'Obama Believers', the theological as...

'Obama Believers', the theological aspects of the Obama campaign....

Adventist

Naples, FL

#1 Oct 8, 2008
'Obama Believers', the theological aspects of the Obama campaign....

Hillary noticed it, the media has caught up into it, the young people are being overwhelmed by "Obama fever" or the Obama "phenomenon" , the last time I saw something like this it was the Beatles and the whole world was in a frenzy over them, and John Lennon was making comparisons. Well it seems to be a similiar occurance with the Illinois senator’s campaign, has he gone beyond the realm of a political campaign to almost a following of 'believers'....Here is what they are saying:

"....Obama's believers...
There’s a theological underpinning to what’s going on with the Illinois senator’s campaign.
Engaged, well-informed young Americans are being moved to act and follow in what feels like a religious awakening....

New York Times columnist David Brooks has likened them to Hare-Krishna people and to Moonies — "Soon they'll be selling flowers at airports and arranging mass weddings." Joe Klein of Time has dubbed their "mass messianism" to be "just a wee bit creepy." And William Lowther, Washington correspondent for the Telegraph (United Kingdom), reported something "unnervingly akin to the hysteria of a cult, or the fervour of a religious revival" at Obama events.

Picking up on the hysteria theme, syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker has dismissed their "New Age glossolalia" as spiritual hunger gone terribly wrong, seduced by Obama's rhetoric, which "drips with hints of resurrection, redemption, second comings." MSNBC's Chris Matthews, going Parker one better, was quoted in Australia's The Age as saying, "I've never seen anything like this. This is bigger than Kennedy. Obama comes along and he seems to have the answers. This is New Testament."

Actually, Parker and Matthews may, however unwittingly, be onto something here. It has to do with two concepts that are deeply embedded in the Protestant theology that derives from the New Testament. And these concepts go a long way toward accounting for what is going on at Obama rallies.

The first is kairos (in the biblical Greek), which refers to an "opening" in ordinary time, a historical moment when a collective sense of deeply meaningful change is in the air. The other is metanoia (another Greek term), which refers to a radical change of mind or consciousness.....

http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2008/...-belie...

Obama calls on citizens around world to stand together
Obama speaks in Berlin, German Thursday.(AP Photo)

(CNN)— Sen. Barack Obama on Thursday challenged people to look to Berlin as an example of what can be accomplished when nations come together to tackle global challenges.

"This city, of all cities, knows the dream of freedom. And you know that the only reason we stand here tonight is because men and women from both of our nations came together to work, and struggle, and sacrifice for that better life," he said before a massive crowd at Berlin's Victory Column.

Watch: Obama says the world needs to unite as one

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/24/obama....

Since: Aug 08

Christchurch New Zealand

#2 Oct 8, 2008
Is this part of the campain stratigery. as the BEETLES paid a 1,000 pounds to get the media to back them and money makes nomet for sure it does.
Follow a known plan and it would get the droveers dog into office.
Elizabeth

Seacliff, Australia

#3 Oct 8, 2008
I think they are you looking for answers Robert,
read his book "The audacity of hope" These kids probability identify with him he is quite carasmatic.

Since: Aug 08

Christchurch New Zealand

#4 Oct 8, 2008
Elizabeth wrote:
I think they are you looking for answers Robert,
read his book "The audacity of hope" These kids probability identify with him he is quite carasmatic.
maybe BILLY GRAHAM took lessons too
Adventist

Naples, FL

#5 Oct 22, 2008
He is certainly 'charming the socks' off a few of them..

Since: Aug 08

Christchurch New Zealand

#6 Oct 22, 2008
Adventist wrote:
He is certainly 'charming the socks' off a few of them..
A friend on mine met the devil in SYDNEY. Yes a very charming being surrounded by music.
The hallmark of EVIL.
Pioneer

United States

#7 Jul 13, 2013
I wonder what they all think now those who voted in this dictator changing our constitution entirely, and backing the Friday MOB BROTHERHOOD backing all the killing and to do more in the middle east! The IRS scandle, targeting christians, to many scandles now to keep track.
Pioneer

United States

#8 Jul 20, 2013
Pioneer wrote:
I wonder what they all think now those who voted in this dictator changing our constitution entirely, and backing the Friday MOB BROTHERHOOD backing all the killing and to do more in the middle east! The IRS scandle, targeting christians, to many scandles now to keep track.
So at least there is one friday mob supporter on here to judge against what was posted above.

Another hate filled idiot, who wants to see the destruction of AMERICA!

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