Re: Appropriate for this thread for certain values of "great."
I was struck by how some believers edited the past in order to avoid acknowledging that they had been mistaken
This is not in an of itself that surprising. Moving the goalposts or playing the denial game is part in parcel with these types of situations.
Camping himself gave a very tepid apology in regards to this fiasco. If we all recall, when the May date came and went, he changed the terminology to reflect that the May date was the 'spiritual rapture' and the new October date would become the 'actual rapture'. Of course, when that date also went by, he got kind of quiet.
From a Biblical perspective however, what fascinates me the most is that the Bible explicitly states that no one other than god can know the day of the rapture. That is mentioned in the book of Matthew;
quote: Matthew 24:36 "But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only"
So how is it that these so called religious people do not understand what their own Bible states and not call out people like Camping on their BS?
What she won in the legislature (the defeat of ERA), she has lost in the culture at large. Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate illustrates the point.
Indeed. In actuality, much of the extreme right views have been thoroughly repudiated in the new millennium. Women's rights. Gay rights. Trying to get prayer back in school. And of course, the recent court cases on Intelligent Design.
Note that her son Andrew Schlafly, is still very active with conservative causes. And he runs Conservapedia. Although it's effect is marginal nowadays.