Fred Clark published a new post, TFTM: Leave the gun, take the salvation, at Patheos.com.
This week Fred writes about part 3 Left Behind II: Tribulation Force.
(Trigger Warning: Fred's post includes a discussion of suicide and suicidal ideation.)
In our survey of the books, we’ve noted many scenes like this. The authors often assume that anyone who has heard the soterian gospel without immediately converting must be deliberately choosing to reject it despite, deep down, knowing it to be the truth. Here poor Macniven has to find some way of portraying that perverse rebellion, he has to embody it and try to make it appear like something a human might actually choose to do.
[Fred Clark, TFTM: Leave the gun, take the salvation, January 17, 2012, posted at Patheos.com]
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