The Second ComingAlthough it is now digital, Newsweek celebrated President Obama's upcominginauguration with a "cover" that calls the event "the second coming," an apparentreference to the return of Jesus Christ, The Blaze reported Friday.A post at Twitchy called the cover "creepy," while The Blaze described it as"controversial" and “questionable.”The cover highlights an article by former editor Evan Thomas, who once comparedObama to God.“Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn't felt that way in recentyears. So Obama’s had, really, a different task We're seen too often as the bad guys. Andhe – he has a very different job from – Reagan was all about America, and you talkedabout it. Obama is ‘we are above that now.’ We're not just parochial, we're not justchauvinistic, we're not just provincial. We stand for something – I mean in a wayObama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God," he toldChris Matthews in 2009.This is not the first time Newsweek has used such a theme when portraying Obama.A cover in 2010 called him "god of all things" and another cover used religious imagerywhen praising the president for his latest stand supporting gay marriage.After Obama won re-election, Newsweek portrayed him as a conqueror dressed in an18th century uniform.Twitchy noted that a number of conservatives on Twitter were repulsed by the cover."I don't tend to get indignantly offended that easily, but this newsweek cover is makes meill," tweeted Ben Howe."The Second Coming? Really? You've got to be kidding me," another person wrote.Another Twitter user said the publication went "full Jim Jones," a reference to the cultleader who led his followers to their death by drinking poison (mixed with Kool-Aid).