What is it with Christian conservatives and violence? This is from a New York Times article on the latest book in the Left Behind series:
To those unfamiliar with Dr. LaHaye's views of Revelation, the most striking aspect of the novels may be the bloody massacre Jesus wreaks on the Antichrist's unbelieving armies.
"Tens of thousands of foot soldiers dropped their weapons, grabbed their heads or their chests, fell to their knees, and writhed as they were invisibly sliced asunder," the authors write. "Their innards and entrails gushed to the desert floor, and as those around them turned to run, they too were slain, their blood pooling and rising in the unforgiving brightness of God."
Loving God? Bloodthirsty God? I'm no theologian -- it's not for me to say. But I'm developing some theories about a certain subset of His U.S. flock.