Religion: The End of the World

And the second angel sounded, and as it -were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; and the third part of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died. . . . And many men died of the waters because they were made bitter.

—Revelation 8: 8, 9, 11

Ever since the first claps of atomic thunder sounded two years ago, some Christians have been poring over the Book of Revelation, searching for portents and parallels. "Apocalyptic" has become an...

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