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Obama is the Antichrist–What Else is New?

CrooksAndLiars says that a heckler screamed, ‘Obama you are the Antichrist’ as the president spoke at a fundraising event in Los Angeles.

To a former Pentecostal, like this writer, the heckler’s outburst is unsurprising. It would be shocking if the extreme Christian right did not declare Obama to be the Antichrist. I’m not a Biblical scholar, but I’ve read my Revelations, and I have a pretty good idea how it works.

A lot of people are upset because Obama won the election. They might conclude that it happened because more people voted for him, but that’s too simple. It makes more sense that this is a sign of the End Times. The evidence is indisputable.

When Obama had soaring approval ratings, his political success was proof he had superpowers. When he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize that confirmed it, because the Antichrist will bring world peace. When he escalated the war in Afghanistan, that was more proof, because the Antichrist starts wars. And his current low approval is because we’re a Christian nation, and Obama is the Antichrist. See how it works?

Unfortunately, there’s quite a lot of competition for the title. If you include the undead, the dark throne is going to look like a game of musical chairs. I listed some contenders in my previous post,


Antichrist Hall of Fame…

In rough chronological order…

John F. Kennedy Some fear that he was up to something when he got himself assassinated.

Jimmy Carter He promoted peace in the Middle East, when we all know that nuclear war is in God’s plan.

Ronald Reagan Supernaturally charming–at least to some people, it was lost on me.

Mikhail Gorbachev He had that funny mark on his forehead, although if he used Rogaine it probably wouldn’t have showed.

Bill Clinton Nobody we knew voted for him and he won anyway.

Vladimir Putin He’s Russian. And he was able to fool President Bush with his soulful gaze.

George W. Bush Took 666 vacation days in his first 4 years.

John Paul II He was a Catholic. And he lived in Rome.

Pope Benedict He lives in Rome too.

John Mc Cain Saw that funny photo of him sticking out his tongue.

You can see it’s a crowded field. President Obama has a lot on his plate, trying to get his jobs bill passed, and was probably more focused on raising campaign money than on putting the Mark of the Beast on the dollar bill.

But you can’t be too careful. The state of Virginia considered legislation to protect citizens from The Mark, and all the unholy nurses and doctors waiting to implant it– I’m not kidding, the link is here.

Virginia, the Anti-Christ-Free State

Virginia is considering legislation that would outlaw a particular procedure being done on a person without their consent. Sounds like one of those liberal rules and regulations that slow down Hospital Inc. when they’re only trying to do what corporations do. Oh, the humanity!!! (of the corporation)– another form to fill out!!! Must a tree die for this?

Anyway, the bill seems okay, it’s the bedfellows that are strange. Daily Kos has the story from Jed Lewison…

This seems reasonable enough:

RICHMOND, FEB. 9 — The House of Delegates is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bill that would protect Virginians from attempts by employers or insurance companies to implant microchips in their bodies against their will.

But wait until to hear why some Delegates are supporting the measure:

It might also save humanity from the antichrist, some supporters think.

Del. Mark L. Cole (R-Fredericksburg), the bill’s sponsor, said that privacy issues are the chief concern behind his attempt to criminalize the involuntary implantation of microchips. But he also said he shared concerns that the devices could someday be used as the “mark of the beast” described in the Book of Revelation.

“My understanding — I’m not a theologian — but there’s a prophecy in the Bible that says you’ll have to receive a mark, or you can neither buy nor sell things in end times,” Cole said. “Some people think these computer chips might be that mark.”

Well, you gotta represent your constituency. If we could persuade them that The Colonel sacrifices chickens to the god Dagon we might save lives and take a burden off our health care system. I’ve heard that tea is good for you. Anyone want to go with that?

What gives me a stomachache is knowing that there are politicians who do not give their primary loyalty to the Constitution of the United States, or the best interests of their constituents. Okay, this is nothing new. But it used to be honest graft. Now it’s honest graft wrapped in religion. Very toxic and dangerous. Please read the label before swallowing.

AND ANOTHER THING: This nurse can write legislation on a snow day while eating potato chips at the computer. Here’s a patient’s rights and Mark of the Beast prevention law that should cover the bases. It goes like this–
1. Don’t even think about touching someone without their signed informed consent
2. Unless they are turning blue and you are saving their life
3. When they are conscious again, give them a written record of all the stuff you did.
That way they know where the r-fid is and they can dig it out with a spoon. The Bible suggests looking at the forehead and the palm of the hand.

UPDATE: Looking for whether this crazy law went anywhere, first up on Google is this alarmist site that–yes–says Health Care Reform includes a free Mark O’ the Beast.

ANTI-BEAST LAW PASSED: Link here. Legislators in Virginia who needed to reach out to the reality-based community cited privacy concerns, the rest just waved their Bibles. I agree with the privacy concern, and I’d totally oppose any organization that tried to bar-code me and my loved ones. But is this a real, or even potential threat? If it gets legs, I’d look to the ‘show your papers’ constituency. R-fid tags for immigrants? Let’s see who in Virginia will oppose that?

Antichrist Hall of Fame

Just a quick survey of famous men who are past or present contenders for the title of Antichrist. Is there supposed to be more than one Antichrist? I’m sure that biblical scholars or folks whose hobby is cherry-picking the KJV can enlighten me on that point.

Totally bad guys, like Hitler and Osama bin Laden are naturals for the role. That’s boring. Let’s look at men, (maleness is a prerequisite) who can be Antichristian while passing as regular folks, the better to deceive us.

In rough chronological order, a few of the likely suspects–

John F. Kennedy Some fear that he was up to something when he got himself assassinated.

Jimmy Carter He promoted peace in the Middle East, when we all know that nuclear war is in God’s plan.

Ronald Reagan Supernaturally charming–at least to some people, it was lost on me.

Mikhail Gorbachev He had that funny mark on his forehead, although if he used Rogaine it probably wouldn’t have showed.

Bill Clinton Nobody we knew voted for him and he won anyway.

Vladimir Putin He’s Russian. And he was able to fool President Bush with his soulful gaze.

George W. Bush Took 666 vacation days in his first 4 years.

John Paul II He was a Catholic. And he lived in Rome.

Pope Benedict He lives in Rome too.

John Mc Cain Saw that funny photo of him sticking out his tongue.

Barack Obama There is no other explanation for him winning the election.

This is just a little survey to put some perspective on the news that 30% of Republicans think that our current president may be the Beast of Revelations. If we don’t start getting rational, may God have mercy on us all.

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