The “God” Obama and Readings from the Book of Barack (A Parody)

Newsweek magazine declared that President Obama was something like a god. The November 22, 2010 issue showed the President as the Hindu deity, Shiva, and carried the title “Obama God of all Things.”

Evan Thomas of Newsweek got a little carried away with all this talk about Obama’s “divine qualities” when he said the following on Hardball:

“In a way Obama is standing above the country, above the world. He’s sort of GOD. He’s going to bring all different sides together. . . .  He’s the teacher. He is going to say, ‘Now, children, stop fighting and quarreling with each other.’ And he has a kind of a moral authority that he can do that.”

Apparently the folks at Newsweek did not realize that Lord Shiva is known as “the destroyer of the world.” How prophetic.

MSNBC’s David Shuster had this to say after an interview with President Obama: “An amazing interview . . . it never fails — great weather, rainbows, incredible speeches and three-point basket. A fly, and he nails it. Unbelievable. Unbelievable.”

The god Obama could not save Newsweek. Its owners are considering dumping its print edition and going fully digital.

In the spirit of the god-like Obama, the Iowahawk wrote a fitting description of this presidential god’s policies by giving him his own scriptures. Here is a partial rendering of the “Book of Barack.” You can read the entire “Scripture” here.

1 In the beginning Govt created the heavens and the earth. Now the economy was formless and void, darkness was over the surface of the ATMs, and the Spirit of Govt was hovering over the land.

And Govt said, “Let there be spending,” and there was spending. Govt saw that the spending was good, and that it separated the light from the darkness. Govt called the spending Investments, and this he did in the first day.

Then Govt said, “Let there be roads and bridges across the waters, and let dams divide the waters from the waters.” Thus Govt made the infrastructure and the patronage jobs for eternity under the firmament from the Potomac which was above the firmament; and it was so. And Govt called the firmament Washington. This Govt did on the second day.

Then Govt said, “Let the regulations and the guidelines under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the Bureaus appear”; and it was so. 10 And Govt called the Bureaus demigovts, and the gathering together of them He called AFSCME. And Govt saw that it was good.

11 Then Govt said, “Let there be police, and firefighters, and teachers according to their kind, for they will create more jobs”; and it was so. 12 And then Govt bade the void bring forth crime, and arson, and stupidity, that each would yield seed to bring forth more police, and firefighters, and teachers, and jobs. And Govt saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.

Go here to read the full scripture parody.



Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. He is the author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles.

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  • Surf Waters


    Dear President Obama:

    You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

    You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

    You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League

    education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.

    You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

    You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

    You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don’t understand it at its core.

    You scare me because you lack humility and ‘class’, always blaming others.

    You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with

    radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail..

    You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the ‘blame America’ crowd and deliver this message abroad.

    You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

    You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

    You scare me because you prefer ‘wind mills’ to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.

    You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.

    You scare me because you have begun to use ‘extortion’ tactics against certain banks and corporations.

    You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

    You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.

    You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.

    You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.

    You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaugh’s, Hannitys, O’Reillys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.

    You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

    Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

    Lou Pritchett



    In 2009 the former vice president of Proctor & Gamble sent this letter to the NY Times but they never acknowledged it. Big surprise. Do your research and you will see it is a real letter.

    Since it hit the Internet, however, it has had over 500,000 hits (edit: this number was calculated in 2009. Since then it has many more hits). Keep it going. All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men do nothing.. It’s happening right now.

    The CHANGE is here!!

    90% of Americans will forward this.


  • Surf Waters

    By Dr. Thomas


    The current Occupy Wall Street movement is

    the best illustration to date of what President Barack Obama’s America looks

    like. It is an America where the lawless, unaccomplished, ignorant and

    incompetent rule. It is an America where those who have sacrificed nothing

    pillage and destroy the lives of those who have sacrificed


    It is an America where history is

    rewritten to honor dictators, murderers and thieves. It is an America where

    violence, racism, hatred, class warfare and of murder are all promoted as

    acceptable means of overturning the American civil


    It is an America where humans have been

    degraded to the level of animals: of defecating in public, having sex in public,

    devoid of basic hygiene. It is an America where the basic tenets of a civil

    society, including faith, family, a free press and individual rights, have been

    always rejected. It is an America where our founding documents have been now

    shredded and, with them, every person’s guaranteed


    It is an America where, ultimately, great

    suffering will come to the American people, but the rulers like Obama, Michelle

    Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, Jesse

    Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, liberal college professors, union bosses and all other

    loyal liberal/Communist Party members will live in opulent


    It is the America that Obama and the

    Democrat Party have now created with all the willing assistance of the American

    media, Hollywood , unions, universities, the Communist Party of America, the

    Black Panthers and numerous anti-American foreign


    Barack Obama has brought more

    destruction upon this country in three years than any other event in the history

    of our nation, but it is just the beginning of what he and his comrades are


    The Occupy Wall Street movement is just

    another step in their plan for the annihilation of America .

    “Socialism, in general, has a record of

    failure that’s so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade


    Dr. Thomas Sowell (A National

    Humanities Medal Winner)– The problems we face today

    are there because the people who work for a living are out numbered by the

    people that vote for a


  • Cheryl

    Yes, I agree. Obama and Satan have much in common. I truly believe Obama carries the “Spirit of the Anti-Christ”! He is all for death to the unborn children and dictatorship to all religions to pay for the murder of innocent unborn children. Obama is for bloodshed of our innocent unborn precious gifts from God, the real and only One and True Good and Loving God. God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit!
    Obama truly does have the Spirit of the Anti-Christ and is leading this once great nation, The United States of America straight to HELL!
    This nation needs to rise in and on the Christian principles that made this country great. We need to stop pushing God out of schools, government and our courts. People!!! Awake from your slumber, See what is happening to this nation. Do Not Let a Color rule this nation, but a true great man of God (no matter what the color or ethnic background) who will not apologize that this country was founded on Christian principles. Let NOT Obama, the son of Satan try and change and deny that fact that this country is a Christian Nation (or atleast it once was) and try to re-create new One World Government where we must all have chips and marks from Satan so we can eat, get medical care or buy or sell. Let a true man of God arise and stand on the Bible to rule this land, bring it back to its once glorious stature and pride it once knew. Sand firm then, having girded your loins with truth, take on the breast plate of righteousness, stand firm then , stand against the wiles of the evil one (yes, even people like Obama) stand on the bible instead: stand and declare it proudly! If it offends anyone, then get the heck out of our country! God shall have his way! God bless America!

  • ireAmerica

    Barak, can I call you Barak? Barak, you know that facility for lying you learned? That grin, twikling peer and vocal lilt, so easily worn and polished through practice. And how much practice you’ve had!

    Remember, or maybe you don’t, that cultured gentleman who made those promises to you? The patient, musical voice. The near parental concern, almost loving gaze, encouragement and knowing smile? The moment of pain, the consumated deal?

    You know the facility for lying you learned? How much more accomplished that cultured gentleman must be after several thousand years of motivated practice! Barak, if I can call you Barak, you too have been lied to, and are bound for hell.

  • Terry C.

    To proclaim Obama “god of all things” must be why Newsweek is having problems. Their “god of all things” could not do the one thing they need, CASH FLOW.

  • Brian Brown

    Wow! Why write this article? It doesn’t further our agenda or help us in any way. C’mon, please be a respected source of information for our Party. There’s so much bullsh*t going around that it doesn’t need to be added to with sensationalistic journalism(and I shudder to actually call this responsible, reporting of unbiased, substantiated facts). I know it won’t happen, but report the facts. That alone will doom Obama. Just call him on his record. This is moronic and wasteful of my time and yours. Just had to respond with a comment, ’cause I’m a proud Kentucky Republican, and have been for 24 years. Doing my duty. Oh, Michelle Bauchman is NUTS! I bet she’s a secret Scientologist or a writer for The Enquirer! Lol! Seriously though, what she said was Slander. She could be sued if the woman wanted to push it. This article and more like it, is hurting our chances of getting the “common sense” vote. Please change your tact!

  • Frank Martinez

    Let there be a lesson here, interview ‘god’ ala-bama..the publication shuts down..Good bye served your purpose,you exposed the evils of liberalism..thou’ you didn’t mean to..

  • venturamickey

    No, sorry folks, this compulsive lier is not a god just a very bad and obvious magic man with a silver tongue and a rock hard , blackened heart.

  • Elton Robb

    Did they mention that the Hindus are waiting for Kalki (Christ) to return and defeat all the evil in the world? Kalki is the last of the Avatars of Vishnu, he is to be riding on a white horse wielding a sword.

    In Revelation, Christ will be on a white horse, wielding a sword. People have seen him on a white horse wielding a sword, leading the American Military against our enemies if we do repent and come unto him.

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