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Archbishop warns: 'We elect public servants, not messiahs'
worldnetdaily.com ^ | February 28, 2009 | Bob Unruh

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 666; cult; idolatry; messiah; obama; zeroworship
"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," Archbishop Chaput said.

Ouch! That's gonna leave a mark.LOL

1 posted on 02/28/2009 11:23:26 AM PST by kellynla
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To: Salvation; NYer; narses; A.A. Cunningham; calcowgirl

ping


2 posted on 02/28/2009 11:23:56 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

Yeah, he’s a regular light-bringer...


3 posted on 02/28/2009 11:26:12 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: kellynla
there's no way to reinvent his record on abortion and related issues with rosy marketing about unity, hope and change," Chaput said.

I wish he'd have spoken up a lot sooner.

4 posted on 02/28/2009 11:26:58 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (FUBO Kenyan Usurper - "Let his days be few, and let another take his office." Psalm 109:8)
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To: kellynla

Too late.


5 posted on 02/28/2009 11:27:23 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: kellynla

Anyone who hasn’t actually seen this site should visit it. Scary stuff.

http://obamamessiah.blogspot.com/


6 posted on 02/28/2009 11:29:00 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: kellynla

So, like, who’s listening?


7 posted on 02/28/2009 11:29:44 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: kellynla

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.


8 posted on 02/28/2009 11:31:27 AM PST by Starboard
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To: kellynla
"President Obama is a man of intelligence and some remarkable gifts...

A personal drawback of mine is not seeing this.

I guess I need gifts bestowed upon me to see.

9 posted on 02/28/2009 11:35:11 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: kellynla
"Of course, that can change..."

Yeah, CHANGE is the idea all along. Right?

10 posted on 02/28/2009 11:38:29 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS
It's like people who fall for movie stars even when their comments are nonsensical. Remember: for many, it's better to look good than be good.

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.

11 posted on 02/28/2009 11:39:31 AM PST by nufsed
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To: kellynla
"Only God is God, and the state is subordinate and accountable to God

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.

12 posted on 02/28/2009 11:41:41 AM PST by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Yeah, he’s a regular light-bringer...

The likes of a nuclear flash bringing death, mayhem and suffering perhaps, yes.

13 posted on 02/28/2009 11:45:34 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: Pontiac
Those who do not believe in God will believe in anything.

Thus the lack of religious freedom within a communist state.

Competition...

14 posted on 02/28/2009 11:51:33 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: nufsed
Be careful and hope this is not contagious.

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.

15 posted on 02/28/2009 11:58:37 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: kellynla

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.


16 posted on 02/28/2009 12:03:54 PM PST by Global2010 (Witness to Hope. John Paul Audacity of Hope B.Obama)
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To: EGPWS

nufsed


17 posted on 02/28/2009 12:27:04 PM PST by nufsed
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To: kellynla

“He has a great ability to inspire...”

Inspire what? Liberal slugs to cram a roto-rooter into their brains and turn it on?


18 posted on 02/28/2009 1:11:47 PM PST by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
I wish he'd have spoken up a lot sooner.

He did. You missed it.

Archbishop Criticizes Obama, Catholic Allies

19 posted on 02/28/2009 3:19:41 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: EGPWS

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.


20 posted on 02/28/2009 4:19:37 PM PST by lucias_clay
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To: A.A. Cunningham
He did. You missed it.

Easy to do with the media slanting everything 0bama's way. "To everything there is a season..." retribution will be forthcoming for the evil ones - soon I pray!

21 posted on 03/01/2009 7:35:57 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (FUBO Kenyan Usurper - "Let his days be few, and let another take his office." Psalm 109:8)
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