A few months back, I noticed that my own LDS blog was getting hits for “Mormon Anti-Christ”, apparently from people looking for the Mormon concept of a latter-day Anti-Christ. I wrote up a post on the subject, which I then ended with this post-script:
I get the impression from what little research Iâ€™ve done that Catholics are much more skeptical [than Evangelists] about the idea of there being a literal, individual, powerful AntiChrist as a precursor to the Saviorâ€™s second coming â€” probably because, as the Catholic Encyclopedia entry cited above states, Protestants have been claiming for centuries that the Pope is the AntiChrist. What makes that so interesting is that in most horror movies about the rise of the AntiChrist â€” e.g., â€œThe Omenâ€ â€” it seems that itâ€™s almost always the Catholics who are fighting against him. On the other hand, it seems like thereâ€™s often a group of renegade or corrupted Catholic priests and nuns who are supporting and protecting him. So for all us Mormons who complain about media bias, realize that it could be a lot worse â€” no oneâ€™s made a movie that shows the AntiChrist being born in Spanish Fork, attending BYU, and serving an LDS mission, before going to work for the Marriott Corporation, all the while being protected by a 21st century band of Danites. Yet. Hmmâ€¦maybe Iâ€™ll write a screenplay.
I even have a title for it: â€œOh My Heck!â€
OK, time to have some fun. Let’s hear some of your ideas for fleshing out this mythical screenplay. ..bruce..
P.S. I don’t have permission to add categories, so I’ll have to let the MM powers-that-be decide how to categorize this one.Â ..bfw..