Obama as Messiah

The Washington Times has an editorial comparing Barack Obama to Aimee Semple McPherson as a kind of religious celebrity, albeit of the leftist brand. Whether the comparison is apt is not as interesting as to what has actually been said about the first black presidential nominee:

Some of the Obama faithful think it’s necessary to amend the Bible. “I cried all night,” Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois told Politico, the Capitol Hill newspaper. “I’m going to be crying for the next four years. What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s history … The event is so extraordinary that … another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.”

Relics of the new religion are highly venerated (though some Obamanuts are looking to venerate on the cheap). When he left a half-eaten waffle and a scrap of pork sausage (no Muslim here) on his plate at a diner in Pennsylvania, a waitress carefully wrapped the plate – “with his DNA on the silverware” – and put it up for auction on eBay with instructions to start the bidding at $10,000. It actually sold for 99 cents, and the winning bidder had to pay $6 postage (but got the DNA at no extra charge).

The German weekly Der Spiegel, Rolling Stone and the New Republic have featured Obama as messiah on their covers, and celebrities are racing each other to terminate skeptics with extreme piety. Eve Konstantine, a certified Georgetown guru, calls him “the collective representation of our purest hopes.” Chris Matthews, the famous cable-TV shouter, isn’t the only celebrity who feels something (chiggers? bedbugs?) crawling up his leg at the mere thought of Barack Obama. “This is bigger than Kennedy,” Chris says. “This is the New Testament.”

And not just Chris. “Does it not feel as if some special hand is guiding Obama on his journey?” asks Daily Kos, the George Soros organ that affects to give the pagan left its marching orders. A columnist in the Chicago Sun-Times reveals that the senator is “not just an ordinary human being but indeed an Advanced Soul.” Deepak Chopra calls the Obama inanity “a quantum leap in American consciousness.” Gary Hart, whose little cabin cruiser SS Monkey Business splashed the path across the sea that Bill Clinton later fished with such spectacular results, is clearly envious. “[Obama] is not operating on the same plane as ordinary politicians. [He is] the agent of transformation in an age of revolution.”

Oprah Winfrey feels a tingle headed for the thigh hairs, too. “We’re here to evolve to a higher plane,” she says. “He is an evolved leader … he has an ear for eloquence and a Tongue dipped in the Unvarnished Truth.” Somebody named Mark Morford puts it together in capital letters: Barack Obama is “an Attuned Being with Powerful Luminosity and High-Vibration Integrity who will actually help usher in a New Way of Being.” Halle Berry, no doubt inspired by the example of the woman who washed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair, vowed to “collect paper cups off the ground to make [Obama’s] pathway clear.”

To see more of the religious fervor over Obama check out this blog titled with the question Is Barack Obama the Messiah? which keeps track of the faith his supporters have placed in him. Religion and politics always go hand in hand it seems.

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10 thoughts on “Obama as Messiah

  1. It scares me that someone who has accomplished so little can command such reverence. I suppose liberals are prone to hyperbole, almost by definition, but one who can engender such passion without the political faculties to match represents a profound danger to our constitution.

    John McCain has five months to debunk the Obama myth in the eyes of those for whom reason enters into the political conscious. On the merits, this shouldn’t even be a close election.

  2. Has McCain been campaigning? I haven’t seen any coverage, but I suppose that is because they aren’t as captivated… actually I’ve been playing video games… I am lame.

  3. It won’t seem like he’s campaigning, given that Obama will have an infinite supply of money at his disposal (gotta love east coast college kids spending daddy’s money).

    Oh, and the media will commence their usual tonguebathing.

  4. “What. Is no one sane anymore?”

    Do you know how many Christians are falling head over heels for this twit? If believers can succumb to this abject fanboyism, imagine what a liberal atheist must think.

  5. The problem is, McCain’s biggest “merit” is that he was a POW. I mean, if you actually read what he has predicted about Iraq since 2003? He got it wrong pretty much 90% of the time (except for the stuff like “100 years”-because we will not know if that was accurate for about 94 years or so). He’s got a history, but he flipped a lot since he ran against Bush in 2000 alone.

    The fact is, I cannot see how anyone can fall for Obama OR McCain…but fall for them people do.

  6. Kibby says:

    The web-site devoted to Obama being the Messiah is no joke. My stomach just churns when I read this sort of thing. Add to that –

    This was on Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV –

    “Sheik Muhammad Abu Al-Qat’: Today, on May 10, 2008, at 22:50 – through Al-Manar TV – let me bring good tidings to the Muslims: Allah willing, the American empire will very soon collapse. They object to any talk about the destruction of the state of Israel.

    Interviewer: And they are celebrating its 60th anniversary…

    Sheik Muhammad Abu Al-Qat’: That’s not the issue. We say that Allah willing, within 10 to 12 years, America will collapse. This won’t happen as a result of war. Not at all. Allah will send to America an American Gorbachev, from within. Gorbachev, who brought about the USSR collapse, was one of them. Everybody knows this story. An American Gorbachev will surface in America, and he will destroy this empire.”

    Allah will send to America someone who will bring it down from within. A lot of people truly believe Obama IS the Messiah. Some even believe he is sent by Allah.

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