Talk about messing with your head! Here, as listed on Covering 1968, are some clips from the text.
“It was never like this before”
“All of a sudden what’s happened? It was never like this before.
“Unsafe to walk on streets–in city or in town! Your house may be broken into if you’re away! Crime rampant, even in residence areas!
“Student revolt in 20 countries–violence on campuses. Disheveled hippies lolling about aimlessly.
“Unhappy marriages–increasing divorce– juvenile delinquency! WHY this sudden breaking down of family life?
“Racial strife, mass demonstrations, riots, looting, VIOLENCE! And threat of nuclear war!”
. . . “Many scientists are frightened! They and even military leaders are now using such phrases such as ‘Armageddon’–and ‘the end of the world.’ Humanity’s BIG problem, now, is SURVIVAL!”Which leads one to wonder, would a major mainstream magazine today run an ad like this? Would Reader's Digest accept an ad for PCG's Malachi's Message? Could LCG promote Armageddon and Beyond in TV Guide?
How about the racist trash that parades as the key to biblical prophecy? How likely is it that a full page ad for UCG's The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy could appear in O: The Oprah Magazine?
Of course, anything can be (and is) promoted on the Internet, but perhaps not with the veneer of respectability that Life lent to Herbert Armstrong back in 1968.