Oh No! It’s ANOTHER Antichrist!

It’s kind of amazing how often the Antichrist shows up. I mean, hardly a day goes by without some delusional “expert” in Biblical prophecy declaring the arrival of the latest Antichrist. Obama? Putin? The leader of ISIS? Nope. It’s the new atheist leader of Greece. Because of course it is. And the Worldnetdaily is all over the story.

Alexios Tsipras has been prime minister of Greece for just over a month and is already a candidate for another office, according to some Christian prophecy buffs – the office of “Antichrist.”

Tsipras has “burst onto the scene,” as one blogger describes it, at a time of great economic uncertainty in a country, Greece, that was the 10th member to join the European Union in 1981. And, of course, everyone knows that the Bible predicts the antichrist will arise from a 10-member confederation of nations, presumed by many to be the European Union, which is seen as the “revived Roman empire” described in Daniel and Revelation.

This Euro rock star has “appeared out of nowhere over the last couple of years, almost magically,” writes one prophecy blogger with sights on Tsipras.

Among the characteristics that have put the 40-year-old leader on the radar of antichrist hunters are:

1) He is a young, charismatic leader suddenly assuming power in Greece and executing actions “in his own name.” He apparently issued his own oath of office to himself.

2) He recently met with Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss a peace deal for the Middle East.

3) He is an avowed atheist of Jewish descent.

4) He is of Greek nationality.

5) He was born on July 28, 1974, which that year fell on the Tisha B’Av or the 9th of Av on the Jewish calendar, the day on which many Jewish calamities occurred including the destruction of first and second temples and the eviction of Jews from England in the year 1290 and from Spain in 1492.

6) He is rabidly anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist.

How incredibly convincing.

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  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    … hardly a day goes by without some delusional “expert” in Biblical prophecy doesn’t declare the arrival of the latest Antichrist.

    A signature line I use frequently: “When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.”

  • some bastard on the internet

    4) He is of Greek nationality

    The PM of Greece… Is Greek.

    DUN! DUN! DUUUUUUUUUUNNNN!

  • Chiroptera

    It’s kind of amazing how often the Antichrist shows up. I mean, hardly a day goes by without some delusional “expert” in Biblical prophecy doesn’t declare the arrival of the latest Antichrist.

    That’s because we’ve all misread Revelations: it actually says that there are going to be 666 antichrists.

  • caseloweraz

    I think you want this as background.

  • Chiroptera

    6) He is rabidly anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist.

    ha ha ha ha ha

    When I first glanced at that, I thought it said “anti-Zombie.”

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    Chiroptera

    Is there a noticeable difference?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    5) He was born on July 28, 1974, which that year fell on the Tisha B’Av or the 9th of Av on the Jewish calendar, the day on which many Jewish calamities occurred including the destruction of first and second temples and the eviction of Jews…from Spain in 1492.

    Luckily, in 1492 the 28th of July fell on 29th of April. True story.

     

    Side note: On 28 July 1315 Jews were temporarily allowed to return to France, but that doesn’t count, due to reasons.

  • dugglebogey

    Is there a day on the calendar that isn’t the anniversary of some calamity?

  • John Pieret

    Last week I was in Walmart and they had Antichrists on sale for $14.95 a dozen. I was going to pick some up but then I remembered my wife had pickled a bunch last summer.

  • blf

    Mr Tsipras does not wear a tie, is a civil engineer, and was a member of the communist youth, so he must be not only the anti-faerie but a secret agent of the Illuminati, one of the heads of the Trilateral Commission, a reptilian, and, as an atheist, obviously eats babies and puppies (both of which go well with Feta cheese and Retsina). He probably also advises Obama on running the FEMA camps.

    Q.E.D.

  • blf

    Is there a day on the calendar that isn’t the anniversary of some calamity?

    February 29th in non-leap years.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Even royalty aren’t exempt. King Juan Carlos of Spain is considered a candidate by some, and some cranks think Prince William is another possibility.

  • colnago80

    Re timgueguen @ #12

    Hey, how about Bibi Netanyahu?

  • blf

    colnago80@13: Too obvious. You need a stealth anti-faerie.

    Of course, there’s always the possibility of decoy…

  • grumpyoldfart

    The people who think that WND story is true will be electing a new US president next year.

  • moarscienceplz

    Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (666)

    Rev. 13:18

    Here is the name of a man:

    RONALD (6 letters)

    WILSON (6 letters)

    REAGAN (6 letters)

    😉

  • mistertwo

    I John 2:18 says there are many antichrists. I’m proud to count myself as one.

  • mistertwo

    (And by that, I don’t mean I’m into any satanic stuff. I’m a perfectly nice person. Pretty much what Christians are supposed to be. But I’m an antichrist, as I am against Christianity.)

  • Michael Heath

    moarscienceplz writes:

    Here is the name of a [anti-Christ candidate]:

    RONALD (6 letters)

    WILSON (6 letters)

    REAGAN (6 letters)

    Well Mr. Reagan died, so that prophecy didn’t work out all that well. However that wasn’t the Holy Ghost’s fault, just another of his too many to count ‘failure to communicate’ he’s blaming on us mortals. Instead the antichrist is:

    ZOMBIE (6 letters)

    RONALD (6 letters)

    REAGAN (6 letters)

  • dingojack

    The Number of the Beast was mis-translated, it’s actually 616. Ronald W. Raygun, then.

    Dingo

  • Georgia Sam

    A lot of people don’t know that the word “Antichrist” does not appear anywhere in the Revelation, AKA the Apocalypse. As mistertwo (17) suggests, the word comes from the first & second epistles of John, which link the Antichrist to Gnosticism, strongly imply that he/she/it/whatever is not a single individual, & speaks of the Antichrist as being in the world in the present tense (i.e., when those epistles were written). Just one small example of how these self-appointed biblical prophecy experts spend their lives studying the Bible & yet remain ignorant of what it says.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Yeah, the Rapture crowd generally claim to be Biblical literalists, but throw that completely out the window when it comes to prophecy.

  • raven

    I wouldn’t worry about it.

    The old gods have lost almost all their power, not that they had much to begin with.

    Jesus occasionally appears as blurry faces on toast, tortillas, tree bark, and various mold spots.

    I’m not sure what the antichrist does. AFAICT, he provides fundie xians with something to babble about when they can’t be bothered to think up some new delusion.

  • dingojack

    Raven – and dog butts, don’t forget the dog butts!

    😉 Dingo

  • ehmm

    The very first word in that WND article is a typo. “Alexis” not “Alexios”. “Alexios” is a proper name, just not his. Someone might also want to point out to the meat sacks over there that the EU has 28 member nations, not 10.

    For Greece’s sake, I fucking hope he’s the anti christ. Maybe they’ll be able to get some debt forgiveness from the bond holders.

    I’ve been following this for a couple of days now, including the youTube stuff. Comedy. GOLD.

  • dingojack

    Well to be fair Whirled Nuts Daily is relatively up-to-date in it’s information in this case, only 34 years out of date!

    [Ironically the tenth member of the EEC, as it was known at that time, was Greece (Accession: 1 Jan 1981). The EU formed in 2009 as a consequence of the Lisbon Treaty of 2007, with 27 initial member states. Croatia joined on 1 July 2013].

    Dingo

  • ehmm

    Also,

    Some of these clowns seem fixated on the fact that he has familial roots in present day Turkey. Indeed he does. (OOohh). Claims that his parents were born there are false.

    ‘You know how many extant Greeks have at least one grandparent or great-grandparent who was an Anatolian Greek? just about all of them.

    My Grandfathers family was one of those impacted by population exchanges mandated by the treaty of Lausanne. Sometime in the mid 1920’s, they had to pick up stakes and move to northern Greece (Macedonia). Them, and one point five million others.

    File this under “Newsflash: Water is wet!”

  • busterggi

    What do I have to do to be declared the Anti-Christ? I feel so ignored.

  • steve78b

    I declare BUSTERGGI is the antichrist!!

    Feel better now?

  • mickll

    The Antichrist is going for world domination and he picked Greece as his base of operations?

    Dude-your supervillain skills make Dr Evil look competent by comparison!

  • dingojack

    steve78b — busterggi isn’t the Antichrist, he just a very, very, very naughty boy!

    Dingo

    ———

    Perhaps Alexis Tsipras is the kind of the Ante-antichrist?!? 😉