Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Obama the postmodernist?

Obama Through Looking Glass
Asked to define sin, Barack Obama replied that sin is "being out of alignment with my values." Statements such as this have caused many people to wonder whether Obama has a God complex or is hopelessly arrogant. For the record, sin isn't being out of alignment with your own values (if it were, Hannibal Lecter
wouldn't be a sinner because his values hold that it's OK to eat people) nor is it being out of alignment with Obama's — unless he really is our Savior.
Donald Douglas of "American Power" has posted a number of times the suggestion that Barack Obama qualifies as a postmodernist.

Today's entry builds on that idea. And I admit being hooked by the campaign poster.

Note: I initially mistook the text above for Douglas'. It turns out to be the work of the estimable Jonah Goldberg. In any case, read the whole of it.

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