Why does the devil in 'The Bible' look exactly like President Obama?

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Jim's picture

JobK wrote:

I mean come on, they look vaguely familiar, but nothing more. They resemble each other no more than Paul Ryan and Steve Carell do. 


I agree

Easton's picture

It's rumored that the animators behind Shrek modeled the main character after Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan...

Kagan - Shrek

Marsilius's picture

Frankly, we need to exercise more respect for our president. This doesn't belong on SI.

Easton's picture

"...we need to exercise more respect for our president."


I would hardly call this showing a lack of respect for the office of President of the United States.

This post was about a TV program that coincidentally has Satan vaguely resembling Barack Obama.  That's funny - it's humorous -- and it's twice as funny when people with little or no God-given sense of humor take it seriously.

Lighten up, Francis.

Laugh a little.


Jay's picture

I didn't see the resemblance either.  Dr. Spock, yes.  Obama?  Not as much.

I think this is a manufactured tempest in a teapot designed to sell clicks or papers, and that's about it.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

ChrisC's picture

only looks 'exactly' like the president in an 'all foreigners look alike' racist kind of way.

JobK's picture

Marsilius wrote:

Frankly, we need to exercise more respect for our president. This doesn't belong on SI.

It only discusses how some non-Christians (the Mormon Glenn Beck, a tabloid in Great Britain plus some liberal publications who are likely using this to claim that people who actually care enough about the Bible to make a TV show about it simply have to be racist) are making this strange claim. This story is far more negative towards the people who are propagating it than it is towards Obama. Especially since this actor in question has played the devil in several religious movies and TV shows prior to this one, which is likely why he was hired in the first place. 

By the way, I am fully capable of obeying Romans 13:1-4 and 1 Timothy 2:1-2 with respect to Obama while still despising him for being an utterly wicked and despicable human being, just as Peter and Paul clearly did concerning Herod, the high priest and the Roman emperor (many or all of whom were persecuting and trying to kill them and the church at the time!) when they wrote it. I simply do not like the man, and moreover I wonder about anyone who does. In any event, my feelings towards Obama has nothing to do with the fact that this actor really only slightly resembles him. 

Solo Christo, Soli Deo Gloria, Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura