Obama isn't the Antichrist

Jimmy Pyles

I’m going to flat out say that old people shouldn’t have emails. If your grandparents ask for your email, don’t give it to them – it’s a trap.

This summer I made the mistake of giving my grandpa my email address. I thought I was going to get some perverted, old-man jokes every few weeks.



Man, was I wrong. 

He forwards me emails almost every day. I get everything from redneck jokes to politics, but nothing sticks out more than emails about Barack Obama being the Antichrist.

He knows I like Obama, but that doesn’t stop him from forwarding me emails that try to disprove his American citizenship and say he is a terrorist or the destroyer of human kind.

After the Democratic National Convention, I got more Obama propaganda than normal.

The most recent email that stuck out to me was one claiming that the Bible’s book of Revelation describes the Antichrist as someone matching Obama’s characteristics.

This email states that the Antichrist is a man in his 40s, of Muslim descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language and have a massive Christ-like appeal. People will flock to him and he will promise false hope. Then, once he is in power, he will destroy everything.

Yep, that sounds like Obama to me.

Actually, this email is horribly wrong. The Bible never describes the Antichrist as being “a man in his 40s of Muslim descent.”

The worst part about it is that my grandpa actually believes that the emails he is getting from his friends are factual and that Obama is the Antichrist.

Looking at who has been forwarded these emails, it’s safe to say that a group of old Republicans is just trying to find a reason why Obama should not be in office.

Even though my grandpa is registered as a Republican, that doesn’t make it okay him to fall for these crazy and untrue emails.

There should be an age limit for having an email address (or at least a test to prove you’re a sane member of society).

I have learned to just click and delete these forwarded emails and, if your grandparents do have your email address, I suggest you do the same.

I love you, Grandpa, but Obama isn’t the Antichrist, and you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the Internet.