Thursday, July 24, 2008

Obama wants to "remake the world"

Until now, I haven't felt anything particularly bad about Barack Obama, the candidate who's pretty much locked-up the Democrat nomination for President of the United States. I disagree with him on pretty much everything, and I sure as heck won't be voting for him. But I'm a guy who knows how to draw a line between not seeing eye to eye with someone, and being able to like him or her as a person. I'm blessed to have friends from many different ideologies and philosophies and even what some would consider "other lifestyles". Doesn't mean that I approve of those things, but I'm not gonna stop that from considering someone to be a person that needs to be loved by me just as God loves them. Just one of the ways I've realized over the years is how I'm supposed to be a witness for Christ to others, I guess you could say.

So yeah, it takes a lot for me to frown on someone enough to more than merely distrust them. And I hadn't had a reason to do that with Obama. Until today.

Speaking at a rally of more than 200,000 people in Berlin, Germany, Obama promised that he would "remake the world", and made what can only be considered blatant appeals for "global citizenship".

So much here that's popping big red flags. For starters, why is Obama apparently campaigning in Germany, when it's United States citizens who are the only ones who are supposed to be voting for him?

And then, "global citizenship"? When I was a Boy Scout I earned the Citizenship in the World merit badge. It was about recognizing your role at the local and national level and how it extends to the rest of humankind. It was not about yielding sovereignty to some nebulous greater good.

But what really is starting to scare me about this guy is that he's openly boasting that he wants to "remake the world".

Mr. Obama, the world is being remade every day, by ordinary men and women. Like the final song from a musical that I was recently in goes: "It's in our hands." God has given each of us the free will of how we choose to make not just our lives, but the world around us.

Mr. Obama, if you ever read this: Who the hell are you to proclaim that you should be given absolute power to "remake the world"?

And that almost a quarter-million people would rally to his cause, chanting his name like a mantra... I thought the whole thing about a "messiah complex" with this guy was a joke before. Now, it's starting to remind me too much about another man in Germany, about seventy years ago. He promised to remake the world too.

Until today I thought that Obama was at most a curiosity. Now, I'm finding myself genuinely worried about what this man's intentions are.

No, I'm not voting for John McCain, either. The wiser, more righteous choice in this farce of an election is not to choose at all, considering that we're being expected to pick between a man hellbent on igniting World War III and a man now seemingly worshiped as divine.

We, the American people, could have remade our world already. We could have chosen to be vigilant and wise. We should have thought for ourselves! Now look at us: a once-proud people reduced to a slave race. If the past sixteen years of executive administrations did not prove that enough, then the next four years at least certainly will.

We had our chance. And we blew it.

And no, I'm not laughing, because there's not a damned thing funny about any of this.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't "absolute power" a bit of an overstatement? I mean, Bush has as much power now as Obama wants to get and Bush can't even drill for oil in the Gulf Coast.

Chris Knight said...

It's my own way of saying "this guy ain't got any humility". But then, how many of them do?

Nathan said...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/gerard_baker/article4392846.ece

The cited article is HILARIOUS, and a little bit scary because of the truth of it.

Anonymous said...

I got one of those email that blast a party member as being something now I am believing it. It said he was the anti Christ here is what I was sent, sounds a little true don't it. Weird huh? The Book of Revelation




Subject: FW: The Book of Revelation


AS IRON SHARPENS IRON,
SO A MAN SHARPENS ANOTHER."
PROVERBS
27:17=20

This will make youre-think : A Trivia question in Sunday School : How long is the beast allowed
to have authority in Revelations ? Guess the Answer?

Revelations Chapter 13 tells us it is 42 months, and you know what that is.
Almost a four-year term to a Presidency.

All I can say is Lord Have Mercy on us.!!!!
According to The Book of
Revelations the anti-Christ is: The anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40's,
of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have

MASSIVE Christ-like appeal....the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will

promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will destroy everything ..

Is it OBAMA?

I STRONGLY URGE each one of you to repost this as
many times as you can! Each opportunity that you have to send it to a friend or media outlet...
I don't want to take a chance on this unknown candidate who came out of nowhere.

Anonymous said...

Please respond to previous message. Does it sound real to you ?

Nathan said...

Where does Revelations say he will be a man in his 40's of Muslim descent? How could Revelations say he would be of Muslim descent when Islam wasn't even around at the time?

Could Obama be the anti-Christ? Sure. Is he? Only God knows. Remember, they used to say that Ronald Reagan was the anti-Christ (his initials have 666 letters).

The point is to be ready, because even if the end times don't come tomorrow, our own personal end time could.

Chris Knight said...

"Please respond to previous message. Does it sound real to you ?"

No, it does not sound real to me.

It does sound like a load of bollocks, however.

As Nathan pointed out, Islam wasn't even around at the time that Revelation was written. Mohammad did not begin the Islamic religion until about 600 years later.

And personally, I hate this kind of stuff. I'm talking about e-mails and rumors such as this, which float around and prey on people's ignorance. It's one thing when something is a quirky coincidence (like the thing about Ronald Reagan's name supposedly equaling 666) but to purposefully make up crap, knowing that it's not true, thinking that there are enough people out there willing to believe it and that it'll somehow "come true" by force of numbers of those adhering to the belief...

There is plenty wrong with Obama. There is plenty wrong with McCain, too. Enough that we don't need worthless nonsense like this clogging the works.