Monday, January 12, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
During the election season, it was reported that Barack Obama carries a number of lucky charms with him wherever he goes.
You can see a photograph of these lucky charms at the top and at the bottom of this article. These items include a bracelet that belonged to a soldier deployed in Iraq, a gambler’s lucky chit, a tiny Madonna and child, and most notably of all a small idol of a Hindu god.
The Hindu god that Obama carries with him has been circled in red in the photograph at the top of the article. Time magazine did not originally identify the specific Hindu god that the idol represents when they broke this story last summer, but a number of Hindu websites have been quick to point out that the Hindu god depicted is actually known as "Hanuman".
The Hindustan Times is one of the publications that are positively identifying this idol as Hanuman, and this story was very positively received in the Hindu world. In fact, it has been reported that presidential candidate Barack Obama was to accept a 2 foot tall gold plated idol of the Hindu god "Hanuman" from a group of prominent Hindus in India who were incredibly excited when they heard about how Obama carries Hanuman around with him.
Obama's father was a Kenyan and his mother was from Kansas, but Obama did spend a portion of his early life in Indonesia where Hinduism is a very popular religion. Some are speculating that is when he may have acquired this particular idol, but nobody really knows.
Hanuman is one of the more important of the Hindu gods. There are many temples devoted to the worship of Hanuman, especially in India.
According to Hinduism, Hanuman represents pure devotion, complete surrender and the absence of ego or the lower self. They believe that once one completely surrenders to the inner self and the mind becomes devoted completely, the mind can obtain miraculous powers and perform amazing feats like that of Hanuman. Hindus also believe that all the planets in the solar system are under the control of Hanuman's large tail. In addition, it is thought by Hindus that whoever worships Hanuman is granted tremendous fortitude and strength.
But wait, isn't Barack Obama supposed to be a Christian?
Apparently Obama must not be familiar with the 2nd of the Ten Commandments:
"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"
What in the world is a "Christian" politician doing running around using a Hindu god for "good luck"?
Now a lot of people may be thinking "what's the big deal", but if the God of the Bible exists (and He most certainly does), then for the leader of the United States to be carrying around a Hindu god is not a good idea at all. Americans will not be blessed if they turn their backs on God. Already the United States is literally falling apart before our eyes, and if we all continue to reject God then things will not change for the better no matter who gets elected.