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Obama Messiah

Waiting On The Messiah Amid Presidential Expectations

David A. Sánchez, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
David A. Sánchez, Ph.D.

Part of our national consciousness is an embedded sense of presidential evolution that unconsciously infers that the next commander-in-chief must be more worthy, more righteous, more patriotic and more American. But the fact of the matter is that we get sons, fully incarnate with strengths and weaknesses.

President Obama Is Not The Anti-Christ

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.17.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As the 2012 campaign gears up, we are once again faced with the prospect of sinister religious rhetoric that paints opponents with hyper-charged and potentially lethal brushes.

From Messiah to Mortal: The All-Too-Brief Divinity of Barack Obama

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

What President Obama failed to understand is that America doesn't do well with Messiahs of any sort, preferring self-redemption to the sort delivered by some great rescuer.

Hype Busters at Mother Jones Bring the Noise

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Rosen

Mother Jones is currently running a feature offering us the views of 24 writers, thinkers and historians on a question the editors find important: "Is Obama exaggerating when he compares his campaign to the great progressive moments in US history?"

Reading The Pictures: Obama The Antichrist (Channelled By CNN)

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-08-18-cnnshawantichrist.jpgIt wasn't just that the piece kept replaying pieces of Team McCain's cheap and bizarre "The One" attack ad. It wasn't only the mainstream boost to the fringe fundamentalist paranoia surrounding the ad.