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Smith College Editor: 'Obama Is My Jesus'

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posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 08:35 AM
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It appears people that beleive Obama is the son of god are getting more comfortable speaking their minds. Between this and an adoring media, I'm beginning to get more than a little nervous about what an Obama presidency would look like. A country where criticism of the president is not allowed. A country where people are attacked as racists or bigots for daring to question their messiah.


People need to pay attention to stuff like this, Obama's past connections and his agenda before they vote. Its not a popular thing to do in the media or on this forum, but if we don't it could be like jumping from the frying pan to the fire.


media.www.smithsophian.com... e=recentlycommentedstoriestab


Obama is my homeboy. And I'm not saying that because he's black - I'm saying that in reference to those Urban Outfitters t-shirts from a couple years ago that said, "Jesus is my homeboy." Yes, I just said it. Obama is my Jesus.

While you may be overtly religious and find this to be idol-worshipping, or may be overtly politically correct and just know that everything in that sentence could be found offensive, I'm afraid it's true anyway.


We all know he isn't this first and probably not the last. These people are down right dangerous.




posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 08:52 AM
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Originally posted by Marcus Calpurnius
A country where criticism of the president is not allowed. A country where people are attacked as racists or bigots for daring to question their messiah.


as opposed to be branded unpatriotic and supporters of terrorism ......

if the republicans can call him anti-christ then he is an evil jesus christ and they(democrates) technically can call him jesus all they want



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 08:55 AM
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as opposed to be branded unpatriotic and supporters of terrorism ......


I just love how Obama supporters are rationalizing this worship of Obama. You guys went crazy at any mention of god or Jesus by bush, but worshiping Obama as a god is perfectly acceptable.

Also, criticism of Bush has been rampant for the last 7 years. For you to pretend its somehow frowned on is just laughable.



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 08:57 AM
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Being from england this is the only thing that may interest me, in the american election, if obama wins. Just what is it he is supposed to be there for. He clearly thinks he is someone of importance, and behind the scenes, they seem to think that too. Like bill clinton said, this is the biggest fairy tale ever. I wonder what bill meant by that remark, and we see now that people are starting to get this hysteria about obama.

We will see, what happens, but i think it is the only thing that makes it interesting. If he does win, i will be interested to see what he does, being that is is an out and out socialist.



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 09:00 AM
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Hopefully he won't get crucified anytime soon, I don't know if we could handle another world religion.

Has anyone said anything about McCain being Jesus? I haven't heard anything, its just strange that all the Jesus/messiah stuff is going to Obama. If I were Obama, I would be tempted to kick these people in the face though.



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 09:02 AM
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How can people love the leader of their country that much? Only bad things can come of that kind of idolizing.

It makes me feel sick.



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 09:08 AM
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hahaha i dont support either of them

i dont think they turn up on UK voting slips

just pointing some of the double standards, how many people were branded unamerican and terrorist sympethisers for going against the bush party line .. there were a few

and if reblicans can call him anti christ why cant democrates call him christ .. simple it offends you beliefs even though your offending his by calling him the anti christ

the whole elcetion is abig double standards



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 09:11 AM
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just pointing some of the double standards, how many people were branded unamerican and terrorist sympethisers for going against the bush party line .. there were a few


So, you're in the UK and telling me an American, what its like in America? I can assure you that Bush bashing has been going on unfettered for 8 years. You're simply repeating propaganda spread by angry Al Gore/John Kerry voters and the democrat media.


and if reblicans can call him anti christ why cant democrates call him christ .. simple it offends you beliefs even though your offending his by calling him the anti christ


Which Republican called Obama the anti-Christ?



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 09:12 AM
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This whole phenomenon would be humorous if it wasn't so downright frightening. I wake up every day and wonder what has happened to the country I knew and loved. This will not end well. No way.


No mere mortal should be worshipped in the manner this man has been. I suppose his followers really took that silly reality show to heart and think he's their true American Idol. The brainwashing of our country's youth is a very sad thing to witness. Shame on the media for allowing it and shame on Obama for encouraging it.



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 09:21 AM
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Metaphor



A figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something important in common. A metaphor expresses the unfamiliar (the tenor) in terms of the familiar (the vehicle). When Neil Young sings, "Love is a rose," "rose" is the vehicle for "love," the tenor.


OK, so you guys don't understand metaphors. Or how people can feel so hopeful and appreciative of someone (Obama) coming along and not only wanting to, but having the power to do something about this craphole of a position we find ourselves in... You can't conceive of someone saying "Obama is my Jesus" as a metaphor that expresses a feeling of hope for the future that this kid never thought he'd have. Not that he REALLY thinks Obama is Jesus, but that he thinks Obama just might do something as president to "save" our country from its inevitable decline should it continue on its current path...

Did you read the whole piece? And still you don't get it?

Someone who had lost all faith in other people, found in the promise of an Obama presidency, a sort of spiritual enlightenment for the planet... That's pretty huge.

I won't link to them, but there are many people who are blogging similar metaphors.

It's the same thing as someone saying "ATS is my heroin."
Or "My wife is my Goddess", or "Music is my religion"...

But because it's "Jesus", people freak. It's pretty funny.
But get used to it. Because a lot of people really think Obama can do something that no politician for many years has done.



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 09:27 AM
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just pop obama antichrist into your search engine of choice

youll find numerous websites

strangley they seem to christian republican supporting fundamentalists for the most part

the people who think he is the new jesus are just as scarry as the ones who think he is the anti christ

and nearly as scarry are the ones who think he's an arab or a muslim or a terrorist



[edit on 13/10/08 by noobfun]



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 09:28 AM
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Originally posted by ghaleon12
Hopefully he won't get crucified anytime soon, I don't know if we could handle another world religion.

Has anyone said anything about McCain being Jesus? I haven't heard anything, its just strange that all the Jesus/messiah stuff is going to Obama. If I were Obama, I would be tempted to kick these people in the face though.


Obama thinks he is someone, we will see. I know i would rather have putin as a leader over obama, anyday. But the messiah talk is dangerous, for all, in america. If he wins, we will see over 4-8 years what he does, does not do.



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 09:34 AM
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I REALLY wish I could dig up some of your old posts concerning Bush and his religious comments. Anytime Bush even mentioned god, it sent our media in to weeks of hand wringing. Now we have people comparing Obama to the son of god and the usual suspects are defending it as a "metaphor".

Give me a break!


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So, what you meant to say was random people on the internet are calling him the anti-Christ. Why don't you have a problem with actual democrats and people on Obama's campaign calling McCain a racist and even claiming "he wants to bring back slavery".

Random crazy people on the internet do not equal "republicans".

[edit on 13-10-2008 by Marcus Calpurnius]



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 10:05 AM
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Originally posted by Marcus Calpurnius
I REALLY wish I could dig up some of your old posts concerning Bush and his religious comments.




He was talking about God! The real God. He said God told him to start a war. He said God wanted him to be president. He said God was talking to him. That was not a metaphor.



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 10:16 AM
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Lots of people beleive they have a personal relationship with god. Thats different from thinking a man IS god. Just because you keep calling it a metaphor, don't make it so. Everyone knows you're on the Obama pay roll.



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by Marcus Calpurnius
Lots of people beleive they have a personal relationship with god. Thats different from thinking a man IS god.


So, you think this girl who wrote this blog thinks that Obama is the actual son of God? You think she's being literal? You don't see how, throughout the article, she's comparing it to a spiritual (political) awakening?

If not, then I'm positive that you are misinterpreting this writer.


But I see that by the comments, you're not alone. :shk: People are too sensitive. When someone says Jesus, everyone freaks.


Everyone knows you're on the Obama pay roll.
I wish! The truth is I give HIM money!
He's my Jesus, you see.



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 10:32 AM
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If it were the only example of this it would be one thing, but there are now countless examples of people in the media comparing Obama to some other wordy being.



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 10:59 AM
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Obama, much like kayne west is his own biggest fan. then you have bubble gum chomping cats who will buy into EVERY-SINGLE-WORD-SPOKEN by either men. The authour of the article says

"I questioned my newfound faith - was it all only a phase, like the time I thought I was Baptist in junior high?" - From source second page

this person obviously has a jaded look at Christianity, so he linking his "hero" to someone he doesnt even respect anymore?

frankly, i feel that stuff like this will do nothing but erode his base. luckily i dont vote so i dont feel one way or another about him, i just think it is HIGHLY disrespectful to Christians.

on the extreme outside chance that he is the second coming of Jesus, i assure you, we have alot bigger problems ahead, what with the imminent rapture and all.



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 11:35 AM
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Having been born and raised in Northampton Mass, I can tell you Smith College is the pit of liberal arts schools in America. A degree from that school used to be held in high regard (before the miliant lesbians descended upon it). The school now serves as home base for the homosexual capital of the United States.

I wouldn't worry too much about someone at Smith wearing a "O'Bama is my Jesus homie" t-shirt. To the contrary, you should be thankful she is wearing a t-shirt at all. Who needs to see a pair of Orangutan titties surrounded by under-arm hair?



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 11:36 AM
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Marcus

I agree that many people see Obama as some kind of "savior" (in quotes) in that he brings hope to a shattered country. But I don't think they think he's the son of God. Do you? I'd really like to hear your answer to that question. I don't think they literally mean he's an other-worldly being. He's just different (many people think) than anyone else in the political arena right now and comparing him to Jesus is a way to express how different they think he is.

All of the children singing about Obama and guys saying they're gay for Obama... It's just hope. It's people expressing hope for a future. Because a lot of kids (30 and under) haven't had much hope for getting through the screwed up country we're threatening to leave to them.

Finally, I can't figure if this is false outrage or if people just aren't well-read. This kind of article exists everywhere in literature. It's fairly common to compare an experience to something religious... the taste of something, sex, beauty... they've all been compared to religious experiences. This particular article uses a "religious experience" to create a conceptual metaphor to political awakening, enlightenment and hope.

But since the writer of the piece doesn't seem to care that people will be offended, in fact knows that they will be, I'm not going to defend her further. I think it's a well-done stylistic piece.



While you may be overtly religious and find this to be idol-worshipping, or may be overtly politically correct and just know that everything in that sentence could be found offensive, I'm afraid it's true anyway.


Have a good day.



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