Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Mark of Cain: 9-9-9 or 666?

It took Michele Bachmann’s outlandish comment in last night’s Republican presidential candidates’ debate to help me put this thing together that has been nagging me at some fundamental level for a while now.

Bachmann called out Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan last night.
999 upside down, obviously, is 666. And to evangelical Christians, 666 is the mark of the devil.
“When you get the 9-9-9 plan and turn it upside down the Devil’s in the details.”
And going back even further, it is the Mark of Cain.

And this is truly ironic, because we have in this presidential race a crazy evangelical Christian, two Mormons, and an African-American. And some of us know that Mormons had a previous problem with African-Americans in that they felt that they were all descendents of Cain.

They bore the mark of Cain.
“Cain slew his brother....and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin.”        - Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 7, pages 290-291
This, by the way, has all been taken back by the LDS church. Taken back in 1978,

And so it was the crazy evangelical that brought it up. Herman Cain bears the Mark of Cain and his taxation plan is the devil’s plan.

Huntsman and Romney both knew the heavy thick brown stuff that she had just stepped in and kept silent.

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