Posted on September 29, 2008 @ 12:22 pm
I was having lunch yesterday afternoon with my evangelical step-grandmother-in-law (you know, my wife’s grandfather’s second wife) when the discussion turned to politics.
Me: Well, I’m a pretty liberal guy, so I’m inclined to vote for Barack Obama.
Her: Aren’t you worried that he might be the Antichrist?
Her: The Antichrist. Aren’t you concerned that by voting for Obama, you might be voting for the Antichrist?
Me: Not really. I figure if he’s the Antichrist, he’s going to win no matter who I support. So, why not? Right?
Her: But, I mean, wouldn’t that worry you if –
Me: Besides, if Barack Obama really is the Antichrist, why would evangelical Christians want to stand in the way of his rise to power? After all, it’s just a necessary step in bringing about Armageddon and, thus, Christ’s eventual reign on Earth. I mean, aren’t the End Times a good thing if you’re right with God?
Her: Are you telling me that you’d stand up to be counted with the enemies of everything the –
Me: I’m just saying that until Obama admits that he’s the Antichrist, I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt. Could you pass the rolls, please?
I grow more popular with the in-laws by the day.