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Black Liberation Theology is the Christian version of the Nation of Islam.
Obama said his individual salvation depends on collective salvation.
Originally posted by plank
In other words he said : I feel i won't have done my job properly if my country is not in a better state when i am done with it.
Nothing to see here i am afraid. Religious zealotry? come on now...
And please change the title.Obama never claimed to be the Messiah.edit on 8-9-2012 by plank because: (no reason given)edit on 8-9-2012 by plank because: (no reason given)
JAMES CONE, THEOLOGIAN: Any group that has institutional power, they are violent. Therefore the mainline denominations in this country have been violent against black people. The crucifixion of Jesus was a First Century lynching. America has a tradition of lynching in which America lynched more than 5,000 black people in this land. The Christian church said very little about it. It was very violent, lynching.
So if we understand the cross correctly, we will see it as Jesus being a victim of lynching, a victim of violence. So at the heart of the Christian faith is God taking upon God's self the suffering of the victim. When you see a lynched black body, that's who God is.
Originally posted by timetothink
reply to post by wildtimes
I said in my opinion, and I stick by it....
How many people besides the extremists who follow the Nation of Islam really have an understanding about it or bother to study it unless it was a course in school? And who would take the course? Unfortunately you can't put on a chart how many people understand the deep inner workings of Black Theology.
Originally posted by timetothink
reply to post by IandEye
The scary thing about Obama is he was raised by people that believe collective salvation should be brought about by a form of Communism, Marxism...whatever ism works fastest for them except capitalism.
His grandparents were radical Communists and he education got more extreme from there on out.
Originally posted by neoholographic
Yes Obama claimed to be the messiah and this is exactly why Farrakhan called him the messiah.
“Brothers and sisters,” Farrakhan said, “Barack Obama to me, is a herald of the Messiah. Barack Obama is like the trumpet that alerts you something new, something better is on the way.”
Farrakhan points out that the man Nation of Islam followers refer to as “the Saviour,” Fard Muhammad, had a black father and a white mother, just as Obama did.
“A black man with a white mother became a saviour to us,” he said. “A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall.
“Would God allow Barack to be president of a country that has been so racist, so evil in its treatment of Hispanics, native Americans, blacks?” he asked. “Would God do something like that? Yeah. Of course he would. That’s to show you that the stone that the builders rejected has become the headstone of the corner. This is a sign to you. It’s the time of our rise. It’s the time that we should take our place. The future is all about you.”
Farrakhan suggested he would keep a low profile in the campaign, despite his enthusiasm for Obama.
“That’s why you have never heard me make any comment,” he explained. “I love that brother, and I want to see that brother successful. I don’t want to say anything that would hurt that brother, and I don’t want them to use me or the Nation of Islam.”
Returning to the theme that Obama is a mystical figure, Farrakhan said, he “is not the Messiah for sure, but anytime he gives you a sign of uniting races, ethnic groups, ideologies, religions and makes people feel a sense of oneness, that’s not necessarily Satan’s work, that is, I believe, the work of God.”
He went on to point out that when religious scholars talk about Christ or the Islamic Mahdi, they never talk in racial terms – again, pointing to Obama’s mixed racial background.
Jesus didn't say I'm the Messiah when he read Isaiah 61. He read Isaiah and the Jews knew what he was saying.
If you read about Black Liberation Theology and Collective Salvation then you know exactly what he was talking about.
Again, this is why Farrakhan called him the messiah.
Obama said, his individual salvation depends on collective salvation.
Sadly, people are ignorant as to what this means.
Obama says he's a Christian so Obama knows what individual salvation means. It's RADICAL for a President of the United States to say he's bringing any kind of salvation to the Country. Obama went even further.
HE SAID HIS INDIVIDUAL SALVATION DEPENDS ON IT.
Again, if this was uttered by Bush, Reagan or just about any other Presidents Liberals would be marching in the street.
IT'S ZEALOTRY AT IT'S WORSE.
Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
The whole message at the DNC was collectivism. The concept was promoted constantly in speech after speech with pretty flowery words. It is like the pretty poison of the blowfish.