I have noticed quite a lot of idolatry of Obama occuring from misguided individuals who think that Obama can give him Obama money and take care of all of their needs in their lives. Idolatry is wrong. Obama should not be worshiped as if he was some type of messianic figure, because Obama is not a messianic figure. He is far from being a messianic figure, or even a person to look up to at all. Obama is a Marxist who is set out to destroy the very fabric of America. He must be seen for who he really is- an extremely weak leader who is both an extremist and a narcissist in nature who is set out to "remake" America.
Here is an excellent article I came across on Eurpides wonderful blog, Self Evident Truths.
From a Danish editorial entitled Obama Greater than Jesus:
He is provocative in insisting on an outstretched hand, where others only see animosity.
His tangible results in the short time that he has been active – are few and far between. His greatest results have been created with words and speeches – words that remain in the consciousness of their audience and have long-term effects.
He comes from humble beginnings and defends the weak and vulnerable, because he can identify himself with their conditions.
And no we are not thinking of Jesus Christ, whose birthday has just been celebrated - - but rather the President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama.
Ever since the presidential campaign of 2008, when Obama emerged out of corrupted Illinois political obscurity into the perceived role of confident, capable leader of the United States, admirers consider him as a messianic figure - someone sent to save the people in their fallen state, who have suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous oppression under the Bush administration. Admirers and sychophants, of course, believed and continue to believe Obama as a savior of the United States. To many, he is the best hope to build some vague Utopia, miraculously and fantastically constructed from a myriad of individual beliefs at odds with each other, let alone at odds with the ideals on which our country was built.
Many non-believers see him, not as a savior, but as the devil incarnate - sent to destroy the foundations of all that make this country great. He is both, and at the same time, the staunchest of Marxists and the most rabid of Fascists. In religious terms, he represents the anti-Christ.
The rest of us see him for what he is - a politician with a leftist political agenda geared to increase government spending and government control over the lives of Americans.
He has shown little ability as a leader, merely expressing an agenda that the too left-leaning Congress is happy to extend. He has shown a wishy-washy ability, at best, to understand and deal with US concerns in global politics and a global economy. He continues to ostracize and polarize the political right, even more divisively than George W. Bush ever did in eight years with the political left and with the aid of the left-wing media. In fact, his policies a lot like George W. Bush's, but without any fiscal restraint at all.
So when these messianic opinions arise in the public arena, comparing Obama to Jesus, insisting on seeing superficial, and yes, idiotic comparisons between a mediocre politician and one of history's great religious figures, I shake my head in wonder.
Secularists wonder at believers who place faith and trust in God. I wonder at those who put an equally religious faith and trust in a politician. In Obama's case, pushing through an unpopular, expensive, and massive government program to create a bureaucratic morass out of the health care system hardly qualifies him as messianic. The Danish editorialist holds out hope in unwavering devotion to a politician:
Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus – if we have to play that absurd Christmas game. But it is probably more meaningful to insist that with today’s domestic triumph, that he has already assured himself a place in the history books – a space he has good chances of expanding considerably in coming years.
Enough is enough. History will decide Obama's place. In the meantime, can we stop building him into a religious figure and see him for what he really is - a mediocre politician with an agenda to extend ever-increasing government expenses and control?Source URL: http://outlawrepublican.blogspot.com/2010/01/idolatry-of-obama.html
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