A Ruffled Prophet
Prognostication, Eschatology, Religion, Religious Authority, Astrology
Richard J Morrison , Robert C Smith
Calls on John Cumming not to be 'angry because the universe does not explode at the exact time he fixes for that event'. Noting that Cumming denies that he has 'prophesied anything', the writer insists that theologians such as Cumming have predicted the end of the world in 'about 1868'. Claiming that 'We are never angry—except when people richly deserve it', insists that just as Punch has treated Cumming with good humour, so Cumming should do the same.
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