Friday, August 15, 2008

Obama is the Anti-Christ?!

Oh thank God they cleared that up.

Turns out Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, authors of the popular Christian "Left Behind" novels, a series based on a literal interpretation of the book of Revelation in which the end of the world is dramatized, have been deluged with e-mails and letters inquiring if Barack Obama is the Anti-Christ.

Before everyone panics, rest easy. Those two deans of the apocalypse have confidently assured us all that they are fairly certain Obama is not the spawn of the devil or the harbinger of the End Times. Shew!

Still, LaHaye is quoted as saying, "I can see by the language he uses why people think he could be the antichrist." Really, and what language is that, exactly, Tim? The parts about love or the parts about hope? Hey, that's straight from the pit of hell, alright.

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Blogger Peter T Chattaway said...

Angel of light, Brandon, angel of light. Everything positive is just a mask for everything negative.

Of course, that brand of skepticism could be applied just about everywhere.

But seriously, I think the verbiage that gets LaHaye's alarm bells ringing is all the stuff about "unity". Dispensationalist types have been warning against the Antichrist's one-world, one-government, one-religion propaganda campaign for years. In fact, this was Bob Jones University's stated reason for its former opposition to inter-racial dating: that "racial blending" would play into the Antichrist's campaign to unify everything and create another Tower of Babel.

Hmmm, I guess the half-white, half-black Obama would be the embodiment of that, too, wouldn't he. Though to my knowledge, LaHaye has never endorsed the Bob Jones platform to that extent. Still, if LaHaye and Jones are on the same mailing lists, it might be another reason why LaHaye is getting so many letters.

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Blogger nathan said...

Well... crap. I just got this forehead tattoo. Everything's ruined, dammit.

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Anonymous Chris said...

I think we all saw this one coming; it was just a matter of time.

“Really, and what language is that, exactly, Tim?”
It is also pretty obvious the language Tim is referring to is Obama’s use of the term global citizen. Obama’s willingness to take on the role of messiah, and believe it himself, has only helped to fan the fire.

Brandon, why are you so quick to point out the error’s of the Christian fringe? This has been a reoccurring theme in many of your post. Why not point out the Saddle Back interview as a good example of how Christians are involved and educated with current day politics? By the way, the interview with Rick Warren finally brought out some distinctive contrast between the 2 candidates. Me thinks this is why Obama is unwilling to debate McCain.

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