At least according to the Christian Post (by way of those equipped minds at Barna), how can he be if those who are the most vociferous about the Messiah don’t really smell what the Ba-rack is cooking. (WOOOOO! Can you feel me?)
Out of 19 faith communities polled by The Barna Group, all of them with the exception of evangelicals currently favor Democratic presidential hopeful Obama over Republican John McCain, The Barna Group survey, released on Monday, revealed.
19! Seriously? OK, look. We are getting into some shallow, warm waters with faith during this election. And you know what happens then, right? Well, it’s appropriate because folk get bitten by the faith bug – thanks to the media – all the time. All you have to say is, “Yes, I have faith” and instantly you are a statistic called “Christian” or “Of faith”. Here’s more:
But Obama is significantly more popular among other faith communities, including notional Christians (44 percent vs. 28 percent for McCain); people aligned with faiths other than Christianity (56 percent vs. 24 percent); atheists and agnostics (55 percent vs. 17 percent); Catholics (39 percent vs. 29 percent); and Protestants (43 percent vs. 32 percent).
Perhaps most notable is that even non-evangelical born-again Christians favor Obama over McCain. If their support is maintained until November, it will be the first time in more than two decades that the born-again vote has swung toward the Democratic candidate.
Nice. Why not throw in the Shriners, those dimwits who wear all white suits with peculiar unmarked cans at traffic stops, preachers who have the fraudulent “Doctor” title, others who aren’t necessarily Christian because they side with Muslims on the whole “don’t eat swine” thingy and those that believe God really does have a last name and Jesus’ middle initial really is “H”.
Oh, oh… you must include those bandwagoneering Christians that only shout “Oh God” during times of medical emergency, in flagrante delicto or whenever hugging the porcelain white god after a hard nights out.
I mean really. Do you want to be sure to include everyone? Well, don’t ya’? With these numbers, it seems McCain needs all the help he can get.