Gog and Magog

Other than the Antichrist himself (and his mark, of course), perhaps no other apocalyptic reference has been been given so many different possible interpretations by fundamentalists as the threatening specters of Gog and Magog.

Who could these amassed radical anti-Israel forces be? A Revived Communist Russia? A Fascist Nuclear Iran? An Uzbekistan Buzkashi Team? And it’s only fair to assume that the Catholics will be involved somehow or another.

Whatever Gog and Magog are or were they’re absolutely perfect for fundamentalist sermons. Just about any news of military maneuvering somewhere vaguely northish of Israel can be turned into an angel getting ready to blast out the end of the world. And since somebody over there is inevitably flexing their military muscles at any given point in time, it’s pretty easy to keep the eschatological ball rolling.

As for me, my money is on Switzerland. It’s always the quiet ones you have to watch the closest.

63 thoughts on “Gog and Magog”

  1. @ Jordan True fundies would say that the Bible not only contains these descriptions, but that these very descriptions prove the inspiration of their King James Bible, since the writers obviously couldn’t have known about the things they were writing about…

  2. @Don, that was great! Thank you! My guess is that green M&M’s, given their lascivious way of life, probably die in the first round of competition.

  3. @Bassenco Jeri, if the duel master is a fundy then he doesn’t even let the Greens ones fight since they are girls… 🙂

  4. 🙂 I’m wondering which would be the winner in a Peanut m&m -v- a new Pretzel m&m ??

    A Battle Royale!
    No falls-No time limit!
    A Cage match for the ages!
    The Ultimate M&M’s Smackdown!

    Gog and Magog!
    (had to make some attempt at keeping it relevant to the post topic)

    1. no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no, no,NO,NO,NO!
      (That’s my Jakc Schaap imitation)
      That’s not enough proof, see the King Jimmy m&m’s are the pure m&m’s the peanut version has had alot added to them. Gail R. did a comparison and there are thousands of additions in the Peanut perversion.

  5. Growing up in thr Pentecostal church since I was about 6 yrs. old in the middles 1930’s. The constant talk of the end times not only made a nervous wreck of me but in later years I made decis\ions in which I did not factor in any negative thoughts. For instance I married at 20 yrs old with no education after high school since we would all be gone soon anyway. I remember one night when the phone was ringing off the hook with church members calling each other up because the evening sky had a deep reddish look.After all the moon would turn red when the end times came. I was so sure that I took no thought that it could not be true. These events were only some of the story. Some time I would like to tell more of what fundalmentalist churches and how they affected me even later in life.

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