What most Christians believe is that the Antichrist is supposed to be a political/religious leader of our times, and once he shows up Jesus will (finally) return.

If they would study a little bit of history outside of the bible they would have figured out that the 666 man-beast lived and died many years ago, and of course Jesus didn't return.

But who was this personification of evil made man?

His name was Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, a roman emperor. Is nothing new that roman emperors were not nice guys and they never represented Jesus-like behavior, but to this day few political leaders have exceeded Nero's wickedness.

 

Nero started his Antichrist career by poisoning his half brother, plotting the murder of his sister (who was also his wife) and his mother (who happened to be his lover). After solving his family issues, he was alone and free to do whatever he wanted. 

It seems he was very bored, so during nights he would go out with his friends dressed as slaves to rob and murder regular citizens. 

Nero had also a "talent" for acting. He forced citizens to watch his shows and wouldn't allow them to leave, people would fake their own deaths to be taken out before the shows were over. He would order the murder of whoever who criticized his acting skills.

Nero also liked to dress up like a ... bear ..and attack people. He murdered his second wife by kicking her to death, and later on married a young boy that looked like her.

 

So far he looks like the average roman emperor of those days...  what win him the honor of becoming the Antichrist? 

Well, Nero wanted a brand new palace so what he did? He went on a trip to Greece and while away he ordered the city of Rome to be burned. Upon his arrival he began to build his masterpiece palace. People were furious because he was using the land were their houses used to be while they were homeless. 

He needed a scapegoat! Who better than Christians.. Why them? Because they were talking about the end of times and about eternal fire. Since Rome was the sin city of that time, Christians were very open in discussing that Rome would burn like Sodom.

 

Until that point in history Christians had never been prosecuted before. Nero started the anti-Christian propaganda that lasted for a long while after his death.

Still not enough for being an Antichrist?.. 

It was the ways he used to torture these early Christians. He dressed them up as animals and threw savage dogs at them. He burned them in the stakes. He tortured them, with no mercy. Most of the torture machines were invented with one goal in mind: Christians.

(Funny how Christians many centuries later, copied the Antichrist and used some of this same punishments to torture those of different believes).

 

After his palace was done he decided he needed torches to light up his magnificent garden. You can guess what he used right?

 

He became the ultimate evil man by ordering the execution of the two most important Jesus followers: Paul and Peter.

 

Anyway, as all "great" leaders his ruling period came to an end (suicide). Later on people claimed seeing him, and much was said about his return (just like Jesus). Even to this day  there are reported sightings of him.

The book of Apocalypses is about him and his return.

What the 666 has to do with Nero?. In Hebrew letters and numbers use the same characters, so every letter of his name is equal to a number.

His name is hebrew q(100) s(60) r(200)  n(50) r(200) w(6) n(50). Add it up now = 666.

 

So there you have it, next time a Fundie tells you that Obama, the Pope or even Justin Bieber is the Antichrist you can laugh it off. 

As of Nero he was a sick, twisted, perverse and a perverted murderer. Unfortunately there were worse than him, none of them criticized in the Bible. King David who was in the same level of craziness is considered the Bible Hero and he is known to have killed more people than Nero ever did.

It seems that whoever Christians kill in the name of their god is evil but whoever who pays them with the same coin is an Antichrist.

 

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Comment by Michael on September 26, 2011 at 8:09pm

The Beast is strictly defined as that which martyrs the body of Christ in a continuation of what was done to their Lord. Ironically Orthodox Christianity so called has done just. By the imposition of it's pagan form of Christianity by the sword on up to the inhuman Inquisitions. Christianize Rome is the  rider on the white horse of Revelation, "conquering and going to conquer'. A 2000 year snapshot of the Beastly enterprise is captured in:

 

http://www.thinkatheist.com/profiles/blogs/a-rendering-of-the-last-...

Comment by Gabriela Menicucci on September 26, 2011 at 8:28pm

Michael, very interesting. But as an Atheist and a rational person, I don't see any form of prophecy in the Bible. I can't agree with you in that whoever who wrote the Apocalypses was talking about future events in the future. He was talking about his times. I didn't come to this conclusion out of nowhere, is widely accepted by the Catholic church that Nero and his time period is what Apocalypse is all about.

Comment by Alex Johnson on September 27, 2011 at 1:44pm

BBC has produced a documentary on this subject that supports Gabriela's claim:

BBC

 

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If the link does not work, google for the title....

 

 

Comment by Michael on October 2, 2011 at 11:16am

I think evidence for my comment is mounting

Polish church and state leaders pray for the EU

Comment by Michael on October 2, 2011 at 11:23am

I think the Roman Catholic Church to be the last to recognize itself as part of the problem and not the solution. So it does not surprise me that it thinks it all ended with Nero.

Not according to my research.

anecdote:

 

Let A= 50 thru Z =75

 

ROMAN EMPIRE= 666

VATICAN CITY =   666

ROSARY BEADS= 666

Comment by Michael on October 2, 2011 at 1:14pm

Polish Catholics see miracle in communion wafer

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Roman Catholics in Poland have attended a special Mass celebrating what they believe to be a miracle: the appearance on a communion wafer of a dark spot that they are convinced is the heart of Jesus.

The communion wafer in question developed a brown spot in 2008 after falling on the floor during a Mass in the eastern Polish town ofSokolka. Two medical doctors determined that the spot was heart muscle tissue.

Bialystok Archbishop Edward Ozorowski said during the Sunday Mass that in history, the "substance of Christ's body or blood has become available to the human senses, and this also happened in Sokolka."

The dark-spotted wafer was carried aloft by priests in a procession and was put on display in the town's church of St. Anthony.

 

Comment by The Doctor on October 3, 2011 at 9:39pm

I applaude youre research gabi, The revelation of paul (Revelations) most scholars agree was written between between 60-80 c.e (at the earliest) 96 c.e. would probably be more correct...so this places it within the reign or just after nero, in fact 666 was a jewish anagram for nero (in the hebrew alphabet) as any literature against the empire would be considered a death sentance, the book was encoded and over time taken as literal.

Comment by The Doctor on October 3, 2011 at 9:42pm

**paul of patmos not paul the supposed writer of acts...***

 

Comment by Gabriela Menicucci on October 4, 2011 at 5:44am

Michael, so what if Catholics are praying for the European Union? What's your point? When they are not joining their Protestant and Muslims friends complaining against Homosexual marriages, they are praying for political reasons aka "peace".

So I don't get what's your point. You know who was the 1st to come up with catholic church being the antichrist? It was Ellen Gould White the founder of the Adventist church.

So let's do some bronze age numerology on her, shall we?

ELLEN (0 50 50 0) 100

GOULD (0 0 5 50 500) 555

VVHITE (5 5 0 1 0 0) 11

 

100 +555+11= 666

 

And that's the saddest thing about you Fundamentalists, that you can't see that your mythology already expired. Yes it would be so COOL for you guys to be "special", and some dead zombie come over and rescue you from your delusional lives. Unfortunately, NOBODY is going to come to save you. 

Just as nobody saved those idiotic Christians back in Nero's empire. 

Whether you are Catholic, Baptist or Adventist you still believe 99.1% of the same BS. 

I think it's time for you to leave your Antichrist fairy tale far behind (just where you left santa and the easter's rabbit) .

 

 

Comment by Lewal on October 4, 2011 at 9:53am

I'm fairly sure they ended up finding out that the earliest texts used the number 616 instead of 666 (making 616 the original... which sort of disproves everything that came after it). Unless there's some new evidence that suggests 666 actually was used first, in which case Idon'tgiveadamnbecausethisshitiscrazyanyway

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