The "luminous" candidate?

I understand rallying around a cause, and enthusiasm for leaders you believe represent your values (hey, I’m a Ron Paul fan, remember?). But when supporters talk of their candidate in terms of being “not one of us,” a “Lightworker” who “helps humanity evolve,” well…

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.

Wow. To think they accused Paul’s supporters of being kool-aid drinking kooks. Sometimes I marvel how those most opposed to Christian influences in society are susceptible to messianic fervor over a mortal, human candidate. If being a Lightworker means attracting these kinds of followers, we best beware. The “luminous” aren’t always what they seem.


2 thoughts on “The "luminous" candidate?

  1. Jemison – I saw that piece by Mark Morford, and I suspect some, knowing what a far-left extremist he is, will just laugh off that piece. But there are a lot of people who very firmly believe in that kind of thing. Oprah Winfrey’s audience (which includes a lot of ‘average Moms’ eat that kind of thing up. I think we can easily underestimate the influence of some of those cultish beliefs among the left and among many otherwise unpolitical young people. I’ve had enough exposure to it and to the people who are involved in it to say that I think we have to pay more attention to it. We will see a lot more of it with the Obama cult.-VA

  2. The Church of Oprah has certainly done its part to pave the way for Obamamania. The thought processes aren’t all that different. Hero worship is not only idolatrous, it’s dangerous even for the worshiper. I fear many people may find that out, yet again, too late.

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