I just recieved this email:
Subject: This will make you re-think
A Trivia question in Sunday School:
How long is the beast allowed to have authority in Revelations?
Revelations Chapter 13 tells us it is 42 months, and you know what that is?
Almost a four-year term of a Presidency.
All I can say is "Lord, Have mercy on us!"
According to The Book of Revelations the anti-Christ is: The anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40's, 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, will destroy everything. Do we recognize this description? ?
I refuse to take a chance on this unknown candidate who came out of nowhere.
From: Dr. John Tisdale:
Dear Friends, As I was listening to a news program last night, I watched in horror as Barack Obama made the statement with pride. . ."we are no longer a Christian nation; we are now a nation of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, . . ." As with so many other statements I've heard him (and his wife) make, I never thought I'd see the day that I'd hear something like that from a presidential candidate in this nation. To think our forefathers fought and died for the right for our nation to be a Christian nation and to have this man say with pride that we are no longer that. How far this nation has come from what our founding fathers intended it to be. I hope that each of you will do what I'm doing now--send your concerns, written simply and sincerely, to the Christians on your email list. With God's help, and He is still in control of this nation and all else, we can show this man and the world in November that we are, indeed, still a Christian nation! Please pray for our nation!
WTF!? People are amazing. Truly amazing in the bullshit they spew forth.
"an unknown candidate who came out of nowhere" Are you kidding me? How has he come out of nowhere? It's not like he just suddenly materialized out of thin air and decided one day, "I think I'll run for President of the United States of America". He was president of the Harvard Law Review, for christ's sake! He was a civil rights attorney and a community organizer. He taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School. Out of nowhere, my ass!
And, correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't our country founded on principles of freedom of religion? Our country was founded on humanist values and keeping religion OUT of government. Ya know, that whole separation of church and state thing that some people find so tedious. Shouldn't we be proud to live in a nation where Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Buddhists live and work together peacefully and aren't persecuted for their religious beliefs? Or are we striving to become like the Middle East with crazy religious factions killing each other everyday?
Our constitution makes no mention whatsoever of god. The Founding Fathers were not religious men, and they fought hard to erect, in Thomas Jefferson's words, "a wall of separation between church and state." In 1797 our government concluded a "Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli, or Barbary," now known simply as the Treaty of Tripoli. Article 11 of the treaty contains these words:
As the Government of the United States...is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion--as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity of Musselmen--and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
Obama respects and embraces the wisdom and spirit of our founding fathers.
All I can say is, have mercy on us if we ever DO become a Christian nation!