Satan Is a Doppelgänger for Obama In Episode 3 of “The Bible”

Glenn Beck was the first person to point this out, but the image is becoming a media sensation:

In Episode 3 of the miniseries “The Bible”, created by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, it appears that President Obama makes a cameo appearance as Satan.  He wears a black hood—to differentiate the Prince of Lies from the angels who come as visitors in other scenes, I suppose.

Before the rumor goes viral, I’ve got to tell you that it’s not really Obama.  The actor playing Satan is Mohamen Mehdi Ouazan.  From his filmography, it appears he’ll be on screen again in the ninth hour of the series (Episode 5).

  • Deacon Greg Kandra

    Let the cries of “Racism!” begin.

    • MattyD

      Respectfully, Deacon Kandra, I’d say it is racist. I’ll retract that if the show’s creators had some black angels and other protagonists. The publicity shots I’ve seen of “The Bible” have these East Mediterranean Jews looking distinctly milky white European. IE, a different race. So, Deacon Kandra, if the protagonists all (far as I can tell) look uber-Caucasian and not at all Mediterranean, whereas the devil looks unambiguously dark-skinned, please explain to me how that is *not* racist?

      • Mike

        Are you for real? OMG!

        • MattyD

          Absolutely, I’m for real. Because, much like my beloved RCC, I take the question of racism very seriously. But I’m very open to hearing your argument that the issue things should be laughed at.

          • Mike

            OMG are you serious?

  • Manny

    LOL! He is in my book. ;)

  • MattyD

    Given the huge number of death threats that Obama faces everyday, some of them actually organized, I think this is trashy and unambiguously unChristian.

    • Mike

      Troll alert LOL.

      • MattyD

        LoL. Yes, trolls typically begins their posts with “Respectfully”. So, Mike, do you have anything of substance you’d like to add to the important question of racism? Or have we seen the extent of your insights? My case was made pretty clearly. Are you willing to share yours?

    • Linda

      Then I guess Star Wars is racist since the “Dark Side” is the evil side. What about all those old cowboy TV shows & movies with white and black hats to distinguish the good and bad guys for the audience? And Tolkein and Lewis with their respective worlds where good & evil were present. Give me a break.

      And btw…how do you know how many death threats O faces every day?

      • MattyD

        Linda, 1) Yes, many black people I’ve know (and read) have expressed some sad distress at the hundreds and hundreds of ways our culture makes “blackness” bad, and “whiteness” good. They’re not saying George Lucas is a racist for calling it the “Dark Side”. They’re saying everywhere they turn in our culture — language, TV shows, movies — immorality and badness is described as being like them – black, dark. So, yes, when a show about Mediterranean Jews makes the good guys whiter and the the bad guys blacker, I know there’s a lot of people who feel deeply hurt by that, and see it as part of a larger pattern of racism. 2) If I remember news reports correctly, the FBI reported a huge spike in death threats against a sitting president after Obama was elected. Increased, I think, 400% over threats against Bush.

        • TOM

          Bravo, you get it. Hatred is Hatred. Anyone who thinks racism is gone is delusional. Can we ever be rid of it? I don’t know. People have been using attributes of others to prop up their lack of self-esteem since the dawn of time (yes, the Big Bang, not 6000 years ago).

  • Tom

    Wow, Christianity in action. Just stumbled on this site after searching for the “Satan” pic. The obvious venom in the comments I find on this page reenforce my belief that Christianity is dead in this country. The staunchest Christians use God as a hammer to beat out of others what they fear in themselves. It is my experience that the loudest voices are usually of those guilty of the behavior they protest. I was raised catholic and can say that I have learned by example that christianity as practiced by 99 out o 100 is a con. I’m 55 and free of the faith that enslaves you and closes your mind to true kindness toward others. Money and power, politics and religion – the second and third oldest professions. Read your bible people, pray for your soul and shut up; lest you be like the Hypocrites.

    • Kathy Schiffer

      Tom, I’m sorry for the negative experience you’ve had with fellow Christians. Myself, I think the ratio of hypocrites to real Christ-followers is not 99:100 but is actually 100:100. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

      Social media does seem to bring out the worst in people–frequently showing Christians exposing their least-Christian attitudes. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that the Truth of the faith can be found in its adherents, or you are doomed to disappointment. We are all pilgrims on the journey.

      I’d like to invite you to take a second look.

  • Tom

    Religion is one of the forms of spiritual oppression which everywhere weighs down heavily upon the masses of the people, over burdened by their perpetual work for others, by want and isolation. Impotence of the exploited classes in their struggle against the exploiters just as inevitably gives rise to the belief in a better life after death as impotence of the savage in his battle with nature gives rise to belief in gods, devils, miracles, and the like. Those who toil and live in want all their lives are taught by religion to be submissive and patient while here on earth, and to take comfort in the hope of a heavenly reward. But those who live by the labour of others are taught by religion to practise charity while on earth, thus offering them a very cheap way of justifying their entire existence as exploiters and selling them at a moderate price tickets to well-being in heaven. Religion is opium for the people. Religion is a sort of spiritual booze, in which the slaves of capital drown their human image, their demand for a life more or less worthy of man.

    That says it all!