Skip to comments.Obama’s Godless America: Singing Hymns to Ourselves
Posted on 12/04/2008 9:22:40 PM PST by EternalVigilance
No holiday in the world compares to Thanksgiving. Material traditions aside, this important day gives us cause to unite not just as families but as a nation, bowed humbly in gratitude to God for His abundant mercy and bounteous grace to our people.
President Abraham Lincoln, on October 3, 1863, formalized this blessed holiday in the midst of Civil War, "as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens." The great purpose of this day was, Lincoln intended, a call for "humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience." We were then a nation that had been tolerant of a great iniquity: deniers of equal protection to an entire class of human beings in their God-given, unalienable rights to the Blessings of Liberty. And, Lincoln deeply believed, for that iniquity America was being brought low. As Lincoln succinctly stated in his last inaugural address on March 4, 1865, when he made direct reference to the ninth verse of the 19th Psalm:
"Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's 250 years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn by the lash shall be paid by another drawn by the sword, as was said 3,000 years ago, so still it must be said: 'The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.'"
Now, fast-forward to November 27, 2008, and Barack Obama's "Thanksgiving Address." Perhaps it would be more apt to call it Barack Obama's "Audacity of Godless Pomposity Address," in light of the fact that George W. Bush is still the President of the United States, that the Electoral College has not yet met and elected Obama, and that doubts still swirl around whether he can even produce the proof that he meets the absolute constitutional requirement that a President be a natural born citizen. Every American should consider it an affront that this "address" was even delivered, but more importantly, they should rail at its morally vacant content.
While Barack Obama had the gall to partially, and therefore dishonestly and cynically, quote Lincoln, NO TRACE of any reference to Almighty God, our utter dependence on Him, or the pressing need for national repentance for our national sins were included. Instead, all thanks, all possibility of hope for the future, is to be directed toward Obama himself. Not "humble penitence" towards the One Who made us, but boundless faith in Barack Obama: a man who supports infanticide, holds a Marxist view of government, and has no regard for America's founding principles.
On "Super Tuesday," February 5, 2008, Barack Obama gave a speech in Chicago, in which he repeatedly uttered the sophomoric line, "Yes, we can!" This silly humanistic slogan, which became his political mantra, is the polar opposite of Lincoln's attitude and understanding. Lincoln, like the founding generation before him, knew that apart from God we, individually and as a nation, have nothing. No freedom. No security. No material prosperity. Nothing. "Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." (Psalm 127:1)
Obama spoke in high-flown tones, saying, "We are the hope of the future ... we know what we have seen and what we believe - that what began as a whisper has now swelled to a chorus that cannot be ignored; that will not be deterred; that will ring out across this land as a hymn that will heal this nation, repair this world, and make this time different than all the rest - Yes. We. Can."
Barack Obama intends that America be reduced to SINGING HYMNS TO OURSELVES.
On the night of November 4th, on election night, he summed up his vacuous campaign by claiming that the phrase "Yes we can" is a "timeless creed," one "that sums up the spirit" of the American people. But, it is not. It is the attitudinal starting-place of those who arrogantly believe that might makes right, whose ultimate impulse is always to rule over others by force. Without allegiance to the true and living God, there is no restraint.
Barack Obama's narcissistic and humanistic ideology is akin to the godless doctrines of the regimes that destroyed hundreds of millions of lives over the last century, but it bears no resemblance to the true American creed, as spelled out in the Declaration of Independence:
"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. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men..."
It's hard to see how he could be more wrong about what America is, and what it must be if it is to survive in liberty, security and prosperity.
As a nation countenancing a new and even more heinous evil than Abraham Lincoln confrontedabortionhow can we possibly avoid an even more severe punishment than Lincoln's generation suffered? How will we as a people survive under a leadership that not only turns away from acknowledging God, but stiffens its neck and refuses to obey Him in the simplest ways, most particularly in how we treat the weakest and most helpless among us?
The days ahead will be dangerous and trying ones. But in the end, it is God Himself, not Barack Obama, who will be the determinant of our nation's fate, based on the attitude and the actions of the people as a whole. What role will you as an individual play in determining that fate?
No hope is to be found in Barack Obama, bereft as he is of the knowledge of God or of our nation's true heritage, history, and principles. But don't ever forget that there is great hope in the LORD, and in the American people as a whole, when we get our hearts right and our minds set on those things which truly endure. When the American people stand up united in a truly righteous cause, with God's blessing upon them, there is no mightier force on earth.
If we will simply find the courage to do what God requires, we will once again have reason to offer up much Thanksgiving. And then our children and grandchildren will thank us too, just as we are grateful to our forebears who trusted God and paid the price of self-sacrifice for liberty.
Tom Hoefling is the founder and editor of the Life and Liberty Report, and is the Chairman of America's Independent Party National Committee.
When I was a kid, my Mom was wont to quote the Bible whenever we were tempted to “Sing Hymns to Ourselves”:
“Pride goeth before a fall, and haughty looks before Destruction.”
Mom was, as usual, right.
Every time I think of the “Sing for Change” videos I feel sick.
I pray for the future of our Republic every night.
We citizens must continue to resist this with all our being.
My approach- Bring it on! I will not be pacified, subjected, or re-educated.
de Texas Fossil
To those who pray for Obama to succeed in his ambitions, I remind them of the lord's prayer and that we should pray that “Thy will be done on Earth...” That is God's will, not Obama’s or any other man's.
Lincoln prayed that we would be on God's side, not that God would be on ours.
Obama is just one of many paving the way for the Antichrist.
Remarks of President-elect Barack Obama
Thursday, November 27th, 2008
Nearly 150 years ago, in one of the darkest years of our nation’s history, President Abraham Lincoln set aside the last Thursday in November as a day of Thanksgiving. America was split by Civil War. But Lincoln said in his first Thanksgiving decree that difficult times made it even more appropriate for our blessings to be — and I quote — “gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American people.”
This week, the American people came together with family and friends to carry on this distinctly American tradition. We gave thanks for loved ones and for our lasting pride in our communities and our country. We took comfort in good memories while looking forward to the promise of change.
But this Thanksgiving also takes place at a time of great trial for our people.
Across the country, there were empty seats at the table, as brave Americans continue to serve in harm’s way from the mountains of Afghanistan to the deserts of Iraq. We honor and give thanks for their sacrifice, and stand by the families who endure their absence with such dignity and resolve.
At home, we face an economic crisis of historic proportions. More and more Americans are worried about losing a job or making their mortgage payment. Workers are wondering if next month’s paycheck will pay next month’s bills. Retirees are watching their savings disappear, and students are struggling with the cost of tuition.
It’s going to take bold and immediate action to confront this crisis. That’s why I’m committed to forging a new beginning from the moment I take office as President of the United States. Earlier this week, I announced my economic team. This talented and dedicated group is already hard at work crafting an Economic Recovery Plan that will create or save 2.5 million new jobs, while making the investments we need to fuel long-term economic growth and stability.
But this Thanksgiving, we are reminded that the renewal of our economy won’t come from policies and plans alone — it will take the hard work, innovation, service, and strength of the American people.
I have seen this strength firsthand over many months — in workers who are ready to power new industries, and farmers and scientists who can tap new sources of energy; in teachers who stay late after school, and parents who put in that extra hour reading to their kids; in young Americans enlisting in a time of war, seniors who volunteer their time, and service programs that bring hope to the hopeless.
It is a testament to our national character that so many Americans took time out this Thanksgiving to help feed the hungry and care for the needy. On Wednesday, I visited a food bank at Saint Columbanus Parish in Chicago. There — as in so many communities across America — folks pitched in time and resources to give a lift to their neighbors in need. It is this spirit that binds us together as one American family — the belief that we rise and fall as one people; that we want that American Dream not just for ourselves, but for each other.
That’s the spirit we must summon as we make a new beginning for our nation. Times are tough. There are difficult months ahead. But we can renew our nation the same way that we have in the many years since Lincoln’s first Thanksgiving: by coming together to overcome adversity; by reaching for — and working for — new horizons of opportunity for all Americans.
So this weekend — with one heart, and one voice, the American people can give thanks that a new and brighter day is yet to come.
"We know what we've seen we believe"- that what began as a whisper has now swelled to a chorus that cannot be ignored" Obama- 0:01- book of idiocy
Obama really DOES think he IS Lord! He's speaking in metaphores!! Lets compare:
"I have been telling you all this in metaphors; the hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in metaphors; but will tell you about the Father in plain words." John 16:25
So, just how do we know "what we've seen we believe"? What the heck did we see? A fake birth announcement? The rise of a Messiah-like despot? A massive election fraud? THAT I see and believe...
"that what began as a whisper has now swelled to a chorus that cannot be ignored" Obama- 0:02- Book of swelled head
WTF does that mean? What is it that began as a whisper? (
" that will not be deterred; Obama 0:02- book of swelled head
Now he's giving us Prophacy! Oh man!
Obama see's himself as another Kim (ding)dong Il? Mao? Pol Pot? They've all had masses assemble before them by the millions where a million whispers sound like a billion bee's as the "great one" absorbed the glory while standing on a palace balcony high above them.
Scary stuff!! We had better stop it!
that will ring out across this land as a hymn that will heal this nation, repair this world, and make this time different than all the rest -Obama 0:03- book of dangerous despot with mental condition.
He truly does think he a can simply speak- as God does- Command and it is done! Heal the WORLD too! This has gone far beyond swelled head, this man is dangerously ill! Another Hitler, Saddam, or worse!
AMEN! Great post and unfortunately, too true. I hope people see through this ‘messiah’ before too much longer.
Huh, in my life time, America has always been in some crisis or another. In the olden days of yore, GOD was called upon to help us. Now we’re to call upon Obamamessiah? NOT! I’ll go down fighting first.
Though I have my problrms with “Honest Abe”, he certainly reflected a more realistic understanding of reality that what we see spewing forth from our so-called public servants (of all persuasions.) Good post.
It’s unfortunate that that “translation” is what most people think the bible says. It is slightly different:
Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.
Read 1 John 4:1-6 and you’ll see 0bama all over it.
Read John 8:42-47 and you’ll see his supporters.