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    Default Is Obama the Messiah?

    I found this thought provoking blog online.

    some notable quotes:

    he’s a lot closer to a Jesus-type than the other candidates, by quite a bit. What if God decided to incarnate as men preaching “hope and change.” And what if we didn’t recognize them, because we are so dull, and let them slip away, not availing ourselves of the opportunity to be led by God!

    if a Los Angeles creative agency gets its way, Sen. Barack Obama will see fans meet him with his own salute like the one above. "Our goal is to see a crowd of 75,000 people at Obama's nomination speech holding their hands above their heads, fingers laced together in support of a new direction for this country, a renewed hope, and acceptance of responsibility for our future,"
    Film director Spike Lee predicted Obama would be elected in November.


    "When that happens, it will change everything. ... You'll have to measure time
    by 'Before Obama' and 'After Obama,'"
    Lee said during the panel. "It's an
    exciting time to be alive now." ...


    "Everything's going to be affected by this seismic change in the universe," he
    said.
    He won’t just heal our city-states and souls. He won’t just bring the Heavenly Kingdom — dreamt of in both Platonism and Christianity — to earth. He will heal the earth itself.
    Barack Obama isn't really one of us. Not in the normal way, anyway.
    I don't wanna!

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    Just because he was a born in a manger doesn't mean anything at all.

    (Actually, he said he was from Krypton.)
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    I find this manner of talk about political figures extremely unsettling. Our local liberal paper pretty much described him as the second-coming and that's fanaticism. There's no balance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    I find this manner of talk about political figures extremely unsettling. Our local liberal paper pretty much described him as the second-coming and that's fanaticism. There's no balance.
    Spoken like a true prodigy.

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    A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    I find this manner of talk about political figures extremely unsettling. Our local liberal paper pretty much described him as the second-coming and that's fanaticism. There's no balance.
    marry me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Just because he was a born in a manger doesn't mean anything at all.

    (Actually, he said he was from Krypton.)
    They have mangers on Krypton?? That's so cool. I knew I liked that guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    I find this manner of talk about political figures extremely unsettling. Our local liberal paper pretty much described him as the second-coming and that's fanaticism. There's no balance.
    Amen.
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    Obama says himself that he has faults and is reminded of them everyday by his wife. I think putting him on a pedestal is courting with disaster in having too great of expectations. If elected he will make mistakes. I am hopeful that he will own up to them with the constituents, learn from them and move on. That is all we should ask.

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