This morning I noticed on my blog that I was getting a huge number of hits for “Obama Revelation 13.” (See: Apocalyptic satire as Holy Spirit blasphemy). Then I noticed that James McGrath is also experiencing the same surge at his blog: Obama Revelations. Well, after a bit of research using Google News Search, I discovered this post: Local GOP state Senate candidate sends out e-mails likening Obama to Muslim anti-Christ. Apparently a GOP State senate candidate in California is setting off an email SPAM storm linking Obama with the Antichrist.
I’ve heard of pastors meddling in politics, but politicians meddling in eschatology?!?!
And here’s another possible source of the buzz: The Guardian UK: Election revelations: 666 reasons not to vote for Barack Obama. (HT: here)
The truth is the whole “urban myth” culture of forwarded emails is extremely influential in shaping our ideals and prejudices.