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Obama v. Jesus: WHO YA GOT?

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I post the following excerpt of an editorial from a Danish news outlet without further comment, other than to say that I look forward to giving our PowerBlog community the opportunity to have a grand old time trying to come up with new superlatives to describe just how fantastically stupid this is:

EDITORIAL: Obama greater than Jesus

He is provocative in insisting on an outstretched hand, where others only see animosity.

His tangible results in the short time that he has been active – are few and far between. His greatest results have been created with words and speeches – words that remain in the consciousness of their audience and have long-term effects.

He comes from humble beginnings and defends the weak and vulnerable, because he can identify himself with their conditions.

And no we are not thinking of Jesus Christ, whose birthday has just been celebrated – – but rather the President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama.

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.

Please, oh please do read the rest.  It’s delightful.

Marc Vander Maas


  • Philos

    You have to be European to understand how funny things like this happen in translation. I suppose, reading this attempt to communicate in English, one might think that the author was a eighth-grader trying to get some attention with the shock value. Actually, it is a sort of juvenile attempt to put down those Americans who made fun of Obama as an anti-Christ, or who followed him as a miracle worker. Sad, but think of how they described our former Commander-in-Chief.

  • I expect nothing different from a European. Most of Europe is now de-Christianized, so what would the average pagan or secularist European possibly understand about Jesus Christ?

    Probably about as much as the average pagan or secularist liberal Democrat here in America.

    We need to pray for the conversion of these poor souls. Like the Ninevites during the time of Jonah the Prophet, they don’t know their right hand from their left. Let us pray for God’s mercy, otherwise, with their current attitudes and low birth rates the Europeans will surely be overrun by the Islamic fascists in their midst.

  • MaryAnn

    What a nice Christmas gift for our President. Another person who agrees with him.

  • JohnElfering :

    Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.

    The Antichrist’s deception already begins to take shape in the world every time the claim is made to realize within history that messianic hope which can only be realized beyond history through the eschatological judgment. The Church has rejected even modified forms of this falsification of the kingdom to come under the name of millenarianism, especially the “intrinsically perverse” political form of a secular messianism.

  • (NIV)1 Samuel 8: 10 Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day.”

  • John Galt

    I guess Europeans will write anything to distract their attention from the reality that the liberal new American president they wished for so dearly is just as much invested in war as the old one.