Facts Are Stubborn Things

Posted: October 14, 2008 in 2008 Elections
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My former professor Richard Reeves quotes in his column an anti-Obama email he received.

“According to the Book of Revelations: The Anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal … the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, destroy everything … And Now: For the Award-winning Act of Stupidity of all time the People of America want to elect A Male of Muslim descent who is the most extremely liberal Senator in Congress (in other words an extremist) and in his 40’s…

Scary, right? One little problem: The New Testament (which includes the Book of Revelations) was written in the latter half of the first century AD, according to the International Bible Society. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Islam, Muhammad, the man who was the messenger of Allah and wrote the Koran that is considered the primary source for the Islamic religion, was born nearly 500 years later.

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