Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Obama as the Anti-Christ

I’m just left shaking my head!
by Charlie Leck

Here’s a very interesting and somewhat disturbing article I read on MinnPost last evening. I think, as an American, you ought to read it and think about it. This is how the way the article opens…

A study has found that subtle (and often unconscious) negative racial attitudes toward African-Americans may have made white voters more susceptible to criticisms of Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign — and may continue to prejudice their evaluation of his presidency today.

"In fact, such negative racial attitudes may even explain the popularity of one of the most ridiculous claims about President Obama — that he is the Anti-Christ.”
click here to read the entire MinnPost article]

If you’ve got the time and fortitude you might also want to read the actual study out of the University of Colorado. Here’s where you can purchase a copy of the study! You’ll need to pay approximately $32 to download it. I’m not willing to do that because I expect we’ll see more and more thorough analysis of the study in the next several days.

Here’s the Abstract that introduces the study:

This study investigated the impact of subtle racial priming on the persuasive impact of criticisms of Barack Obama in the month prior to the 2008 presidential election. To prime Black or White race, participants wrote a paragraph about a student with a typical Black or White name. They then read editorials that accused Obama of being unpatriotic or being the Anti-Christ, or that listed his positions on major issues. Participants responded to both criticisms with diminished preferences for and more negative beliefs about Obama, but only when African-American race was primed. Interestingly, the Anti-Christ criticism increased preferences and positive beliefs about Obama in the absence of racial priming, suggesting this criticism may have lacked credibility under neutral conditions.

I’ll be watching the major papers and blogs about information contained in this study and will pass on anything I learn to you, my readers.

This is not a laughing matter with many people. There are real believers out there and they keep spreading the word within fundamentalist Christian circles that President Obama is the antichrist. Here’s a statement on a web site called Countdown to Armageddon – see if it doesn’t sound sculpted to fit….

“The Antichrist – also described in the Bible as the ‘son of perdition’ and the ‘beast!’ Like Hitler, who was one of history’s antichrist archetypes, he will have great charisma and speaking ability, ‘a mouth speaking great things.’ The antichrist will rise to power on a wave of world euphoria, as he temporarily saves the world from its desperate economic, military and political problems with a brilliant 7 year plan for world peace, economic stability and religious freedom.”

Wow! That’s crazy stuff and it is designed intentionally and exactly to fit President Obama. It's a crazy world we live in.

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