I just can’t think of a subject for this one

Posted: April 3, 2008 in Uncategorized

I know. I’ll call it “Mommy, I’m scared!”

Barack’s appeal is actually messianic

By STEVE DAVIS, Charleston

Journal-Gazette Times Courier


I can still see Geraldine Ferraro’s dumfounded look as she tried to defend her statement that Barack Obama has gotten where he is in this political race only because he’s black. She moaned, “Why is such a fuss being made about it? Why are my merely factual words creating such a stir?” (I paraphrase.) She also stated she feels “very hurt” about it all, “very hurt.” And bewildered.

Well, a couple of responses from me: Firstly, her statement was not a fact, it was an opinion. I have been examining the Obama phenomenon myself, and have concluded, at least for myself, a Midwestern white male, that Barack’s appeal is actually messianic, it’s something about his aura, his spirit, his soul, that exudes enlightenment in the making.

Oh, he’s not fully enlightened, being that enlightenment is a process, not an event. But for reasons I can’t fully articulate, he is one of those individuals who communicates God-like energy (metaphorically speaking), in whom you can “feel” God.

Now, I’m using the term “God” to mean the loving, honest, just, and inspiring part of the force behind it all. You may not believe something’s behind it all, but I do. And I look for God constantly — that which exudes love, integrity, humility, depth, kindness, generosity — and more … supposedly.

So, Geraldine, I’m taking a special look at Barack Obama because 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! Lord knows we’ve elected the anti-Christ often enough. (more…)

  1. VB says:

    mommy…I’m scared…hold me…

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