Thursday, January 22, 2009

I don't get it!

Ok, I may take a comment beating for this one....but what is with everyone being so enamored with President Obama? Don't get me wrong....the moment in history that took place on Tuesday is not lost on me AT ALL. This isn't about that. I just really fear that way too many people are putting their HOPE in this MAN. That's all he is...he's just a human like the rest of us. The hope that people are looking for cannot be found in this man. It can only be found in the one true LIVING GOD! It seems to me that all the celebrities and way to many others have deemed this man to be their SAVIOR. All of the people who are doing that....will be disappointed. Why? Because he is just a MAN...NOT A SAVIOR!

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  1. All I have to say is "amen"! The McHusband is saying it's a cult!

    I also understand the significance in his being our leader (I'm a civics teacher), but I worry that too many people will wait for him to just "fix" everything, and not try to do anything for themselves.

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  2. thanks for being brave enough to say what you think! i agree with you 100%! oh, and i love your site :)

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  3. I definitely support him as our new President, as Scripture teaches but my HOPE IS DEFINITELY NOT IN HIM, but in our SAVIOR. I am just grateful God is really our president.

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  4. Girl, I agree! The history-making event is not lost on me either, but I don't remember people being so enamored with a President before. It is a bit scary.

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  5. I agree...I also support his as our new president. I wish he had some different views, but I do worry about people being enamored with him and getting hope from him, not Jesus.

    For instance-my current soapbox about the new law about childrens clothing and other items. I feel like it's a case of a law being written to "save the people"...and sadly many folks look to the government to be the savior of all things. Now, they are taking it upon themselves to be the savior...ugh. We need to pray!

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  6. first of all, let me say--wow! the miles you are logging on your treadmill are incredible! I am super impressed!

    and on to the blog at hand--I, also, agree. Hope is in Jesus, not in this man. not in any man. his sweet talking inspiration is easy to get caught up in, and I certainly am hoping he can pull off some of what he is offering, but it is going to be quite the shocker when he first fails. I just pray he is not villified for not being able to 'save the world.'

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  7. I voted for and support President Obama. I've never once met a supporter of his, that compared him to a savior or saint. People with common sense know it's not that serious. What I do think your seeing, and what people are feeling is a excuse to be positive and optimistic, period. He is just a man, but most of us just like him......that's it, we just like him!

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  8. Well said, Shannon. So much I want to say but don't quite know how to express it. I'll just keep praying. :-)

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  9. I just think peole are optimistic because they want change. They are tired of the secrets and lies. Did anyone see the story of the former Merrill CEO? How do you spend 38000 on a toilet? But anyway, t is about a change in views (first black president) and hopefully an overall change.Unfortunately, people aren't perfct and he will fail at some things...all of the great presidents do. With that he appears to be open to ideas and is not just stuck in one way of thinking which should make him more successful than some others have been. And many may not have been around but Kennedy was just as celebrated and loved. It was just a different time...no internet.

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  10. Watch Oprah, and then tell me that people think of him as just a man. Yeah right...these stars, including Oprah, are praising him in a way that is just a bit too much. The other day, her friend, Gayle, said "Obama doesn't just hear us, he feels us. He speaks to our souls". Seriously? A good coach, teacher,leader etc...motivates us to grab a hold of our lives and work hard to do whats right. I think that is one of the positive things that Obama is doing. But I do see a little more than optimism from stars. Somehow, they seem a bit worshipful. I really doubt that he wants that from us, so let's not give it.

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  11. Amen Shannon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just because his skin color is dark does not mean that his future is bright...we need to celebrate the freedoms we have here and rejoice that a dark skinned man had the same chance at winning the white house as a white man but besides that, he IS JUST A MAN (with little experience I might add)...The only hope this country has is in HIM who can truly save us from ourselves and bring this country back to its roots of 'IN GOD WE TRUST'...

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  12. Dear last commenter,
    Black people much prefer the term "black" over Dark skinned.....I'm surprised none of your black friends told you that?! So I don't mind letting you in on the secret, "were black"!

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  13. ok people...don't get off topic! This post has NOTHING to do with the fact that Prez. Obama is black. So NO MORE discussion on that please!

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  14. I don't think Laurie was trying to change the subject, just a little Education. Because if you really wanna know, Obama would not even be considered "dark skinned", he would be considered more on the "light skinned" side of things!

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  15. Amen Shannon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just because HE IS BLACK does not mean that his future is bright...we need to celebrate the freedoms we have here and rejoice that a BLACK man had the same chance at winning the white house as a white man but besides that, he IS JUST A MAN (with little experience I might add)...The only hope this country has is in HIM who can truly save us from ourselves and bring this country back to its roots of 'IN GOD WE TRUST'...

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  16. 50 % white too. why does it always have to be a color thang : ) with black people

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  17. It's sooo nice to hear some people on the same page as me. I was mortified by the number of people blogging on Tuesday that saw Obama as the savior. They definitely have their hope placed in a person and not God. Everyone bought the marketing campaign about "change" but do all of those voters really know what change they are in for? Legalized abortion . . . socialism . . . Re-distribution of wealth to those who think someone is supposed to work for them . . . devaluating our dollar by spending billions in bailing out those who are not responsible. How is that supposed to be a good change for our country? All we can do now is pray that God will have mercy on us and trust that because we live in His Kingdom, we won't be affected by this world's collapsing system.

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  18. Actually Obama is not black. He's multi-racial.

    And I'm going to be a disagreer on this one. I think Obama is representing hope for a brighter future. That's all. It's the historical phenomenon that has everyone worked up. Everyone knows we still have work to do...we're not expecting miracles performed by him.

    I'm excited that our nation has something to be excited about. I believe the best man for the job has been elected to do the job and I can't wait to see what he does. He's offering hope to a country that is suffering and I really don't feel confused about who he is or who my ultimate faith is in.

    I think it's ok to have faith in God and also have faith that the man elected president for our country will do a brilliant job.

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  19. Okay, what am i missing people? I don't care if he is only half black or half white!!! Light skinned or dark skinned...whatever!!!!!!The point is HE HAS MADE HISTORY by whatever portion you want to say of him is black!!!!! What is all the hang up here people?? Don't try to downplay the fact that all this hype is over the fact that a BLACK pres is in the white house because THAT IS THE BIG DEAL!!!!!!! JUST WATCH THE NEWS! We are on one hand saying 'THIS IS HISTORY' and on the other saying 'it's not just about his skin color'....based on his qualifications, THIS IS ABOUT HIS SKIN COLOR and about how people feel because of the CHANGE in our country just being willing to vote him in and that he will naturally bring more change for our country as a whole. Goodness...,people get all worked up when you talk skin color yet HIS SKIN COLOR IS WHAT MADE HISTORY...NOT ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT HIM IS BEING DISCUSSED WHEN THEY STATE 'THIS IS HISTORY IN THE MAKING'...

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  20. I'm confused. Everyone talks about wanting equality and that the measure of a man is not based on his skin color. But now those same people who complain about discrimination want us to focus on race. We should congratulate Obama for getting an education and working hard to get where he is today and not because of his skin color. Doesn't all this focus on his skin color make it somehow racism or discrimination?

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  21. Politics always stirs up two sides. For me, it's like a cool drink of water after being stranded in the desert. We certainly need positive energy in this nation. I don't see it replacing a person's belief in a higher power, I see it as placing some hope for positive change for our country, our world, that in it's self is exciting.......but I can see how some could perceive the rock star attention as something negative. It's all about perception and how a person chooses to see it.
    Kim in Camas (ScrapToMyLu)
    (I'm not trying to post anonymously......it just won't take my comment under my google id)

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  22. If you go back to my first comment it wasn't focused on race...it was stating that it's awesome we have come to a place where any man can run and even win the white house regardless of race. The historic part is about his race. The other commenters felt the need to educate me and focus on race and that's sad that they have nothing better to do. I do appreciate the education but I hope they don't want me to send them a check because it wasn't a class I myself enrolled in. I was just stating, as I'll state again, that yes it's GREAT he won regardless of his color but that HE IS in fact just a man and not someone we should put our hope in since MOST of the past presidents have in many ways let us down since they are in fact just human.

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  23. Nobody was saying that your first comment was focusing on race. Someone just pointed out that the word that you used is a bit unappropriate. Just like we don't call black people: colored, or negro anymore. Nobody wants your money for class, or your attitude, for that matter. Racism still exists in this country, each and every day. It has to be talked about. It is huge that a "black man" is in the white house. I don't think we fully understand all that it means to some. Mostly because we are white, and generally don't deal with persecution based soley on what the color of our skin is. That is what most people are so excited about is the fact that he is intelligent, well spoken, and black. Of course we are going to turn on the television and hear about it. We all agree that we shouldn't put our hope in man. That is what Shannon was talking about in the first place. Sorry Shan, that it got so off point.

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  24. Actually Obama is not black. He's multi-racial.

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  25. So, I guess the 'multi-racial' community have something to celebrate now that he's pres... ;)

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  26. I think we all have something to celebrate, not just any "one" community. The fact that he was elected shows we are making strides towards equality. KIM

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  27. Great post! I personally have never seen anything like this with a president. The hype and excitement is pretty crazy. Would the hype and excitement be the same if it were an Asian president? Or a Latino president? Just a thought...! There were a lot of promises made, promises that are going to be pretty hard to keep but somehow I think that'll be overlooked. People are trusting in Obama to fix everything in their lives...trusting in a man is a dangerous place to be, Republican or Democrat.

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  28. No, it wouldn't be the same hype if an Asian was president of the United States. We never enslaved Asians.

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  29. um, i'm pretty sure we fought a war to end the enslavement because many non-African Americans believed it was wrong...so why do so many still hold onto the bitterness?

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  30. ha! i came here looking for organization tips, liked the look of the blog, poked around, and now here i am- a first time poster!
    i am a black woman who did not vote for obama. yes, this is a historical time but it was hard for me to even get there because i feel he was voted in for all the wrong reasons. he didn't get my vote, but he will definitely get my prayers as he leads this country who knows where.
    to the poster above me, i wanted to comment on your comment: i thought i had a clear cut answer for you at first, but then i started thinking more about it and realized that i really don't have the answer to that one as i can't speak for black people as a whole. but i can tell you that i am not one of those many that are bitter. i think that we have the same rights and opportunities as any other person and if we should choose to embrace them and work hard, there is no reason why there shouldn't be more black presidents!
    not trying to post anonomously, but i can't get my profile to work...

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  31. I agree with you. Our only hope is Jesus. :) I enjoyed your post. Have a blessed week!

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  32. I did not vote for him, but will certainly pray for him and his family. I totally disagree with him on so many issues it is impossible to cheerlead him on in regard to his policies. It is times like these I'm very glad to know my true hope in in the Lord.

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  33. Yay! I finally found someone who agrees with me! I have been saying this even before he was elected President. I affectionately call him Hollywood's President.

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  34. My hairdress...who is black...calls me "the light skinned girl". Is that wrong? Is it ok since she is black, and I am white?
    Racismism is coming full circle.

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