To those who believe that a philosopher named Jesus once walked the earth and was a great moral teacher, but who nevertheless wasn’t the Son of God, C.S. Lewis proposed a trilemma called “Lord, liar or lunatic.”
The challenge was simply this: If Jesus was not the son of God, then taking into account the claims he made about his divinity would mean that he was either insane, lying, or a little of both — thereby negating the “great moral teacher” claims (forget for a moment that Democrats these days believe that an insane liar can still nevertheless be considered a “great moral teacher”).
Since the adulation of Barack Obama has nearly reached messianic levels among **Democrats and the mainstream media (**”Today’s redundancy is brought to you by Goodyear Tires — get there!“), I thought of the Lord, liar or lunatic challenge after I saw the short video of Barack Obama in Israel saying the following:
Now, in terms of knowing my commitments, you don’t have to just look at my words, you can look at my deeds. Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, which is my committee, a bill to call for divestment from Iran, as a way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon.
As John at Powerline pointed out, Obama is not a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Three options: 1) Obama thinks he’s a member of that committee, 2) he just made it up to take credit for something he didn’t do, or 3) as The Way, The Truth and The Light, he naturally holds dominion over all committees.
Lord, liar or lunatic? At least I’ve managed to eliminate the first option as a possibility. It’s a good thing for Obama that Democrats don’t let little things like facts cloud their lack of judgement.
Here’s an eleven second video of Obama either not knowing which committees he’s on, or lying so he can take credit for something he had no hand in doing. I think I know which it is:
Update: Pam Meister has written “Obama’s Prayer.” Check it out — it’s hilarious and sad at the same time, but “laughter through beers” is one of my favorite emotions.
Update II: Can there possibly be any more room under Obama’s bus? His father’s under there now.