about this cartoon:
Title: The Rapture
Published: Ventura County Reporter
Date: Nov. 26, 2014
About this cartoon: Some religious conservatives believe in the
Rapture, an "end-times" scenario where all fundamentalist Christian
true believers are swept up by God into Heaven to meet Jesus, while those
left behind on Earth suffer through an era of Tribulation and profound
misery. A number of officials in the George W. Bush administration are
thought to have been believers in this, as well as some from earlier administrations
such as Reagan's Interior Secretary James Watt, plus many currently serving
conservatives in Congress.
This cartoon was prompted by the release of a 2014 movie, widely panned
by critics, called "Left Behind" starring Nicolas Cage, an apocalyptic
vision of the world plunged into chaos following the Rapture.