Somewhere Jim Jones is saying: “Don’t forget to drink the Kool-Aid”
By Frank James
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.”
That’s funny, I don’t recall ‘Bethlehem’ as the place of birth on Obama’s certificate.
The ‘sort of god’ still has some glassy-eyed apostles out there, and they’re still crazy after all these years. When it comes to the other deity, Obama doesn’t seem to like the competition. He suffers from ‘acquired situational narcissism’. He believes his own press.
I’m agnostic, but I seem to recall a biblical reference to a being called the ‘anti-Christ’ who has the same charismatic following.