airports...except that they use ''100-megaton nuclear bombs''. The largest human-caused explosion ''ever'' was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba Tsar Bomba]], which was a mere ''50'' megatons, but it still destroyed buildings hundreds of kilometers away from the test site. If even ''one'' 100-megaton bomb was dropped on a city, let alone several, that city would not look like London during the blitz (which is what is shown in the book) but a green-glowing glass crater, and it wouldn't matter ''where'' it hit.

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** At the end of ''Tribulation Force'' and the beginning of ''Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist'', Nicolae ''finally'' does something properly evil by launching World War III. This takes the form of World War II-style bombing raids targeting such things as hospitals and airports...except that they use ''100-megaton nuclear bombs''. The largest human-caused explosion ''ever'' was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba Tsar Bomba]], which was a mere ''50'' megatons, but it still destroyed buildings hundreds of kilometers away from the test site. If even ''one'' 100-megaton bomb was dropped on a city, let alone several, that city would not look like London during the blitz (which is what is shown in the book) but a green-glowing glass crater, and it wouldn't matter ''where'' it hit.
27th Oct '16 4:18:39 PM AnotherGuy
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* {{Padding}}: For those with BileFascination looking for a cheesy book to enjoy, they're usually shocked at how much ''nothing'' goes on, especially some of the middle books.
27th Oct '16 4:08:20 PM AnotherGuy
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* TheProblemWithLicensedVideogames: ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_Behind:_Eternal_Forces Left Behind: Eternal Forces]]'' is so bad that people who sincerely love the books think it's awful. Let that one sink in for a bit.
5th Oct '16 3:31:24 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** There's [[http://slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/left_behind/ a huge blog dedicated to discussing the Values Dissonance]] and general craptastic writing in that series. Notable examples: The protagonist Airline Pilot who considers himself a hero for refusing to ride on a bus from his plane to O'Hare Terminal, even though this requires him to walk around plane wrecks and ignore the dead and wounded inside. And the protagonist Reporter who discovers an International Conspiracy after it murders his close friend, and then runs right to the head of that conspiracy and trades silence for his life. It should be noted that Slacktivist is primarily an evangelical blog, so in theory he should be the target demographic.

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** There's [[http://slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/left_behind/ [[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2015/11/05/left-behind-index-the-whole-thing/ a huge blog dedicated to discussing the Values Dissonance]] and general craptastic writing in that series. Notable examples: The protagonist Airline Pilot who considers himself a hero for refusing to ride on a bus from his plane to O'Hare Terminal, even though this requires him to walk around plane wrecks and ignore the dead and wounded inside. And the protagonist Reporter who discovers an International Conspiracy after it murders his close friend, and then runs right to the head of that conspiracy and trades silence for his life. It should be noted that Slacktivist is primarily an evangelical blog, so in theory he should be the target demographic.
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