Eight years ago today, the earliest post now associated with Mr. Clark's Left Behind criticism appeared. It was "In the sweet by and by," about the "birthday" of laws that laid the foundation for the coexistence of Christian slavers with Christian slaves.
In a few weeks, on October 17th, it will be eight years since Slacktivist started his in depth examination of the poor writing, crap theology, and evil nature of the Left Behind books. I've been a fan of this series for (as far as I can tell) about six years, and I can still remember when the comments weren't paginated (in fact, the majority of my posts were back when they weren't). I'm pretty certain that I started reading these posts while I was in college, but I can't be certain which college or which year it was.
Throughout that time, Slacktivist has been the blog that has held my attention the best with every post and through every year. For years it is the blog that I most look forward to reading, with heavy anticipation for new upcoming entries both about the Left Behind series or not.
Slacktivist/Fred himself has gone through some changes, in the workplace and in his personal life, but has been a constant source of brilliant analysis, evocative language and Christian morality over these years.
I think that the readers will agree that there is one truly great thing that has come out of LeHaye and Jenkins' Left Behind: Slacktivist's criticism of it. Thanks, Fred, for eight years of dedication to something that has changed our perspective of the world's worst books.
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