posted on Apr, 2 2003 @ 12:24 PM
I am reading Bernard McGinn's 'Anti-Christ: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination With Evil', a brilliant work, covering the history of
apocryphal writings. While reading about a French writer in the Middle Ages, (I would give you his name, but the book is upstairs and I haven't had
my coffee yet) who wrote about the Anti-Christ: the Anti-Christ came from the east, and had a John the Baptist type-figure before him. After the
defeat of the Anti-Christ, according to the French writer, there would be a golden time of peace. Nostradamus is not mentioned in the section of the
book and I am not sure he is, I am to the 1600s and not a word, but I am a good little geek and remembered my Nostradamus. I find it interesting that
a writer in the same part of France as Nostradamus lived in wrote the same things Nostradamus did four centuries before the mystical doctorís time.
I'm not saying Nostradamus is a fraud, he has been right a few times, if only vaguely, but maybe his prophecies on the Third Anti-Christ were
borrowed from a local source.