Obama Cult Watch

by James Kirchick | July 1, 2008

Is Barack Obama an "enlightened being?"

Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve. They are philosophers and peacemakers of a very high order, and they speak not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul.

Granted, this tour-de-force was published in the San Francisco Chronicle. But it's still really creepy.  

--James Kirchick 

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