Ahmadinejad: Chavez Will Rise Again With Jesus
He'll be back on resurrection day, says Iran's president
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2013 4:09 PM CST
In this 2006 file photo, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, left, and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wave to the press after inaugurating an oil drill in San Tome, Venezuela.   (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

(Newser) – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wins the crown for praise of Hugo Chavez, declaring in a letter to the Venezuelan people that Chavez will be resurrected with Jesus and a revered Shiite imam, reports the Guardian. “I have no doubt he will come again along with all the righteous people and the Prophet Jesus and the only successor of the righteous generation, the perfect human,” he said, the latter referring to the Hidden Imam, explains the New York Times. Ahmadinejad also agrees with Venezuela's government that Chavez's death is a little fishy.

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Mar 10, 2013 1:05 PM CDT
LOL! Too bad Ahmadinejad won't be there to greet him.
Mar 7, 2013 6:42 PM CST
Who cares what Ahmadinejad says? The only reason he gets any press is because he says stupid stuff and some people think he rules Iran - which he doesn't (about 12th from the top I think) - he certainly doesn't represent the views of the Iranian people or government.
Mar 7, 2013 11:29 AM CST
Shove your scripture, please. There are as many interpretations of what the Bible says as there are people. Nobody knows exactly what the Bible says and what it means. It is a completely adulterated, chopped up, re-edited, reinterpreted bunch of diatribe that is drawn from a zillion different writers in a zillion different time periods in a zillion different contexts and, frankly, no one is sure what the "truth" is because there is no original version or even copy of the original version by which to make judgement calls. Not to mention, do we really need a two thousand year old book to tell us how to live today? The Bible is, basically, a lot of hooey and it is more about those in power controlling and manipulating the masses over the course of history than it is about how a person should live their life. Exactly the same can be said about the Koran. So, spare me the self righteous quoting of scripture because, frankly, you have no idea. I could find any number of quotes from the Bible to back up any ridiculous claim or course of action, including murder. For instance, did you know that all references to reincarnation (and, apparently, there were a bunch) were removed by the Council of Trent in the 1500s? No, you didn't. Apparently, we couldn't have people thinking they lived more than once. You don't see any Baptist churches going on and on about reincarnation, do you? Oh, and BTW, there's no hell, either. I can see people foaming at the mouth already.