inessential by Brent Simmons

Anti-Christ to be nice guy?

Whenever I imagine the anti-Christ, I imagine a super nice guy, universally beloved. Well-dressed, clean-shaven—he won’t look like he’s from Hell.

He’ll be charismatic. Philanthropic. It will seem like he cares about you, personally. He’ll have an air of quiet moral earnestness, like Jimmy Stewart or Gregory Peck.

If he makes something (movies, software, soft drinks, shoes) people will love his products. If he’s a politician he will be loved by left and right.

You won’t know he’s the anti-Christ. In fact, he would be the last guy you suspect.

He’ll have a wonderful speaking voice, and you’ll just love to listen to him talk. Everybody will.