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Re: Who Is Barack Obama?

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  • mishmisha9
    I m not supporting Obama and don t plan to vote for him. I can support Hillary better, but the choices are just not there--good ones IMO! And I agree with your
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 23, 2008
      I'm not supporting Obama and don't plan to vote for him. I can support
      Hillary better, but the choices are just not there--good ones IMO! And
      I agree with your analysis of Obama, but I did like his comments about
      religion--found that very refreshing because most candidates feel they
      "must" project a certain religious (Christian really) piety in order to be
      elected to any political office! Isn't it a joke when you see football teams
      for instance huddled before the game, each praying that "God" let them
      win . . . as though God really cares about football and will decide the
      outcome of a game! It's really nutty! Politicians, though, use the "God"
      is behind us theme in order to push through their agenda, and heaven
      forbid if any of us dare challenge . . . "God?" LOL!

      Just my 2 cents worth on Saturday morning! Hope you all have a good
      weekend even if it's a cold snowy day! : )


      --- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "Non ekster"
      <eckchains@...> wrote:
      > From what I know, while in Kenya as a very young child there may have
      > been some Muslim influence, but he was raised mostly secular or as
      > described below. He now considers himself christian, probably because
      > he was married in his wife's church.
      > Personally, I am more for Hillary. When she talks during a debate, she
      > seems to make more sense and has more specifics, while Barack tends to
      > go off on generalities and I find my mind wandering and waiting for
      > him to make his point. I think he is more of an image maker and his
      > main appeal is that he claims to be able to better inspire the Nation
      > for change. I want universal health care and to stop all this warring.
      > but I think Hillary is so intelligent and creative and driven. I would
      > probably vote for either one. Bush types can get lost for good, as far
      > as I'm concerned.
      > nonekster ; )
      > --- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "mishmisha9"
      > <mishmisha9@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I received an email this morning regarding Barack
      > > Obama's religious upbringing and beliefs that in part
      > > sites that he was raised with radical muslim teachings.
      > > The article even states that Snopes.com has confirmed
      > > that these disparaging comments are fact! And I was
      > > asked to forward the article to all my friends. But I
      > > decided instead to check it out on Snopes myself and
      > > discovered that it is Urban Legend.
      > >
      > > I am not a supporter of Obama. In fact, I don't like any
      > > of the remaining presidential candidates so I'm in a great
      > > dilemma as to who I might vote for in the Fall.
      > >
      > > However, reading Snopes. com on Who Is Barack Obama,
      > > I did find Obama's statement about how his mother taught
      > > him about religion quite interesting and relevant to what we
      > > often comment on this site! So here's Obama's comments about
      > > his early religious teachings via his mother:
      > >
      > > "Of his mother's religious views, Senator Obama wrote:
      > > For my mother, organized religion too often dressed up
      > > closed-mindedness in the garb of piety, cruelty and oppression
      > > in the cloak of righteousness.
      > >
      > > This isn't to say that she provided me with no religious
      > > instruction. In her mind, a working knowledge of the world's great
      > > religions was a necessary part of any well-rounded education. In
      > > our household the Bible, the Koran, and the Bhagavad Gita sat on
      > > the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology.
      > > On Easter or Christmas Day my mother might drag me to church, just
      > > as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the chinese New Year
      > > celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites. But I
      > > was made to understand that such religious samplings required no
      > > sustained commitment on my part. Religion was an expression of
      > > human culture, she would explain, not its wellspring, just one of the
      > > many ways — and not necessarily the best way — that man
      > > attempted to control the unknowable and understand the deeper truths
      > > about our lives.
      > >
      > > In sum, my mother viewed religion through the eyes of the
      > > anthropologist she would become; it was a phenomenon to be treated
      > > with a suitable respect, but with a suitable detachment as well."
      > >
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