Antichrist in the news

Someone asked me the other day if a new movie called Antichrist has something to do with the antichrist?

Does the film have religious overtones?

No, it doesn’t. It’s the latest work from a controversial, cutting-edge-type move-maker named Lars von Trier.

From what I’ve read, the film sounds pretty grim. It’s about chaos and sorrow — and there’s a talking fox.

But no antichrist.

collinsAt the same time, though, Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver has been called the antichrist — as in the antichrist.

Erie County (think Buffalo) Executive Chris Collins (that’s him) compared Silver, an Orthodox Jew, to the antichrist at a GOP dinner on Saturday.

From a description I read, it sounded like a joke. Maybe not a funny one.