The Great Disappointment of 2011

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As an amillennial Roman Catholic I was disheartened by the spectacle of the May 21, 2011 Judgment Day, which we may deem the Great Disappointment of 2011. To the secular mainstream media this non-event provided an occasion for much chortling and bemusement. To mean-spirited progressives, it was a ready-made opportunity to spew forth their elitist invective (and even take cheap shots at Ron Paul), castigating persons who acted in good but misguided religious faith as mindless primitives deserving scorn and ridicule. This is particularly ironic, for as Murray N. Rothbard so beautifully pointed out, such apocalyptic conspiracy theories and millennial belief systems have been a central core belief of the left for centuries.

6:30 pm on May 21, 2011