Tuesday, January 20, 2009

On Obama

Well, sorry to say, I fell asleep half-way during the inauguration speech. It was just too late, and me too tired. It was good while it lasted, but perhaps one too many high sounding words. It was good to inspire the people to go forth, especially in times like this. But I think I caught the gist of it, and slowly drifted to dreamland.

It's no secret that I am an Obama admirer. I think he is intelligent, reasonable and genuinely concerned about peace, social justice and freedom. It helps that he is oratorically excellent and he has great EQ. Personally, I think he would do great to show a new face of Christianity. One that is pro-science, pro-dialogue, pro-equality and pro-action. Let's hope to bury all the past divides on homosexuality, evolution and abortion, and work towards the ideals of the kingdom of God.

"On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness." Obama

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