29 September 2009

Quis Ut Deus? Community Organizers Pray to the Leader

This video is, on the one hand, shocking. On the other hand, we have come to expect this kind of quasi-deification of the ersatz president, and so this video can seem like so much "old news".

Note however the petitions prayed to the Leader mimic traditional Catholic invocations in the litanies of the Church-- "hear us" from "audi nos" or "exaudi nos", and "deliver us" from "libera nos". This guy hits a full ten on the creepy-o-meter. I haven't seen that kind of fawning adulation since the Catholic blog awards.



12 comments:

Mitch said...

The woman reading the petitions appears to be wearing a stole... add 5 points to the creepiness factor.

PingPongPaddles said...

Creepy, but if you don't look at the screen and listen very closely, I think they are saying 'O God,' not Obama.

Anonymous said...

This is very outdated. At the 1:56 mark at the end of the tape, it shows this: "Democracy Day, I.L.A 2008" which was on June 5, 2008.

This little fact changes the tone to some degree - Bush was still president, and these protestors wanted to encourage Democratic nominee Obama to do something about the lack of health care for tens of millions of Americans.

The more I think about it, the sadder I get about something: In I think all of the Bishop's letters against health care that I've read, you don't find a single prayer for families without insurance, a single prayer for children whose very lives might be in balance because parents can't afford to medical care, and a single prayer for the catastrophy that awaits millions of Americans who are one major health problem away from being bankrupt and homeless.

Had these protestors done it right over 15 months ago, they would have simply asked Obama to come out and join them in prayer for those without health care. Isn't it sad when secular people say a quasi-pray begging a candidate to speak up while our religious leaders aren't praying at all for the millions without health care coverage???

thetimman said...

I have to say, I didn't think that praying to Obama could be blamed on Bush and the Bishops, but you learn something new every day.

thetimman said...

And pingpongpaddles,

I listened again. And again. That's Obama, not O God.

If only.

X said...

It sounds like "O God" not "Obama" to me.

X said...

Then again I always thought the Beatles were saying "The girl with colitis goes by."

Anonymous said...

They are definitely saying God. It's your penchant for looking for trouble that's whispering in your ear again.

thetimman said...

Anonymous, sure. And Hendrix also says, "'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy."

dulac90 said...

Boo-urns?

thetimman said...

Good Hearing said...

They are clearly calling on O-B-A-M-A , not God.

Sorry, GH, I accidentally deleted your comment, and I forgot your last line. Oops.

just wondering said...

in all but the very last response it is obama. in the 3rd to last response there is a woman who can clearly be heard by herself saying obama. maybe it is like the childhood practice of saying st. nicholas really fast over and over and it turns into santa claus. maybe if we keep asking obama to hear us and deliver us over and over he will turn into god. i was just wondering...