The world is spoiled and
cannot be redeemed
piecemeal by liberal or green do-goodery. Graphs
grow exponentially, earth
performs its great strip-tease, and for a finale
will disappear up its own
with quite astonishing ease, to the applause
of constant economic growth.
queue at McDonalds; the elect
wander in the myths of Sunday
reading of earthquakes and rumours of wars
in which the disarmed
beneath the icons of material prosperity—this abomination
brings desolation, this god of matter
to whose altar we have been dragged smiling to be sacrificed.
False Christs cf Matthew 24:24.
the elect wander in the myths cf 2 Timothy 4:4.
earthquakes and rumours of wars cf Jesus teaching on the “end times”, Matthew 24:6,7.
this abomination that brings desolation cf Daniel 19:27, Matthew 24:15.