Recently Curry forwarded me an email he had received (he found it amusing and offensive). It was anti-Obama and repeated many of the ridiculous claims that the GOP down-low had been promoting. I've been hearing this crap for a while and have found it amusing if not unexpected. I ignore it; what else can you do? But one oft-repeated bit of nonsense that showed up in that email deserves some kind of correction. It said:
According to The Book of Revelations:
The Anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM
descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive
language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal....the
prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will
promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in
power, he will destroy everything.
There it is. Obama is the Anti-Christ. And the Biblical evidence is substantial... if you're an idiot.
(Didn't these people see "The Omen": The Anti-Christ is white, comes from a wealthy powerful family, his dad is Gregory Peck, and he has some mean-ass dogs that do his bidding. Oh, and he kills his mom while she's watering plants.)
Let me help out those who believe this crap and those that foist it upon them (though I think they know it's bullshit).
First: It is called The Book of Revelation - not Revelations - there is no 's'; it is singular.
Second: The Book of Revelation makes no mention of the Anti-Christ being Muslim - there is no reference to Islam at all. Why? Because Muhammed, the founder of Islam, wasn't even born until 570, 500 years or so after the Apostle John set down his apocalyptic vision
Third: All these "End of Days" grunts who claim Obama is the Anti-Christ are warning us in the hope the we won't let Evil Ole Obama come to power. That is rather odd because the Book of Revelation ends so well for the grunts: the final confrontation takes place, Satan gets his ass whooped, all the good kids go to heaven. For exactly that reason these Nostradami should be out there campaigning for the Anti-Christ - they should be looking forward to this. At the very least they should be trying to convert the non-believers so they can join the rapture. That's exactly what they would be doing... if they actually believed it. But they don't. They're just trying to win an election and the whole Anti-Christ nonsense is just the last arrow in their quiver; the most foul mud they have left to sling.
Many of the morons that traffic in this nonsense are the same ones that frequent Free Republic. Yesterday, those "Obama=666" Freepers put on their tinfoil hats and went on a tirade, claiming the photos showing the huge crowds for Obama in St Louis and KC were doctored (yeah, with all those pictures it would take more doctoring than a MASH unit) to inflate the attendance. They argued there was no way Obama could have attracted such crowds. The funny thing is, that undercuts their whole biblical prophecy crap because, according to their theory, if Obama isn't popular - doesn't have MASSIVE appeal - then he ain't the Anti-Christ, right? These idiots have no idea whereof they speak and do nothing more than shovel bullshit through the incredibly cheap and anonymous technology of our age.
The only solace we can take from this is that if, by some miracle of idiocy, they are right, they won't be going to heaven either.
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