Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Antichrist?

You would be amazed at how many people think that Barry Obama (this is his high school name and I think it flows off the tongue rather nicely) is the Antichrist. Not an antichrist but THE Antichrist.

I am doing a brief study for the students @ Westwood on Revelations. I am not an expert on the subject. It might even be safe to say I am not an expert on anything. But Revelations is far outside of my comfort zone as a teacher. I think it comes down to the fact that I don't really care how things are going to go down in the end. It is clear on the most important point however. Jesus is going to come back and make everything that is currently crap un-crappy.

In doing this study I have tried to find literal artistic interpretations of some of the images given to John oh those many years ago. It is really quite simple. Type the Biblical reference into trusty Google hit enter then click images. Here are a few of the finds. (My favorite are from William Blake. Creepy. He seems to have started by painting everything black then adding color.)

I noticed something in my travels over the internets that was kind of funny to me. There are a lot of people that have devoted all of their energy to convince people that dear old Barry is the Antichrist. All he lacks is the number 666 tattooed on his forehead.

Back in 1992 I thought that Bill Clinton might be the Antichrist. But then common sense prevailed. There is absolutely no freaking way the leader of one world government and the object of worship for the world he rules comes from Arkansas. No. Freaking. Way. Only two good things have come from Arkansas: Bear Bryant and I-40. And Arkansas managed to make it the worst stretch of interstate in the US of A.

It is also ridiculous to think Obama might be the Antichrist. You may ask why? Because their is no way the Antichrist would be named Barry. It needs to be sinister sounding name like Vlad, Adolf, or Nancy Grace. Not Barry. Chill out folks. I happen to hold to "pan" theology. It will all pan out in the end without any help from people who spend more time in front of a computer than in the sun or dating.