Monday, 25 February 2008
In the News
Thanks to those who've emailed through these links.
Uncertainty over Ambassador Campus (Pasadena Star News) - Nuthin' is ever simple!
Basil Wolverton mentioned (NYT Book Review) - The Michelangelo of the Radio Church of God.
Then there's a Daily Kos opinion piece that begins:
The first great prophet of the 20th century was Herbert W. Armstrong, a former advertising copywriter who dispensed his dispensationalism by way of a radio program called World of Tomorrow [sic], a monthly newsletter [sic] entitled Plain Truth, and the occasional booklet, and whose second career as a harbinger of doom spanned more than fifty years. Like most advertising copywriters of that period, Armstrong had nothing but contempt for the written form of the English language. In his popular 1956 pamphlet entitled 1975 in Prophecy!, Armstrong's jihad against subdued English communication begins on the title page and continues without pause; let the reader be warned that this is only the first of many inappropriate exclamation points used therein. More to the point, Armstrong here pioneers the art of modern eschatology and serves as a shining example for those would come later, largely by being wrong.