We Can Change What We Believe In
Catholic blogger Mark Shea has been keeping an eye on the messiahfication of Barack Obama, and I have to admit that there’s something foreboding about the fanaticism. The feel is not unlike that sparked by a piece, years back, reporting that Pat Buchanan’s young staffers referred to him reverently as The Candidate.
Enthusiasm for a particular candidate can be a great thing, if he or she merits the dedication, but we humans have a tendency to forget that our leaders rank among us.
For the record, this photo of Obama is probably Photoshopped to include the cigarette, but my point wasn’t an anti-smoking one, merely a non-celestial being one. Referring to the photos on Mark Shea’s post, I’d suggest a high likelihood that pictures of Obama glowing or floating among clouds are manipulated, as well.