Saturday, April 01, 2006

At a rough guess, that looks like the end to me!

This is the image I wanted to use with my previous over-long and perhaps whiney post, because the image of an Ulster street preacher looking at a vast atomic explosion is kind of amusing. It is the cover of what seemed like it was going to be a very good book on the topic of prophetic bible-bashing folks. Sadly, though the book goes through pre-20th century millenarian movements in Ireland, only a very few pages at the end are devoted to the really much more intersting 20th century stuff. But I wonder what the preacher shown here could be thinking? Perhaps "I told youse so!" or maybe "Sure, that was a tremendous bang!" Or even, "Oh no! I left the gas on!"