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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-07-08 10:23 AM
Response to Reply #121
127. Don't read Morford much, do you?
It's just his vernacular. Don't read so much into it.
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  -Mark Morford: Is Obama an enlightened being? whereismyparty  Jun-06-08 09:23 AM   #0 
  - I have to admit I'm in awe of him, and I gave up hero worship of politicians decades ago  TexasObserver   Jun-06-08 09:24 AM   #1 
  - It's simply competence and synchronicity  MH1   Jun-07-08 10:51 AM   #133 
  - I'm so glad somebody finally said this out loud ! Thanks for posting !!  K Gardner   Jun-06-08 09:27 AM   #2 
  - Ditto!  genevat   Jun-06-08 10:41 AM   #37 
  - This gets it:  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jun-06-08 09:30 AM   #3 
  - I've been thinking along a similar line...  kentuck   Jun-06-08 09:30 AM   #4 
  - The common denominator is "hope."  GreenEyedLefty   Jun-06-08 09:48 AM   #5 
  - I don't believe in "enlightenment" and "hipper than thou" attention gurus  crankychatter   Jun-06-08 09:52 AM   #6 
  - Amen  ContinentalOp   Jun-06-08 10:37 AM   #32 
  - Perhaps some people responding to this post are unfamiliar with Morford's work. n/t  whereismyparty   Jun-06-08 07:23 PM   #112 
  - I'd be more apt to buy into this after he actually accomplished  The_Casual_Observer   Jun-06-08 09:53 AM   #7 
  - This Wasn't Just Any PRIMARY Election  otohara   Jun-06-08 11:04 AM   #48 
  - Uh, and people still wonder where the "cultist" label comes from?  uberblonde   Jun-06-08 10:03 AM   #8 
  - well, Obama makes NO such claims, that is the difference  itsjustme   Jun-06-08 10:14 AM   #15 
  - Yes, he is very charismatic and talented  EstimatedProphet   Jun-06-08 10:17 AM   #18 
     - what exactly do you think charisma is? It's those who light up a room. Some people  cryingshame   Jun-06-08 10:20 AM   #22 
        - And here all this time I thought charisma was an aspect of personality!  EstimatedProphet   Jun-06-08 10:24 AM   #25 
           - it is, now you've gotten the point. Huzzah! ANYONE can be an "Enlightened Being"  cryingshame   Jun-06-08 10:38 AM   #33 
              - Good! Then quit trying to call it "lightworker"!  EstimatedProphet   Jun-06-08 10:41 AM   #36 
                 - Definition of "lightworker"  MorningGlow   Jun-06-08 10:54 AM   #41 
                 - thanks Morning Glow, I'd like your little signature emoticon  cryingshame   Jun-06-08 10:58 AM   #44 
                    - Thanks!  MorningGlow   Jun-06-08 11:03 AM   #47 
                 - Light = consciousness  stellanoir   Jun-06-08 11:53 AM   #64 
  - Proud Member of The Cults of MLK, RFK, JFK, Jesus Christ  otohara   Jun-06-08 11:09 AM   #49 
  - He warned hopeless burned out hippies to click away, but you read it anyway.  kdpeters   Jun-06-08 12:25 PM   #66 
  - We already have the laying on of hands, and even Apostolic Succession!  QC   Jun-06-08 01:22 PM   #74 
  - I think the "cultist" label came from Hillary supporters.  Kool Kitty   Jun-06-08 02:21 PM   #92 
  - Interesting  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jun-06-08 10:05 AM   #9 
  - Obama exhibits the POSITIVE manifestation of Ego. He really does serve the Common Good  cryingshame   Jun-06-08 10:06 AM   #10 
  - Our culture is undergoing a massive shift, right here and now.  BullGooseLoony   Jun-06-08 10:07 AM   #11 
  - oh god no...  Teaser   Jun-06-08 10:08 AM   #12 
  - There's something to him...  Kristi1696   Jun-06-08 10:09 AM   #13 
  - Oh for God's sake this is ridiculous  EstimatedProphet   Jun-06-08 10:12 AM   #14 
  - I wholeheartedly agree, this is dangerous thinking seriously.  AuntPatsy   Jun-06-08 10:15 AM   #16 
  - Who said he was the second coming of christ? You missed the entire point  cryingshame   Jun-06-08 10:18 AM   #19 
  - No, you missed the entire point  EstimatedProphet   Jun-06-08 10:19 AM   #21 
  - there's nothing supernatural about charisma. There's nothing supernatural about those  cryingshame   Jun-06-08 10:24 AM   #26 
     - That's right. There isn't.  EstimatedProphet   Jun-06-08 10:35 AM   #31 
        - It is due to  votesomemore   Jun-06-08 11:31 AM   #58 
           - Light comes in a variety of frequencies  Bill McBlueState   Jun-06-08 01:32 PM   #82 
              - I know.  votesomemore   Jun-06-08 03:30 PM   #102 
  - I agree. We are all  H2O Man   Jun-07-08 07:08 AM   #119 
  - You Don't Know That  otohara   Jun-06-08 11:23 AM   #55 
  - No, you clearly don't understand what I am saying  EstimatedProphet   Jun-06-08 01:22 PM   #73 
     - It's Only 8 Years  otohara   Jun-06-08 02:52 PM   #96 
     - he may have an "enlightened" ego and by that I do not mean that he possesses  grantcart   Jun-07-08 03:42 AM   #116 
     - No, you don't understand what YOU are saying.  TexasObserver   Jun-07-08 10:41 AM   #130 
        - It is exactly what people are saying  EstimatedProphet   Jun-07-08 11:50 AM   #134 
           - Once again, you're tilting at straw men.  TexasObserver   Jun-07-08 11:55 AM   #135 
  - There's no reason he can't be considered at least as enlightened as the Dalai Lama  TexasObserver   Jun-07-08 10:31 AM   #129 
  - There are few things in this world I hate more than Castenada-style bullshit....  BlooInBloo   Jun-06-08 10:17 AM   #17 
  - How about charisma and talent? Isn't that enough?  EstimatedProphet   Jun-06-08 10:18 AM   #20 
     - In addition to the rest of his laundry-list of good qualities, yup.  BlooInBloo   Jun-06-08 10:21 AM   #23 
  - oh my.....this was too icky for me........ until.............  FredStembottom   Jun-06-08 10:21 AM   #24 
  - Basically, that is the heart of it.  kentuck   Jun-06-08 10:29 AM   #29 
  - An important distinction, Kentuck.  FredStembottom   Jun-06-08 10:50 AM   #38 
  - Bingo. Those who are icked-out need to re-read that part.  Shakespeare   Jun-06-08 11:23 AM   #54 
  - "spiritually advanced people" = "perilously hubristic woowoos"  asthmaticeog   Jun-06-08 10:25 AM   #27 
  - spiritually advanced people = people working for humanity's welfare  cryingshame   Jun-06-08 10:57 AM   #43 
  - seconded.  knixphan   Jun-06-08 10:58 AM   #45 
  - thirded n/t  MorningGlow   Jun-06-08 01:11 PM   #70 
  - Gazing into crystal balls and shuffling tarot cards helps humanity's welfare how?  asthmaticeog   Jun-06-08 11:39 AM   #62 
     - Who said anything about crystal balls or tarot cards?  MorningGlow   Jun-06-08 01:13 PM   #71 
        - I see a gooey new-age bullshit OP. How am I reaching?  asthmaticeog   Jun-06-08 01:24 PM   #75 
           - Well, that's just not nice  MorningGlow   Jun-06-08 02:09 PM   #86 
              - Or, you could climb aboard reality.  asthmaticeog   Jun-06-08 02:18 PM   #90 
                 - Okay, you know what? Not a productive discussion.  MorningGlow   Jun-06-08 03:17 PM   #99 
                    - Fine. Nice chattin'. Enjoy all the pretendin' you can have your cake and eat it too. nt  asthmaticeog   Jun-06-08 04:29 PM   #106 
  - A-motherfucking-MEN.  janesez   Jun-06-08 01:27 PM   #77 
  - can I recommend this post? n/t  blindpig   Jun-06-08 03:17 PM   #98 
  - I don't care what you call it or how you explain it - I like it! nt  tbyg52   Jun-06-08 10:28 AM   #28 
  - It isn't so much whether or not Obama is or is not like this...  info being   Jun-06-08 10:31 AM   #30 
  - Makes sense to me  MorningGlow   Jun-06-08 10:39 AM   #34 
  - I wish I could rec a post MG  classicfilmfan   Jun-06-08 11:39 AM   #61 
     - Thanks so much, CFF!  MorningGlow   Jun-06-08 11:50 AM   #63 
  - I'd be careful about such characterizations  iiibbb   Jun-06-08 10:41 AM   #35 
  - Nobody said "deify"  MorningGlow   Jun-06-08 10:52 AM   #40 
  - Obama is sooo NOT woo woo.  ContinentalOp   Jun-06-08 10:51 AM   #39 
  - I Believe He Is Special - Thanks In Part by His Feminist MOM  otohara   Jun-06-08 10:55 AM   #42 
  - the match is struck!  knixphan   Jun-06-08 10:59 AM   #46 
  - I usually despise new age stuff, but this is an exception!  anonymous171   Jun-06-08 11:10 AM   #50 
  - Enlightened? I don't know if I would call it that. But it does seem he has  harun   Jun-06-08 11:14 AM   #51 
  - Morford did add this caveat:  SalviaBlue   Jun-06-08 11:15 AM   #52 
  - K&R  48percenter   Jun-06-08 11:19 AM   #53 
  - "Lightworker"?? Dude, that's fucking woo-woo up the wazoo.  RandomKoolzip   Jun-06-08 11:25 AM   #56 
  - Sigh. Semantics.  MorningGlow   Jun-06-08 11:34 AM   #60 
     - The whole concept is woo-woo.  RandomKoolzip   Jun-06-08 12:34 PM   #67 
        - Really?  MorningGlow   Jun-06-08 01:08 PM   #69 
        - I'd call it a "compromise."  RandomKoolzip   Jun-06-08 01:26 PM   #76 
        - You hit the nail on the head RandomKoolzip -nt-  ContinentalOp   Jun-06-08 01:29 PM   #80 
        - And that's one of the problems with this country  MorningGlow   Jun-06-08 02:03 PM   #85 
        - No, but I would call that an offensive slap against all non-Christians...  Solon   Jun-06-08 01:27 PM   #78 
           - ...What?  MorningGlow   Jun-06-08 02:11 PM   #87 
              - Its the religious equivalent of using the phrase "How White of you."  Solon   Jun-06-08 02:13 PM   #88 
                 - I hope you understand that I didn't use it that way  MorningGlow   Jun-06-08 02:17 PM   #89 
                    - I think I understand, I disagree about Obama being a "lightbringer" however its defined...  Solon   Jun-06-08 02:46 PM   #95 
                    - your claim...  ContinentalOp   Jun-06-08 07:16 PM   #110 
        - Just because you can't see something  arikara   Jun-06-08 04:00 PM   #105 
           - Just because all facts, science, and empiricism dictate something's non-existence  RandomKoolzip   Jun-06-08 06:00 PM   #107 
           - Just because you believe in something doesn't mean it is there, too  EstimatedProphet   Jun-06-08 06:01 PM   #108 
              - Except when it comes to concepts.  Qutzupalotl   Jun-07-08 01:16 PM   #136 
  - Shows transparent  PATRICK   Jun-06-08 11:26 AM   #57 
  - Yes, he is a 'lightworker'.  undeterred   Jun-06-08 11:31 AM   #59 
  - This is just as terrifying -- maybe more -- as fundies thinking Bush was sent by God.  calmblueocean   Jun-06-08 12:12 PM   #65 
  - The term 'Enlightenment'  RichardRay   Jun-06-08 12:55 PM   #68 
  - Drugs are bad, mmmkay?  LeftyMom   Jun-06-08 01:17 PM   #72 
  - WTF? "Lightworker"? Is he an electrician?  janesez   Jun-06-08 01:28 PM   #79 
  - Obama is clearly a Subgenius  ContinentalOp   Jun-06-08 01:32 PM   #81 
  - But did Obama send in his $30? 'Cuz if not, he's still pink to "Bob."  asthmaticeog   Jun-06-08 01:39 PM   #83 
     - Evidence:  ContinentalOp   Jun-06-08 02:19 PM   #91 
        - I love it.  asthmaticeog   Jun-06-08 02:44 PM   #94 
        - I'm sure it's packed with the kind of shamanistic ethnobotanicals that lightworkers prefer.  ContinentalOp   Jun-06-08 03:44 PM   #104 
        - I have had my epiphany!  Book Lover   Jun-07-08 02:25 AM   #113 
        - Ack!  blogslut   Jun-07-08 03:25 AM   #115 
  - Enlightenment is like a box of chocolates  A-Schwarzenegger   Jun-06-08 01:39 PM   #84 
  - I think that there are people who are  madaboutharry   Jun-06-08 02:29 PM   #93 
  - I think obama  undergroundpanther   Jun-06-08 02:56 PM   #97 
  - It is truly fascinating to read the replies and comments  burythehatchet   Jun-06-08 03:21 PM   #100 
  - Your comment is funny...  ContinentalOp   Jun-06-08 03:41 PM   #103 
     - Of course. We each live in our own realities, after all.  burythehatchet   Jun-06-08 07:01 PM   #109 
  - Leave it to Morford to disturb a few crackpots n/t  dougkeenan   Jun-06-08 03:29 PM   #101 
  - I take it most of those responding to this post are unfamiliar with Morford's work.  whereismyparty   Jun-06-08 07:22 PM   #111 
  - Bookmarking thread for time capsule.  2rth2pwr   Jun-07-08 03:23 AM   #114 
  - Magical  NightOwwl   Jun-07-08 03:51 AM   #117 
  - Obama acts as a catalyst.  Kaleko   Jun-07-08 04:10 AM   #118 
  - This part concerns me...  kentuck   Jun-07-08 09:01 AM   #120 
  - That's Some Creepy Shit. Some People Need To Get A Grip.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jun-07-08 09:03 AM   #121 
  - Don't read Morford much, do you?  Shakespeare   Jun-07-08 10:23 AM   #127 
  - Seriously.. you are going to be dissapointed...  BigBluenoser   Jun-07-08 09:39 AM   #122 
  - Obama's not the Messiah, he's not Jesus,  Arkana   Jun-07-08 09:40 AM   #123 
  - Stop it. I'm still trying to accept CFC bulbs.  rug   Jun-07-08 09:42 AM   #124 
  - No  JoFerret   Jun-07-08 09:48 AM   #125 
  - how is this any different from the fundies believing Bush was working for God?  eShirl   Jun-07-08 10:14 AM   #126 
  - He's a good public speaker  OzarkDem   Jun-07-08 10:25 AM   #128 
  - Maybe he was an Indigo Child,  antfarm   Jun-07-08 10:44 AM   #131 
  - Obama is an enlightened being. The rub is in parsing what that means.  TexasObserver   Jun-07-08 10:49 AM   #132 
 

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