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December 30, 2009

Area Man: Obama Greater Than Jesus!

Filed under: Culture, Obama, Religion — Tags: — Jesusland @ 07:15

Parody or real? Hard to tell.

It’s not for nothing that we call Barack Obama the “Obamessiah;” after all, there’s at least a grain of truth to every caricature.  To which his supporters usually respond with something resembling indignation or outrage.  Like this:

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.

But then, hilariously, he proceeds to beclown himself as his indignation gives way slowly, inevitably, to precisely the messiah worship we find so amusing:

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.

Today, his historic Health Reform is being passed through the American Senate – a welfare policy breakthrough that several of his predecessors have been unable to manage.

Despite all the compromises, it has finally been possible to ensure something so fundamental, as the right of every American not to be financially shipwrecked when their health fails them. Add to that the biggest ever financial support package in America’s history, a major disarmament agreement and the quickest-ever re-establishment of American reputation.

On the other hand, we have Jesus’ miracles that everyone still remembers, but which only benefitted a few. At the same time, we have the wonderful parables about his life and deeds that we know from the New Testament, but which have been interpreted so differently over the past 2000 years that it is impossible to give an unequivocal result of his work.

Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus – if we have to play that absurd Christmas game. But it is probably more meaningful to insist that with today’s domestic triumph, that he has already assured himself a place in the history books – a space he has good chances of expanding considerably in coming years.

Without, however, ever attaining the heavens….


Good for a chuckle.  Some levity with your morning coffee.

But on a more serious note, when secular progressives say if God didn’t exist, we’d create him (implying, of course, that we did precisely that); could they be onto something, gentle readers?

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