The Religion News Service (RNS) asks the experts (here). Most seem to think so. While RNS neglected to mention it, most also said this of George W. Bush. Most also thought that Jesus would return around the year 2000, bringing about the end of the world as we know it. (Remember the Left Behind series, which swept the country and the best-seller list for years?)
The faithful excel when it comes to forgiving and forgetting -- themselves.