See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

African Bishops Dazzled By Obama?



Don't give the man any more ideas...
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Archbishop Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle of Accra, Ghana said Wednesday that there was "a divine plan behind" Obama's election.
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"It's like the biblical story repeating itself," he told reporters, citing the Old Testament figure Joseph, who after being sold into slavery in Egypt ends up becoming a top official.
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"We believe God has his own plans. God directs history," he said of the U.S. election. "We pray that it (Obama's presidency) brings blessings for Africa and the whole world."
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Earlier this week, the Ghanian prelate leading the three-week meeting on the Church in Africa, Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson of Cape Coast, Ghana, cited Obama's election in saying he didn't see any reason why there couldn't now be a black pope. - Source
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You don't say...
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Archbishop Gregory mentioned something about the possibility of there being a black Pope after Obama won the election as well.
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You know of course, before John Paul II a non-Italian was hardly expected to be elected to the papacy - although non-Italians had been Popes in the past - including Africans.  I may be wrong, but since when does race or nationality factor into the election of a Pontiff?
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No doubt God permitted the election of Obama as President - but we are living in the New Coveneant, not the Old - so the analogy with Joseph doesn't really work for me - it sounds a little 'evangelical' if you ask me.  Especially since Joseph, as a type,  prefigured Christ.  Now if they compared him to Antiochus Epiphanes, I could maybe understand that one.    
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So anyway, if there are blessings to be had, I would be willing to bet that Muslims would get the nod from Obama before African Catholics.

6 comments:

  1. B.O. = Oh, I don't know...Judas? Herod? Cain?

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  2. I read this on Reuters and just about had an anueyrsm...
    Read Benson's "Lord of the World"...scary...

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  3. Dear Lord - tell me this is a joke. Please?

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  4. Anonymous7:52 PM

    This is off topic...
    I was thinking about your other blog that was shut down, Abbey-Roads 2. So many of your writings have been inspirational to me, and I was wondering if you were ever able to salvage any of those. I hate to think they were lost forever. What ever became of that?

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  5. Anonymous - I never tried to retrieve what I wrote - it is out there somewhere - but I let it go. My friend Owen had much of it on his Google reader, but I never tried to salvage it. It is better to be hidden and forgotten - as Therese would say. Now I try not to post like that - "my secret for myself" as St. John says. Although I genuinely prefer to post about when I'm wrong about things or to acknowledge my failings - I do that on occasion. God bless you and thank you.

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  6. Aurora10:00 PM

    POTUS converts to Christianity and becomes a minister/priest . Then he converts to Catholicism and becomes a priest and then he
    gets promoted and promoted and promoted.

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