Monday, April 27, 2009

Barack Obama Superstar: Do you think you're who they say you are?

"This is a picture of a painting that will be unveiled in Union Square New York on Wednesday. It’s called (ironically one hopes) The Truth, and is the work of Michael D’Antuono, who says in a statement:"The 30" x 54" acrylic painting on canvas depicts President Obama appearing much like Jesus Christ on the Cross: atop his head, a crown of thorns; behind him, the dark veil being lifted (or lowered) on the Presidential Seal." (Times Online - Faith Central - Bess Twiston-Davies)

This sort of messianic fervor has been attaching itself to Obama since the primaries and seems not to be abating now that he is president. What I want to point out is the irony of the fact that the so-called secular, scientific, intellectual class of properly left-wing views are deathly afraid (so they claim, anyway) of James Dobson and Pat Robertson, who they view as deluded, fanatical, poorly-educated wingnuts out to impose a religious theocracy on America.

Huh? They think what . . . They offer instead . . . this?

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