MOVE 2008: Obama not the inspiration for “Left Behind”

Posted: August 17, 2008 in Above the Fold, Follow up, IJS, Politics
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Just when I thought there was too much hype about presidential Messianic claims and really too much brouhaha concerning a certain presidential candidate being the Antichrist… [talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place] out comes this absurd story warranting headline, above-the-fold consideration.

In short, the supreme experts of the Antichrist just had to make a statement about Barack Obama. Nice.

Note the first link about Messianic claims. That repertory got every PAC and lobbying group fiery under the collar claiming that McCainer, the company that produced that apocalyptic video was actually pouring kerosene on the Antichrist Obama debate.

Yes, there’s actually a national friggin’ debate over this! People aren’t more intelligent than this? Personally, I think these are the folk that look for directional signs having over the urinal, “Please don’t eat the big white mint.” We’re not talking Mensa students here. Alas, the argument rages on.

Said one DNC consultant group, “This is the use of religion at its very worst in politics because it is an attempt to subtly and perhaps even subconsciously play on some of the deepest fears of millions of evangelical Americans.”

Enough about the Antichrist already! Let’s hear from the folk that really know something about this eschatology ballyhoo. No, not Jesus or John on the island of Patmos. I mean, Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins, progenitors of the best-selling, acclaimed “Left Behind” series. If a-n-y-o-n-e knows who is “The One”, they do. Right?

Recently, the divinitory duo put out a statement to attempt to put the kibosh on this politico drama:

LaHaye and Jenkins take a literal interpretation of prophecies found in the Book of Revelation. They believe the antichrist will surface on the world stage at some point, but neither see Obama in that role. “I’ve gotten a lot of questions the last few weeks asking if Obama is the antichrist,” says novelist Jenkins. “I tell everyone that I don’t think the antichrist will come out of politics, especially American politics.”

“I can see by the language he uses why people think he could be the antichrist,” adds LaHaye, “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.

So there! As long as Barack Obama keeps claiming his south side roots and the red-state dimwits consistently dredge up the Osamaer, Obama phonetic challenges this statement will be posted every six weeks until the Apocalypseer, election. Kumbaya, my Lord!

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  3. luxeman says:

    I would be most humbled by that show of gentlemanliness on your part, Hiscrivener.

    Words of advice from me, the most interesting man in the world to Barrack;

    “Find those things in life that you are not very good at…and don’t do them. ”

    If he continues to slant the truth and shade his true positions from my adopted American brethren, I will have no choice but to sick my beard on him.


  4. hiscrivener says:

    Is that really you? Are you really the most interesting man in the world? Nice.

    Who knew you had such a propensity for pontificating as well, but then again, I should have guessed seeing how every time I see you on TV, I got out and buy stock in “Just for Men.”

    I agree, listening to him espouse what he thinks the world wants to hear makes me want to look up my old date to the H.S. prom.

    Nicely done, sir. On both accounts. I may have to put your domain on my cyber GPS.

  5. luxeman says:

    He’s not the anti-Christ, but he is someone who uses subterfuge and vagaries when speaking so you cannot tell where he stands on many issues. Come on Mr. O just come out and lay your cards on the table. McCain was very clear about each position he holds. No guessing where he’s at. Mr Obama is clearly a liberal (progressive) Democrat, that’s fine, just admit it and say precisely what you are for in 1-2 words.

    As I sat there in the audience, I was struck by how B.O. would not give a straight answer for fear of alienating his very far left liberal base but was also trying to tread water with evangelical Christians. Pick one dance partner and cut a rug Barrack. Continue vacillating and nobody will want to dance with you.

    My eyewitness account at Saddleback:

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