31 August 2006

Like it or not, Maher, the end of the world is coming

According to Bill Maher, President Bush and Ahmadinejad are equally as dangerous.  Why?  Because, according to Maher, they both believe that the Messiah is coming.   The American and Iranian presidents are equally dangerous because, as Maher puts it, they are both “a little too comfortable with the idea of the world coming to an end.”

Now this sort of garbage from Maher is precisely one of the reasons that I don’t think he’s as smart as he thinks he is.  Well, he may be as smart as he thinks he is, but that only makes what he does worse.  These are times in which we need to be thinking, not scoring laughs with assertions about superficial similarities.  Either way, Maher is hardly to be taken seriously.

First, even assuming that one could characterize the person Ahmadinejad awaits (i.e., The Twelfth Imam) as a messiah, that person is not Jesus Christ.  In case you don’t know, President Bush awaits the return of Jesus Christ.

Second, Ahmadinejad believes he can bring about the coming of the Twelfth Imam by hastening the destruction of the world.  So far as I know, the President doesn’t think he can do something to bring about the return of Jesus Christ, though he knows he can do something to hasten the end of the world.  More than likely, as an orthodox Christian, the President probably believes that Jesus will return when He is darn good and ready.

The world is going to end.  Perhaps not in our lifetime—but it will end.  Maher should get comfortable with that idea.

Besides if the President were as comfortable with the idea of the world coming to an end as Ahmadinejad is  he’d just leave Ahmadinejad alone to develop those nuclear weapons, wouldn’t he?

H/T: Red Sky!

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