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The Antichrist and “Shock And Awe”

Fr Seraphim Rose once said “Antichrist will be a master of illusion, of ‘shock and awe’, taking away people’s freedom, but making them think that they have been freed”.

Does this not describe precisely what we see in the world today? Look at what is happening in the west.

How true these words sound nowadays when this expression is used everywhere, from the american military campaign in Iraq to the most recent Quantitative Easing (aka money printing) campaign in Japan.

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