Obama inspired by Exodus. Me? Not so much. How about you?
Obama's "Ich bin ein Christian" brochure emphasizes (in the "Called to Bring Change" section) the Biblical tale of Exodus, suggesting that he was called to lead Americans like Moses was called to lead the Chosen People.
Have you fucking read Exodus?
Outside of a handful (a lot fewer than ten) of common-sense commandments, it's a tale of endless gratuitous cruelty and arbitrariness at the hands of a jealous God.
In fact, it's practically a recipe book for the Bush administration: mindlessly kicking the shit out of Arabs -- even the children — and mucking about in the wilderness while building a huge, rickety temple to the power elite.
And, true to form for the Religious Right, whom the pamphlet was plainly meant to impress, it's the gold standard of animal-cruelty pr0n.
But that's right. In the new world order, we're supposed to admire the idea of the idea, as opposed to the idea itself. If only we could be the party of ideas! Since we can't, we can change our frames until the other guy's ideas are just fine with us, and then we call all look at the world through pony-colored glasses! I don't know about you, but I do so love ponies!
Let's say that somehow, you still find Exodus to be a peachy-keen, inspirational story and Obama an inspiring character.
Tell me, then, who made him holier than the Blues Brothers — the second-coming of YHWH's righthand man? I thought that was Mike Huckabee's job.