P108 Teletext 108 Oct23 21:02:11    —————————————————————————  ————————— PRE-MILLENNIAL TENSION  Hysteria that the world is about to end as we hurtle towards AD2000 has seen some evangelical groups stockpiling food and preparing bolt-holes. To many, their apocalyptic visions are the rantings of the barking mad. But to some, it is part of a growing, subliminal unease about the Millennium. It's being called Pre-Millennial Tension (PMT) and we talk to the man credited with inventing the term. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— By Jonathan Donald CITY NEWS p500 Partytime News 2000 Motor 2000 Green
P108 Teletext 108 Oct23 21:00:13    —————————————————————————  ————————— PRE-MILLENNIAL TENSION  Dr Andrew Walker, from the Centre for Theology and Culture at King's College, London, started picking up on Pre- Millennial Tension in the early '90s. "It was an excitation among evangelical and charismatic groups, into speaking in tongues, both here and in America. "But I also picked up a jitteriness among secular commentators. And it was a subjective thing." He first used PMT to describe the phenomenon in 1993. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Get fruity with wine! 109 FAST DIRECT LOANS SEE PAGE 615 Partytime News 2000 Motor 2000 Green
P108 Teletext 108 Oct23 21:00:13    —————————————————————————  ————————— PRE-MILLENNIAL TENSION  People are wrong to assume Pre- Millennial Tension was rife in the run-up to AD1000, claims the man who first identified it, Dr Andrew Walker. "Few knew the significance of dates. Dates create PMT, but it also coincides with social and economic dislocation. "So we don't see Millennial excitation until the Middle Ages when the black death wiped out most of central Europe. Apocalyptic visions developed." ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Cars of the future 107 WIN A CAMCORDER p465 Partytime News 2000 Motor 2000 Green
P108 Teletext 108 Oct23 21:01:12    —————————————————————————  ————————— PRE-MILLENNIAL TENSION  "What lbkes this Millennium unique is that it will be a global phenomenon, with everybody knowing it's 2000," says pundit Dr Andrew Walker. "And if we enter a recession and war starts in Europe, then we'll have the dislocation to fuel Millennial panic. "You will see people claiming the end is coming, stocking up on food, weeping and wailing. And it's not just going to affect religious people." ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Bonfire night parties 445 HI-TECH GAMES IN DIGITISER p670 Partytime News 2000 Motor 2000 Green
P108 Teletext 109 Oct23 21:00:01    —————————————————————————  ————————— PRE-MILLENNIAL TENSION  Pre-Millennial Tension will not surface until next year, according to the man who identified the condition for the first time in 1993, Dr Andrew Walker. "The Millennium computer bug will be a scratch, and the Millennium Dome will be a sideshow to the real event. "And that'll be Millennial excitation. Subliminally, there is a disquiet now, but it will not kick in until 1999 and things could turn for the worse." ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Cars of the future 107 WIN INSTANT CASH p622 Partytime News 2000 Motor 2000 Green
P108 Teletext 108 Oct23 21:01:01    —————————————————————————  ————————— PRE-MILLENNIAL TENSION  The Toronto Blessing in 1994 has been described as a classic example of Pre- Millennial Tension. Thousands of worshippers at a small church near Toronto were overcome with "Holy Spirit Fever" during services. Some fell over, others laughed uncontrollably and some lay perfectly still with beaming smiles. Similar scenes are claimed to have gripped some evangelical groups in Britain. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Bonfire Night parties 445 ANY PURPOSE LOANS - SEE PAGE 627 OR CALL WILMSLOW FREE ON 0800 269315 Partytime News 2000 Motor 2000 Green
P108 Teletext 109 Oct23 21:01:00    —————————————————————————  ————————— PRE-MILLENNIAL TENSION  Dr Andrew Walker, who coined the term Pre-Millennial Tension, predicts that, with the right conditions, things could turn nasty in AD2000. But before you start panicking, he also concedes the change could come and go without a glimmer of excitement. "The truth is nobody knows what the significance of AD2000 will be until it occurs. It might be a big event or a damp squib." ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— Toshiba TV winner: Mrs P Scott, Gloucs HI-TECH GAMES IN DIGITISER p670 Partytime News 2000 Motor 2000 Green