Question to Obama by Chicago-Sun Time religion columnist Cathleen Falsani:
"Do you believe in sin"?
Answer by Obama:
Question to Obama:
"What is sin"?
Answer by Obama:
"Being out of alignment with my values".
God gave us the Ten Commandments to live by but Obama has added an 11th: "Believe as I do or you will go to hell". Do not align with my values and you will be guilty of a sin. Only the Messiah has the ability to establish commandments for life so in establishing his definition of "sin", Obama takes on the role of messiah; is there any wonder why Obama is referred to by his opponents sarcastically as the "messiah" or that many say Obama has a "messiah complex"?
Many think Obama is a Muslim, which in presidential politics today would assign him to the dust bin of losing candidates, but Obama says "I am a Christian". But he also says an untruth for political expediency:
"I draw from the Christian faith. On the other hand, I was born in Hawaii where obviously there are a lot of Eastern influences. I lived in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, between the ages of six and 10. My father was from Kenya, and although he was probably most accurately labeled an agnostic, his father was Muslim. And I’d say, probably, intellectually I’ve drawn as much from Judaism as any other faith".
Both his biological father and his grandfather were Muslims yet Obama has the gall to label his father from Kenya as an "agnostic". What do you suppose the Muslim Brotherhood would say about that? To put cream on the cake and show us his religious universality, Obama says he has "drawn" from Judaism.
Of course Obama tells us he is a "Christian" by answering the question "Have you always been a Christian"? Thusly "I was raised more by my mother and my mother was Christian". (Do you notice he never actually says he is a christian?)
Obama seems a little bewildered when asked what type of Christian was he? The answer Obama gives".
"My grandparents who were from small towns in Kansas. My grandmother was Methodist. My grandfather was Baptist. This was at a time when I think the Methodists felt slightly superior to the Baptists. And by the time I was born, they were, I think, my grandparents had joined a Universalist church".
Listening to this answer one might say a couple of things – he’s not sure what type of Christian he is and he seems to believe Methodists may be "slightly" superior to "Baptists" – (all you Baptist voters take note).
Parents usually are the ones who start their children on the road to spirituality. But in Obama’s case he admits this was lacking in his childhood:
"So, my mother, who I think had as much influence on my values as anybody, was not someone who wore her religion on her sleeve. We’d go to church for Easter. She wasn’t a church lady".
Although acknowledging his stepfather was a Muslim and lived in Muslim-dominated Indonesia, Obama says he went to a Catholic school but he did not have "a structured religious education" and that "I probably didn’t get started getting active in church activities until I moved to Chicago."
Now we come to the core of what Obama chose as his career – becoming a political messiah who by himself or with the guidance of others would rise to political heights. Though he may not at first had being president of the United States as his goal, eventually it became clear to him and those behind Obama that assuming the position of leader of the free world was not beyond the realm of possibility.
So with going up the political ladder as his ambition, he identified how he would do this; by using a powerful black church in Chicago and association with those he would later distance himself from but who were instrumental in refining his political ideology. In Obama’s own words:
"So that, one of the churches I met, or one of the churches that I became involved in was Trinity United Church of Christ. And the pastor there, Jeremiah Wright, became a good friend. So I joined that church and committed myself to Christ in that church."
Who did Obama look to for "guidance" in addition to Reverend Wright; Father Michael Ffleger of course.
"Well, my pastor is certainly someone who I have an enormous amount of respect for. I have a number of friends who are ministers. Reverend Meeks is a close friend and colleague of mine in the state Senate. Father Michael Pfleger is a dear friend and somebody I interact with closely".
"And they’re good friends. Because both of them are in the public eye, there are ways we can all reflect on what’s happening to each of us in ways that are useful". "I think they can help me, they can appreciate certain specific challenges that I go through as a public figure".
We have heard and seen the kind of "guidance" Wright and Pfleger provided Obama on television. Dismissing these advisors while on the campaign trail for political expediency is hardly a rejection of all he learned from these guidance counselors.
In fact, Obama candidly acknowledges now that it is important to distance himself from these socialist anti-American advisors. When asked about this and reminded that his Republican political opponent at the time, Jack Ryan, said talking about your faith is fraught with peril for a public figure, Obama unabashedly announced:
"Which is why you generally will not see me spending a lot of time talking about it on the stump". "As I said before, in my own public policy, I’m very suspicious of religious certainty expressing itself in politics".
Obama says it wasn’t an epiphany that led him to religion, it was a gradual process. This in itself is not unusual; it is the same for most people who gravitate toward religion and God. However for Obama, the "messiah", it was "a certain self-consciousness that I possess … ." There was no single moment when it all came to Obama but as a messiah he says "I think it was just a moment to certify or publicly affirm a growing faith in me."
To Obama it is not a messiah "complex" he has, he evidently believes he is the second coming.