Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Luck?

This morning as I was having my Quiet Time my mother came to me saying last night she had seen the follwing story on a news channel and sure enough it was in my newspaper too . Obama turns to Lord Hanuman for blessing
It is surprising and unusual, but true. The Democratic Party's presidential nominee for the November elections in the US, Barack Obama, is seeking the blessings of Hindu God Hanuman in his battle for the White House
BARACK OBAMA, the 46-year-old Illinois senator, who emerged victorious in an epic 17-month long electoral battle for Democratic party nomination, by defeating his rival Hillary Clinton, carries a ’tiny monkey god’ with him for good luck. It apparently represents Lord Hanuman.
A recent photo posted on Time’s White House Photo of the Day collection shows that Obama carries with him a bracelet belonging to an American soldier deployed in Iraq, a gambler’s lucky chit, a tiny monkey god and a tiny Madonna and child.
According to the posting, "That tiny monkey god, of course, appears to be a statue of the Hindu monkey god, Hanuman. However it has not been identified by the editors and the photographer as such.
Obama’s father was a Kenyan and mother a white woman from Kansas. The initial days of his life were spent in Indonesia where Hinduism is a popular religion.

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The Bible says in Exodus 20,3,4
3You shall not have other gods besides me.
4You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the shape of anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the waters beneath the earth

These are the first two commandments.
Jesus said in John 4;24 "God is spirit and those who worship Him , must worship Him in spirit and in truth".
We cannot share faith in the God of the Bible with other gods and philosophies.Jesus is the ONLY way, truth and the life.
My friend (philosopher, writer and international speaker)and elder brother in Christ, Vishal Mangalwadi has wriiten several books about eastern religions and Christianity and Indian social issues.His CD series entilted Must the Sun Set On the West ? deals with the changes taking place in Western society. He is also making a film called The Book of the Millenium, showing how the Bible and Christianity have shaped history.
Please check out his website, I have linked it.

8 Fertilize my soul:

Dick said...

That's unusual indeed.

JO said...

This post just makes me pray even harder that Mr O does not get elected! :( EEERRRR! I do not like him nor do I think he is a good canidate to run our country.

Julia Dutta said...

Hi Amrita,
The so called hanuman in the hands of barack Obama may not after all be Human on the Hindus. Our cultures, Indian and African are so similar in so many ways, that it might be something else completely resembling the Hindu hanuman. Can't really say, until he commits to the fact.
However....:))))
Julia

Amrita said...

Well you never know what is up these politian 's sleve.

I am just quoting the media Julia, it might be some kind of a talisman.But the point is that if he calls himself a Christianhe is not to lean towards manmade images or lucky charms.

Terry said...

Dear Amrita..Boy that sounds pretty scary that he trusts false gods. You would think that being an American he would have been saturated with the scripture, especially when so many of the presidents have been Christians, Bush included!
Really scary!!...Love Terry

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Maisie said...

I had not heard this story about Barack Obama yet. I guess that I get my local US news from a lady in India first.

Pia said...

i stopped following the obama-clinton craziness on TV, but this news saddens me. made me realize that no matter how smart, rich, beautiful person you are, if you don't have Jesus in your life, you're like nothing.