So Barack Obama has been nominated as the Democratic
candidate for president, which inevitably raises the question -- is he the
Antichrist? The McCain people have been sort of suggesting that with their “The
though they didn’t come right out and
admit it when David Whittenberg, a blogger for the
“Washington Post,” confronted McCain spokesperson Brian Rogers about it. He
“didn’t give a straight answer,” Whittenberg writes of the response from the
Straight Talk Express. ‘"The Obama
campaign has said that they don't believe that to be the case. IIf you really want [the ad's]
secret meaning," he added, "play it backwards at half speed," said Rogers.
Whittenberg might be working on that, but in the meantime he
did what any other journalist would do -- make a Google search. He entered “Obama
and Antichrist” and got 1.3 million hits. Sloppy research! I refined the
search, putting “Barack Obama” in “exact wording” and “Antichrist” in “all
these words” and only got half as many. Though I’m still sifting through the
501,000 hits, some have stuck out,
including one in which Tim LeHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, authors of the “Left
Behind” series of Apocalypse/Rapture novels, express skepticism. "I can
see by the language he uses why people think he could be the antichrist,"
LaHaye is quoted as saying, "but from my reading of scripture, he doesn't
meet the criteria. There is no indication in the Bible that the antichrist will
be an American."
Or IS he an American? Nonetheless, even though there is
an "Obama is the Antichrist" website, the general consensus seems to be that he’s not.
What a relief! But then, what if...John McCain was the
Antichrist? I pop his name and “Antichrist” into the Google advanced search and
get 452,000 hits!. True, many of these are items about the John McCain people
insinuating that Obama is the Antichrist, but there are also observations like this
on the web forum “abovetopsecret.com”:
“Look at his
name John, Jaan, A name in Arabic which is another name for the Devil. Cain,
Remember the bible story of Cain slaying his brother Abel?, Cain, A Black devil
that had to go live in Southern Iraq in the wicked city of Nod. All of the Evil
Aliens from other galaxies used to meet their at the first Nudist Camp on this
planet; Nod/Nuwd. John McCain does have a Reptilian shapeshifting appearance
about himself, Would you not agree?. The AntiChrist.”
reasonable to me. But just to be thorough, I pop some more names in. Hillary
Clinton? 342,000! Many , however, seem
to be preoccupied with her Antichrist-like fashion sense. Britney Spears?
148,000, but no doubt her alleged claim to be the Antichrist at the time of her suicide attempt might have upped the
numbers. The biggest shock was when I punched in “Bill O’Reilly is the
Antichrist” -- only 8 hits tallied. Compared to when I punched in my own name, which was 59!
One of those Antichrist hits under my own name, by the way, was a
blog item back in 2007 about
Lars Von Trier being incapacitated by depression while working on his new movie
called “Antichrist” -- which was the subject I was originally going to write about in this posting before being
distracted by all this political stuff. It seems Von Trier is feeling better
and “Antichrist” is back on track.
It takes place in a world which has been created by Satan, and not God and a
couple played by Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbrough hide out in a cabin in
the woods (surrounded evidently, judging from the pictures on the website ,
by cute woodland creatures)after their daughter has been killed in an accident
and await the apocalyptic news that the Antichrist, Ralph Nader, has been