Thousands of people in the Netherlands say they expect the world to end in 2012, and many say they are taking precautions to prepare for the apocalypse.So the world's going to "end" and they are stocking up on supplies? It's a pretty safe bet that the Coleman stove, cans of hash and bottles of water won't be needed in the afterlife. But this of course goes deeper than just the end, it signifies that everything is indeed spinning out of control and only a change in political parties can save us.
Speaking of the Obaman, he's about to become entangled with James Dobson over some Bible interpretation:
Dobson took aim at examples Obama cited in asking which Biblical passages should guide public policy - chapters like Leviticus, which Obama said suggests slavery is OK and eating shellfish is an abomination, or Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, "a passage that is so radical that it's doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application."Since the definition of being a Christian is believing in Jesus the Old Testament is therefore subject to revision and Jesus covered the eating thing in there, which Obama should know because he was lecturing everyone to read their Bibles. And while He (Christ not Barack) did tell us to turn the other cheek it's doubtful that applied towards advancing armies as Jesus wasn't in favor of suicide and did mention "rendering to Caesar".
Obama sounds like a garden variety liberal debater on a message board, many of whom specialize in whipping out Leviticus anytime religion is discussed to use the extreme laws in an attempt to discredit the Bible to justify homosexuality. He also seems a few steps away from dropping the "Jesus was a liberal" card but hey why not, he's already pulled the race card.
Speaking of race, it's still not clear whether he agrees with his former pastor about Christ being a black man (strange because believers believe Christ's mother was impregnated by an angel) since he claimed absence at some of the more controversial sermons. But running away from religion seems a strange campaign strategy based on the fact that while not officially a Christian nation, America still has a lot of Christians, many of whom aren't real cozy with McCain. Yet.
Oh well. Maybe next we'll hear his take about good versus evil--the latter of which no decent liberal would ever admit applies to fundamentalist head-chopping Muslim jihadists yet should easily apply to George Bush and Dick Cheney without debate.