Skip to comments.Archbishop warns: 'We elect public servants, not messiahs'
Posted on 02/28/2009 11:23:26 AM PST by kellynla
One of the prominent and rising archbishops in the Catholic Church is warning against a "spirit of adulation" towards President Obama, who was portrayed repeatedly during his campaign with messianic images.
WND reported during the campaign on a website called Obamamessiah which still holds images portraying the president in a "transfiguration" pose, with various haloes around his head, and the cover of a book, "Barack Obama, Son of Promise, Child of Hope."
But in a message at St. Basil's Church in Toronto recently, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput warned against following blindly.
"President Obama is a man of intelligence and some remarkable gifts. He has a great ability to inspire. But whatever his strengths, there's no way to reinvent his record on abortion and related issues with rosy marketing about unity, hope and change," Chaput said.
"Of course, that can change. Some things really do change when a person reaches the White House. Power ennobles some men. It diminishes others. Bad policy ideas can be improved. Good policy ideas can find a way to flourish. But as Catholics, we at least need to be honest with ourselves and each other about the political facts we start with," he said.
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Ouch! That's gonna leave a mark.LOL
Yeah, he’s a regular light-bringer...
I wish he'd have spoken up a lot sooner.
Anyone who hasn’t actually seen this site should visit it. Scary stuff.
So, like, who’s listening?
He needs to direct some of his criticism at the MSM that is responsible for helping to create Obama’s image. Let’s call the MSM’s “coverage” for what it really is: propaganda.
A personal drawback of mine is not seeing this.
I guess I need gifts bestowed upon me to see.
Yeah, CHANGE is the idea all along. Right?
Here's an example:
Obama is against gay marriage.
Penn says that it is hatred to oppose gay marriage.
Penn says isn't it great that we have such an elegant president.
Be careful and hope this is not contagious.
Those who do not believe in God will believe in anything.
That thing is usually a charismatic leader. When they choose such a leader to devote all of their hope in the state becomes all powerful.
One of the drawbacks in having your leader as your god is that when that leader falls all of your hope falls with him and life can become not worth living.
Example Jimmy Jones.
The likes of a nuclear flash bringing death, mayhem and suffering perhaps, yes.
Thus the lack of religious freedom within a communist state.
Show me where a concern for an already rampant and out of control disease that is immune to vaccination is an out of touch mindset.
Allow me to rephrase what the Good Archbishop could of said.
President Obama shoud NOT take his God Given Gifts and USE them AGAINST God.
“He has a great ability to inspire...”
Inspire what? Liberal slugs to cram a roto-rooter into their brains and turn it on?
He did. You missed it.
Well he’s bright and gifted enough to get elected to president of the US despite not being eligible.
That is in and of itself remarkable.
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