The Antichrist for President?

4 03 2008

ArticlesThere is an odd little buzz going around drawing attention the Barack Obama’s similarities to the Biblical Antichrist. There are even blogs being created for the sake of pondering this question. It struck me as odd because I was under the impression that Hillary Clinton was supposed to be the butt of all jokes Satan-related. Now I’m supposed to believe both Democratic candidates are apostles of evil?

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This worries me only because I’m still confident of my assertion that a Democrat will be the next President of the United States. George W. Bush’s approval ratings are still pushing for new lows, so I don’t see how the percentage for his Republican successor, John McCain, could go above 50%. Then again, unforeseen events always have the potential to completely change the direction of anyone’s campaign.

I maintain that if nothing substantial happens in the U.S. or the world between now and the Fall, the Democratic candidate will win the Presidency. Therefore, it’s extremely important what happens in the Democratic Primaries today, primarily in Ohio and Texas. We could be choosing quite literally the lesser of two evils, either Satan or the Antichrist. We’ve been faced with campaigns that deliberate non-issues like Health Care, Iraq, and immigration. It’s time we look at the real issue.

Teachings suggest that the Antichrist will rise to power via the same path as the true Chris, with great charisma and messages of peace and hope. He will be given spiritual powers by dark forces as well as by people who see him as a modern messiah. Finally, he will obtain authority over the entire Earth and become untouchable by all mortals who oppose him.

Satan, on the other hand, has had a much broader spectrum of meanings for people. Generally, it is used to describe either Lucifer, the Fallen Angel, or to any of many embodiments of evil and temptation. Many believe we are dealing with the works of Satan on a daily basis.

Between the two, one path is obviously much more bleak than the other. However, when people rally so fervently for “change,” change will come, whether it be good or bad. We have dealt with Hillary’s kind before, but are we really prepared for what change may come with Barack?

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Writer’s block finally ending

3 02 2008

NewsIt seems that the national writer’s block may finally be lifting. The Writer’s Guild of America and their employers have both finally realized how difficult it is to make money when neither are working. Negotiations are considerable progress according to a variety of sources and the writers we so rely on should finally get back to work by the end of this week.

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In another area of society, almost all pundits have declared President George W. Bush a lame duck. His State of the Union address sounded so familiar, citizens may have thought it was simply a rerun, just like every nearly other show on TV. Network TV, Washington D.C.: both seemed to be stuck on repeat as the country experienced an unusual shortage of new ideas. After centuries of being at the forefront of change and progress, people were getting nervous. A supposed economic recession hinted that the U.S. might be stalling.

Ending the writer’s strike is the first step toward a new hopeful future. The second step is the impending change of president. While I am neither supporting nor opposing George W. Bush’s many controversial decisions as President, the possibility that someone else may get their shot at fixing the state of the union certainly is tempting for anyone. While the writers may be happy that they get a couple hundred more dollars per year than before, the rest of us are just happy more Americans are thinking again.