Praying for Armageddon: Political Influence

Praying for Armageddon: Political Influence

2024, Religion  -   3 Comments
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The concept of Armageddon, a divinely ordained apocalypse, holds weight for certain religious groups, particularly some evangelical Christians in the United States. However, this belief transcends the realm of faith and bleeds into the political sphere, raising concerns about its influence on foreign policy, national security, and even the fabric of American democracy.

This documentary delves into this unsettling intersection. It highlights a segment of evangelical leaders who view current events - political turmoil, natural disasters, international conflicts - as harbingers of the prophesied end times. This belief can translate into a desire to actively hasten these events, potentially through policies that exacerbate global tensions.

One key area of concern is the Middle East. Some evangelicals see the rise of specific regional powers as fulfilling biblical prophecies. This unwavering support for Israel, even for policies viewed as controversial by the international community, can strain relations with other countries and potentially destabilize the region. Furthermore, the documentary sheds light on the growing entanglement of evangelicalism with the US military.

The film depicts some religious leaders actively recruiting veterans and advocating for a divinely sanctioned approach to warfare. This raises questions about the potential for religious ideology to cloud military judgment and decision-making, potentially leading to interventions based on interpretations of prophecy rather than strategic necessity.

The political influence of those who believe in hastening Armageddon poses a significant threat. Foreign policy based on religious interpretations of prophecy can lead to reckless decisions with devastating consequences. "Praying for Armageddon" serves as a stark reminder of the need for a clear separation between religious beliefs and political actions, particularly when those actions carry the potential to plunge the world into conflict.

Moreover, the documentary raises concerns about the erosion of democratic principles when political leaders prioritize the fulfillment of religious prophecies over the well-being of their citizens and the international community.

Directed by: Tonje Hessen Schei

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Will
Will
16 days ago

Palestinians are the occupiers. Israel has always owned this land. There is no such thing as a Palestinian country or people.

johns mith
johns mith
1 month ago

''Enter through the narrow gate- for wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction.Many enter through it, but small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.'' Mathew Chapter 7 V 13-14.

johns mith
johns mith
1 month ago

Interesting. and so true.Particuarily important these days in 2024.