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(Some Anti-Guy)   Hey evangelicals - think you know how to spot the Anti-Christ? Be sure you brush up on the signs in advance   (benjaminlcorey.com) divider line
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2020-05-24 12:19:27 PM  
That'd be a change, them voting for their own self interests.
 
2020-05-24 12:31:54 PM  
That was fun
 
2020-05-24 12:37:16 PM  
You forget - the Fundagelicals WANT the end times to start - soon.
 
2020-05-24 12:49:56 PM  

Murflette: That was fun deeply disturbing.


I know Fark leans agnostic and atheist, but I was raised Evangelical, and although I would describe myself as agnostic now I can't help but find these things to be most unsettling.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, when Trump won the Republican nomination I felt a deep sense of dread that I have never felt before.
 
2020-05-24 12:53:45 PM  
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Looks like a significant portion of you'll missed your rapture.
 
2020-05-24 1:02:21 PM  

Glitchwerks: Murflette: That was fun deeply disturbing.

I know Fark leans agnostic and atheist, but I was raised Evangelical, and although I would describe myself as agnostic now I can't help but find these things to be most unsettling.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, when Trump won the Republican nomination I felt a deep sense of dread that I have never felt before.


As someone who is not entrenched in religion one way or the other, it is entertaining to see their reality be so clearly confronted by their own rhetoric

Not that it's my reality.
 
2020-05-24 1:07:45 PM  
From my memories of reading that book back in high school (I went to a catholic high school and we actually studied it) The anti-christ will be a deceiver who pretends to be christian so no, they will never be able to spot him and in fact would likely be the first group to line up to follow him since his message will be one of hatred.
 
2020-05-24 1:16:06 PM  

Glitchwerks: Murflette: That was fun deeply disturbing.

I know Fark leans agnostic and atheist, but I was raised Evangelical, and although I would describe myself as agnostic now I can't help but find these things to be most unsettling.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, when Trump won the Republican nomination I felt a deep sense of dread that I have never felt before.


When Trump was elected I think we had a deep sense of dread and were hoping there would not be a major crisis. The evangelical bully (thanks, autocorrect) belief system is based on fear and domination, it is a terrible thing to do to a kid. Have you listened to the Joseph Campbell series called the Power of Myth? (It is a very old series, but so are many myths.) It helped me separate the mythology I was raised with from the happier person I chose to become.
 
2020-05-24 1:19:27 PM  
I think it's all a bunch of BS.  However, what it does say is that Donald Trump is the apotheosis of everything ancient people thought was evil.
 
2020-05-24 1:27:06 PM  
 
2020-05-24 2:26:55 PM  
I've tried sending some trumpanzees this kind of stuff, and they immediately stuff their fingers in their ears.

They want the end times, but they want them on their terms. No muss, no fuss, only white robes and choirs for them, and then ringside seats to watch the rest of us get what we deserve.

They skip right over the beginning of the Revelation, where the 7 churches are critiqued for things like arrogance, judgementalism, shallowness, forgetfulness, etc.
 
2020-05-24 2:35:29 PM  
I did not check his quotations for translation errors and what not, let alone mis-interpretation, but quite a few of them seem sound and orthodox for an evangelical (or even some mainstream Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, etc). His rhetoric is certainly as good (and in a few places, as bad) as the general run of "biblical prophecies" called to substantiate political, cultural or religious or superstitious belief.

A few of his interepretations are quite ingenious and amusing, but I would not second them, for they are, like the claims made by other evangelicals and fundamentalists, a bet far-fetched logically and semantically.

On the whole, a credible and creditable effort. I can feel his pain because I was brought up in a liberal Christian denomination and sent to a fundie or evangelical Sunday School (to get us out of the house for a few hours, our own Church not having a regular Sunday School except intermittantly and the Sunday School teachers who volunteered were just as ignorant and well-meaning as any evangelical.

My family is large, close and typical of families in the suburban slash rural villages of my Province, and are spread across a wide range of sects and denominations from Roman Catholice through all the various local Prostestants. One side of my family is closely related to the founders of the only sect (Baptists) founded in my home Province. I have tremendous numbers of clergymen and others in my extended family tree.

I am unchurched now, but the theology lingers, as do specific moral and ethical values, beliefs, etc, so I always say that so-and-so is a Protestant Atheist, or a Roman Catholic Atheist, a Tory Atheist or a Liberal or NDP atheist because despite rejecting much of their religious heritage, people retain much of it as well, unconciously or consciously as they see fit or fail to examine it fully and cast it off consciously or unconsciously.

Not bad on the whole. Doing much of the same things I am doing to attempt to communicate (or mock, as the case may be) some of the more obviously inconsistencies in the world view of self-identified religionists and political partisans of all sects, denominations, stripes, religions, and political factions and parties.
 
2020-05-24 2:36:52 PM  
This is going on my Facebook feed, just to troll the trolls.
 
2020-05-24 2:37:21 PM  

cherryl taggart: I've tried sending some trumpanzees this kind of stuff, and they immediately stuff their fingers in their ears.

They want the end times, but they want them on their terms. No muss, no fuss, only white robes and choirs for them, and then ringside seats to watch the rest of us get what we deserve.

They skip right over the beginning of the Revelation, where the 7 churches are critiqued for things like arrogance, judgementalism, shallowness, forgetfulness, etc.


Very perceptive. In fact, the last point is a very good theological and critical one, beyond observations of the "Faithful" and Unbelievers. Worth remembering if you are a True Believer or a dyed in the wool skeptic or critical thinker.
 
2020-05-24 2:39:32 PM  

Ishmel: This is going on my Facebook feed, just to troll the trolls.


Trolling the trolls,
trolling the trolls
We shall come rejoicing,
a-trolling the trolls.

One of the most mournful tunes I know. Why do the rejoicing celebrants always sound so funereal? They need more trained choirs, I think, and less singing from the congregation.
 
2020-05-24 3:18:40 PM  
Donald Trump is enough to make even an Agnostic believe that The Antichrist could exist.
 
2020-05-24 3:25:33 PM  
So John's revelation is based on reading Twitter?  No wonder he thinks we're all evil, it makes me feel the same way
 
2020-05-24 3:31:12 PM  

brantgoose: Ishmel: This is going on my Facebook feed, just to troll the trolls.

Trolling the trolls,
trolling the trolls
We shall come rejoicing,
a-trolling the trolls.

One of the most mournful tunes I know. Why do the rejoicing celebrants always sound so funereal? They need more trained choirs, I think, and less singing from the congregation.


I just assumed she was were heavy.
 
2020-05-24 3:32:15 PM  

Ishmel: brantgoose: Ishmel: This is going on my Facebook feed, just to troll the trolls.

Trolling the trolls,
trolling the trolls
We shall come rejoicing,
a-trolling the trolls.

One of the most mournful tunes I know. Why do the rejoicing celebrants always sound so funereal? They need more trained choirs, I think, and less singing from the congregation.

I just assumed she was were heavy.


*sheeves
 
2020-05-24 3:56:47 PM  
"The Beast" was just a metaphor for Rome.
An "anti-Christ" is just someone who denies the divinity of Jesus.  Lots all over.
 
2020-05-24 4:35:38 PM  

syrynxx: "The Beast" was just a metaphor for Rome.
An "anti-Christ" is just someone who denies the divinity of Jesus.  Lots all over.


Exactly, but with zealots that say that every not and tittle is the inerrant word of God, they will not accept symbolic prophecy.  So, we're stuck with literal beasts and literal hills, literal signs, etc.  May as well rock rock em back on their heels with some very literal examples that fulfill the prophecies.

After a while, it's easier to quit trying to help the infants of faith to mature.  Just give them the same pablum they are already swallowing whole.
 
2020-05-24 5:17:37 PM  
Chaos Goblin, indeed.
 
2020-05-24 5:20:25 PM  
The problem is: they'd vote for the Anti-Christ to speed up the Rapture. Death Cults are the worst.
 
2020-05-24 5:23:10 PM  

Non Sequitur Man: Chaos Goblin, indeed.


Yeahhhhh. They definitely do not worship Sunday School Jesus. I figured that it was Khorne or Eris....

/ Republican Jesus and Supply Side Jesus are SIGNIFICANTLY different from Sunday School Jesus
 
2020-05-24 5:27:06 PM  

Murflette: Glitchwerks: Murflette: That was fun deeply disturbing.

I know Fark leans agnostic and atheist, but I was raised Evangelical, and although I would describe myself as agnostic now I can't help but find these things to be most unsettling.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, when Trump won the Republican nomination I felt a deep sense of dread that I have never felt before.

As someone who is not entrenched in religion one way or the other, it is entertaining to see their reality be so clearly confronted by their own rhetoric

Not that it's my reality.


Want a bit of diversion?

Take religion out of it entirely. Substitute "anti-christ" for some other word - serial killer, maybe, or new disease. Swap "Bible" for "incomplete statements by iffy witnesses" or "data dump".

Finding the identity of the anti-Christ (absent the religious/God parts) is a search for the unknown, the interpretations of the writings as compelling as an old pirate's map (is it here now? was it ever there at all?).

This was a passable rainy-day read, subby - tyvm :)
 
2020-05-24 5:29:37 PM  
And ye shall know him by his tan suits and arugula.
 
2020-05-24 5:54:50 PM  
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2020-05-24 6:04:05 PM  
I'd have to see what Nostradamus says about it.
 
2020-05-24 6:06:50 PM  

Jackal_N: The evangelical bully (thanks, autocorrect) belief system is based on fear and domination, it is a terrible thing to do to a kid. Have you listened to the Joseph Campbell series called the Power of Myth? (It is a very old series, but so are many myths.) It helped me separate the mythology I was raised with from the happier person I chose to become.


I will check out that series.  Thank you.
 
2020-05-24 6:06:56 PM  
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2020-05-24 6:08:47 PM  
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2020-05-24 6:09:11 PM  
Based upon the facts that the author laid out it looks like we narrowly dodged the Antichrist with Obama.
 
2020-05-24 6:11:21 PM  

dionysusaur: You forget - the Fundagelicals WANT the end times to start - soon.


This right here.
 
2020-05-24 6:13:36 PM  
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2020-05-24 6:13:50 PM  
Hey evangelicals - think you know how to spot the Anti-Christ?

He looks like this, obviously

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2020-05-24 6:15:25 PM  
Nothing about incest with Ivanka in there, so I guess Fat Boy's in the clear.
 
2020-05-24 6:16:29 PM  
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2020-05-24 6:17:51 PM  

Glitchwerks: Murflette: That was fun deeply disturbing.

I know Fark leans agnostic and atheist, but I was raised Evangelical, and although I would describe myself as agnostic now I can't help but find these things to be most unsettling.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, when Trump won the Republican nomination I felt a deep sense of dread that I have never felt before.


Revelations is an acid trip on paper. Any attempt to interpret that BS is as productive as the reading astrology predictions.
 
2020-05-24 6:20:30 PM  
I think the "whole world" following Trump doesn't work.
 
2020-05-24 6:20:52 PM  
Shoot. All this time I'd been waiting for the Anti-Cripes.
 
2020-05-24 6:21:03 PM  

bloobeary: Donald Trump is enough to make even an Agnostic believe that The Antichrist could exist.


The only way the bible makes sense - ethically, logically, or physically - is if it is describing a Universe that is a simulation of some sort. My bet would be either a MMPRPG, or possibly a Hollywood-like epic (similar in concept to series like Game of Thrones). Either way we (the actual NPCs) are probably screwed.

And if the biblical God us real, then he is an asshole and we are doubly screwed.
 
2020-05-24 6:21:09 PM  

Rambino: Glitchwerks: Murflette: That was fun deeply disturbing.

I know Fark leans agnostic and atheist, but I was raised Evangelical, and although I would describe myself as agnostic now I can't help but find these things to be most unsettling.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, when Trump won the Republican nomination I felt a deep sense of dread that I have never felt before.

Revelations is an acid trip on paper. Any attempt to interpret that BS is as productive as the reading astrology predictions.


There's a lot of symbolism in there that Christians of the time would have understood.  Take 666 for the Mark of the Beast, for example.  Write out Nero's name in Hebrew lettering, add it up (remember that one scene in Pi where they did this?), and you get 666.  "Babylon" was a common phrase for the Roman Empire, and "whores of Babylon" were the local administration.  Etc.

So, basically, the book of Revelation is a coded message to Christians at the time saying, "Yes, things are very bad for us now.  But we'll get through this."
 
2020-05-24 6:23:08 PM  
The Antichrist can be contained by candles, a pentagram, and magic words..

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but Liberals have forbidden this knowledge from being taught.
 
2020-05-24 6:23:52 PM  
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C'mon, you guys are slipping
 
2020-05-24 6:24:53 PM  
Also something about the jawbone of an ass.
 
2020-05-24 6:25:56 PM  

brantgoose: I did not check his quotations for translation errors and what not, let alone mis-interpretation, but quite a few of them seem sound and orthodox for an evangelical (or even some mainstream Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, etc). His rhetoric is certainly as good (and in a few places, as bad) as the general run of "biblical prophecies" called to substantiate political, cultural or religious or superstitious belief.

A few of his interepretations are quite ingenious and amusing, but I would not second them, for they are, like the claims made by other evangelicals and fundamentalists, a bet far-fetched logically and semantically.

On the whole, a credible and creditable effort. I can feel his pain because I was brought up in a liberal Christian denomination and sent to a fundie or evangelical Sunday School (to get us out of the house for a few hours, our own Church not having a regular Sunday School except intermittantly and the Sunday School teachers who volunteered were just as ignorant and well-meaning as any evangelical.

My family is large, close and typical of families in the suburban slash rural villages of my Province, and are spread across a wide range of sects and denominations from Roman Catholice through all the various local Prostestants. One side of my family is closely related to the founders of the only sect (Baptists) founded in my home Province. I have tremendous numbers of clergymen and others in my extended family tree.

I am unchurched now, but the theology lingers, as do specific moral and ethical values, beliefs, etc, so I always say that so-and-so is a Protestant Atheist, or a Roman Catholic Atheist, a Tory Atheist or a Liberal or NDP atheist because despite rejecting much of their religious heritage, people retain much of it as well, unconciously or consciously as they see fit or fail to examine it fully and cast it off consciously or unconsciously.

Not bad on the whole. Doing much of the same things I am doing to attempt to communicate (or mock, as the case may be) some of the more obviously inconsistencies in the world view of self-identified religionists and political partisans of all sects, denominations, stripes, religions, and political factions and parties.


I got 2/3 thru that and suddenly realized it was you, goose. Shine on you crazy diamond. Never change.
 
2020-05-24 6:26:56 PM  
Trump isn't the Antichrist. This is just silly. And if we can get rid of him without starting a war he'll be quickly relegated to "assholish historical footnote" like Joseph McCarthy and Anthony Comstock and Richard Nixon.

If he does start a war, he's still not the Antichrist, but he'll gain more lasting infamy.
 
2020-05-24 6:27:11 PM  
All adherents to the God of Abraham must be exterminated; these farking fairy tales have to stop.

Job one: we take out Christmas.
Job two: establish Kali as the one true goddess.
Job three: pizza.
 
2020-05-24 6:27:40 PM  

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Hahahahaaaa "smooth talker."  Haaahahaha
 
2020-05-24 6:27:50 PM  
I'm 55 years old. I've been hearing this most of my life. Last time it was Obama, time before that it was Bush, time before that Clinton Etc Reagan Etc.
 
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