After the last two hideous nights of pain in 2000 and 2004, I cannot bear to watch it, despite all the signs pointing to a monumental, historic, fantastic victory. I don't trust the exit polls, I don't trust the Republicans to not cheat again. I'll only believe it when it's confirmed. Please. Please please please. Good times for a change.
Meanwhile, in completely-off-the-wall-nutjob news, signs are that the Rapture is approaching. But don't worry, because
The Rev. Tim LaHaye, co-author of the millennial Left Behind series, told the Wall Street Journal that he recognized allusions to his work in the ad but comparisons between Obama and the Antichrist were incorrect.So, Obama is not the antichrist, who will instead come from "an obscure place, like Romania". Obscure my arse, we have two teams in the Champions League for christ's sake. That's about as high profile as it gets.
"The Antichrist isn't going to be an American, so it can't possibly be Obama. The Bible makes it clear he will be from an obscure place, like Romania," the 82-year-old author told the paper.
"an obscure place, like Romania", eh? What an arsehole!
obviously the good reverend has been reading the best selling novels of the "the Left Behind" series, which reached best seller status in the US a decade ago. It is one of the Christian "Rapture" fictions, and in that series the antichrist is Romanian. Like a lot of US right wingers, they don't see a line between fiction, fact and history. In fact , belief in the Rapture is one of the main tenets of poltical Fundamental Xtianity in the US, and since focus on the Rapture is based on the rantings of a couple of early 19th century British and German religious fanatics and not on scripture, my guess is the anti christ probably will not be Romanian, since they are far to busy working these days to take over the earth.
All of us overseas Yanks in Budapest are dancing around with the news of Obama's election. Noroc!
No, he's actually the co-author of those books. I hadn't realised that Romania was the home of the antichrist in that series (not having been remotely curious to read even as much as the title)
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