Saturday, October 18, 2008

I guess that make me the Antichrist too

I received an email today from a family member, a portion of which I'll reproduce:
1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male extremist.
2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim male extremists.
3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim male extremists.
4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim male extremists.
5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim male extremists.

It then went on to list a number of similar incidents, then capped it all off with a reminder that Barack Obama is a male of Muslim descent, and a claim that
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, he will destroy everything.

I originally wasn't going to reply, but then I decided that, by being silent I was complicit in this utter nonsense. So I hit "reply to all" and tapped out my single sentence response:

"It usually doesn't make any difference to the type of people who send out these kinds of things, but given my preferences, I would prefer not to receive any more of this racist crap."

4 comments:

John said...

So here's my question:

If they believe that he (Obama) is the anti-Christ (and apparently they do), do they really think that they can keep him from coming into power? Isn't that some kind of end time prophesy from the Bible? Are they trying to convince me that I have a say so in the rise to power of the anti-Christ?

Just another bunch of fanatics that make no sense at all. More hate disguised as religion.

Anonymous said...

I've devised a counter-strategy. I keep sending them updates from The Daily Kos. :)

Anonymous said...

Muslim is a race now?

Anonymous said...

Don't know if you're commenting on me ("racist crap") or my relatives.

If it's directed at me, I don't really owe you an explanation, but I called it racist crap because they have made other comments to me about Mr. Obama and others based on skin color. Also, they assumed Sirhan Sirhan was a muslim because he was a person from the middle east. When I told them he was a christian, and even, at one time, a baptist, they refused to believe me because, well, them damn ferriners just ain't christians lahk us.

If the comment was directed at my fine, upstanding relatives, then we think alike. In one of my (many - in fact, overkill) responses I attempted to explain that there is no race called Musla, so one couldn't really be "of muslim descent," any more than I, a confirmed atheist, am of christian descent because my mother was a christian.

In either event, hope you have a great day.