So the rest of us can ignore [Left Behind], or chuckle at its over-the-top Christian kitsch.
We should keep in mind though, that for some of the most powerful people in the world, this stuff isn't melodrama. Its prophecy. Michelle Goldberg
Which brings us to the fact that some Christians ran up their credit card bills in 1988 figuring they would be raptured up by the Lord before they would have to pick up the tab.
I learned my prophecy from David Brandt Berg, founder of the Children of God. He was not expecting the Lord's return until the early 1990s. We ended up getting Bill Clinton instead.