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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Pass the Word - Obama Loves Jesus!

Hey, everyone. I had this horrible stomach bug on Monday and Tuesday. Here is the post I had just started before the apocalypse started...

When in doubt talk God.

If this was a Sky Fairy blog all I would need to write would be...

All work and no play makes God a dull boy.
All work and no play makes God a dull boy.
All work and no play makes God a dull boy.

And all of the other Sky Fairyists would rub their chins and say something like, "Andy, he has such a sublime conception of our Heavenly Father."

OK, maybe I am exaggerating a bit.

However, if I were a politician looking to get reelected (maybe not in Cambridge, MA or Berkeley, CA) there would be but one choice...

Talk up God. Make it seem like your freak'n Moses ready to part the Red Sea so that your supporters (especially the special interests who give you all that yummy money) can eventually enter into the Land o' Milk and Honey.

What recent evidence do I have of this phenomenon?

I'm glad you asked.

Obama is on a faith offensive. He wants everyone to know that he is on Jesus' team. I'm sure you heard from the typical crappy U.S. news sources that Obama went to church the Sunday after Christmas at the Marine base in Hawaii. You know, Rome could be burning (*ALERT* It is!) and you would find out two things from the nightly news-
  1. Which prison/detox Lindsay Lohan is currently at.
  2. Obama goes to church.
Can you hear that sound?

It's my teeth grinding.

The cause of my frustration isn't the fact that Obama is going to Church or throwing the C word (No, not that word! C as in Christian) around during Christmas...
Each year we’ve come together to celebrate a story that has endured for two millennia. It’s a story that’s dear to Michelle and me as Christians, but it’s a message that's universal: A child was born far from home to spread a simple message of love and redemption to every human being around the world. - from the lighting of the National Christmas Tree.

Sure, I'm a bit miffed at the Sky Fairy talk, but that's not the rub.

It's not even the fact that 1 in 5 Americans polled believed that Obama is a Muslim.

That is irksome, but not the main cause of my consternation.

It's not even the fact that many Christians do not know their own faith.
Obama has frequently used biblical language in his presidential speeches, but he often cites the Old Testament -- the phrase "my brother's keeper," from the Book of Genesis, is an old standby -- and he favors verses from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, for example. But not many Americans can automatically connect those scriptures to Christianity, so Obama has to spell it out. - from the Politics Daily article Obama Tries to Reassert His Christian Bona Fides, With Words and Deeds

C'mon! How dim are people in this country? If you are a Christian and think Karl Marx coined "my brother's keeper"  (it does sounds like a Commie/Socialist thing to say) or the Sermon on the Mount is a porn movie from the 1970's then you're confused on what a Christian really is. Maybe you aren't really a Christian? Perhaps you're Zoroastrian? Or just a really confused bee keeper?

I'm prepared to do a lot of teeth grinding between now and November 2012. I just hope Obama uses really small words and simplistic Christian messages (Jesus = Good) so that he can blunt the Christocrat's (Republican's) smear campaign that he (Obama) is the anti-Christ.

I may not like the fact that Obama has to do the God talk to win.

But I accept that it's necessary,

and that's the reason why my teeth grind ceaselessly.

This is Purgatory.

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