While Senator and presidential hopeful Barack Obama tours the Middle
East, he brings to mind another inspirational leader who made waves in
that neck of the woods not too long ago.
That's right, Jesus Christ.
While many people see Obama as someone who draws inspiration from
Christ, I view it the other way around.
I mean, what could Jesus learn from Obama?
I remember a time when Jesus was plagued with doubt, and wondered if
he was up to the task his Father had given him. This is something, I
sense, that just doesn't happen with Obama. Some call it arrogance,
but I call it "spiritual confidence." Seriously, would Obama have told
God, "Sorry Dad, I can't die for every one's sins. I want to build
canoes." Not on your life, people. Obama would take on such challenges
with a hearty laugh, and a "bring it on" attitude. Jesus could learn
from this, if he wasn't busy whining.
Jesus also took a lot of grief for hanging with the wrong crowd --
paupers, thieves -- even a "scorned" woman. Well, all one needs to do
is look at Obama, and marvel at the way he stuck by a life partner
with controversial beliefs -- as well as his unusual friend in the
Weather Underground. I think Jesus could learn a thing or two about
loyalty, here. And yet, Obama also knew exactly when it was time to
move on from a destructive relationship, as he did with Reverend
Wright. If only Jesus had seen that coming with Judas.
When Jesus died for our sins, he was in his early thirties - far too
inexperienced for such an undertaking. Aside from carpentry, what
experience did he really have in making the world a better place? Did
he ever run a corporation, hold public office for many years, or
enlist in the military? No, no, and no. A holy Trinity of no's ...
like Obama. But Obama has roughly 15 years on Jesus, so you could
argue he is more qualified to save the world. Plus, he traveled more
extensively, went to better schools, can probably speak more languages
and experimented with narcotics. He's truly a man of all people.
Many critics say Jesus flip flopped on issues -- on the one hand he
preaches forgiveness, on the other he mentions an eternity of Hell for
those who do wrong against God. But just by looking at the way Obama
shifts beliefs based on how it helps him politically, you see that all
great leaders become great through a willingness to change. I mean, if
you keep falling down -- maybe it's time to find a better cross.
And sure, Jesus Christ had a funny name. Well, friend, here are a few
other "funny" names: Ghandhi, Confucius, Zoroaster, Obama, Pitt.
Meanwhile, here are some names that are very common: Koresh, Manson,
Bush. You get the picture.
And if you disagree with me, then you sir are worse than Hitler. And
probably racist, too.