October 01, 2008

But can he walk on water?

Over here on the right side of the blogosphere, we make plenty of jokes about Barack Obama being Teh New Messiah, but for some people, it's apparently no laughing matter:

Barack Obama bore to me his testimony in 2004 at the Democratic National Convention, a testimony that included believing in concepts as simple and wholesome as the Constitution; a belief the current administration had done away with entirely. I was 17 and my antipathy for politicians was already in place before I had even reached the age to legally vote for one. He, though, seemed different. I was intrigued. I would follow him. I believed however, that my discipleship would lead me on a much longer path to political change than was true. He was much too young, not white enough, not rich enough, not jaded - the country certainly wasn't ready for this, maybe in 12 or 16 years he would be able to run in the Democratic primary, I thought.

My interest was piqued, but the dark time lived on until my faith in others was renewed on Jan. 4 in the Iowa state primary. Obama had beat out squeaky clean southern boy John Edwards and former first lady and next in the line of political succession Hillary Clinton. I was in shock. And then I came to Jesus/Obama.
That's from a column by one Maggie Mertens, published last month in Smith College's student newspaper, titled "'I Will Follow Him': Obama As My Personal Jesus." I. Shit. Thee. Not. These people have lost their friggin' minds.

Anyway, there's plenty more at the link, including this gem at the end:
I've officially been saved, and soon, whether they like it or not, the rest of the country will be too."
God help us.

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