1. Kessie says:

    Oh wow, the Evil Overlord List is still around? I wrote a co-op story with some friends once, where we took every major villain we could think of and sent them to an Evil Overlord Conference where they revised their villainy in accordance with the List. It was hilarious. (I remember the room got dark whenever Sauron moved or spoke.)
    I don’t have anything to add to the antichrist one. Oh! Although here’s one from Stephen King:
    51. I will not kick the dog to death.

  2. Galadriel says:

    But following this list seems to prevent one from being the antichrist….

    • Kaci says:

      I suppose, but what I’d really like to see in an antichrist character is a three-dimensional, real person – not a figure lacking actual goals and motivations. (“World domination” is about as specific as “world peace” and delusions of divinity are madness in the eyes of most.)

    • John Otte says:

      That’s only assuming that the dispensational premillennial version of the Antichrist is the correct one. If it’s not, then this list fits quite well.

      • You win two internets.

        Actually, it was the final Left Behind book, Kingdom Come, that put me off dispensational premillennialism. It just doesn’t fit “reality” when fleshed out like that! However, I’m also not sure what to make of Ezekiel’s nine-chapter long temple vision, which acts as though the Old Covenant’s fulfillment is … more Old-Covenant practice and sacrifices. So I’m in the market for a new end-times view. John, here’s your chance to make a convert. I’m literally open to anything, here!

        • John Otte says:

          My reasons for being an amillennialist are a bit too numerous to go into in this comment. My objections have to center mostly around the Rapture, the nature of the True Israel, the nature of the True Temple, and how the book of Revelation is actually structured.

          I can try to answer in my own fumbling way the business about the Temple in Ezekiel. It’s my belief that what Ezekiel was seeing was a picture of Christ. God was making a promise about the fact that He would once again dwell among His people since the Temple in Jerusalem had been destroyed by the Babylonians. However, since Ezekiel wouldn’t understand the concept of God becoming human and dwelling among us, God used imagery that he would be familiar with to communicate the concept.

          Part of the reason why I believe that is because, if you look closely at the measurements Ezekiel takes of the temple, he rarely records how tall a room is supposed to be. If this was supposed to be a divine blueprint for an actual building, you’d think that would be included too.

          But I will also say this: it’s ironic that Kaci brought up this this week. In my next video, I was planning on touching on various eschatological schools of thought. I don’t know how much depth I can get into in said video, but there you go.

      • Kaci says:

        John, sorry, what’d you mean by ‘that’?

        And, on the pending video post: Ha. I wrote this in the spirit of fun, but that is ironic.

        Stephen – Personally, I’m no longer convinced a “rapture” takes place. And, really, we were entirely wrong on the events leading to the first coming; why the heck would we get the second one right?

  3. Timothy Stone says:

    If a group of Christians accuses me of being the anti-Christ, I will not have them executed, but will instead praise the greatness of their faith, and will hold them up as the models of what good citizens are like.

  4. Sockpuppet says:

    I will not post my codes of conduct in the internet. It makes me far too easy to predict.

  5. Kaci says:

    Timothy and Sockpuppet – Ha! I like it.

  6. Kirsty says:

    23 would only endear him to Christians of certain theological/political persuasions. Not trying to be controversial or anything, but someone who threw people out of their homes because of their religion would not make me think he was a good guy!
    Apart from that, good list!
    I have to say I found Nicolae Carpathia to be a good picture of the antichrist (in the first book anyway – I haven’t read the others.) Despite knowing who he was, he still didn’t come over to me as evil, but genuinely nice.

    • Kaci says:

      Maybe it was hyperbole. 0=) But you are right.
      I read up through…Armageddon. I never read Glorious Appearing or any following.

  7. Christian says:

    Brilliant list! As for the Left Behind series, I found the final book to be beyond awful. I didn’t know it was possible to make Jesus seem so boring and distant. Thank God the reality will be so much better!

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