Remember when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the United Nations and announced the coming of the Antichrist? It was around the same time that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez called President George Bush the devil; so, the story might have gotten lost in the, uh, details.
EDITOR’S NOTE: I realize I have entered the Nut Zone. That is, any time you bring up something like the Boogeyman (Antichrist, Hitler, for some – even W) you lose credibility. But, if you’re still here, bear with me. One must, at times (sundry and with courage), venture into the NZ to zone in on the Ns.
Here’s what Ahmadinejad said:
“I emphatically declare that today’s world, more than ever before, longs for just and righteous people with love for all humanity; and above all longs for the perfect righteous human being and the real savior who has been promised to all peoples and who will establish justice, peace and brotherhood on the planet,” he said, referring to a Shiite doctrine about a coming apocalypse.
“O, Almighty God, all men and women are your creatures and you have ordained their guidance and salvation. Bestow upon humanity that thirsts for justice, the perfect human being promised to all by you, and make us among his followers and among those who strive for his return and his cause.”
At the time I wanted to write about it, say something. Why? Because after Ahmadinejad hailed the coming of the Antichrist, those gathered at the United Nations … CLAPPED.
Terry Mattingly has finally done what I didn’t. Read it here.
A couple excerpts …
President George W. Bush is addressing the United Nations amid global tensions about nuclear weapons. He closes with evangelical language that expresses his yearning for the triumphant second coming of Jesus Christ and prays that this apocalyptic event will unify the world — sooner rather than later.
Yet, Ahmadinejad, in his twisted megalomaniacal way, said the equivalent. What exactly was he saying?
“Ahmadinejad is calling upon God to bring about the coming of the 12th Imam who heralds the Apocalypse,” noted pundit Andrew Sullivan. “He is also saying that he will ‘strive for his return.’ It is the most terrifying statement any president of any nation has made to the U.N. We have a dictator on the brink of nukes, striving to accelerate the Apocalypse. … Paradise beckons.”
When you have a group of Muslims heralding the age of the “coming one” and another group, overly-zealous and misguided Christians, encouraging the age of the “coming one” and, hence, the Rapture … mix in omnipresent media and, oh … say, a few nukes …
This guy couldn’t have written a better script.
Lord have mercy.