Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Best Correction Ever

Or I suppose the worst, depending on your point of view. A newspaper in North Carolina published a letter from a reader warning of President Obama's involvement in the supposed coming apocalypse. The newspaper described the letter as claiming Obama was the antichrist, but was forced to issue a correction when said reader contacted them and pointed out that they had their theology all wrong.

The Dispatch printed a letter from reader Boyd Thomas. The headline originally read, “Is Obama the Antichrist?,” but was later altered after it was determined that Thomas was insinuating that President Barack Hussein Obama was actually the “seventh king,” who announces the arrival of the Antichrist.

“Boyd Thomas’ letter Saturday contained an error in the headline,” the correction read. “He does not believe President Obama is the Antichrist, who will come after the seven kings, according to Revelation. He thinks Obama could be the seventh king.”

“God states that seven kings must come before the rise of the Antichrist. Revelations 17:10 says the seventh king will reign for a short amount of time,” Thomas says in his letter. “Is Barack Obama the seventh king?”

Supporting or opposing Obama's policies is one thing, but religious fear-mongering is just ridiculous. It was just as silly when directed against Ronald Wilson Reagan (Six letters in each name = 666!) and George W. Bush (He invaded Babylon!). I don't remember what the justifications were for Bill Clinton or George H. W. Bush, but they were out there. It's obvious that they are simply manufactured by political enemies, and being circulated to dupe the gullible.

Anyway, we all know that the real antichrist is David Hasselhoff, right?

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