By: J.J. Hitt Re: Woooweee! Just got my hands on some great source material: Naming the An

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By: J.J. Hitt Re: Woooweee! Just got my hands on some great source material: Naming the Antichrist - The History of an American Obsession By Robert Fuller (Professor of Religious Studies, Bradley University) ISBN: 0-19-508244-3 This book looks like it's gonna be a real winner. Fuller opens by noting that the urge to find someone to call the Antichrist is for the most part a purely American phenomenon. Europeans Christians don't seem to be overly bothered with a marginal concept that is only mentioned twice in the Bible (and then only in two minor epistles). It seems it started out with the colonists calling Native Americans the Antichrist and it went on from there. Other "Antichrists" have been: French Catholics, American Catholics, the French Revolution, alcohol, the "witches" of Salem, the Church of England, the King of England, Freemasonry, the telegraph, FDR, Jews, blacks, socialists, HENRY KISSINGER, sundry Popes, Anwar Sadat, Sadam Hussein, fibre optics, feminism, the National Council of Churches, the European Economic Community, slavery, the abolition of slavery, Mussolini, the FCC, the state of Missouri, the Beatles, walkman stereos, the Soviet Union, Ronald Reagan, Charles Darwin, David Hume, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Voltaire, computers, Islam, more Jews, more Catholics and a cast of thousands... This is going to be a fun book to read, I can tell already.

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