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Monday, February 18, 2008

The Wa Post's Misguided "Faith" Page

After the 2004 elections in which Evangelicals were widely viewed to be the "swing" vote, the Wa Post started a regular religion feature in its Metro section, devoting an entire page to "Faith" concerns.

[BTW when did religion become faith? I object to the latter term, as it connotes that those who are not religious are lacking something.]

Today's WP "faith" page is typical of the quality of its writing as it ponders the question of whether or not Obama is the Messiah.
Is Obama the Messiah? People are asking these days and it's not so hard to understand why: the desperate throngs, the tears, the great awakening of a slumbering demographic. All that larger symbolism.

The emotional landscape of many American voters is calamitous of late -- frightened by our Babylonian war, unhappy with our President and depressed by the cleansing crush of the credit crunch -- so it's not surprising that the coming presidential election would take on a certain biblical coloring.

The Messiah question is a loud one coming from all corners. Even a blogger for Mother Jones, the hot heart of the far left, worries that the Obama-passion will be used for nefarious purposes by right-wingers, he himself writes "Barack Obama has a messiah complex and no one will convince me otherwise."
Don Graham, would your mother ever have approved of publishing something like that?

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