Racing Toward Armageddon: The Three Great Religions and the Plot to End the World

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HarperCollins, 2009 - Religion - 304 pages
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Will current generations live to see Armageddon?

Are there really sinister forces at work, encouraging its imminent arrival? If so, who exactly are they?

In his latest investigative book Michael Baigent takes us to the assembly hall of the UN, the boardrooms of major businesses and powerful lobbying groups, the cabinet meetings of world leaders, the ranches of cattle breeders, the churches of the faithful, and the narrow winding streets of modern Jerusalem, revealing to us the many diverse, public, and clandestine figures behind a perilous messianic agenda.

By unveiling truly bizarre alliances, revisiting centuries-old ghostly events still haunting the birthplaces of religion, unraveling complex threads of history to discern the difference between myth and prophecy, and providing a thorough explication of the religious texts underlying all of this madness in the context of the times in which they were written, Baigent presents a very different view of the past, present, and future than that perpetuated by many loose interpretations of scripture.

What are faith force multipliers? Which members of the U.S. military top brass have fought to employ them? Which world leader belongs to a secret messianic society called the Hojjatieh? What is the Chalcedon Foundation? And what is the correlation between its tenets, those of sharia law, and the fulfillment of end-time prophecies?

The answers to these questions and others will intrigue, mystify, and enrage you, whether you're a person of faith or a staunch secularist. But the author's goal is not simply to shock the reader—it is to help diffuse the time bomb that has been set by the hard-liners of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In the end, Baigent asks these questions to deliver an urgent message: that spiritual yearning is actually a deep and personal issue of awareness, one that can bring hope and tolerance to the world, rather than the self-superiority and control that are born of fear and conflict.

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Speculative historian and New York Times best-selling author Baigent (The Jesus Papers) loves a controversy and is likely to stir one up with his latest, which posits that Jewish, Christian, and ... Read full review

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A disturbing look at end times lunacy. This should be another must read for anyone concerned about the impact of our own American "Taliban", Hell bent on destroying Constitutional rights and replacing them with the tyrannies of deluded men. It's a safe bet if the kooks on the religious right get another numb skull in as President we'll have more wars we can't handle and too many more dead Americans as a price of psychotic control freaks substituting their own malicious interpretations of the Bible for intelligence and common sense.
Where are the real Christians? The Prince of Peace has been hijacked and turned into a pagan god of war. A bunch of foaming-at-the-mouth crazies and greed monkeys have found a wonderful way to hold up the taxpayers of this country for every last nickle and dime in order to support endless wars for fulfilling "religious" aims that are anything but.
Read it soon and weep for the loss for the loss of sanity in America.
catherder 12-07-09

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About the author (2009)

Michael Baigent is the author of From the Omens of Babylon, Ancient Traces, and the New York Times bestseller The Jesus Papers. He is also the coauthor of the international bestsellers Holy Blood, Holy Grail and The Messianic Legacy (with Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh). He lives in England.

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