Tuesday, September 20, 2011

OBAMESSSIAH, part 891921

"the Messiah is absolutely speaking."
-Louis Farrakhan on Barack Obama

NPR recently drew parallels between President Obama and Jesus Christ. This isn't the first time, of course, during the 2008 campaign the left continually portrayed Obama as a savior, with halos and even specific images of him as Christ, down to votive candles. Here's what Frank James wrote for 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.

At a rally on the campus of North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C. Wednesday where President Obama went to drum up support for his jobs bill, this happened.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: I love you, Barack!
THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.) But first — but if you love me — if you love me, you got to help me pass this bill. (Applause.) If you love me, you got to help me pass this bill.
Here's John 21:15, the New International Version, describing a scene between Jesus and his disciples:
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter,"Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?"
"Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you."
Jesus said, "Feed my lambs."
Now, its not arrogant for the Son of God to call someone to do good in his name out of love for himself, but a president really should show more restraint. Yet NPR got it all wrong. First of all this was Jesus gently correcting Peter who'd denied even knowing Jesus three times to observers during the crucifixion, and secondly, this verse would be a more appropriate one for NPR to quote, John 14:15
If you love me, keep my commandments
His command was "pass this bill" and it is driven by a "gospel" of envy and class warfare, demanding taxes be raised to enable congress to keep spending more and more. His "jobs" bill increases spending by three times as much as it allegedly is paid for, and that's according to friendly voices.

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