From a paper in Denmark (one can only imagine that this was written expressly to generate traffic):
From the start, Obama’s critics have claimed that his supporters have idolised him as a saviour, thus attempting to dismantle the concrete hope that Obama has represented for most Americans.
The idea was naturally that the comparison between Jesus and Obama – which is something that the critics developed themselves – would be comical, blasphemous, or both.
If such a comparison were to be made, it would, of course, inevitably be to Obama’s advantage.
The article goes on to say that while the effects of Jesus’ life and teachings are impossible to quantify (and only benefited a handful of people), Obama is the proper miracle maker. Wow.
I am reminded of the the following:
On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.
Before anyone gets carried away, I am not claiming that Obama is Herod or even that he should be eaten by worms (or die in any fashion at all). I am reminded, however, that those who take to themselves the honor which belongs to another (or let expressions of worship toward themselves continue unchecked) are eventually called to account.