Is anybody else creeped out by all this talk about Obama
by Sandy Simpson, 11/21/10
Check out the UPDATE to this article in 2012 below!
Disregarding the fact that calling any man on earth today "God" is blasphemy, this tactic by the liberal media to continually attribute god-like qualities or call Obama "God" or "Messiah" should make many people, especially Christians, very uncomfortable. The latest attempt at making Obama some kind of "god" was in the latest Newsweek of November 22, 2010. Go here to view the cover:
You can also find this cover in many other places on the web.
Though they tried to act like they were critiquing Obama for trying to do to many things at the same time, the headline and pose they gave Obama mimicking Lord Nataraja show that they have a not-so-subtle point. Lord Nataraja is described in Wikipedia this way:
Nataraja or Nataraj, The Lord (or King) of Dance; Tamil: (Kooththan)) is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for god Brahma to start the process of creation. Nataraja is most often depicted through a statue. The dance of Shiva in Tillai, the traditional name for Chidambaram, forms the motif for all the depictions of Shiva as Nataraja. He is also known as "Sabesan" which splits as "Sabayil aadum eesan" in Tamil which means "The Lord who dances on the dais".The form is present in most Shiva temples in South India, and is the main deity in the famous temple at Chidambaram. (The Dance of ?iva By Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy) The sculpture is usually made in bronze, with Shiva dancing in an aureole of flames, lifting his left leg (and in rare cases, the right leg) and balancing over a demon or dwarf (Apasmara) who symbolizes ignorance. It is a well known sculptural symbol in India and popularly used as a symbol of Indian culture. ("Shiva as Nataraja - Dance and Destruction In Indian Art") The two most common forms of Shiva's dance are the Lasya (the gentle form of dance), associated with the creation of the world, and the Tandava (the violent and dangerous dance), associated with the destruction of weary worldviews - weary perspectives & lifestyles. In essence, the Lasya and the Tandava are just two aspects of Shiva's nature; for he destroys in order to create, tearing down to build again. (Elephanta: The Cave of Shiva By Carmel Berkson, Wendy Doniger, George Michell) - (Source: Wikipedia, Lord Nataraja, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nataraja#cite_note-The_Dance_of_.C5.9Aiva-0)I wondered why, in Michael Savage's book "Trickle Up Poverty", he continually refers to Obama as "Obama the Destroyer". Savage must have somehow seen this Newsweek issue coming. The obvious allusion to Nataraja is that Obama must destroy the old order of things in order to create a new one. Though Newsweek apparently admits he is having trouble with this, nonetheless it is clear they still believe he can pull societal transformation off because he is the "God Of All Things".
This ascribing Godhood to Obama has been going on since he began to run for the presidency. One site that still believes that Obama is the Messiah is http://obamamessiah.blogspot.com/. On that site images of Obama are startling and creepy. There are images there of Obama on a cross, one with the heading "take up your cross and follow me", one with a world tattoo on Obama's forehead, etc. On this web site: http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=77539 it was reported that Luis Farakhan called Obama the "Messiah" saying:
Addressing a large crowd behind a podium Feb. 24 with a Nation of Islam Saviours' Day 2008 sign, Farrakhan proclaims, "You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn't care anything about. That's a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking."There are many other web sites attributing Godhood to Obama.
This is all ironic since in 1966 Time Magazine had as its cover article "Is God Dead?". This article came from a quote taken by a book written by Gabriel Vahanian, a professor of theology at Syracuse University, called "The Death of God" (1961). In is he wrote that "essentially mythological world view of Christianity has been succeeded by a scientific view of reality". Newsweek followed in 2009 with that headline "The Death Of Christianity". The outcry against the notion of God being dead from the churches in 1966 was loud and overwhelming. But then in 2010 Newsweek turned around and instead of claiming that God is dead they hailed Obama as being God. Where is the outcry from the Church on this? One of the sins of blasphemy is when someone claims to be God or is claimed by others to be so when they are not. Jesus was crucified for it, though He was the only one who was telling the truth then He claimed to be the "I Am". I find this flip-flop to be very ironic and disturbing.
Suffice it to say, when people become sheep and mistake a person like Obama for God, then they are ready to be misled by the coming AntiChrist and False Prophet. The fact that Obama seems to have no big problem with this kind of talk is perhaps even more troubling. I wonder if the media had said that Ronald Reagan was God how he would have responded? I dare say he would have roundly castigated them for it.
The Obama sheep are at it again and they are being ever more blasphemous. They are continuing to compare Barrack Hussein Obama to Jesus Christ and yet he seems to have no problem with these comparisons. Here are two in particular that have come out after the November 2012 election.
Painting Depicts Obama As Crucified Christ
Here is the Fox News post:
A painting that features President Obama posed as Jesus Christ crucified on is on display at a community college art gallery in Boston. The painting by Michael D' Antuono is part of a larger exhibit called "Artists on the Stump" the Road to the White House 2012. It's on display at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery until Dec. 15th. The painting is called "Truth" and shows the president with his arms outstretched. A crown of thorns rests on his head. It was originally supposed to debut nearly four years ago at New York City's Union Square. But that event was canceled due to public outrage. "I always regretted canceling my exhibit in New York because I feel my First Amendment rights should override someone's hurt feelings,". Antuono told Fox News. "We should celebrate the fact that we live in a country where we are given the freedom to express ourselves." A spokesperson for the art gallery told Fox News there hasn't been any criticism of the painting. Antuono said the public exhibition "has afforded me the ability to right a wrong." He dismissed critics who called the display blasphemous. "The crucifixion of the president was meant metaphorically," he told Fox News. "My intent was not to compare him to Jesus." Antuono blamed the controversy on conservative media "trying to promote the idea that liberals believe the president to literally be our savior." In the aftermath of his aborted first attempt the artist said he received more than 4,000 emails containing messages that were anything but Christian-like. "But I accepted that it is their right to express themselves and hope that they now see it in their hearts to afford me the same right," he said.No wonder he got so many negative emails. His explanation is totally ludicrous. You don't depict someone like Obama with the following features and claim you are NOT comparing him to Christ: (1) He has a crown of thorns on his head, (2) his arms are outstretched as if being crucified, (3) he has a halo around his head and (4) he is parting the curtains to the seal of the Presidency, obviously an allusion to the veil of the temple being parted or torn. Certainly, in the USA, Michael D' Antuono has a right to express himself as he pleases, but this does not make this painting any less blasphemous. It is scary to think how many people are willing to follow Obama, as evidenced in his re-election in November 2012, to the point of basically making him their god.
Jamie Foxx Calls Obama 'Our Lord And Savior' At Soul Train
Awards, Causes Furor Among Christians
Here is the video of Jamie Foxx making this statement:
Here is the Huffington Post article:
In the Church of Jamie Foxx, President Barack Obama might be known as "Our Lord and Savior," but that doesn't mean the title bodes well with certain Christian groups. Foxx is taking some heat after using the Biblical title for Jesus Christ to describe Obama at the 2012 BET Soul Train Awards. During the show, Foxx took to the stage to praise Obama when he used the godlike terminology, E! News reports. "It's like church over here. It's like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Savior Barack Obama," he said to the audience.This is pure blasphemy. But many sit by and allow this to continue, all without a dissenting word from Obama himself. This is all preparing people for the kind of worship necessary to bring in the temporary rule of the antichrist.