‘TIL KINGDOM COME – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

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This seems nice: Christian churches in the United States are raising money for philanthropic groups in Israel to, like, give food parcels to poor little old ladies in Jerusalem and feed homeless people in Tel Aviv. Sounds innocuous enough. Didn’t Jesus say something about helping the poor?

Turns out, however, that it’s all an absolutely terrifying unholy alliance between two religious blocs that are using each other for their own purposes. What’s worse, this is not some little internecine tug-of-war between God-botherers that has no impact on the rest of us. Oh no. This has huge geopolitical implications that we all should be deeply worried about, whether we’re believers — of any stripe — or not. Continue reading…

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MaryAnn Johanson

MaryAnn Johanson is a freelance writer on film, TV, DVD, and pop culture from New York City and now based in London. She is the webmaster and sole critic at FlickFilosopher.com, which debuted in 1997 and is now one of the most popular, most respected, and longest-running movie-related sites on the Internet. Her film reviews also appear in a variety of alternative-weekly newspapers across the U.S. Johanson is one of only a few film critics who is a member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (the Webby organization), an invitation-only, 500-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities. She is also a member of the Online Film Critics Society. She has appeared as a cultural commentator on BBC Radio, LBC-London, and on local radio programs across North America, and she served as a judge at the first Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival at the 2003 I-Con, the largest SF convention on the East Coast. She is the author of The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride, and is an award-winning screenwriter. Read Johanson's recent articles below. For her AWFJ.org archive, type "MaryAnn Johanson" in the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).