According to a poll, 14% of American thinks President Obama is the Antichrist.
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.
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.”
“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.”