Is Obama the Antichrist?

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Barack Obama … not the Antichrist

Is Barack Obama the Antichrist?

Not according to Southern Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress.

Phew! Bet you’re glad we sorted that one out so early in this post!

In a book due out soon Jeffress  states quite categorically that Obama is not the Antichrist. Like the sound of a pack of hunting hounds, however, you can hear a ‘but’ coming a long way off.

‘I’m not saying the president is an evil man who’s trying to destroy our society, but …’

‘While I am not suggesting that President Obama is the Antichrist, the fact that he …’

You get the picture. Obama isn’t evil but some of his decisions sure are adding to the crumbling of civilisation!

The problem with this kind of apocalyptic, black-and-white criticism of our politicians is that any legitimate critique that might actually help the political process gets lost in a fog of claim and counter claim. Obama hasn’t been the model progressive president that many were hoping for but neither has he been the harbinger of hell on America’s shores.

No leader is above criticism but this kind of nonsense helps no one. What do you think?

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5 thoughts on “Is Obama the Antichrist?”

  1. I agree! Helps no one. In fact maybe harms the writer more than those who read it! If its not constructive maybe it don’t need repeating? Specially in print! Just a thought… Still enjoy your stuff. Thanks.

    1. Thanks, Duncan.

      I think there must be space for criticism that is constructive and certainly a dialogue between ruler and ruled otherwise they won’t hear each other and their needs.

      1. Dialogue would be more productive than slinging stones over the wall at each other. I am really tired of the lack of honest debate and mudslinging that goes on. Even got told once by a guy that he would pray my eyes would be open to the evil of the Obama and the destructiveness he wrought, in other words no debate and I was just wrong. I also had to stop reading one friend from over the pond’s posts on facebook, because I couldn’t take the approach that appears so unloving from someone I knew cared deeply about people in other respects.

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