Kathleen Parker has written an insightful piece which delves into the causes of the Obama phenomenon. Obama, she says, in meteorological terms is:
a perfect storm of the culture of narcissism, the cult of celebrity and a secular society in which fathers – both the holy and the secular – have been increasingly marginalized from the lives of a generation of young Americans.
Behind his rise, says Parker, is a hunger for the spiritual.
Human beings seem to have a yearning for the transcendent – hence thousands of years of religion – but we have lately shied away from traditional approaches and old gods.
Thus, in post-Judeo-Christian America, the sports club is the new church. Global warming is the new religion. Vegetarianism is the new sacrament. Hooking up, the new prayer. Talk therapy, the new witnessing. Tattooing and piercing, the new sacred symbols and rituals.
And apparently, Barack Obama is the new messiah.
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