By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Many Antichrists

Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the Americ...
Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right (Photo credit: elycefeliz)
The New Testament tells us that there are many antichrists, not just one (1 John 2:18). In the recent election, one of the vice-presidential candidates was known for his being enamored of the pseudo-philosopher and pseudo-intellectual Ayn Rand who told us that selfishness is a virtue. She was one of the antichrists. (Yet, the same candidate presented himself as a spokesman for Judeo-Christian values.)

The antichrists also appear in the personal lives of many people in the form of abusers of various kinds. These abusers of all stripes are the people who undermine the faith, hope, and charity of others.

So, in the world, we will have much evil and many antichrists. We must be vigilant to spot them and to make sure that we have the common sense to reject them. While many are looking for the appearance of the ultimate Antichrist, they are at the same time overlooking the many smaller but dangerous antichrists who lurk all around us in outwardly seductive forms.

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