‘a god among us’

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In Feb. 7, 2008 file photo, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., is silhouetted by a light as he speaks at Tulane University in New Orleans. PHOTO FOX NEWS

I was watching the FOX News channel today and on America’s News HQ, Brian Wilson was interviewing two host on the ‘Beyond The Headlines’ segment ‘How is President Obama Doing?’.

The the topic of discussion was surrounding President Barack Obama’s joint address of  congress on February 24 and what’s the message he needs to get across?

The comments from one of the host, April Ryan, White House correspondent for the Urban Radio Network, said that…

“Obama needs  not only to rally the people of our nation but must rally the people of the world, for it is a global economy that is at stake and he must find the balance to rally the markets as well.”

When I heard Ms. Ryan’s statement I felt she might be putting just a little too much weight upon the shoulders of President Obama… after all he is only human.

For the longest time I have felt that our country was heading in the wrong direction… the proverbial snow-ball heading down the hill and as it gets bigger and bigger I have little doubt that ‘man’ shall curtail its downward spin.

With the turn of events of the last year or so, it has been more apparent to me that the only hope for not only America, but the world, is God’s divine intervention…. then I ran upon the poll listed below.


Poll: Obama More Popular Than Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

John Lennon once claimed the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Now President Obama has evidence that he’s more popular than both.

Obama topped a new Harris interactive poll that asked 2,634 Americans who they admire enough to call a hero.

Jesus came in second on a list that includes God, Mahtma Gandhi and George Washington.

Other historic or notable figures making the top 10 were Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Abraham Lincoln, John McCain, John F. Kennedy, U.S. Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger and Mother Teresa.

Participants named the heroes randomly instead of being shown or read a list of people to choose from. The poll was conducted online between January 12 and 19, 2009.

At the 16th spot in the poll, George Washington, Bill Clinton and Colin Powell tied.

Other politicians who made the poll’s top 25 include Hillary Clinton (12), FDR (13), Condoleezza Rice (12) and Sarah Palin (21).

God ranked 11th, between Mother Teresa and Hillary Clinton.

Of the multiple reasons participants gave to explain their choices of heroes, the ones most cited is, “Doing what’s right regardless of personal consequences” with 89 percent, “Not giving up until the goal is accomplished” with 83 percent and “Doing more than what other people expect of them,” with 82 percent. Also popular were “Overcoming adversity” and “Staying level-headed in a crisis.”

In the first Harris Poll asking this question in 2001, Jesus came in first, followed by the Rev. King, Powell, John F. Kennedy and Mother Teresea.

Obama joked last year at a roast that contrary to rumors, he was not born in a manger but on the planet Krypton. Apparently, Obama is even more popular than Superman, who didn’t make the cut. FOX News

Maybe I was wrong? If the poll is right. One might think that Obama is maybe more than just a man.

It seems that we in America and even amidst the world have fashioned a god after our own image and we want to give him credit for bringing us up out of the land of Egypt. Or it could be that he is leading us to the same? With him is the arm of the flesh.

Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered at all his land out of the hand of God’s judgement?


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