Monday, June 02, 2008
Barack the Brazen or Barack the Bumbler?
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State. -- Josef Goebbels
The more I watch the candidacy of Sen. Barack Obama unfold, I am increasingly perplexed by the seeming torpor of the electorate. No matter what comes out of this guy's mouth, or out of the mouths of his associates, all you seem to get is a "Ho hum. Whatever." You can't blame the media entirely either. Enough is out there now that even a pro-Obama media can't hush it all up.
First, (and I noted this in a previous post) Obama sniffs at "traditional" interpretations of Scripture when it comes to the issue of homosexuality. Not much of a surprise when you consider that his chosen denomination, the United Church of Christ, has largely fallen into apostasy. The Bible is as elastic as Silly Putty when it comes to that bunch. The Black Liberation Theology of Obama's particular (now former) congregation is another matter.
Then, as he was announcing his departure from Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago after the latest pastor/priest eruption, he had the chutzpah to say that his Christian faith was "fairly conventional." Excuse me? Twenty years in a church like that, and your faith is "fairly conventional?" In your view, homosexuality doesn't matter to God, and you call your "Christian" faith "fairly conventional?
What is Obama's soteriology? What is Obama's Christology? What is Obama's overall view of Scripture? Is it just a collection of stories or is it the inerrant Word of God? (I think we know that one already) Did Jesus come to pay the price for human sin, or did He come to achieve a Marxist revolution here on earth? Is Che Guevara a dead terrorist thug, or is he a patron saint?
I was waiting for at least one journalist to challenge Obama on his claim to a "conventional" Christian faith. If the mainstream media wouldn't, perhaps at least someone on Fox News would. I am still waiting. Then again, even though Fox has the reputation for being right-leaning, I am sure they're just as much in the tank for the homosexual agenda as any of the other media. The way that public opinion has been changing on this subject, aided and abetted by media accomplices and public education, I don't imagine it will be too long before someone starts a new church with the doctrine that Oscar Wilde died for our sins. And they'll probably get their services broadcast for free. But I digress.
Did you also notice that Obama kept insisting that the church was being caricatured? Did you notice that he wasn't leaving so much because of what the pseudo-pastors said, but rather because he didn't want his candidacy to be a distraction to the church? When he says things like that, I'm afraid it makes his rather tepid disavowal of the pastors' statements suspect.
But does anyone care? Does anyone notice? Isn't anyone bothered even a little by any of this? Why aren't more orthodox pulpits ablaze with warnings about this? This goes beyond politics. This deals with theology.
But hey. As Three Dog Night once sang, "What's all these crazy questions they askin' me?" Obama means hope. Obama means change. We love Obama.
Welcome to Oceania. Welcome to the Ministry of Truth. Welcome to Ingsoc. Shining, happy people. Shiny, happy proles.
Has this nation really fallen to that level of imbicility?
Never mind. Don't answer that.
Editor's note: Today, Cal Thomas posted this commentary basically making my point about whether Barack Obama is a true Christian as defined by Scripture. On the Fox News website. Good for Cal. Now if some others would jump on the bandwagon!