Religion’s Timothy Beal shares how misreadings of Revelation can lead to dangerous doomsday predictions

Coronavirus is bringing a plague of dangerous doomsday predictions

CNN: Timothy Beal, the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, discussed how misreadings of the Bible’s Book of Revelation can harm people’s psychological health—or even lead to inaction for some. “That is to say, people will say this is all happening because of God’s plan and it’s going to get worse before it gets better so there’s nothing we can do about it because it’s God’s will,” Beal explained.