Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The Great Disappointment

In this clip from QI, the panellists analyse 'The Great Disappointment' of the Millerite sect in the ninteenth century, when the expected return of Jesus to the earth in 1844 failed to materialise. They go on to talk about the rapture....

3 comments:

Jo said...

Funny enough mentioned Miller in my last essay - McLoughlin in his book 'Modern Revivalism'places it in 1843. Still when ever it was placed I guess it didn't happen!

ashley said...

Is there anything more scary than the thought that a nation in which approximately half the population expect to be whipped out of their clothes at an unexpected moment has control of about half the world's nuclear weapons?

And they're worried about the Iranians....

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