The number of the beast

In addition to being a communist, a socialist, a professional politician who won a Presidential election on a center-right platform, Barack Obama might also be the Antichrist.  Indeed, it's a serious question, Newsweek, after all, ran a story about it.  This story included such gems as the following:

No wonder, then, that Obama triggers such fear in the hearts of America's millennialist Christians. Mat Staver, dean of Liberty University's law school, says he does not believe Obama is the Antichrist, but he can see how others might. Obama's own use of religious rhetoric belies his liberal positions on abortion and traditional marriage, Staver says, positions that "religious conservatives believe will threaten their freedom." The people who believe Obama is the Antichrist are perhaps jumping to conclusions, but they're not nuts: "They are expressing a concern and a fear that is widely shared," Staver says.

No.  They're nuts.  Completely nuts.

Via Digby and Political Animal.

5 thoughts on “The number of the beast”

  1. Revelations 16:8 — And upon acceding to his throne the Doombringer shall anoint liberal activist judges who upholdth Roe versuth Wade and changeth the legal definition of marriage. And woe, the tribulation.

  2. If so many believe Obama to be the Anti-Christ, then why didn’t they vote for him? If the Apocalypse has been prophesied to occur, meaning that it will happen, then there is no escaping it – why fight the inevitable? In addition, if the Apocalypse heralds the second-coming of Christ and the Rapture, then Obama’s presidency should be welcomed, not feared, by the truly devout Christians…

  3. Jem,

    For the same reason that it’s okay to kill 1,000,000 + Iraqis and 4,000 + US servicemen and women, but it’s not okay to kill babies. When they’re 18, their death is honorable or necessary; when they are a zygote, their life is eminently valuable. Welcome to Thunderdome.

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