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Christianity Thomas on 31 Jul 2009 12:02 am

Our president panders to the religious

Not long ago this was a legitimate question:

Is Obama a closet atheist?

Not anymore. Now Barack Obama sounds completely delusional:

Obama: I Pray All the Time Now

President Obama says he starts his day with a devotional that the director of his Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships initiative, Pentecostal pastor Joshua DuBois, sends to his BlackBerry each day.

And though he was in the habit of praying every night before going to bed, Obama says since becoming president, he prays “all the time now.”

“I’ve got a lot of stuff on my plate and I need guidance all the time,” he told ABC News’ Terry Moran in an interview for “Nightline.”

He receives guidance from a completely imaginary being – That is NOT how a rational, technologically sophisticated country should operate.

11 Responses to “Our president panders to the religious”

  1. on 31 Jul 2009 at 12:59 am 1.Carmina said …

    I don’t know if it could have been clear that President Obama could be closet atheist; although one could argue that it is cynically clever of him to present a “nation of secular laws: keep it that way or we could lose our religious freedom” while also parading a Christian ideology as not to alienate the most popular religion in the States.

    He does do a very good job of speaking with crystal clarity about the makeup of our nation, the secularity of the laws, and reflects a need for tolerance and observance that any one religion gets to pretend that it controls because it dominates in popularity.

    These were cogent arguments as to the secularity of the nation’s governance that speak lucidly to the problem—especially to thinking religious people—and I am overjoyed at that.

  2. on 31 Jul 2009 at 1:11 am 2.Lou said …

    I would venture to guess just about every president before him has done the same. Considering our outstanding success as a nation up to now, it appears to be working. With Obama however, his arrogance probably keeps him from listening unless he deems god to be an Ivey league colleague.

    Obviously those who believed Obama to be an atheist don’t understand the extreme importance of God in the black community. They also speculated he was a Muslim. Go figure.

    In any respect, it would be nice if atheist would just let everyone else live their life as they see fit and stop with the derogatory comments. Not likely.

  3. on 31 Jul 2009 at 3:53 am 3.Moose said …

    “In any respect, it would be nice if atheist would just let everyone else live their life as they see fit and stop with the derogatory comments. Not likely.”

    Just the one? Also:

    “In any respect, it would be nice if baptists would just let everyone else live their life as they see fit and stop with the derogatory comments. Not likely.”

    OH!

  4. on 31 Jul 2009 at 12:13 pm 4.Ben said …

    Completely delusional? Care to recalibrate that rhetoric in light of all the disconfirmation Obama relentless shows? Thanks.

  5. on 31 Jul 2009 at 5:06 pm 5.Lou said …

    Moose nice spin. Changing the subject indicates you cannot make an educated comment on the existing subject. Since no Baptist are posting here we will move on…

    “completely delusional” is defined as not agreeing with the accepted beliefs here. I think that is also the mark of insanity. The masses are delusional but you are not? Just saying.

  6. on 31 Jul 2009 at 8:52 pm 6.anon said …

    Lou, Moose was commenting on how your statement is hollow. You can put any group in that sentence and it sounds just as stereotyped and ignorant as what you said. Here, I’ll show you what I mean.

    “In any respect, it would be nice if mexicans would just let everyone else live their life as they see fit and stop with the derogatory comments. Not likely.”

    “In any respect, it would be nice if gays would just let everyone else live their life as they see fit and stop with the derogatory comments. Not likely.”

    “In any respect, it would be nice if republicans would just let everyone else live their life as they see fit and stop with the derogatory comments. Not likely.”

    “In any respect, it would be nice if blacks would just let everyone else live their life as they see fit and stop with the derogatory comments. Not likely.”

    Are you so jaded against a specific portion of the population that you don’t see a problem with making a statement like this?

    Also, on the whole changing the subject bit, do you really expect no one to call you out when you make such a broad and instigative generalization? If you made that exact comment on a baptist blog with mooses’ version of the statement do you think the subject would stay the same?

  7. on 31 Jul 2009 at 10:26 pm 7.Lou said …

    “Are you so jaded against a specific portion of the population that you don’t see a problem with making a statement like this?”

    Here is where your argument falls apart. I was commenting on the post and you and caribou are just making up statements that has nothing to do with the topic on hand. If you could read the post, comment on it. you might actually make some sense….maybe.

    Here let me repost for you:

    “Not anymore. Now Barack Obama sounds completely delusional:”

    See how well my comments fits and your comments are just completely irrelevant?

  8. on 31 Jul 2009 at 10:37 pm 8.anon said …

    *Well, it would be nice if christians would just let everyone else live their life as they see fit and stop with the derogatory comments. Not likely.

    *fixed

  9. on 01 Aug 2009 at 9:23 pm 9.Xenon said …

    This is one of the more ignorant post I have see on here. We have never had an atheist president and its not likely in my lifetime. Therefore this is exactly how rational, technologically sophisticated country should operate. Ol’ drunken uncouth Thomas Paine is as close as we have ever come and that was not very close.

    I don’t care if they are Mormon, Baptist or Agnostic(the truly rationale choice) as long as they are qualified to lead. It would be nice to vote for a qualified individual rather than American Idol yes?

  10. on 03 Aug 2009 at 3:08 am 10.TheDude said …

    “I would venture to guess just about every president before him has done the same. Considering our outstanding success as a nation up to now, it appears to be working.”

    Ever watch the news?

  11. on 03 Aug 2009 at 7:12 am 11.VeridicusX said …

    It’s possible that he sees “God” as some sort of mental archetype or a way to access his “inner resources”.

    He certainly doesn’t seem to regard the “scriptures” as the final word on anything.

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