Originally posted by whodey
Are you suggesting Nessie is the Messiah?
No I think he is suggesting that a significant number of Christians for some reason think that it would be nice to live in the end times and look for any possible 'signs' that they can find to indicate that it is so. In fact that is the sole reason for the popularity of a certain book of the bible that would otherwise be considered the narration of a madman.
What is interesting is that this fascination for living in the 'end times' has been common throughout the ages, even John the Baptist believed it. It is also not unique to Christians.
I saw a book in the book shop yesterday that claimed that Harry Potter was a sign of the end times coming. Surely anyone would dismiss such nonsense off hand? But enough people must be buying the book to make it worth while.