Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Which Biblical character?

Celebrities show unusual restraint when asked which Biblical character Obama most resembles:
President Barack Obama is similar to the Biblical character of Joshua and Martin Luther King Jr. was like Moses, boxing promoter Don King told on Tuesday.

Celebrities, including Jay-Z, Smokey Robinson, Don King, Denzel Washington, and Oprah Winfrey, spoke with in the hours before the inauguration just a few feet from the rostrum where Obama was sworn-in as the nation’s 44th president. They spoke about how Obama had changed their lives and which Biblical character they think he most resembles.

“I would say that he would be Joshua going across to the Promised Land,” King told “Martin Luther King Jr. went to the mountaintop like Moses, and he said, ‘I might not get there with you, but I can see the Promised Land.’ But we gonna’ get to the Promised Land. So Joshua carried them across. Martin Luther King, Jr. was prevented from going into the Promised Land.”

“There are so many Biblical figures who had the same task,” popular R&B singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson told “I really don’t know. I just think he is himself and he will go down in world history – not Biblical history – as a world leader who brought people together. Look around you. The world is here.”

“I would say any one of the Biblical leaders,” said Denzel Washington’s mother, Lennis Washington, who was attending the inauguration with her son on Tuesday. “The apostle Paul, Moses, John the Baptist – any one of them. Seriously, he is like one of those apostles for our day. He came to lead us to the original design of what we are supposed to do on this earth.”

My vote: Belshazzar.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's like Smokey Robinson thinks Biblical History is too narrow a category for Obama. No, Obama surpases all understanding!


9:11 am  
Blogger Kasia said...

I'd say Herod, but it's not that he's out to get the Holy Innocents. He just indifferent to their plight.

7:10 pm  
Blogger 1389 said...

I can go along with either Belshazzar or Herod.

Obama did go after the Holy Innocents in his own way. Obama voted against a bill to require medical care to be given to babies who had somehow survived an abortion.

When I told various people that I couldn't vote for Obama, the usual response was: "You won't vote for him because he's black?"

I answered, "No, I won't vote for him because he's a babykiller."

2:14 am  

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