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Obama's spirituality is largely private, but it's influential, advisers say
Washington Post ^ | February 4, 2010 | Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on 02/04/2010 5:50:03 AM PST by Zakeet

Every morning, sometimes as early as 5:30 a.m., a short religious passage comes across President Obama's BlackBerry, sent by one of his aides.

At other moments, Obama prays privately, his advisers said. And when he takes his family to Camp David on the weekends, a Navy chaplain ministers to them, with the daughters attending a form of Sunday school there.

More than a year into his presidency, Obama has not chosen a church in Washington, and has attended services just four times. No single figure has assumed the role of spiritual adviser -- publicly, at least -- or filled the vacancy created when Obama disavowed his former Chicago pastor, Jeremiah Wright.

When Obama appears at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday morning -- a regular presidential ritual -- it will mark the rare occasion when he puts religion in the foreground. In that appearance, he will discuss "the need for civility in the public square, and how Americans can work together in a spirit of goodwill," a senior administration official said.

Yet close advisers to the president said the role of faith, while subtle, has been noticeable in and around the Obama White House. One senior official described the president as "a prayerful guy." Another said that Obama has consulted religious leaders less often for his own personal guidance than for help walking through major public decisions -- such as during the Afghanistan review process, when he sought advice on the ethical implications of war.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichrist; clingtoreligion; deceiver; faith; godgap; howcanwefoolthem; islam; obama; obamalies; obamaonreligion; prayerbreakfast; religion; religiousleft
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Obama's spirituality is largely private, but it's influential

1 posted on 02/04/2010 5:50:05 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
a short religious passage comes across President Obama's BlackBerry

That must generally be the one stating "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."

Either that or: "Death to the infidel."

2 posted on 02/04/2010 5:53:17 AM PST by FateAmenableToChange
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To: Zakeet

“Every morning, sometimes as early as 5:30 a.m., a short religious passage comes across President Obama’s BlackBerry, sent by one of his aides.”

............ALLHU AKBAR..............


3 posted on 02/04/2010 5:53:56 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Zakeet

I have no problem with anyone keeping their religious and spiritual values personal. I believe results speak louder than showmanship, and to date, his actions have been mostly detrimental to the U.S.


4 posted on 02/04/2010 5:54:01 AM PST by marvlus
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To: Zakeet
"Every morning, sometimes as early as 5:30 a.m., a short religious passage comes across President Obama's BlackBerry, sent by one of his aides."

Each begins thusly:

"According to Mohammed, Peace Be Upon Him,....."

5 posted on 02/04/2010 5:54:26 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: marvlus

Judge him by his fruits...

including the ones he surrounds himself with.


6 posted on 02/04/2010 5:55:05 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: marvlus

Who cares what his religion is? He is the WORST President ever. He is an anti-American, anti-capitalist, anti-free market, anti-freedom, anti-Constitution FREAK. nobama, resign immediately. Do not pass GO.


7 posted on 02/04/2010 5:56:22 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: Zakeet

Have any stealth teams been seen bringing the bodies of aborted babies from the dumpsters around Washington? There are some only blocks from the White House. They would be excellent for a ritual offering them to Satan each morning.


8 posted on 02/04/2010 5:56:33 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Zakeet

Gag me. Sounds like his speech is going to be a totally political attempt to demonize the side that doesn’t agree with his commie ideas.

This creep gets more hateful and disingenuous every day.


9 posted on 02/04/2010 5:59:16 AM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

He prays to his Blackberry ?


10 posted on 02/04/2010 5:59:17 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: marvlus
I have no problem with anyone keeping their religious and spiritual values personal.

The problem in his case is nothing he ever does remains private and personal. This man demands public attention and is constantly in everyone's face promoting whatever photo op flavor of the day it is.

So, no. He is not private about spirituality because he thinks it should be private. He simply doesn't want anyone to know what it is if there is any at all.

11 posted on 02/04/2010 5:59:31 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: Zakeet

If Barack H. is praying and destroying America, his spirituality directs him to pray to an entity beneath our feet, not above our heads.


12 posted on 02/04/2010 5:59:37 AM PST by RoadTest (The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Ps. 119:130)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Seems like a lot of things about Obama are influential.........but absent. I wouldn’t say private as I don’t believe he is Christian.


13 posted on 02/04/2010 6:00:19 AM PST by Cheryllynn
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To: FateAmenableToChange

Very private indeed, probably needs to mirror to stare into when worshiping himself.


14 posted on 02/04/2010 6:01:28 AM PST by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: FateAmenableToChange

Very private indeed, probably needs to mirror to stare into when worshiping himself.


15 posted on 02/04/2010 6:01:54 AM PST by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Zakeet

And what kind of god is it who is pleased with the intent of O’Baal’s agenda?


16 posted on 02/04/2010 6:01:59 AM PST by John Leland 1789 (But then, I'm accused of just being a troll, so . . . .)
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To: Zakeet

Rules Christianity out, I don’t believe Jesus gives us the option of having a “private” “spirituality.”


17 posted on 02/04/2010 6:02:07 AM PST by Smittie
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To: Zakeet
Bowrama's spirituality is largely private,...

Must be! Has he attended a church, any church, since he's been in office?

18 posted on 02/04/2010 6:02:51 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error!)
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To: Col Frank Slade

“He prays to his Blackberry ?”

O’baalzebub !!


19 posted on 02/04/2010 6:03:54 AM PST by John Leland 1789 (But then, I'm accused of just being a troll, so . . . .)
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To: Zakeet

Worshipping of Self


20 posted on 02/04/2010 6:04:09 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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