Skip to comments.Obama Leaves God Out of Thanksgiving Address
Posted on 11/24/2011 9:09:08 AM PST by massmike
President Obama did not include any reference to God during his weekly address titled, On Thanksgiving, Grateful for the Men and Women Who Defend Our Country. His remarks were void of any religious references although Thanksgiving is a holiday traditionally steeped in giving thanks and praise to God.
The president said his family was reflecting on how truly lucky we truly are.
For many Americans, though, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on how blessed and thankful they are.
But nowhere in the 11-paragraph address does he mention the Almighty.
Instead, he references the Civil War, two World Wars, and the Great Depression noting that Americans drew strength from each other. However, President Abraham Lincoln said the nation drew its strength from God. He declared as much in his 1863 Thanksgiving Day proclamation:
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I’ll be sure to leave Obama out of MY family’s Thanksgiving blessing.....
What do you expect from an un-American moozie?
So as I read it, he’s giving thanks to “Luck” on our behalf...
In the 14th and 15th centuries Spanish settlers gave thanks to God....English settlers gave thanks to God....Indians gave thanks to their “Spirits”.....Whole point of Thanksgiving is thanks to God for what we have.
His regime sure is sucking up to the military. I guess he and his ‘RATS figure they are REALLY going to need the military in 2012.
I will make sure I will thank God when I bless our T-Day meal.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to the which also ye were called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Well...I wouldn't thank Him for Obama........
I'll thank Him next year as the Obama's move back to Kenya!
The most powerful man on the planet and he is considering our blessings to be a lucky turn of events?
How could we stoop so low collectively to place so much responsibility in the hands of one so irresponsible?
The president said his family was reflecting on how truly lucky we truly are.
He is right there, His family is truly lucky.
They get free paid vacations on our dime, Golf at the Air Bases, Free Bus’s , all because he was lucky enough to get elected because he was black.
Moron doesn’t know about the Christian and Jew’s God!
He is; however, a sort of god. He’s a god-dam-ed dog!
Lots of the “Thanksgiving” books in the library, schools and book stores have removed God also. Revisionist history—for Marxism. “Community sharing” of things, not praise to God for the bounty. Zero is sickening.
OK, I am finally settled with the fact that Obama has no intention of ever recognizing or remembering God. Why should he? He is not a Christian. But that is alright...because God will remember when Obama stands before Him. He will recognize Obama as a man who is full of hate, anger, and jealousy and a man who turned his back on Him. God will judge Obama accordingly. And when Obama is turned away from Heaven he can thank and recognize the Devil.
What communist dictator ever gave thanks to God?
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He is an atheist. He never fully adopted Islam and he only went to Rev. Wright’s church for show. He is thankful only for himself.
As I do I recognize that the community organizer will never be 'gone'. He will always be "Mr. President". He will always be roaming the planet on the taxpayers' tab organizing against us.
I only hope that we chose the right path and fortify the congress with people of strength and respect for our heritage.
So much for the president thinking that he's in any way like Lincoln. In another proclamation from 1863 with regards to a national day of prayer and fasting, Lincoln says the following:
Instead, he references the Civil War, two World Wars, and the Great Depression noting that Americans drew strength from each other. However, President Abraham Lincoln said the nation drew its strength from God. He declared as much in his 1863 Thanksgiving Day proclamation
Will Obama ever be so humbled as to reinvoke this for the USA? I would suppose it takes being a Christian to do so, rather than a devotee of a "black liberation theology" church . . .
Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.
And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.
And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!
It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.
Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do, by this my proclamation, designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting and prayer. And I do hereby request all the People to abstain, on that day, from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite, at their several places of public worship and their respective homes, in keeping the day holy to the Lord, and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.
-——The very first Thanksgiving was a celebration of community during a time of great hardship,——
Factually wrong.... The pilgrims celebrated by giving thanks to God not the community
Spoken like a true socialist and agnostic
As this POS continues in office the facade is slowly being pulled away by word and deed he is a Marxist in heart and hates America
Didn’t want to offend his Muslim base.
Obama is a muslim.
He’s working for Saudi Arabia, not for America.
He’s giving a speech at a gay fundraiser next week.
I wouldn’t expect any less of him. Not a God-fearing bone in his body.
No luck at all. Obama is very skilled at rekindling old hatreds and grievances, pitting one group against another. No management skills, but cunning skill at inciting hatreds. No luck whatsoever.
As a frigging asshole Moslem, why should he?
HOPE you like the CHANGE.
I’m sure muslims give thanks to God often as well.
All one can do is pray for our president, for some sort of conversion. Nothing is impossible for our God — God is bigger than all of this.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed
by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
He did this not once but on 2 separate occasions, so it's no shock that he left any mention of God out of the Thanksgiving Address. I mean after all it's only a holiday dedicated to thanking the Almighty for the blessings we enjoy.
A few conservatives have said in effect that you learn what 0bama is really thinking by examining the things he omits and the things he says on those few occasions when he's off teleprompter rather than when he's mouthing what his handlers have written. Joe the plumber and his comments to the Brazilian president about their oil well are two incidents that leap to mind.
How undeservedly “lucky” your family is, Obama.
Thanks to many apolitical people who said “it’s time for a black President,” you and yours will never want for money. Those uninformed, busy American voters didn’t realize that “any black” president would not do. You have and will profit nicely as you decimate our parents’ and grandparents’ savings and retirement funds, keep us from decent employ, and addict underclasses to handouts for generations.
We have nothing in you to be thankful for.
This is a perfect insight into progressive thinking. Remember, the wealthy didn't get that way through their own hard work, sacrifice and risk taking, they've "won life's lottery".
They've lost control in a lot of states since the last election, and they can't count on being able to make sure their absentee ballots get sent out too late for them to vote any more.
Question: Is ZerObama raising his(?) two daughters as good little Muslims?
If so how soon will we see a Muslim marriage ceremony in the Rose Garden?
In Mohammed’s eyes they are overaged and time is running out. /s
Worshiping at the altar of “luck” and self.
When a potUS (small letters) is afraid to mention God for fear of “offending”, he loses the military- we see though his phony act
And same with Big Butt
This phrase still makes me chuckle, I have to confess, especially since "akbar" is Hebrew for "mouse" and Muslims get mad when people ask "does this phrase mean 'Allah is a mouse'?"
Obama is hardly the most powerful man on the planet.
Chinese premier Hu is, because America has sent the source of our power - our manufacturing base, once referred to as “The Arsenal of Democracy” - to COMMUNIST CHINA.
Scr*w “Free Trade”.
He leaves out God and the void is inevitably filled by the softest of soft echoes of “Allah”.
-—”if you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything”.
I’m so surprised. Hopefully no sarc tag is needed.
Did this guy not say in so many words, “We are not a Christian nation - we are a Muslin Nation
I pray about him everyday, but he's still here!
``The Eid and Hajj rituals are a reminder of the shared roots of the world's Abrahamic FAITHS and the powerful role that FAITH plays in motivating communities to serve and stand with those in need. On behalf of the American people, we extend our best wishes during this Hajj season. Eid Mubarak and Hajj Mabrour.``
[Eid Mubarak means"Blessed Festival! = a religious mesage from Obummer to the muslims
Hajj Marbrour = blessings of Allah be upon him) say: Whoever does Hajj for the sake of Allah...`=.]= a religious mesage from Obummer to the muslims.] `
``The very first Thanksgiving was a celebration of community during a time of great hardship, and we have followed that example ever since. Even when the fate of our union was far from certain during a Civil War, two World Wars, a Great Depression Americans drew strength from each other. They had FAITH that tomorrow would be better than today.``
Can’t argue with you there. Not to worry, 0ba.ma has GE’s Jeff Imelt as CZAR of job creation and prosperity or some such silly title , so the economys in good hands.
How truly lucky we truly are??
He’s truly not a truly Christian.
I believe our lucky day will be when the kenyan bonobo is placed in an orange jumpsuit while real americans give the muzzie pos the one finger salute
Muslims give thanks to Allah, not the Christian G-d. Allah is the figment of the imagination of that pedophile Mohammad.
“I do recommend and assign Thursday ... next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” George Washington, October 3, 1789
That is because Barry is a pagan-just like Adolf was.Hates God
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