Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The complex religiousness of Obama and Happy May Day!

There is an ab fab article in the Times about Barak Obama's religious journey and how it figures into his presidential run.

So far (for me) his whole religiousness has been a little confusing....turns out, it was for him, too.

It mentions his speaking style and says it's "in the classic oratorical style of the black church." So striking......and how he makes it his own when he "speaks with cool intellect and on-the-one-hand reasoning"...that's what turns me on....damn.

And this is so KEY:

"While he has said he shares core Christian beliefs in God and in Jesus as his resurrected son, he sometimes mentions doubts. In his second book, he admitted uncertainty about the afterlife, and “what existed before the Big Bang.” Generally, Mr. Obama emphasizes the communal aspects of religion over the supernatural ones.

As a presidential candidate, Mr. Obama is reaching out to both liberal skeptics and committed Christians. In many speeches or discussions, he never mentions religion. When Mr. Obama, a former constitutional law professor, does speak of faith, he tends to add a footnote about keeping church and state separate."
I love this man.

(and dig this...even though it's sooooooo early....)

and Happy International Workers' Day (or Happy May Day), all!

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