Saturday, April 10, 2010

Adventures in Interfaith Understanding

Well, I just happened to be paging through Wikipedia, when I stumbled on an entry for the "Masih ad-Dajjal," the "Deceiver-Messiah," who serves as the Islamic equivalent of the Antichrist.

What I found interesting was the list of events that foreshadow the coming of this particular Evil One:

People will stop offering the prayers (check!)

Dishonesty will be the way of life (check!)

Falsehood will become a virtue (check!)

People will mortgage their faith for worldly gains (check!)

Usury and bribery will become legitimate (check!)

Imbeciles would rule over the wise (check!)(check!)(check!)

Innocents would be burned by smokeless fire (check!)

Pride will be taken on acts of oppression (check!)

The rulers will be corrupt (check!)(check!)(check!)

The scholars will be hypocrites (check!)(check!)(check!)(check!)

Adultery will be rampant (check!)

Women will dress like men and men will dress like women (check!)(check!)

The liars and treacherous will be respected (check!)(check!)(check!)

There will be acute famine at the time....

Okay. Aside from the famine part, we appear to be pretty much there.....

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