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Obama Receives Religious Devotionals by Blackberry
Fox News ^ | Feb 5, 2010 | foxnews

Posted on 02/05/2010 12:09:43 PM PST by I still care

President Obama doesn't need to step foot in a church to find spiritual inspiration -- it comes directly to his BlackBerry.

Every day, the president receives "devotionals," or passages meant to bring one closer to God, from Joshua DuBois, the head of his Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

"Whether it's a passage of scripture or a piece out of a book that I think he might be interested in or a prayer, it's something to start his day off on the right note," DuBois told Fox News.

When he took office, Obama fought vehemently with his security staff to keep that BlackBerry, a highly-secure version of the standard store-bought phone and messaging device that has now become something of a spiritual lifeline.

In the past year, the president and his advisers have faced occasional but persistent questions about one of the most visible expressions of one's faith: picking a church. The Obamas have yet to pick one after separating from their longtime church in Chicago in 2008. At the time, Obama publicly split from the church's now retired pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, following a controversy over videos capturing Wright's incendiary sermons that nearly derailed Obama's presidential campaign.

The search for a new church was never officially disbanded, but the first family rarely attends local services. His advisors say the president frequently attends private services at the chapel at the presidential retreat Camp David, but he has only been to public services in Washington a handful of times.

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KEYWORDS: bho44; blueturban; christianity; church; dubois; islam; obama; obamaandgod; obamaisamuslim; religion
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There are so many things wrong with this article I can't mention them all. Obama would probably duck a lot of this if he would just admit he isn't a traditional Christian, in that Jesus is the center of everything and the Bible is important. Of course, then most people would realize he's not a Christian, period...
1 posted on 02/05/2010 12:09:43 PM PST by I still care
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To: I still care

He calls his devotionals “surahs”.


2 posted on 02/05/2010 12:12:29 PM PST by glorgau
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Heavy sigh.


3 posted on 02/05/2010 12:12:44 PM PST by cblue55 (I love Massachusetts)
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4 posted on 02/05/2010 12:14:08 PM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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5 posted on 02/05/2010 12:14:39 PM PST by mnehring
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Conservatives can’t make Zero not going to church too much of an issue because the Dems are inevitably going to say that Reagan did not regularly attend church either.


6 posted on 02/05/2010 12:15:28 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: I still care

For instance, this one:

“Obama is Christian, thought the passages he receives from DuBois can encompass many faiths. It’s just one way of staying connected to his spirituality, advisers said.”

That’s like saying you are a conservative but for inspiration you read Worker’s World.

Or this one: “Obama’s spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jim Wallis, can’t understand with the “preoccupation” with if and when the Obamas will decide on a formal place in which to worship.”

This is one of the biggest fallacies non believers fall for. It sounds nice and all that, that your religion is in your heart and you don’t HAVE to do organized religion. But the sad truth is, it does not go with muscular Christianity. If you “forsake the gathering of yourselves together”, your Christianity tends to become weak and useless.


7 posted on 02/05/2010 12:15:36 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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But he would have been better off if he had. I would hazard a guess his kids wouldn’t have been so off the track. Patti and Ron always struck me as a little clueless.


8 posted on 02/05/2010 12:17:49 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: I still care

Does Oblami give Christmas gifts to his children?


9 posted on 02/05/2010 12:17:52 PM PST by frogjerk
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I don't know if he would or wouldn't have been better off. He did pretty well at bringing faith back to millions as it was.

Point is, it won't become much of a political issue because of the reason I stated.

10 posted on 02/05/2010 12:20:08 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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We should compare his Ramadan address to his Christmas address...

well, we could, IF he had given a Christmas address.


11 posted on 02/05/2010 12:20:27 PM 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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Obama is Christian, thought the passages he receives from DuBois can encompass many faiths. It's just one way of staying connected to his spirituality, advisers said.

Meaning: "Jesus was a great teacher" and "Believe in yourself"

12 posted on 02/05/2010 12:22:00 PM PST by frogjerk
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13 posted on 02/05/2010 12:27:41 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: frogjerk

I heard he does not (give his children Christmas presents) but he did relent and have a “Christmas Wishing Tree” this year at the white house


14 posted on 02/05/2010 12:29:32 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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My guess is it’s more like, “Barack, you are a genius. You make the lame walk and the blind see. You can do it. You are the one you are waiting for! Yes you can!”


15 posted on 02/05/2010 12:29:54 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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Satanic verses?


16 posted on 02/05/2010 12:30:14 PM PST by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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Sunni or Shiite?


17 posted on 02/05/2010 12:30:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin: What will you do?)
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He gave a “shout out” to muslims on Thanksgiving. And only relented to let a Nativity scene in when warned it would be a political disaster.


18 posted on 02/05/2010 12:31:10 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: I still care

Devil:
Barack, big D here. After you wipe God’s inalienable rights from the minds of man. Kill your family.

Barack:
Yes master.


19 posted on 02/05/2010 12:33:38 PM PST by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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If he had a history of actually practicing a christian religion this wouldn’t be a big deal and could be viewed as another element, an element of the times
But he relies on his staff to choose and send him inspirational messages to his blackberry
and obamites are touting that as proof he is Christian?

FAIL

Jenny’s blackberry exchange between odumbo and biden is more realistic


20 posted on 02/05/2010 12:34:05 PM PST by RWGinger
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To: Siena Dreaming

I have no doubt Reagan had a good faith - his words express it. But I’ve always thought there was something very wrong in the household. A lot of tension between family members, a lot of rebellion in the some of the kids.

And of course, the stories about the astrology use made me quite aware they were adrift in their spiritual walk. A good fellowship would have helped them, I am sure.

In fact, I’ve always sort of thought of the Reagans as what happens to good people when they neglect the physical effort of family fellowship. It’s sad, because he was such a noble man and his wife devoted so to him.

No president is perfect. But Reagan was a great president, despite not having a church, while Obama is a bad one, perhaps because of his haphazard spiritual views.


21 posted on 02/05/2010 12:38:19 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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IF he is receiving the true Word of Christ, no matter what us mortals believe, it is the 'seed'. I despise Obama as a Patriot, but ultimately believe, that the word of God/Jesus is more powerful than anything we can do. We are commanded to 'pray' for our leaders and in that light, I pray fervently that the Lord opens Obama's heart to His word. As an American citizen, I would like him 'removed' but I've seen the power of God in my own life and I've seen even the most hardened, come to recognize that the Lord is God. If you are a praying person, and besides praying that 'he will be removed from office', pray that he will come to accept Christ as Savior. If he rejects the 'tugging' of the Holy Spirit, then he will experience the consequences. God's word is stronger, more pulling, more apparent than any of our Tea Parties and our objections. God is THE ONLY WAY. Believe me, I'm not preaching....but I know the hand of God/Jesus from experiences in my own life. So I would encourage everyone, when you hit the floor on your knees, to keep Obama utmost in our prayers and that would be that the Lord God of the Universe 'touches' his heart. /off
22 posted on 02/05/2010 12:41:18 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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Allah Ackbar!


23 posted on 02/05/2010 12:42:27 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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Obama Receives Religious Devotionals by Blackberry

But does he read them?

24 posted on 02/05/2010 12:42:59 PM PST by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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If by “Religious Devotionals” you mean video games and joke-of-the-day.


25 posted on 02/05/2010 12:43:53 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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He receives his daily instructions from the koran.


26 posted on 02/05/2010 12:44:23 PM PST by Armaggedon
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O and little woman the kiddies sit around the blackberry every Sunday morning and say their prayers.


27 posted on 02/05/2010 12:44:31 PM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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obama receives his “religious devotionals” from soros.
Remember he threw a hissy fit about his crackberry when he started playing president on tv.


28 posted on 02/05/2010 12:45:04 PM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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Replace the fish in the cartoon with a Blackberry...

We all know who Obama really surrounds himself with

29 posted on 02/05/2010 12:46:16 PM PST by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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Whatever he gets on his Blackberry is transmitted by his overlords Stern and Ayers.


30 posted on 02/05/2010 12:50:12 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem)
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The Light of our Lord Jesus Christ shines on the just and the unjust. Obama gets his share but he has to receive it in his heart. Jesus does not impose. Only the pure in heart see God. Obama must turn around. Right now Obama serves the anti-Christ.
31 posted on 02/05/2010 12:51:20 PM PST by Armaggedon
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He just deletes and moves on


32 posted on 02/05/2010 12:52:26 PM PST by Krodg
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Obama Receives Religious Devotionals by Blackberry

Five times a day and instructions on how to face Mecca?

33 posted on 02/05/2010 12:55:19 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: JennysCool

34 posted on 02/05/2010 12:56:55 PM PST by naturalized
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"2Dayz tweet is bout AMRICA! GD DM a land whr blk bros and sises R not FREE N Still Treted LK SLAVES! GD DM AMRICA! Itz in da BIBL!"

35 posted on 02/05/2010 12:57:29 PM PST by Yaelle
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Michael Reagan says that his father led him to Christ, so obviously the christian witness there was strong.

As far as the 2 kids that weirded out...Patti seems to have now calmed down. Ron Jr. is still off the deep end. But he's old enough to pick up a Bible and read for himself and is now responsible for his own actions.

36 posted on 02/05/2010 12:57:47 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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Direct text from mecca.

LLS


37 posted on 02/05/2010 1:00:44 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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But does he read them?

He does not have to read them. The devotionals are simply a picture of himself that he can worship.


38 posted on 02/05/2010 1:04:36 PM PST by bytesmith
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To: Armaggedon
God's Word is stronger, more invincible than satan and He can touch even the most 'evil'. We must pray that the Lord Jesus touches and opens his heart. That's as far as my prayers can go. No question about that Obama is serving the anti-christ but God can reverse that. Prayer is also the equivalent of 'heaping' coals on a person....especially if the person ignores that continued, gentle, "knocking". It is our duty and our responsibility to pray for this man to see the Light and the Truth.
39 posted on 02/05/2010 1:04:40 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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That’s no Blackberry, it’s a portable teleprompter so Soros can lead him through his day.


40 posted on 02/05/2010 1:04:45 PM PST by FrankR (The ones of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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On Wallis:

Interview

Democrats complaining about the poor remind me of Judas complaining about the expensive oil that Jesus enjoyed. Wonder if Wallis (or Mr. Obama, for that matter) remember what Jesus said about the poor then.

Bueller, Bueller?

41 posted on 02/05/2010 1:16:27 PM PST by naturalized
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Wonder if they are these. But not daily.
42 posted on 02/05/2010 1:18:01 PM PST by naturalized
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Coded messages containing his masters’ instructions for the day..


43 posted on 02/05/2010 1:37:28 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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I saw this story on the news and 0bama said he gets messages from the bible and other faiths...
betcha the Koran..I was wondering if there is background on this blackberry minister.


44 posted on 02/05/2010 2:06:09 PM PST by celtic gal
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Looked up the word surah and these are Islamic “prayers”.
I still think the guy is a closet Muzzie...and out to destroy our country. He has no allegiance to America at all..
coprseman.harump...
45 posted on 02/05/2010 2:10:24 PM PST by celtic gal
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Obama’s spirituality is largely private, but it’s influential, advisers say

By Anne E. Kornblut
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, February 4, 2010

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.


46 posted on 02/05/2010 2:10:50 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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DC Muslim Prayer Times

February

Fajr SHurwwQ DHuhr `ASir MaGHrib `ISHaa’
Date Dawn Sunrise Noon Afternoon Sunset Evening
1 5:59 7:14 12:22 3:08 5:30 6:45
2 5:58 7:13 12:22 3:09 5:31 6:46
3 5:57 7:13 12:22 3:10 5:32 6:47
4 5:56 7:12 12:22 3:11 5:33 6:48
5 5:55 7:11 12:22 3:12 5:34 6:49
6 5:55 7:10 12:22 3:13 5:35 6:50
7 5:54 7:09 12:22 3:14 5:37 6:51
8 5:53 7:08 12:22 3:14 5:38 6:52
9 5:52 7:06 12:22 3:15 5:39 6:53
10 5:51 7:05 12:22 3:16 5:40 6:55
11 5:50 7:04 12:22 3:17 5:41 6:56
12 5:49 7:03 12:22 3:18 5:42 6:57
13 5:48 7:02 12:22 3:19 5:43 6:58
14 5:47 7:01 12:22 3:20 5:44 6:59
15 5:46 6:59 12:22 3:21 5:46 7:00
16 5:44 6:58 12:22 3:21 5:47 7:01
17 5:43 6:57 12:22 3:22 5:48 7:02
18 5:42 6:56 12:22 3:23 5:49 7:03
19 5:41 6:54 12:22 3:24 5:50 7:04
20 5:40 6:53 12:22 3:25 5:51 7:05
21 5:38 6:52 12:22 3:25 5:52 7:06
22 5:37 6:50 12:22 3:26 5:53 7:07
23 5:36 6:49 12:21 3:27 5:54 7:08
24 5:35 6:48 12:21 3:28 5:56 7:09
25 5:33 6:46 12:21 3:28 5:57 7:10
26 5:32 6:45 12:21 3:29 5:58 7:11
27 5:31 6:44 12:21 3:30 5:59 7:12
28 5:29 6:42 12:21 3:31 6:00 7:13


47 posted on 02/05/2010 2:14:12 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Siena Dreaming
My aunt and uncle, God rest their souls, attended Bel Aire Presbyter and the Reagans attended service there as well. It was the Reagan custom to arrive a little late and depart a little early so as not to disrupt other parishioners arriving or departing as they also had the SS entourage along.
48 posted on 02/05/2010 2:14:38 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: I still care

I have devotionals on my smartphone, too, but I still want to go to church to be with my brothers and sisters in the LORD. There’s no place I’d rather be on a Sunday morning.

It also reminds me that I’m a part of something greater than myself, and that the purpose of life is all about Him.


49 posted on 02/05/2010 11:42:24 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: celtic gal

Here’s the bio of Jim Wallis:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Wallis

Be sure to click on the “Sojourners Magazine” link and see if you notice any familiar names.

Here’s the bio of Joshua DuBois:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_DuBois

I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to figure out that Obama isn’t being fed historical, Biblical Christianity.


50 posted on 02/05/2010 11:59:14 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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