‘For Unto Us a Child Is Born’

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“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)

So goes a chorus to G.F. Handel’s piece of heaven, “Messiah”—all the more heavenly when sung by the great “Mormon Tabernacle Choir.”


This section gives me goose bumps (okay; such sublime beauty actually makes me weep).

The Child,” the fist-bumping fan of rapper Ludacris, has probably never heard this bit of transcendence, composed as it was by a Great White. Still, the media, who’ve described their Anointed One Obama as “cerebral” and “intellectual,” made an important announcement today:

It’s His 47th birthday.

Notices were carried in all newspapers working for His election; bells tolled across the country, and town criers announced the occasion in places where rube-hicks were too busy firing their guns and shooting their mouths off against foreigners (while thumping their bibles) to hear.

6 thoughts on “‘For Unto Us a Child Is Born’

  1. Steve Hogan

    I’ve got a better idea than voting for an empty suit like Obama: vote for me. Why?

    1. I’ve actually worked in the private sector my whole life. I have to produce or else. Can Barack say that?

    2. I don’t want to run your life. You’re free to screw up. Just don’t expect the rest of us to bail you out.

    3. On the subject of bail outs, no bail outs for banks or financial institutions on my watch. Sink or swim, baby.

    4. No more ridiculous foreign wars. All the troops come home. The American empire is ending either way.

    5. No more domestic wars either, and that includes the idiotic drug war. Didn’t we learn from alcohol prohibition?

    6. There’s lots more where that came from, but I’ve exceeded my word limit.

    Tell Obama, “No thanks!” Vote for me instead.

  2. Myron Pauli

    If the coronation of Messiah Barack means we all get to listen to more Handel oratorios, that is a factor in his favor!

    Incidentally, George Will has written a couple of interesting columns on the tediousneess of both the Messiah and the Warmonger:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ content/article/2008/08/01/AR2008080102871.html


    Sadly, we have to endure for 4 more months. Let’s play some Handel!

  3. Steve Stip

    I’ve waited patiently for others to post so now I’ll post slightly off topic.

    Ilana, is there another religion that even gets in the same ballpark as Christianity when it comes to the variety, beauty, quality, and sheer quantity of music that it has inspired? [NO.–IM]

  4. noobama

    I heard for Obama’s birthday he’s getting a cake that’s made to look like him. His birthday registry gift list is all for handheld mirrors and tape recorders so he can be sure he always has a way to see his beautiful visage and listen to the sound of his own voice.

  5. JP Strauss

    “…It’s His 47th birthday.

    Notices were carried in all newspapers working for His election; bells tolled across the country, and town criers announced the occasion…”

    I suggest a mud-wrestling match between Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama for the title of “Black Messiah”.

  6. Tom

    Barack Obama is a false political messiah. I would think that all Jewish and Christian people who care about the State of Israel and the people of Israel would do everything in their power to prevent Barack Obama winning the US Presidential election. I suppose that the liberal Jews and Christians do not care about the future of Israel.

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