posted on Mar, 12 2007 @ 07:48 PM
I was pondering the very thought, and decided to get your input.
What exactly is an anti-christ by definition?
To me, an anti christ would be the opposite of a christ..
So if a christ is a savior, one who saves people from damnation, one who redeems people's spirits that are otherwise going to damnation, then an anti
christ would be the opposite of that.
So he'd be someone who, through deception and charm actually led people into damnation. He'd be one who tries to get those who are exempt or
redeemed from damnation to join it anyway, and would thus have to be a tricky bastard I'd say.
Personally, I know ur going to be like "stop applying it to our current period of time", but I'd think the biggest strayer of ways and leader to
damnation through deception would be one inspiring people to kill other people for this reason or that reason. The reasons, which fall under some
moral code in their extreme version of "religion", say they can kill said people due to whatever. And, in doing so, they will secure themselves a
place in paradise when they die, whether it's during the attempt to kill said people or 20 years after they already killed them. A ticket to paradise
written in the blood of another.
I can think of one shining example .. but I dont want this topic to get moved from here to somewhere on ATS like prophecy or conspiracy. Maybe instead
of the "beast" John of Patmos meant the "base" in his Apocalypse writing, which is english for al-qaeda. Perhaps Bin Laden or Zawahiri are the
"false prophet" and "messenger from the bottomless pit" heralding the coming of the anti christ, thus they come first and he is yet to be here.
But thats just my interpretation of the type of environment that has to exist for an anti-christ persona to take root, islamic extremism. Particularly
where terrorism is okay, as long as the targets can be justifiably killed or 'martyred' in the process unknowingly. Thus they'd be going to heaven
for being a part of someone else's Jihad.. and so you can see how killing everyone in a city of one million faithful to kill one infidel or
evil-doer can be justified in the certain extremist brand of islam, that people like al-qaeda attune to. This is how the suicide bombs in the middle
east currently are justified from a Jihadist's point of view, seeing that innocent muslims are killed in the process.
But anyways, thats my interpretation of an anti-christ, what powers he'd embody, and the type of culture he'd come from, the type of culture of
rampant killing that would need to exist for him to rise to prominence. What do you think an anti-christ is and can it be defined? Where would it come
[edit on 3/12/2007 by runetang]