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Obama, Passover and Easter
World Net Daily ^ | 4/13/09 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 04/13/2009 6:21:11 PM PDT by ReformationFan

Barack Obama devoted his Saturday weekly address to Passover and Easter greetings to Jews and Christians.

That was nice.

But listen to what he said.

"These are two very different holidays with their own very different traditions," he explained. "But it seems fitting that we mark them both during the same week. For, in a larger sense, they are both moments of reflection and renewal. They are both occasions to think more deeply about the obligations we have to ourselves and the obligations we have to one another, no matter who we are, where we come from, or what faith we practice."

What immediately struck me about this statement was Obama's apparent misunderstanding about the two holidays being from very different traditions and the suggestion that they fall in the same week by random chance.

Does Obama, a self-professing Christian, not recognize the connection between them?

The Hebrew rabbi Yeshua, whose Greek name, Jesus, is more familiar to Christians, was crucified on Passover and rose from the dead three days later. That's why Passover and His Resurrection are marked in such close proximity.

Easter is a very bad name for the Christian holiday, since its roots are in paganism. And, unfortunately, many of the traditional trappings of the holiday also have the pagan practices.

Yet, the celebration of the Resurrection of the Son of God is certainly the most important holiday on the calendars of Christians worldwide – even if they often mark it on the wrong day and date.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; christians; easter; farah; josephfarah; judeochristian; lastsupper; obamaandgod; passover; pesach
"Does Obama, a self-professing Christian, not recognize the connection between them?"

I guess "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright never covered this topic in between "governments lie" and "gives them the drugs."

1 posted on 04/13/2009 6:21:11 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Maybe we should all buy him Bibles and bombard the White House with them.


2 posted on 04/13/2009 6:25:20 PM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: ReformationFan

Obama missed the third sermon in Wright’s series:

1. Bush Lied
2. People Died
3. Christ was Crucified


3 posted on 04/13/2009 6:26:55 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: ReformationFan

Easter is a syncretic version of Passover. Because if, God forbid, Christians actually did what Christ commanded, they might actually figure out we worship the same God as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob did.


4 posted on 04/13/2009 6:27:09 PM PDT by Chris DeWeese (http://www.firstcenturychristianity.net)
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To: rom

20 years of sitting in church and this is what he learns.


5 posted on 04/13/2009 6:27:23 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ReformationFan

Was he ever able to find a church in DC in time for Easter?

Sheeesh....


6 posted on 04/13/2009 6:29:32 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR. ....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: rom

“Maybe we should all buy him Bibles and bombard the White House with them.”

That is actually a brilliant idea. Now if only he would actually read one of them.


7 posted on 04/13/2009 6:31:06 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: kstewskis; NYer; kellynla
How does one not make the connection between the Paschal lamb, and the lamb slaughtered for Holy Sacrifice?

My goodness. If Obie only knew how the two are so interconnected.

8 posted on 04/13/2009 6:32:12 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Nachum

He didn’t “learn” the 2 holidays are different, he made it up in order to concoct a political statement. Check out my tag line.


9 posted on 04/13/2009 6:34:00 PM PDT by uncommonsense (liberals see what they believe and conservatives believe what they see)
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To: Nachum

He didn’t “learn” the 2 holidays are different, he made it up in order to concoct a political statement. Check out my tag line.


10 posted on 04/13/2009 6:34:06 PM PDT by uncommonsense (liberals see what they believe and conservatives believe what they see)
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To: Chris DeWeese

Because if, God forbid, Christians actually did what Christ commanded, they might actually figure out we worship the same God as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob did.

&&
What an odd thing to say.

1) Why would God forbid Christians to do what Christ commanded?

2) Which actual Christian denominations do not see the God of Abraham as their own God?


11 posted on 04/13/2009 6:57:40 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012!)
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To: ReformationFan

The Rev Wright never got around to the “Jesus thing” in his sermons about hating whitey.


12 posted on 04/13/2009 7:25:37 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: Northern Yankee

“How does one not make the connection between the Paschal lamb, and the lamb slaughtered for Holy Sacrifice?
My goodness. If Obie only knew how the two are so interconnected.”

Hussein spent 20 years listening to “Rev Wrong’s” weekly anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-military, Racist diatribes so “Obie” was never told “how the two are so interconnected”. And between the 20 years of “Rev. Wrong” and the years of Communist/Leftist/Socialist indoctrinations that he & most students in American colleges & universities have been exposed to over the past 40 years; I’m not surprised by anything that Hussein does or doesn’t say or think!


13 posted on 04/13/2009 7:46:42 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Northern Yankee
Oddly enough, his lack of knowledge of the Christian Faith, could be his Achilles heel!
14 posted on 04/13/2009 7:57:35 PM PDT by classified
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To: classified; kellynla
I will still never forget the interview he gave with George Stephenapoplus either before or shortly after the election, when Obie cited his "Muslim" faith as being a guiding force. There was a discernable pause, and then George said, "Don't you mean your Christian faith?" And B. Hussein quickly corrected himself.

That told me all I need to know.

15 posted on 04/14/2009 3:32:12 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Northern Yankee

yep...talk about a “Freudian slip.”


16 posted on 04/14/2009 3:59:58 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
Good Morning!

Funny how the media didn't pick up on that. /Sarc.

Have a blessed day. Off to work.

17 posted on 04/14/2009 4:13:38 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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