posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 01:15 PM
He believes in the idol by using it as a lucky charm or idol. That is, Obama believes that the Hindu idol carries some kind of magical or
superstitious power. If that is in fact true, then he is not relying on God, but puts his faith in an idol.
Obama possesses the idol - That is, the idol is in his possession as he carries it in his pocket.
Both of the above are strictly forbidden according to the commentary on the Second Commandment as noted in the earlier post.
There is debate in Christian and Jewish circles regarding the use of the Cross, and statues in Catholic churches. Wikipedia has several good articles
explaining the various positions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc. regarding idolatry. I don't deny that there is debate regarding idolatry, its
definition, and interpretation among the various religions of the world.
However, this is a sideline to the real issue at hand which is Obama's idolatry in the form of a Hindu idol that he carries on his person.
I am not passing judgment - to each his own. He'll have to answer to the great Lord above in his own good time. I am simply stating facts from an
orthodox Jewish and Christian perspective. Hopefully, this will help to explain why the controversy exists to those posters that wonder "what the
big deal is". The "big deal" is that Obama's idolatrous behaviour is an affront to most orthodox Christians and Jews.
At least you now know who you're voting for. As every day goes by, you learn more and more about how creepy this character is.