Whew: Obama more Christian that Bush

June 9, 2009

In response to a swath of new questions about Obama’s religious identity (raised by his renunciation of America’s Christian identity, his statement that America is one of the world’s largest Muslim countries, the fact that he hasn’t spoken out about the first act of Islamic terrorism on U.S. soil since 9/11), Politico has decided to take it upon itself to calm the nerves of the nation by noting how often Barack mentions Jesus. I might ask why the nerves of a non-Christian nation need to be calmed…

The column leads with one of the most recent occasions of Obama’s blatant Christianity:

“In his speech Thursday in Cairo, Obama told the crowd that he is a Christian and mentioned the Islamic story of Isra, in which Moses, Jesus and Muhammad joined in prayer. “

Hey, beggars can’t be choosers. Forget that Obama’s statement of faith is followed up by an event involving Jesus that Christians have never believed occurred. Actual references to the bible include:

“Obama mentioned Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount at Georgetown University to make the case for his economic policies. Obama retold the story of two men, one who built his house on a pile of sand and the other who built his on a rock: “We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand,” Obama said. “We must build our house upon a rock.” “

Obama’s assertion that we must build our economic house on rock is a good idea, but it involves finding a rock and putting in the work – not just deciding that another dune now qualifies as rock.

The article rips the idea that Bush was a Christian President, while he spoke less about Jesus than Obama. It’s great that President Obama is a mystic and looks for God in everyday life, but there is a fundamental problem with his approach. George Bush quoted scripture on occasions where the context of the passage applied to the event at hand – for instance, Psalm 23 after the 9/11 attacks. Rather than using scripture to address an occasion to that in context, Obama dangerously employs pretext – using scripture to fulfill your own preconceived ideas of what it means.

Of course, Joe Potatochip isn’t going to know the difference; only that the politician quoted the bible, which works wonderfully for someone who’s poll numbers are in a freefall.

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