Thursday, June 5, 2008

Obama-Moses or Obama-God?

According to the Hebrew Bible, Moses enlisted divine assistance to part the Red Sea and allow the Jews to pass through it. King Canute is known to legend as the monarch whose courtiers persuaded him he could command the seas to go back. He is also known as the king who could not stop the sea but stemmed the Viking tide. And now Barack Obama claims the possession of powers that leave them in the dust.

At the end of his victory speech last night in St. Paul, Obama declared that we would be able to look back on his election to the presidency as "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." Lest you think this seems a bit presumptuos, he also noted that he makes this claim "with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations."

Powerline -- But Can He Walk On Water?

This Is what Obama promised:

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.

But what does he really believe?

Barack Obama has made a number of questionable statements, including a recent pronouncement in which he seems to count moral values by how well they fit his personal choices. If that portrayal is accurate, then rarely have we seen so self-centered and self-serving a candidate who won his party's nomination to become President of the United States. The office is an exceptionally demanding one, and it often requires a selfless individual to do the job right, so whether Mr. Obama is the delusional narcissist he appears to be is an important question.

To address that question, I went looking for the whole interview from which the damning statement was taken. It turns out that in 2004, a reporter with the Chicago Sun-Times spoke at length with Mister Obama about his beliefs. Cathleen Falsani posted the interview in whole on her blog, "The Dude Abides".

Ahem. A conversation with 'God' in which Barack asks things from himself.

This is compounded by his money quote just a little later:

"GG: Do you believe in sin?
GG: What is sin?
OBAMA: Being out of alignment with my values."

Once again, the same signal, that Obama serves as his own god. He reinforces that, when asked about when he thinks he is most spiritually aligned:

"It's when I'm being true to myself."

Himself. Not God, himself. And that is a clear warning to everyone who trusts the real God.

Wizbang -- The First 'I Am My Own God' President?


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