Saturday, April 19, 2008

Obama's Christianity

Many Christian supporters of Senator Barack Obama practically swooned when their candidate, amidst denials that he was ever really a practicing Muslin, insisted that he is a Christian. "I'm a Christian," Obama declared. That was enough, so it seems, to confirm nearly all their political hopes and dreams. Why are Christians so often naive, credulous and uncritical -- the last to grasp the pretext, context or subtext of a candidate's remarks? Enter Spengler, "The peculiar theology of black liberation" (Asia Times, March 18, 2008):
Senator Barack Obama is not a Muslim, contrary to invidious rumors. But he belongs to a Christian church whose doctrine casts Jesus Christ as a "black messiah" and blacks as "the chosen people". At best, this is a radically different kind of Christianity than most Americans acknowledge; at worst it is an ethnocentric heresy.
This is a detailed and provocative article. Read the rest of the article here.

[Hat tip to R.R.-D.]

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