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Term: Antichrist

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Antichrist: A Christian concept of an evil person, several people, group, or entity who would pretend to be a world savior by producing all sorts of miracles and signs when, in fact, he/they are in total opposition to Christ and lead people to eternal damnation. Often mistakenly equated with Satan or the Devil. Throughout history, numerous people or groups have been attacked as being the Antichrist, most often due to opposing the religious or political aims of the writer. On the other hand, some have identified themselves with the Antichrist for a variety of reasons. This includes philosopher-writer Friedrich Nietzsche to occultist Aleister Crowley and his follower (and co-founder of Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Jack Parsons.


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Aleister Crowley
(Edward Alexander Crowley) English writer, occultist, Antichrist, and self-proclaimed messiah of the New Aeon, 1875-1947. Easily the most controversial figure in the recent history of Western occultism, Crowley was born into the Plymouth Brethren, a ...
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