Still More Obamaphemera: OK, fine, he's Jesus already.

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21 Responses to “Still More Obamaphemera: OK, fine, he's Jesus already.”

  1. pastafaria says:

    Ha! Call me when he’s the FSM and I’ll be impressed. I want to be as happy and excited as everyone else, but being gay is making that tough. Oh, the irony!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dude! I made BoingBoing and I didn’t even hear about it till now!? WTF!?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Because someone has to say it:

    Yes We Candle

  4. codereduk says:

    I agree with whoever said, “We know he can walk on water, now let’s see how many people he can feed with some fish and a two loaves of bread…”

  5. Jim O'Connell says:

    Yeah, not Jesus.
    Jesus isn’t usually depicted carrying a crucifix.

  6. Bill Albertson says:

    The St. Martin de Porres candle represents a god in Yoruban based syncretic faiths.

  7. signalnine says:

    Obama’s not standing in for Jesus on that candle, he’s standing in for St. Martin de Porres, a 17th century mulatto Dominican brother noted for his devotion to the poor in Peru. In fact, he’s the patron saint of the poor.

  8. Enoch_Root says:

    The other major problem with the Obama/Jesus analogy is that Jesus was tortured mercilessly before being crucified at an age barely older than BOb. I don’t know why so many Obama supporters want him tortured to death… seems rather unpleasant.

  9. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Damn, that’s a big-ass rosary. Is that some kind of secret ninja weapon?

  10. arrghiamapirate says:

    With 500+ campaign promises, I am sure walking on water and raising the dead were in there somewhere.

  11. wolfiesma says:

    After 8 years with the Dick “devil incarnate” Cheney in charge, who can blame us for wanting to turn Obama into some kind of messiah. Still, its good to laugh at ourselves… The last frame of this Troubletown nailed it pretty good, I thought….
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lloyddangle/3096745112/

  12. Anonymous says:

    Uh, Christ was crucified at age 33, not slightly older than B. Hussein Obama (PBUH).

  13. adamnvillani says:

    Here’s a Martin de Porres icon that’s almost identical, save, of course, for Obama’s face:
    http://www.stmartinofporres.co.uk/store/catalog/1103por2.jpg (It was actually the first image that came up on Google image search.)

    If your local supermarket carries devotional candles, Martin de Porres is one of the most popular ones.

  14. thecussingnews says:

    So someone thinks Obama is a Saint? Wouldn’t it be really cruel, after about 3 years, he’s exposed for being insanely corrupt? I mean, if you’re going to give a guy Sainthood… That’s really hard to live up to… makes me wonder what all Obama could do, right in people’s faces, and them claim that it was right… even though, it was bat shit crazy like Rev. Wright. This is going to be an interesting four years. I think everyone is really building themselves up for a let down… and oh what a let down it will be. Because after tomorrow, it’s going to be no race card playing. You’ll have to really know how to do a job to get one… Let’s see how Saintly that is?

  15. Pipenta says:

    To you folks who are so ready to see him fall: By normal lights, he just looks like he’ll be a decent president. He’s already stumbled in a number of places. We’re hoping he can manage some heroic things. The mess the country and the world is in right now is so bad that we could use some miracles, a lot of miracles.

    But miracles or no, in comparison to the villainous cretins and thugs who were in the Oval Office these last eight years, Obama might as well be a saint.

  16. igpajo says:

    I just hope the capitol is ready for what’s sure to be the largest mass simultaneous orgasm ever recorded.

  17. Takuan says:

    heh! no law against a sitting prezzy converting to whatever religion he likes , right? If I was Obama I’d have me some fun with that. Hebbo!

  18. Takuan says:

    come to think of it, there SHOULD be a movement to bring Obama to the Tarvuist fold. Or the Pastafarians.

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