You know, I don’t really want to go here, but I’ve had quite a bit of time to think about this. Is it possible that Barack Obama is the anti-Christ or one of the three great evils cited in the Christian book of Revelations?
Consider the following. Revelations, Chapter 13 details two of the three of the unholy trinity that will come to deceive, and make war on the People of God:
4 ) And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 ) And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 ) And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 ) And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 ) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
What is blasphemy? Well, Jesus Christ was essentially crucified for claiming he was the Son of Man, and/or saying he was on par, or was one with God (depending on your interpretation). That’s why he was condemned by Caiaphas.
Has Obama gone around and claimed he was God? Well, no – at least not yet. However, his followers have done that and more. Furthermore, there has been virtually NO attempt by Obama or his people to try an squash all of these “messiah” references. In fact, in a couple of instances, his political operatives have been active in making comparisons between Barack Hussein Obama and Jesus of Nazareth.
Want some examples?
Well, the most recent example is Evan Thomas of Newsweek:
Obama is: we are above that now. We’re not just parochial, we’re not just chauvinistic, we’re not just provincial, we stand for something – I mean, in a way Obama is standing above the country. Above – above the world. He’s sort of God.
Consider this report from the Sacramento Bee:
Mack wanted to drill home one of the campaign’s key strategies: telling potential voters personal stories of political conversion.
She urged volunteers to hone their own stories of how they came to Obama – something they could compress into 30 seconds on the phone.
Hone their stories of, “how they came to Obama?” Like how some people are converted to Islam or Christianity?
Or how about this oft-touted DNC talking-point spouted by that colossal nitwit Susan Sarandon:
“He is a community organizer like Jesus was,” Sarandon said Tuesday night on the bright blue carpet leading into the Creative Coalition’s 2009 Ball at the Harman Center for the Arts in Chinatown. “And now, we’re a community and he can organize us.”
Even the left-leaning Newsweek jumped on the bandwagon:
Is Obama a (or the) Messiah?
Is Obama the Messiah? People are asking these days and it’s not so hard to understand why: the desperate throngs, the tears, the great awakening of a slumbering demographic. All that larger symbolism.
The emotional landscape of many American voters is calamitous of late — frightened by our Babylonian war, unhappy with our President and depressed by the cleansing crush of the credit crunch — so it’s not surprising that the coming presidential election would take on a certain biblical coloring.
The Messiah question is a loud one coming from all corners. Even a blogger for Mother Jones, the hot heart of the far left, worries that the Obama-passion will be used for nefarious purposes by right-wingers, he himself writes “Barack Obama has a messiah complex and no one will convince me otherwise.”
Then there are the following comments with alleged attribution to a number of celebrities and media-types:
A quantum leap in American consciousness…
— Deepak Chopra
He communicates God-like energy…
— Steve Davis
A Lightworker — An Attuned Being with Powerful Luminosity and High-Vibration Integrity who will actually help usher in a New Way of Being…
— Mark Morford
Obama’s finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don’t even really inspire. They elevate. . . . He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh . . . Obama is, at his best, able to call us back to our highest selves.
— Ezra Klein
Many even see in Obama a messiah-like figure, a great soul, and some affectionately call him Mahatma Obama.
— Dinesh Sharma
Or how about Michael D’Antuono’s “The Truth”:
Maybe a painting isn’t as convincing as a paper-mache sculpture?
Sculpture of Obama as Jesus causes stir
Campaign not amused; not a fan ‘of art that offends religious sensibilities’
CHICAGO – He wears Jesus’ robes and a neon blue halo, looks like Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and is causing a stir at a Chicago art school. An undergraduate student’s paper mache sculpture of Obama as a messianic figure — entitled “Blessing” — went on display Saturday at a downtown gallery run by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
By Monday, word of the piece had spread on political blogs, and the school had been flooded with calls.
David Cordero, 24, made the sculpture for his senior show after noticing all the attention Obama has received since he first hinted he may run for the presidency.
But I think the most stunning was something posted by the Daily Kos:
I’m not a religious person however I’d like to point out a funny irony that would be better suited for a cartoonist.
What if all of the religious nuts were bashing the second coming of their Christ and they didn’t even know it?
And finally, perhaps the most overt comparison comes from Louie “The Mothership” Farrakhan:
You are the instruments, that God is going to use to bring about universal change. And that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the messiah speaks, the youth will hear. And the messiah is absolutely speaking.
I mean, conservatives like me used the “Messiah” term as a joke, but now the extremes to which this is seriously being taken buy Obama cultists is going a little beyond creepy.
The greatest power of the anti-Christ? The power to deceive by words, as stated by the texts of Revelations. To be fair, this title has been held by Reagan, Bill Clinton, the Pope, and even Bill Gates. However, never in my life have I seen such outright worship and idolatry of a public figure. Few will dispute his ability to deliver soaring rhetoric (I actually think his speeches are pedestrian, and lack inspiration). Yet, what’s more stunning is his ability to lie through his teeth with such grace and plausibility, it almost makes Bill Clinton look like a choirboy. Obama has, since his anointing, been able to reverse positions with such ease – such as his several positions on harsh interrogation methods and his “tax cut for 95% of Americans” – that he makes a lie look like the truth, and vice versa.
It’s really rather chilling.
To be honest, I’m just scratching the surface here. Dig deeper into some of the things being said about Obama, and it only gets worse. Let’s not forget the crying after he was elected, and people fainting at some of his campaign stops. I mean, when Mother Jones starts getting a little nervous about the elevation of a liberal icon, that’s gotta tell you how bad things have gotten.
Crying because a politician got elected? That’s wrong on just so many levels. What’s a bit more disturbing is that multi-millionaires like Beyonce run around thinking that Obama getting elected is some sort of milestone in their fight for racial equality. Beyonce probably makes more than TEN TIMES what an educated, and productive white guy like me takes in. Sorry, but her income smacks more of racial equality than some lying politician getting elected. I guess some people will never be satisfied with overwhelming success…
So, in retrospect, me wondering about whether this guy is the anti-Christ, or some great Biblical deceiver doesn’t seem all that crazy. His slavish followers seem to think he’s the second coming of Christ, and he certainly acts like he he thinks he’s a god. He loves to tell people who they should listen to, what they can do, and how they can do business. So, him having some sort of messianic complex doesn’t seem all that implausible.
Given that, I ask you to consider the following quote from the Anointed One:
“I believe in civil unions that allow a same-sex couple to visit each other in a hospital or transfer property to each other,” he said, referring to unions that grant all the legal benefits of marriage, minus the name. “I don’t think it should be called marriage, but I think that it is a legal right that they should have that is recognized by the state. If people find that controversial, then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is, in my mind, for my faith, more central than an obscure passage in Romans. That’s my view. But we can have a respectful disagreement on that.”
Genesis, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, and I believe Judges all talk about prohibitions against homosexuality. Furthermore, the passage in Romans really isn’t all that obscure. It’d be nice that if he’s going to act like Jesus Christ, he should at least familiarize himself with the Bible.
He’s not the messiah. He’s very naughty boy.