The reason 14 percent of Americans believe President Obama is the Biblical Antichrist

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omen-obamaAccording to a poll, 14% of American thinks President Obama is the Antichrist. 

Quarter of Republicans Think Obama May Be the Anti-Christ

I’d imagine only a fringe would believe something like that, perhaps one or two percent of the population.  But this is a startling number.  1 in 7 Americans actually believe Obama is in league with Satan, and will usher in the Biblical Apocalypse of Revelations.  Can 42 million Americans be considered a fringe?

What possible reason could so many Americans have to think Obama is the Antichrist?  He is a devoted family man, a good husband and father, and regardless of our political viewpoint, we can agree he wants to serve his country the best he can.  Baffled, I discovered three reasons why Obama could be the Antichrist.

REASON #1:  THE BIBLE SAYS SO!
Here is a passage from the Bible about the antichrist:

1 John 2:22
Who is the liar? Such a man is the antichrist—he denies the Father and the Son.

Conservative radio and TV talk show hosts regularly call President Obama a liar.  If the Father and the Son in this passage refer to presidents George H.W. Bush and his son George W. Bush, then denying the conservative philosophy of these leaders could be interpreted as a sign someone is the Antichrist.

REASON #2:  THE OBAMA/OMEN CONNECTION!
Anyone remember the Omen movies, about the childhood of the Antichrist?  In the movie the Antichrist’s name was Damien.  “OBAMA” is an anagram for “DAMIEN“.  Drop the “O”, turn the B into a D and what do we have?  DAMA.  Remove the last “A” and replace it with “IEN” and we have…DAMIEN!  Need more proof?  We also have this evidence.  Gregory Peck starred in To Kill a Mocking Bird, a classic movie sympatric towards…those people.  Follow the logic.  Peck stared in both To Kill a Mocking Bird and the original The Omen.

Ok, some could suggest my logic is lacking.  No less so then any other reason to believe our President is the fabled Antichrist.  This leads to the true reason people believe Obama is the Antichrist:

REASON #3:  IGNORANCE AND HATE

A segment of society detests this man with a passion. Why?  I blame the twin brothers of ignorance and hate.  It is hard to have one without the other.  A life that is filled with diverse experiences, education, and interaction with people from different cultures and beliefs doesn’t breed hated.  Cultural isolation could.  Isolation could lead to hostility towards those who look different, speak different or who don’t share their own view of the world. 

Tarot's Devil Card

Tarot's Devil Card

According to this poll 32 percent of Americans also believe Obama is a Muslim and 25 percent believe he was not born in the United States and is therefore ineligible to be president.  This sounds an awful lot like the talking points of the extreme right.  So many people unquestioningly drink the right’s “cool-aid”. 

Commentators are making big money out of spreading hate.  One day if a real Antichrist emerged to create a one-world government/dictatorship, he will depend on this spirit of  ignorance and hate to accomplish his task.

The tarot has an infamous card, the Devil card (pictured left).  The tarot is full of symbolism, and I wanted to point out one aspect of the symbolism in the Devil card.  The Devil does not necessarily represent a literal devil, but a state of mind, a human condition.  The two chained humanoids beneath the devil represent the every man and woman, our selves.  The devil, symbolizing human failings of all types, dominates the humanoids who have animalistic features.   Yet, observe their chains.  They are not padlocked, but are loose fitting around their neck.  At anytime these characters could remove their chains and move on.  Instead they choose to be influenced by the devil above.  The card suggests human folly, ignorance and vice are voluntary states of mind.  We don’t need an Antichrist to make us slaves; we do that all on our own.

ANTICHRIST NEWS UPDATE:
CHRISTIAN MILITIA ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO KILL COPS

“Nine alleged members of a Christian militia group that was girding for battle with the Antichrist were charged Monday with plotting to kill a police officer and slaughter scores more by bombing the funeral — all in hopes of touching off an uprising against the U.S. government.”

HUTAREE MILITIA ARRESTS POINT TO TRIPLING OF MILITIAS SINCE 2008

“The arrests of nine members of the Hutaree militia, a Midwestern Christian militia Hutargroup, are illustrating a rise in militia activity, which had been relatively quiet during the term of President George W. Bush but has shot up dramatically since the election of President Obama, experts that track militia groups say.”

13 Responses to “The reason 14 percent of Americans believe President Obama is the Biblical Antichrist”

  1. Aline deWinter Says:

    The quote above is the scary bit.
    Do that many people watch FOX, David?
    Have you seen comedian John Stewart’s send up of Glenn Beck the self proclaimed Conservative Libertarian?
    I should send you the link.

    Franky I always thought Dick Cheney was Damian. And who are the REDS anyway?
    Richard Cheney
    DA.IEN == find out his middle name for me will you?

  2. *lynne* Says:

    I loved reason #2 :)

    On a serious note: it distresses me how much hate is being spewed and stirred up: is having a black man in power so threatening? Because I don’t know why else such a strong upsurge in anti-Democrat, anti-Healthcare, heck anti-logic, anti-tolerance, etc is occurring! I have no fondness of politics and politicians in general but wow what’s been happening over the past few years in the US is s.a.d!

  3. David Says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I think Obama being black plays a role in the paranoia of segments of our society. That a black man can be smarter, more articulate and successful then they are threatens them. I know some people who don’t like Obama because of his race. It’s a completely irrational belief, but it’s out there.
    Dave

  4. David Says:

    Hi Aline,
    I believe FOX is the number 1 cable news channel. FOX is huge. These conservative media outlets are stoking radicalism for ratings. Just in the news is the story about the Hutaree militia, an apocalyptic Christian militia which is alleged to have plotted killing police officers to start a civil war. Toss in the radical elements of the Tea Party and the fringe is becoming mainstream.
    Dave

  5. Stephanie B Says:

    I see it. I know it’s happening.

    But I’m completely in the dark as to why. The logic entirely escapes me.

    I have to add, though I can no longer escape the conclusion that his race is a real aspect of this, there is also a faction that treats all “educated” people as liars and deceivers. Instead of his articulation and education seemingly added to his qualifications, for these most extreme elements, they are detractions. That I don’t get either.

  6. David Says:

    Hi Stephanie,
    I think you hit the nail on the head…insecurity. People who feel insecure with their self can find meaning in radicalism. Obama once described the situation with this quote, and there is some truth to it:

    “And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

    Sounds like the origins of the Tea Party.

    Dave

  7. Don Says:

    This is a confirmation (but much more extreme) of something I feared when we were in the campaign prior to the election. My guess is that the sample is skewed by the selection process (not truly random) and possibly the actual percentages in each category are overstated in the extrapolation. That does not keep it from being significant and frightening, though.

    There are a lot of people out there who are, in my opinion, utterly disconnected from reality – the problem is that they all think exactly the same thing about me and those who share my opinions and beliefs.

    I’m beginning to wonder if we can ever achieve a dialog in this country or if we will always be living in red and blue mental enclaves and peering at one another across palisades while probing for weak points to attack.

  8. Carolyn Says:

    O.K. I loved your Devil Card interpretation and metaphor. Being a lover of the Tarot, I really appreciate when someone applies the Tarot to other issues besides tarot reading. Great Blog and great post.

    oh…here’s a little blurb from my own Devil interpretation: In a tarot reading, the Devil encourages us to resist the power of our primitive natures. This is a process where one must come to terms with the negative side of mankind. It is the side of us that can be violent, cruel and power hungry.

    How appropriate.

    Best,

    Carolyn
    Tarot Reader and Webmaster of http://tarotreadingpsychic.com

  9. David Says:

    Hi Don,
    I think segments of the media stoke radicalism to get ratings. If they can make money by inflaming dormant prejudices, they don’t care. Sometimes I listen to them and can’t believe what I hear. I don’t think these alternative media personalities even believe what they say; they earn money by being outrageous. It is not good for our society.
    Dave

  10. David Says:

    Hi Caroyln,
    There is a lot of wisdom hidden in the tarot. And yes, we all have a negative side; that is a part of human nature. We would not be human without it. The inner devil is a necessary part of everyone; we are not robots. But we are called to transcend our lower nature and that process makes us more then if we never had an inner devil to deal with. I believe that is the ultimate meaning of the Tarot, the process of personal evolution. From the Fool card to the World card. Thanks for the comment!
    Dave

  11. WillowMoon Says:

    My mom is one of those believers that Obama is the antichrist.
    I have never gotten her to nail down the exact reason why, although she will state some things which I know are false, things that you stated like not US born, or that he’s a muslim. The first time she said that he was muslim I told her that might be a good thing, that it would be nice to have a non-christian in the white house. That shut her up for a while :D

    It’s sad that the world has so much hate in it. Can’t we all just get along? I’m not saying we all have to agree, just learn to accept each others differences. Is that really so hard?
    Apparently it is.

    Thanks for the great post!

  12. David Says:

    Hi WillowMoon,
    I tink a lot of these opinions come from the older generation. Older people often have trouble adapting to a new social reality. I know some older people who are set in their ways of thinking. I doubt many younger people think Obama is the Antichrist, so there is hope in our new generation of young people.
    Dave

  13. Alvaro Says:

    I think i reality the president trying to do as much as he can because to be honest the whole world think everyone is prefect in politics but they have bad days to and they have more pressure on him it’s not easy but the people that really dislike Mr.Obama are the people that have been so use to having a white president in office their not use to it and they says things like this I’m not the one to judge because i feel it’s not my job but what people don’t understand is it’s don’t matter if he’s a different race but the way i see it racism is still in effect today which is sad but that’s just the world we live not just on Mr.Obama is being discriminated against everyone is i have even been discriminated against but that’s just people that are stuck in their old ways but if there people like to point figures there plenty more figures pointing back only god knows when his coming know human being so get it right

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