- I was captivated, in my youth, by occult stories. One that seemed to stick in the minds of people was how American presidents are assassinated (or simply died in office) every so many years.
People figure that once they see a pattern - any pattern - that this pattern will repeat and so it can be used to make accurate predictions of the future.
There's no shortage of crackpots ready to expound on their theories, cornering anyone who will listen. And it's easier than ever to find these theories in today's connected world.
Just by way of example, take a quick peek at The Antichrist and the Apocalypse. No, it's not worthy reading material, but a quick skim will give you the flavor.
Were Napoleon, Hitler and Bin Laden reincarnations of the same soul who unconsciously repeated his attempt to conquer the world three times?That soul being the Antichrist, of course. It's never just some shmoe... it's always the Antichrist. Posted by James at May 20, 2003 1:37 PM