Friday, August 8, 2008

POTUS or ANTICHRIST?

This little McCain ad has become the subject of some serious controversy. Check it out:


The ad claims to be a making a joke about how Obama thinks himself to be the Messiah, but this awesome Time.com article stresses that the ad doesn't really come across as a joke, and for a few really good reasons:

"The ad was the creation of Fred Davis, one of McCain's top media gurus, as well as a close friend of former Christian Coalition head Ralph Reed and the nephew of conservative Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe. It first caught the attention of Democrats familiar with the Left Behind series, a fictionalized account of the end time that debuted in the 1990s and has sold nearly 70 million books worldwide. "The language in there is so similar to the language in the Left Behind books," says Tony Campolo, a leading progressive evangelical speaker and author.

As the ad begins, the words "It should be known that in 2008 the world shall be blessed. They will call him The One" flash across the screen. The Antichrist of the Left Behind books is a charismatic young political leader named Nicolae Carpathia who founds The One World religion (slogan: "We are God") and promises to heal the world after a time of deep division. One of several Obama clips in the ad features the senator saying, "A nation healed, a world repaired. We are the ones that we've been waiting for."

What is McCain trying to pull here? I'm not sure who said that politics and religion don't mix, but darn if its not true. Come on McCain, keep it off the pulpit, all right?

The best part of the whole thing is the hilariously low-brow comment left on the John McCain ad on youtube that said "John McCain is a desperate dinosaur." Haha.

McCain probably ran this ad as a favor to Moses. They went to grammar school together in their home town of Pangea.

For more great information about the venerable John McCain check out the Women For John McCain website.

1 comment:

LC said...

PANGEA!!!!!!!That was a good one, meanjean. :) this one was an interesting post! i haven't seen this one yet.