When Godless liberals knoweth not the Lord Jesus Christ, Barack Obama is becometh their New Liberal Messiah…
1) From the Associated Press:
2) From Obama supporters:
Plans are being made to promote a national holiday for Barack Obama, who will become the nation’s 44th president when he takes the oath of office Jan. 20.
“Yes We Can” planning rallies will be at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the downtown McDonald’s restaurant, 1100 Kansas Ave., until Jan. 13. The goals are to secure a national holiday in Obama’s honor, to organize celebrations around his inauguration and to celebrate the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, who was born on Feb. 12 1809.
3) From the official Obama website:
4) From Time.com:
Some princes are born in palaces. Some are born in mangers. But a few are born in the imagination, out of scraps of history and hope.
5) From designer Ray Noland:
6) From Jesse Jackson Jr., reacting to Obama getting the Democrat candidate nomination:
I cried all night. 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 political history. ?The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.
(Compare what Revelation 22:18-19 says).
7) From New York Magazine:
8.) From Daily Kos:
What if all of the religious nuts were bashing the second coming of their Christ and they didn’t even know it? Fathered by a Kenyan Muslim profit who left after his task was done. To seed a woman who in the heartland of America(a country who “is losing its way”). Then takes him on a journey of awaking across the world, then back home to spread the word of the lord through a process of education an then actions in the community.
The bible says “the lord shall come as a man whom blind followers will not see”.
9) From ManifestObama.com:
10) From Democrat Steven Cohen, D-Tennesee:
“Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus, Pontius Pilate was a governor.”
11) From the Manifest Hope gallery:
12) From Obama himself:
Obama cited in asking which Biblical passages should guide public policy – chapters like Leviticus, which Obama said suggests slavery is OK and eating shellfish is an abomination, or Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, “a passage that is so radical that it’s doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application.”
13) From the Associated Press:
14) From Peter Hitchens on a tip from Change:
It already has all the signs of such a thing. The newspapers which recorded Obama’s victory have become valuable relics. You may buy Obama picture books and Obama calendars and if there isn’t yet a children’s picture version of his story, there soon will be.
If you can believe that this undistinguished and conventionally Left-wing machine politician is a sort of secular saviour, then you can believe anything. He plainly doesn’t believe it himself. His cliche-stuffed, PC clunker of an acceptance speech suffered badly from nerves. It was what you would expect from someone who knew he’d promised too much and that from now on the easy bit was over.
Just look at his sermon by the shores of Lake Michigan. He really did talk about a ‘new dawn’, and a ‘timeless creed’ (which was ‘yes, we can’). He proclaimed that ‘change has come’. He revealed that, despite having edited the Harvard Law Review, he doesn’t know what ‘enormity’ means. He reached depths of oratorical drivel never even plumbed by our own Mr Blair, burbling about putting our hands on the arc of history (or was it the ark of history?) and bending it once more toward the hope of a better day (Don’t try this at home).
I am not making this up. No wonder that awful old hack Jesse Jackson sobbed as he watched. How he must wish he, too, could get away with this sort of stuff.
15) From Director Spike Lee:
“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.
16) From Michelle Obama:
Barack Obama is the ONLY person in this who understands that. That before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation.
I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.
18.) From a blogger in the South Florida Sun Sentinel:
I can’t believe the man whose speeches I watch on YouTube everyday is so close to me. his speeches give an aura of immortality that belies the fact that he’s a living breathing human…
20) From Wilamette’s Week:
21) From Obama rally in Montana:
22) From Steve Davis:
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抰 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. Excuse me, George.
23) From Calypso artiste The Mighty Sparrow:
“He’s no ordinary man,” said Sparrow, who calls Obama a man of resplendid vision with the wisdom of Solomon, the biblical king of Israel. “I see people my age in the 70s, 80s, 60s, 50s screaming out in appreciation like when the Beatles first came to America. I can’t believe that older people would react that way. That is one of the reasons why I believe he was sent by the Messiah.”
24) From Peter Wierenga, World:
Barack Obama strides into that void. While voicing ‘other worldly’ themes he suggests ‘this world’ solutions. His soaring oratory and his ambitious promises make his appeal to hope and his drive for change seem reasonable and attainable. He appeals to all that is innate and created in us in a longing for that ‘better country, that is a heavenly one’ discussed in Hebrews 11.
And he offers fulfillment in his election to the presidency at which time he will unleash the power of government to set things right in a world currently turned upside down. Thus he offers a messianic hope with the full weight and force of the U.S. government to back him up. For many right now, with the youth leading the way, this is a compelling combination. Heaven on earth is indeed appealing rather than having to wait.
25) From commentor on Chicago Sun-Times blog:
What he is offering is an agreement between struggles and a covenant for perfection, in that nothing is impossible if one begins with hope and the assurance of faith.
That is all that matters, no matter what the political outcome is, he has tapped into a force greater than what we have ever faced, he speaks directly to our hearts, bypassing our conscience and connecting with the root of our psyche.
26) From Obama himself:
“God had a plan for his people. He told them to stand together and march together around the city – and when the horn sounded and a chorus of voices cried out together, the mighty walls of Jericho came tumbling down.”
“Walk with me, march with me – and if enough of our voices join together, we can bring those walls tumbling down.”
27) From Jacques Steinberg, New York Times:
It’s so rapturous, everything around him. All these huge rallies.
29) From Rolling Stone:
30) From Reuters:
31) From the Associated Press:
32) From Jesse Jackson:
Many had come just to hear him speak. Some cried. Others just waved their hands.
“He’s running a theological campaign,” said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who ran for president in 1984 and 1988. “At some point, he took off his arms and grew wings.”
33) From Louis Farrakhan:
“This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better,” he said. “This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow. If you look at Barack Obama’s audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed.”
“A black man with a white mother became a savior to us.”
34) From a band in Austin, Texas:
University of Texas guys with painted faces flash the longhorn symbol with their fingers, red-white-and-blue beach balls bounce through the crowd, a band plays ‘Obama-alujah’ and thousands stand in the chill night ready to be rapturous…
35) From Graeme Morton, Calgary Herald:
But what if God is trying to make a statement in 2008 through the meteoric rise of a new symbol — a charismatic, eloquent senator from Illinois who is turning conventional American politics on its head
36) From Dallas Morning News:
It was more like church – not the stuffy kind, but roof-shaking soul church where people testify and dance in the aisles when the spirit’s upon them.
37) From The Baltimore Sun:
38.) From Obama himself:
I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.
39) From David Wright, Oprah and Obama:
DAVID WRIGHT: We’ve been to dozens of huge rallies like this in dozens of states and with every victory, Obama’s congregation seems to be growing. If you’ve never been to an Obama rally before, a word of advice, go early.
OBAMA: If you arrive together, we will remake this country and we will remake the world.
OBAMA: Keep me in your prayers. You know, make sure that everybody is praying and give me that protective blanket over it.
WRIGHT: Obama’s true believers respond as though they’ve spent their whole lives out in the cold. At rally after rally, a few people literally faint.
WRIGHT: Politics doesn’t even begin to describe it. A visit to an Obama rally is a pilgrimage.
OBAMA: There is a moment in the life of every generation, if it is to make its mark on history, where that spirit of hope has to come through.
OPRAH WINFREY: Disappointment doesn’t have to be normal anymore. For the first time, I’m stepping out of my pew because I’ve been inspired.
OBAMA: Thank you, Oprah. And I love you.
40) From Politico:
At an Omaha, Neb., rally the day before, supporters leaned perilously over railings, screaming and crying, trying to touch Obama as he passed.
41) From an Obama fan poster:
42) From Neil MacDonald, CBCNews.com:
What voters are really choosing, he says, is between the past and the future.
The future to which he refers, of course, is him. He will take Americans to a colour-blind, rational, humanist place where a common good will overpower narrow self-interest.
This promise moves Obama’s fans close to rapture.
44) From Washington correspondent Geoff Elliott:
The atmosphere at his events is such that one wonders if Obama is about to walk out with a basket with some loaves and fishes to feed the thousands.
45) From Pam Lockridge:
“That’s important. But there has been a change. People want something new. Obama is like the new wine.“
46) From Obama himself:
We are the hope of the future; the answer to the cynics who tell us our house must stand divided; that we cannot come together; that we cannot remake this world as it should be.
Because we know what we have seen and what we believe – that what began as a whisper has now swelled to a chorus that cannot be ignored; that will not be deterred; that will ring out across this land as a hymn that will heal this nation, repair this world, and make this time different than all the rest – Yes. We. Can.
47) From Chris Matthews:
I’ve never seen anything like this. This is bigger than Kennedy. [Obama] comes along, and he seems to have the answers. This is the New Testament. This is surprising.”
48.) From CBS:
49) From Obama himself:
So I am going to try to be so persuasive in the 20 minutes or so that I speak that by the time this is over, a light will shine down from somewhere.
It will light upon you. You will experience an epiphany. And you will say to yourself, I have to vote for Barack. I have to do it.
50) From Ezra Klein:
Obama’s finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don’t even really inspire. They elevate. They enmesh you in a grander moment, as if history has stopped flowing passively by, and, just for an instant, contracted around you, made you aware of its presence, and your role in it. He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh, over color, over despair.
51) From Oprah Winfrey:
“It’s amazing grace that brought me here,” she began, adding that she was “stepping out of my pew” – television ?to engage in politics.
It isn’t enough to tell the truth, Winfrey said. “We need politicians who know how to be the truth.”
52) From Mr Rush:
“I think that Obama, his election to the Senate, was divinely ordered,” Mr. Rush said, all other explanations failing. “As a preacher and a pastor; I know that that was God’s plan. Obama has certain qualities that, I think he is being used for some purpose. I really believe that.
53) From Reuters:
54) From Morgan Freeman:
When Morgan Freeman comes over to greet Obama, the senator begins bowing down both hands in worship. “This guy was president before I was,” says Obama, referring to Freeman’s turn in Deep Impact and, clearly, getting a little ahead of his own bio. Next, a nod to Bruce Almighty: “This guy was God before I was.” (Okay, more than a little ahead.) But Freeman is eating it up. Leaning in, he tells the senator to win it. “I will,” Obama replies. “That’s why I’m running.”
55) From Brenda Bladen:
“I’m not comparing him to Jesus Christ but…” she said, before talking about the senator’s humble beginnings.
56) From Noah Norman to the Washington Post:
“Obama has this almost irrational following and I myself can’t sometimes explain why I’m supporting him,” Noah Norman, 25, recently told the Washington Post.
“He’s all things to all men. At least that’s how I put it.”
57) From Louis Farrakhan:
“President-elect Obama has energized all segments of the depressed, downtrodden, rejected and despised,” he said in a 90-minute speech at Mosque Maryam on the city’s South Side. “Now it is up to us to take the new energy that he has given us … and channel that energy into making ourselves better.”
Farrakhan, who said Obama draws a “oneness of spirit” from all people, admitted he stayed quiet about his support for Obama during the past few months out of fear his words would harm the Illinois senator’s bid for the White House.
58.) From Dorothy Cotton, a new spiritual “Tell me, tell me, why was Obama born?” for the soon-to-come Obamamas holidays:
59) From a mainly black county in Alabama:
A small central Alabama county whose mainly black residents gave Barack Obama more than 70 percent of the vote on Election Day has created an annual holiday in honor of the president-elect.
The Perry County Commission voted 4 to 1 to observe the second Monday in November as “The Barack Obama Day.” County offices will close and its roughly 40 workers will get a paid holiday.
60) From San Francisco:
San Francisco is holding an “Obama-themed” holiday tree-lighting celebration tonight at McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park.
61) From Oprah Winfrey:
Earlier on Tuesday, Winfrey told Robin Roberts from “Good Morning America” that she had no regrets about throwing her weight behind Obama.
“I told everybody who knew me if he ever ran, I would put everything I had at stake to support him because there’s a wonderful Bible passage that says ‘What does it do to gain the world and lose your soul?'” she said. “And I knew that in this moment in time, in my lifetime, I would have lost a piece of my soul had I not stood up for him. So I’m happy I happen to be on the right side of history. But if this had not turned out the way we all wanted it to, it was still the right thing for me to do in the moment I did it.”
62) From the Barack Obama Day activist:
Scroggins, who also called himself a community organizer, said although Obama has not yet been in the position to show any presidential leadership skills, just the fact that he was a community organizer and activist qualifies him for a national holiday.
63) From Naples, Italy:
President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are appearing in Italian nativity scenes this year, alongside the baby Jesus and wise men, according to Naples craftsmen selling figurines in the run-up to Christmas.
64) From the Washington Post, What Would Barack Do?:
“He always has something else to say. . . . Usually, he will say, ‘Yeah, but . . . ‘ When I use Barack Obama as an example, I can see him. He’s quiet. He may sit up a little straighter.
So some parents have leaped from reviewing Obama’s Cabinet choices to summoning him up at the breakfast table, invoking his name, words and accomplishments to motivate a dawdling, recalcitrant child.
You could call it Obama discipline or Obama etiquette, and it goes something like this:
Get up! Do you think Obama would have slept late and not made it to school on time?
Why don’t you guys share? Don’t you think Obama would want you to share?
How much did you read? Obama would have finished the book by now.
Do you think Obama would sneak cigarettes? (Oops.)
65) From The Library of Congress:
Inauguration-week sermons would be videotaped to highlight Barack Obama’s rise to power in an unprecedented quest by the Library of Congress to capture this transfer of power for future generations.
The folks at the library’s American Folklife Center are soliciting churches, synagogues, mosques and others for copies of sermons or passionate speeches that focus on the significance of the Jan. 20 inauguration of Obama as the country’s first black president.
66) From an Obama memorabilia store:
A close up from San Francisco (tipped by hutchrun):
UPDATE: Apparently, these are images of St. Martin de Porres.
67), 68.) and 69) From Fark.com:
Reference for the above is Footprints in the Sand.
This next one is also from Fark.com, but is obviously a mockery reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail so is not counted as true worship:
70) and 71) From various Obama supporters:
It’s the day after the election. Oprah Winfrey and her guests were quivering with O-gasmic delight.
Actor Forest Whitaker said, “The light of the New Age is here.”
Oprah gal pal Gayle King said, “Not only does he hear us. He feels us…he talks to my soul.”
Whitaker saw King’s goofy comment and raised her one by saying, “It’s okay to love” again thanks to the Obamas.
Nutcase historian Doris Kearns Goodwin piped in by saying it’s “extraordinary” to have a president care about history.
But the award for most o-gasmic comment of the day went to Ali Wentworth, wife of ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who, with a straight face, claimed: “I took the Metro. And everyone was singing Amazing Grace.”
72) From Amazon.com, Obama’s Little Blue Book:
Printed in a size that easily fits into pocket or purse, this book is an anthology of quotations borrowed from Barack Obama’s speeches and writings. POCKET OBAMA serves as a reminder of the amazing power of oratory and the remarkable ability of this man to move people with his words.
This book is truly a primer for readers who want to examine the substance of his thought and reflect on the next great chapter in the American story. It is an unofficial requirement for every citizen to own, to read, and to carry this book at all times.
73) From the Philadelphia Enquirer, it will only cost you $159 to get this framed up:
74) From PBS affiliate KCET:
Obama is the more perfect union. He is a house united. Obama is the New Generation and the hot light of a dawn that goes way beyond clever talk of morning in America.
Quite simply, quite plainly, just by virtue his being, Obama is America. The first true American to lead our nation.
75) From wcbstv.com:
76) From Cher:
His intelligence is so great and his spirit is so great, I believe he will be able to do as much if not more than anyone could possibly do.
77) From a Borders bookstore:
78.) From brainwashed children:
Dear Mr. Obama. Please Make it rain candy!
Another child drew Obama as the “new sunrise of America.” One made Earth and labeled it “Obamaland,” and still another created the president’s face as half dark and half light skin tones with the words: “United We Are One.”
79) From a Harris poll:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Americans named President Obama as their No. 1 hero, followed by Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King, in a new Harris poll…
80) From Morgan Freeman and James Earl Jones, who recorded a reading of the Bible:
A Jan. 15, 2009, TIME magazine online story discussed how “the voice of God” helped Barack Obama win the presidential election. TIME said that in today’s culture, God’s voice belongs to actor James Earl Jones, and “when God turned into an African American, it became less unthinkable that the president might be African American as well.”
CNSNews.com: It actually compared it with the election of Obama. It said that because people have identified the voice of God with African Americans through your portrayal and Morgan Freeman’s, that helped Obama win the presidency. Do you think that helped?
81) From various Obamessiah worshiping media, a montage:
82) From a California craft store:
83) From The White House:
What’s amusing is that every damned shot that’s ever taken of Dear Leader is classified as a “hero shot.”
According to a statement released about the portrait, “The 30″ x 54″ acrylic painting on canvas depicts President Obama appearing much like Jesus Christ on the Cross: atop his head, a crown of thorns; behind him, the dark veil being lifted (or lowered) on the Presidential Seal. But is he revealing or concealing, and is he being crucified or glorified?”
Even the title of the piece, “The Truth,” suggests a play on biblical themes, as Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Like others in the news who have depicted Obama in Christ-like imagery, D’Antuono originally insisted he wasn’t claiming the man is Messiah, but only inviting “individual interpretations.”
85) From artist Matthew J. Clark:
Clark called the marching artwork “A Simulacrum of Hope: Simulation of the Triumphal Entry of the Christ.”
The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word “simulacrum” as “an image or representation; or an unreal or vague semblance,” leaving the viewer to interpret whether Clark considers the parade a celebration of Obama or a mockery of Obama’s more adoring supporters.
86) From Louis Farrakhan:
“You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.”
“Brothers and sisters,” Farrakhan said, “Barack Obama to me, is a herald of the Messiah. Barack Obama is like the trumpet that alerts you something new, something better is on the way.”
Farrakhan points out that the man Nation of Islam followers refer to as “the Savior,” Fard Muhammad, had a black father and a white mother, just as Obama did.
“A black man with a white mother became a savior to us,” he said. “A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall.
“Would God allow Barack to be president of a country that has been so racist, so evil in its treatment of Hispanics, native Americans, blacks?” he asked. “Would God do something like that? Yeah. Of course he would. That’s to show you that the stone that the builders rejected has become the headstone of the corner. This is a sign to you. It’s the time of our rise. It’s the time that we should take our place. The future is all about you.”
“I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above — above the world, he’s sort of God.“
But we can only hope that fathers and spouses everywhere will be thinking “What Would Obama Do?” as they navigate through the murky waters of parenthood and family life.
89) From Newsweek, Obama is more Catholic than the Pope:
90) From a gift shop:
91) From Rolling Stones again:
92) From Obama himself:
“We are God’s partners in matters of life and death”
93) From Obama worshippers, a video titled Barack Obama – “Our Personal Jesus”.
94) From authors of a children’s book:
Excerpt via Investors.com:
“One morning, he slipped on the name he’d been born with. The name of his father, Barack. For the first time in his life, he wore it proudly — like a coat of many colors,”
95) From the Obama White House blog:
96) From B. Bernice Young Elementary School composed by Charisse Carney-Nunes (author of the children’s book ‘I Am Barack Obama’):
Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama
He said take a stand, make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama
He said red, yellow, black and white, all are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama
Yeah! Barack Hussein Obama
The reference: Deifying him with creepy spiritual references (“red, yellow, black and white, all are equal in his sight” is cribbed from the famous hymn “Jesus Loves the Little Children;”)
“Hear our cry, Obama.” “Deliver us, Obama.”
98.) From Russell Simmonsat The Huffington Post:
The president’s honest attempt to promote world peace through the same methods taught by Jesus Christ are met with contempt by a country whose collective consciousness is extraordinarily fearful and at times, sacrilegious.
If we allow leaders of a political party that only know one word, and that is “no,” to work against the best interests of our country, we will not only be found guilty of charge four, we will be sentenced by God to self-destruction.
In one of the most telling moments of the past nine months, the skepticism that the President was met with after his compassionate speech in Cairo was shocking. He conceded nothing in that speech but love. This is the route that is prescribed to us by all of the great prophets in the Bible, Qur’an and the Torah.
99) From Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and other celebrities, ‘I Pledge’:
“I Pledge To Be A Servant To Barack Obama”.
100) From musician Sting:
Sting isn’t a religious man, but he says President Barack Obama might be a divine answer to the world’s problems.
“In many ways, he’s sent from God,” he joked in an interview, “because the world’s a mess.”
101) From Daily Kos:
It is known in many esotericists’ circles, that before the Christ will reappear, there must be a measure of Peace in the world! President Obama is helping to restore that peace.
102) From Politiken.dk:
EDITORIAL: Obama greater than Jesus
The U.S. president – the practical saviour of our times
For some time now, comparisons between the two have been a tool of cynical opinion that quickly became fatigued of the rapture that Obama instilled prior to and after the presidential election last year.
From the start, Obama’s critics have claimed that his supporters have idolised him as a saviour, thus attempting to dismantle the concrete hope that Obama has represented for most Americans.
The idea was naturally that the comparison between Jesus and Obama – which is something that the critics developed themselves – would be comical, blasphemous, or both.
If such a comparison were to be made, it would, of course, inevitably be to Obama’s advantage.
103) From Chicago Sun-Times:
Also, we just like to say his name. We are considering taking it as a mantra.
104) From Virginia Beach Obama rally:
Those faces. It was raw, naked, complete, worship, love, heart-whole passionate stunned and almost unbelieving but desperately wanting to believe him adoration. He is their Messiah. It’s a cult.
105) From Obama supporters:
Indeed, participants in the Saturday morning precinct-captain training were already adept at telling their Obama-conversion stories.
106) From Chicago Tribune:
Many have found a spiritual cause in Obama. In their view, he is a unifying figure who will further King’s dream by uniting the world and restoring economic security during a time of financial distress
107) From The New York Times:
108.) From Elle associate publisher Samantha Fennell:
I have thrown myself into a new world—one in which fluffy chatter and frivolous praise are replaced by a get-to-the-point directness and disciple-like devotion. It’s intense and intoxicating… I was on my feet as Senator Obama entered the room. Fate had blessed me in this moment… Then, in a moment of divine intervention, he saw me…
108.) (Due to #66 not being counted) From an AFL-CIO official:
Sometimes you have to remind people that, `Hey, Jesus Christ couldn’t do anything more than President Obama has on the agenda we supported two years ago without the United States Senate having the votes for cloture to overcome a filibuster…
109) And now his worshipers have extended him to other religions! From Newsweek:
110) From Reuters:
111) From Very Demotivational:
112) Uttered by Howard Fineman:
By calmly and meticulously overseeing the successful targeting of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama just proved himself — vividly, in almost Biblical terms — to be an effective commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States
114) From NPR:
The realities of governing as opposed to the unrealities of presidential campaigns may have made President Obama a much more human figure compared with the almost messiah-like status he had in the eyes of many supporters in 2008. But that doesn’t mean there still isn’t the occasional moment reminiscent of a Bible story.
115) From Sheila Jackson Lee:
Well, I will say this. First of all, you’re absolutely right. There were those who cheered when Jesus was crucified, and we have found that despicable from the beginning of history to this time.
116) From Michelle Obama:
“I am going to be working so hard. We have an amazing story to tell. This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light.”
117) From Obama himself:
You, all of you who are here tonight, all who put so much heart and soul and work into this campaign, you can be the new majority who can lead this nation out of a long political darkness.
It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail towards freedom through the darkest of nights: Yes, we can.
118.) From a rabbi at Inauguration Day, St. John’s Church:
A beam of morning light shown [sic] through the stained-glass windows and illuminated the president-elect’s face. Several of the clergy and choir on the altar who also saw it marveled afterward about the presence of the Divine.
119) From Reuters:
When asked in an interview what sin is, Obama defined it as “Being out of alignment with my values.”
121) Via Breitbart.com:
122) By Newsweek:
123) By The White House:
124) In Berkeley:
125) From Spike Lee:
He was a savior, black Jesus
127) From a Doctor of, uh, Physical Education:
Listening, cautiously, I learned that Jesus walked the earth to create a more civilized society, Martin (Luther King) walked the earth to create a more justified society, but, Apostle Barack, the name he was called in my dreams, would walk the earth to create a more equalized society, for the middle class and working poor. Apostle Barack, the next young leader with a new cause, had been taken to the mountaintop and allowed to see over the other side. He had the answers to unlock the kingdom of “heaven here on earth” for his followers.
128.) From Naples, Italy:
after Obama’s victory, we have made a new figurine of Obama and will put him in our ideal Nativity scene
129) From Jamie Foxx:
“It’s like church over here. It’s like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama.”
130) From Newsweek:
131) From The Economist tipped bu Hutchrun:
132) From Barbara Walters who admits:
We thought that he was going to be – I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but – the next messiah
133) In San Francisco, an “Obama-themed” holiday tree-lighting celebration:
The Gospel According to Apostle Barack – In Search of a More Perfect Political Union as Heaven Here on Earth…
After her son’s healing, she had a dream when the spirit of God spoke to her and told her to ‘go on a journey with apostle Barack.’ …
Apostle, a leader with a new cause, is how Thompson defines Obama.
“He walks the earth for a more equalized, more middle class and working poor society,” she said. She compared apostle Barack to apostles like Jesus and Martin Luther King Jr.
…it is the intent of the author to utilize the materials contained in the speeches as a means of teaching Apostle Barack’s followers about him and guiding them towards understanding ‘politics as religion’ and ‘religion as politics.’ The manuscript would also serve as a guide for his followers – to unlock the answers – to creating and living in the reality of a middle class lifestyle that was so economically and ethically sound that it appeared to be ‘heaven here on earth.
Alternatively, Obama could be that other guy…
From Obama’s mentor, Communist Saul Alinsky’s infamous Rules for Radicals:
Now I get why his most unrestrained media sycophants call Obama a “Lightworker.”
From Obama’s very own Illinois, the winning lottery ticket on the day after Obama won the Election:
And this via Moonbattery, :
See also What Kind of Christian is Obama?.
Hahaha! See his ‘real’ birth cert at here.
Above illustration from Diversity Lane.
Following from Day by Day, found at collection of 60+ cartoons in Obamedia Loves Obama… And I Mean Red Hot, Steaming Wet Lurve!!!:
Following from Day by Day:
From an anti-Obama online store, says it all: