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Published:August 9th, 2008 18:16 EST

Is McCain Ad Implying Barack Obama Is The Antichrist?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"An Internet ad launched last week by the McCain presidential campaign has attracted more than one million hits by appearing to mock Barack Obama for presenting himself as a kind of prophetic figure.

The ad has also generated criticism from Democrats and religious scholars who see a hidden message linking Sen. Obama to the apocalyptic Biblical figure of the antichrist.

The spot, called `The One,` opens with the line: `It shall be known that in 2008 the world will be blessed.` Images follow of Moses parting the Red Sea and Sen. Obama telling a crowd, `We are the change we`ve been waiting for.`"

Quotation from the Wall Street Journal

True believers see Obama as a Messiah figure, a visionary who will cleanse Congress and the White House of all iniquity.

Cynics and comics mockingly refer to Obama as a Messiah, because of his healthy ego and the excitement he generates.

The McCain campaign is subliminally suggesting that Obama is not the Messiah, but the Antichrist. The ad in question refers to Obama as "The One", and uses Biblical imagery and Biblical-style language. This ad sends a clear message to fundamentalists Christians: If Obama is not the Antichrist, at the very least he embodies the spirit of the Antichrist.

Most Americans will dismiss the ad as beneath contempt, but more than a few gullible fundamentalists will be led to think that Obama is an Antichrist. A few votes can be the difference between winning and losing the general election.

It shall be known that in 2008 the world was blessed, the multitudes realized that John McCain resorted to ridiculous ads in a vain attempt to deceive God`s chosen.