Barak Obama, saviour of America.
Do you long for a better future? How about a life of peace? If you but merely cast your vote for Barak he will single handly, no less, restore the moral standing of America so that it is the last and BEST hope for all those who are “called to the cause of freedom, who long for lives of peace, and who yearn for a better future.”* Why? Because he believes in change!
“All day, under a punishing Colorado sun, tens of thousands of supporters trudged across an overpass to Invesco Field, pilgrims in a line snaking for kilometres, a march that began eight hours before Obama spoke.”* They all gathered around the statium to hear their saviour speak.
Below is a clip of his speech:
“America, you are the light of the world. A city on a hill that cannot be hidden! You have heard it said, ‘love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,’ but I say, love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you, and bring our troops home from Iraq! You have heard it said, care for the widow and the orphan, but I say, care for the widow and orphan and give everyone access to affordable health care! Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you! Because America, I have been annointed to preach good news to the poor. I have been sent here to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour for America!”**
America, get your palm branches ready because here comes your saviour (let’s not kill this one).
If Jesus is Lord, is it idolatrous for followers of Jesus put their hope for change in a man?
If Jesus is Lord, is it idolatrous for the Church to put her hope for change in the Empire?
There is but one Lord, and his name is not Barak.
America has but one Savior, and his name is not Barak.
*Quotes taken from Toronto Star article, ‘Obama’s new dream for America,’ http://www.thestar.com/News/USElection/article/487523.
**Not actual Obama speech
***This writing is satirical.
Grace and peace.