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Reader's view: With religion, Obama joins other afflicted Americans

The thrust of the Aug. 26 letter, "Attacks on Obama sad," was commendable, notwithstanding its obvious brain compartmentalization, a common American affliction. Irrationality was reflected in the writer's reference to President Obama as a represe...

The thrust of the Aug. 26 letter, "Attacks on Obama sad," was commendable, notwithstanding its obvious brain compartmentalization, a common American affliction. Irrationality was reflected in the writer's reference to President Obama as a representative of Christ. And her account of Christ giving up his life for her was just as narcissistic.

Anyone comparing Obama to Hitler may certainly have psychiatric problems. And those who stray so far from reason as to swallow biblical fairy tales undoubtedly require at least a modicum of intelligence infusion, to say the least.

I voted for Obama, and was delighted at his victory. But I was not particularly overjoyed by his proud assertion that he prays every night and now prays all the time because he has a lot on his plate and needs continual guidance. (Perhaps if he spent less time praying he'd find occasion to take the profit-obsessed health insurance companies to task.)

Obama even indicated his faith and neighborhood director, Joshua DuBois, regularly sends him a devotional on his Blackberry to start his mornings, consisting of a scriptural passage or a quote from other faiths, certainly a reinforcement of the brain compartmentalization with which our president is obviously afflicted. This manifestation (common to the American people) consists of a rational brain compartment, balanced (or unbalanced) by an utterly irrational one which swallows nonsensical biblical fairy tales with a most knee-jerk implicitness.

So now we have another leader who has the audacity to proudly proclaim he must align his work with God's purposes, which of course includes all the mass killings in the Old Testament, ordered, committed or approved by God himself.

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WILLIAM R. LAMPPA

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