I have to stop reading polls about what the average American believes to be true. It’s just too depressing at times:
One in four, 25 percent, anticipates the second coming of Jesus Christ.
My initial knee-jerk reaction is to call these people idiots, but then I suppose if you’re going to believe in the idea that Jesus exists then I suppose a certain percentage of those people will inevitably believe he’s going to return this year, but a quarter of all Americans?
It also doesn’t help that there’s no follow up question asking just why the hell one out of every four Americans thinks Christ will pick this particular year to return. What’s so special about 2007 that makes anyone think THIS is the year Christ decides to clean shit up? It’s not even a nice round number. Every now and then I think that I’d like to sit down with these people and hear their reasoning until I remember how much of a migraine that can cause when you actually do it.