• “Jesus will return soon”


    I’ve mentioned I have a church in my back yard. Well, it’s not literally in my back yard, but their back yard abuts with mine. Sunday mornings, their hymn singing fills my morning. It’s actually rather nice.

    However, they have a sign. A big neon sign in their front yard that I must pass whenever I take my pups for their daily constitutional. Upon that sign is generally an annoying message. Last fall it proclaimed, “Are you ready for when Jesus returns?” It’s spring. The sign still says that because winter evidently made it too difficult to swap out messages.

    So, I found this Pew Forum survey someone annoying.

    Easter is one of the most important religious holidays of the year for many Christians – a time to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to a 2010 Pew Research Center survey, roughly half (48%) of Christians in the U.S. say they believe that Christ will definitely (27%) or probably (20%) return to earth in the next 40 years. Somewhat fewer (38%) say this definitely will not happen (10%) or probably will not happen (28%).

    Sounds about right. Here’s a handy pie chart.


    Category: In the News


    Article by: Beth Erickson

    I'm Beth Ann Erickson, a freelance writer, publisher, and skeptic. I live in Central Minnesota with my husband, son, and two rescue pups. Life is flippin' good. :)