Looks like I missed one, though this one isn’t by Radley Balko. This one is one-out-of-four people you’re likely to meet at random making the prediction — though I’d imagine it shakes out something like 2 of 4 in the South and 1 of 4 in the North, or something generally along those lines.
Given that a bit over half of all Americans believe Jesus is Coming Again, sometime, then it’s about half that who believe he’s coming this year, in 2007! That shakes out to somewhere around 75 million Americans. Now, we’re talking about a telephone survey of 1,000 people, which means that 250 people said "Jesus is coming again in 2007." The statistical margin of error is 3%, but hell, even if it was a 30% margin of error and went this way instead of that, that still leaves 170 people out of a thousand — or 51 million Americans — who think he’s coming back: as flesh & bone, in the sky, to dramatically conduct a rapturous "spiriting" away of the redeemed — within the next 360 days. It could happen at any time. Maybe tomorrow. Better get ready.
Astounding. But I guess it serves no good purpose to go on and on about it. The fact kind of speaks for itself.