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Obama invokes Jesus more than Bush
Politico ^ | June 9, 2009 | Eamon Javers

Posted on 06/09/2009 5:41:53 AM PDT by Zakeet

He’s done it while talking about abortion and the Middle East, even the economy. The references serve at once as an affirmation of his faith and a rebuke against a rumor that persists for some to this day.

As president, Barack Obama has mentioned Jesus Christ in a number of high-profile public speeches — something his predecessor George W. Bush rarely did in such settings, even though Bush’s Christian faith was at the core of his political identity.

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 Mohammed joined in prayer.

At the University of Notre Dame on May 17, Obama talked about the good works he’d seen done by Christian community groups in Chicago. “I found myself drawn — not just to work with the church but to be in the church,” Obama said. “It was through this service that I was brought to Christ.”

And a month before that, 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.”

More than four months into the Obama presidency, a picture is emerging of a chief executive who is comfortable with public displays of his religion — although he has also paid tribute to other faiths and those he called “nonbelievers” during his inaugural address.

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KEYWORDS: bho44; bush; bushandgod; christianity; obama; obamaandgod; religion; religiousleft
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From the Article: President Obama is a committed Christian, and he’s being true to who he is.

Note: Much more garbage in the original article.

1 posted on 06/09/2009 5:41:53 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
So does Micahel Newdow.
2 posted on 06/09/2009 5:43:39 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The most dangerous fascists are those with a warm smile and soothing voice.)
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To: Zakeet

Used car salesmen are known for the frequency that they refer to themselves as honest.

3 posted on 06/09/2009 5:43:50 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Zakeet
Yes, Obama is a deeply religious man...


The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine
Monday , May 5, 2008
FoxNews/Hannity's America
[special Friday night edition--original airdate May 2, 2008]

(some key excerpts)

["(Jose) Diaz-Balart is the son of Rafael Diaz-Balart y Guitierrez (a former Cuban politician). He has three bothers, Rafael Diaz-Balart (a banker), Mario Diaz-Balart (a US Congressman) and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (also a US Congressman). His aunt, Mirta Diaz-Balart, was Fidel Castro's first wife."]

JOSE DIAZ-BALART, TELEMUNDO NETWORK: "Liberation theology in Nicaragua in the mid-1980's was a pro-Sandinista, pro-Marxist, anti-U.S., anti-Catholic Church movement. That's it. No ifs, ands, or buts. His church apparently supported, in the mid-'80s in Nicaragua, groups that supported the Sandinista dictatorships and that were opposed to the Contras whose reason for being was calling for elections. That's all I know. I was there.

I saw the churches in Nicaragua that he spoke of, and the churches were churches that talked about the need for violent revolution and I remember clearly one of the major churches in Managua where the Jesus Christ on the altar was not Jesus Christ, he was a Sandinista soldier, and the priests talked about the corruption of the West, talked about the need for revolution everywhere, and talked about 'the evil empire' which was the United States of America."

REV. BOB SCHENCK, NATIONAL CLERGY COUNCIL: "it's based in Marxism. At the core of his [Wright's] theology is really an anti-Christian understanding of God, and as part of a long history of individuals who actually advocate using violence in overthrowing those they perceive to be oppressing them, even acts of murder have been defended by followers of liberation theology. That's very, very dangerous."

SCHENCK: "I was actually the only person escorted to Dr. Wright. He asked to see me, and I simply welcomed him to Washington, and then I said Dr. Wright, I want to bring you a warning: your embrace of Marxist liberation theology. It is contrary to the Gospel, and you need, sir, to abandon it. And at that he dropped the handshake and made it clear that he was not in the mood to dialogue on that point."

Source: The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine:,2933,354158,00.html

"Their founding document [the Weather Underground's] called for the establishment of a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other "anti-colonial" movements[1] to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism."..."-Berger, Dan (2006). Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity. AK Press, 95.

Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (Paperback) by Dan Berger

From the New York Times, August 24, 2003

"they [the Weather Underground] employed revolutionary jargon, advocated armed struggle and black liberation and began bombing buildings, taking responsibility for at least 20 attacks. Estimates of their number ranged at times from several dozen to several hundred."

Article: Quieter Lives for 60's Militants, but Intensity of Beliefs Hasn't Faded

Obama's Church: Gospel of Hate
Kathy Shaidle,
Monday, April 07, 2008

In March of 2007, FOX News host Sean Hannity had engaged Obama’s pastor in a heated interview about his Church’s teachings. For many viewers, the ensuing shouting match was their first exposure to "Black Liberation Theology"...

Like the pro-communist Liberation Theology that swept Central America in the 1980s and was repeatedly condemned by Pope John Paul II, Black Liberation Theology combines warmed-over 1960s vintage Marxism with carefully distorted biblical passages. However, in contrast to traditional Marxism, it emphasizes race rather than class. The Christian notion of "salvation" in the afterlife is superseded by "liberation" on earth, courtesy of the establishment of a socialist utopia.

Catholics for Marx [Liberation Theology]
By Fr. Robert Sirico | Thursday, June 03, 2004

In the days when the Superpowers were locked in a Cold War, Latin America seethed with revolution, and millions lived behind an iron curtain, a group of theologians concocted a novel idea within the history of Christianity. They proposed to combine the teachings of Jesus with the teachings of Marx as a way of justifying violent revolution to overthrow the economics of capitalism.

The Gospels were re-rendered not as doctrine impacting on the human soul but rather as windows into the historical dialectic of class struggle. These "liberation theologians" saw every biblical criticism of the rich as a mandate to expropriate the expropriating owners of capital, and every expression of compassion for the poor as a call for an uprising by the proletarian class of peasants and workers.

Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright and Dr. William Ayers
are greeted by Rebekah Levin with the Committee
for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine.
(Chuck Berman/Chicago Tribune / May 17, 2009),0,6689521.story

From "45 Communist Goals":
#27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion.

4 posted on 06/09/2009 5:52:00 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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To: Zakeet
Obama has never been baptized.

Swearing allegiance to the “Black Value System” doesn't make one a Christian.

5 posted on 06/09/2009 5:53:57 AM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: Zakeet
Obama invokes Jesus more than Bush

No, he invokes Bush's name - as in "It's Bush's Fault!" - quite frequently...

6 posted on 06/09/2009 5:55:30 AM PDT by The Flying Dutchman (Ask me about my Vow of Silence...)
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To: Zakeet
Obama invokes Jesus more than Bush

"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matthew 7:22-23)

"And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46)

7 posted on 06/09/2009 5:55:54 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: Zakeet

The people I know who talk about God the most are Atheists.

8 posted on 06/09/2009 5:56:15 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (John Galt was exiled.)
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To: Zakeet

Obama is the most Christian President ever (extreme sarcasm)

10 posted on 06/09/2009 5:59:34 AM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: Zakeet

Satan is an expert in the Scriptures, too.
; )

11 posted on 06/09/2009 6:03:13 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Does this tagline make me look like a domestic terrorist?)
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To: Zakeet; All
"God D*** America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11"
--Rev Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for twenty years


"America’s chickens... are coming home... to ROOST!"

"Obama did not address the [Rev Wright] issue squarely until forced to justify his relationship with Wright, his pastor at Trinity United Church in Chicago, for over 20 years. In a speech several weeks ago, Obama denounced Wright’s comments but justified them by saying that America didn’t really know Wright. Obama’s connection to the pastor runs deep, as he titled his second book, “The Audacity of Hope,” after a sermon Wright gave. Wright also baptized Obama and his children as well as performing the marriage ceremony of Michelle and Barack Obama."

12 posted on 06/09/2009 6:14:38 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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To: Zakeet

B.O. also says “the government has no interest in running ________ industry”, but we know THAT is a lie.

B.O.’s words that speak of friendship with Israel, respect for private property and industry, free markets and tax cuts and the rule of law are nothing but abject lies.

Do some thinking, Politico.

13 posted on 06/09/2009 6:14:59 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: F15Eagle

Sure seems to fit:

“But realize this, that in the last days perilous times will come.

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5

14 posted on 06/09/2009 6:25:01 AM PDT by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: Zakeet

A well used phrase from an end-times movie: “ANYONE can SAY he’s a Christian.”

Scriptures say that Christian are the “fruit inspectors” of others, not the judges. If the fruit is rotten, what do you do with it? It still appears to be the same as other fruit. But the insides are rotten. Do you place rotten fruit on your dinner table? Do you eat rotten fruit? Do you freeze it for later use?

0bama has proved himself to be untrustworthy. He’ll “say” anything if it keeps him in the limelight and if it makes him “look good” to the sheeple.

Only God knows the heart, but he allows the rest of us to inspect the fruit.

Good Fruitful Article:

Another website:
says this:

When God the Father purposely isolates and spells out 9 specific qualities that will be coming direct from His Holy Spirit - He is really letting you know the extreme importance of these 9 specific fruits.

These 9 fruits are major fruits and qualities that are coming direct from God Himself - and every Christian should do the best they can to work with the Holy Spirit in getting all 9 of these fruits worked into his or her personality.

So be a Fruit Inspector and compare 0bama to this:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” (Galatians 5:22)

15 posted on 06/09/2009 6:29:13 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann in 2012. With Liz Cheney as Secretary of State.)
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One of my favorite moments in the papacy of John Paul II was his public scolding of Ernesto Cardenal. Cardenal, a Catholic priest, was the Minister of Culture for the Sandinista government and a promoter of liberation theology.

16 posted on 06/09/2009 6:33:12 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Notice how Obama refers to Jesus simply as an "historical figure" and how John tells us to detect the anti-christ and the "spirit of error". I'm not saying that 0bama is the anti-christ, just that he works for him.

GG: Who’s Jesus to you?

OBAMA: Right. Jesus is a historical figure for me, and he’s also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher. And he’s also a wonderful teacher. I think it’s important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the flesh and also teachers in history.

1 John 4
Test the Spirits
1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

4You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

17 posted on 06/09/2009 6:35:49 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Zakeet

You could say the name Jesus a 1000 times a day and it would mean absolutely nothing if it were done for your own selfish purposes.

18 posted on 06/09/2009 6:39:07 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: reagan_fanatic

In fact, has Obama even joined a church since becoming president? I believe he has only been to church ONCE since moving to Washington, that being on Easter Sunday!

19 posted on 06/09/2009 6:46:06 AM PDT by Hillary'sMoralVoid
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To: Zakeet
He is a raghead. He, just like every other lying liberal, invokes the name of Jesus thinking Christians are stupid enough to think they are also.

The church he attended for so many years in Chicago is nothing more than a race baiting leftist political cauldron disguised as a church.

Obama is no more a Christian than is Kim Jong Il.

20 posted on 06/09/2009 6:52:11 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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