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Obama's Campaign-Season Christianity
American Spectator ^ | 9/30/10 | George Neumayr

Posted on 10/15/2010 2:02:13 PM PDT by rhema

Barack Obama threw his mom under the parish van on Tuesday, describing her as formlessly "spiritual" while casting himself as the self-made convert. "I am a Christian by choice," he said at a campaign event in New Mexico this week. In 2007, he said the opposite: that he became a Christian through his mother. "My mother was a Christian from Kansas…I was raised by my mother. So, I've always been a Christian," he told a voter who had inquired about his Islamic background.

The woman at the campaign stop in New Mexico on Tuesday asked him to explain why he is a Christian and coupled it with another one about his support for abortion rights. The sequence of questions proved awkward, with the answer to the latter question rendering his answer to the first one meaningless.

"[The] precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead—being my brothers' and sisters' keeper, treating others as they would treat me," he said. He threw in a few more vague-sounding clichés and a paean to religious relativism for good measure, and reassured the lady that "I think my public service is part of that effort to express my Christian faith."

But moments later, he said that abortion is none of his business. He is not NARAL's keeper. Bald violations of the Golden Rule are a purely private matter of no relevance to his public life, though he does personally think killing one's neighbor should be "safe, legal, and rare."

Obama, nevertheless, seemed to welcome the first part of the question. Like his recent Sunday stroll to church with photographers in tow, it gave him the chance to try and dispel the public's hunch that his Christian faith is phony.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antichristian; atheist; christianity; deceiver; godgap; islam; obama; obamaonreligion; obamatruthfile; proislamist; reddiaperdoperbaby; religiousleft

1 posted on 10/15/2010 2:02:16 PM PDT by rhema
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To: rhema; wagglebee
"I am a Christian by choice," he said at a campaign event in New Mexico this week.

And the Christian mentor he chose for 20 years was Jeremiah Wright.

2 posted on 10/15/2010 2:04:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: rhema
Even as a canidate he spoke about his Muslim faith (You mean Christian faith, don't you?) I mean his Christian faith.
3 posted on 10/15/2010 2:05:37 PM PDT by jdsteel (CONGRESS: Take it again in twenty ten.)
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To: rhema
"[The] precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead—being my brothers' and sisters' keeper, treating others as they would treat me," he said.

Obama's brother:


4 posted on 10/15/2010 2:06:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: rhema

“But moments later, he said that abortion is none of his business”

Fine. Then he shouldn’t object to defunding the likes of planned parenthood, the international reproductive health initiative (or something like that), and scores of other baby-killing organizations.


5 posted on 10/15/2010 2:09:08 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone
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To: rhema

I have not been to church in years, but even I know that Jesus Christ never said anything about being your brothers keeper. It was Cain or Able who said “I am not my brother’s keeper” to God. What a dope 0bama is. Of course his syncophants in the media would never catch this blatant error.


6 posted on 10/15/2010 2:12:46 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: forgotten man

There is a mute button on my laptop (I’ve not done TV for years), and when that face comes up, it gets hit. I can’t tolerate the lies and stupidity, nor do I believe that he can think.

I guess that I’m not a happy camper.


8 posted on 10/15/2010 2:19:28 PM PDT by benewton
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To: rhema

Sorry Barack, you can’t believe in God as you define him and expect to find a place in His kingdom. You see, heaven is His house and he gets to make the “house rules” on how you enter in. You MUST believe in God as HE defines himself. Sorry Barack, from your own words about who Jesus is, you are a “Christian” about as much as Bill Clinton was/is America’s first black president.


9 posted on 10/15/2010 2:22:22 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Pretty soon everything in this country will be "free", except it's people!)
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To: Caleb1411; Salvation; narses; wagglebee; LiteKeeper; MHGinTN; cpforlife.org; lightman; SmithL
"In The Audacity of Hope, Obama presents the platform of the Democratic Party as far more inerrant than the Bible. His discussion of religion in the book is that of the cocky college sophomore, who holds without proof that religion is a private if endearing superstition while the secularist assumptions underlying "democratic pluralism" are infallible truths that should determine public life for all.

"One would think a pol who stands at best idle and at worst supportive while abortionists hold scalpels over the heads of unborn children would refrain from using the story of Abraham and Isaac to marginalize the Bible. But Obama plowed ahead anyways in his second book, using the Old Testament story to argue that the Bible is subjectively meaningful but publicly dangerous.

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"In the end, Abraham didn't kill Isaac. The same can't be said for multitudes of unborn children under Obama, whose friends at Planned Parenthood lift the knife while he uses our tax dollars to pay for it. Abraham rejected infanticide; Obama's "reason" as a state senator in Illinois led him to waffle on banning it."

11 posted on 10/15/2010 2:26:45 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema
My mother was a Christian from Kansas…I was raised by my mother. So, I've always been a Christian,"

It's hard to fit 3 entire lies into a single sentence fragment, but Dear Reader did it.

1) His mother was a marginal Unitarian, and probably athiest.

2) He was raised by his grandparents.

3) He spent his childhood in an Indonesian madras, and even in adulthood, doesn't admit to being even a Black Liberationist until 22 years ago (and even then, no baptism).


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

12 posted on 10/15/2010 2:35:26 PM PDT by The Comedian (They Live. We Sleep.)
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To: The Comedian

His mother was an agnostic and he discussed her dabbling in things like Buddhism and other traditions.

He says he holds a “healthy skepticism” for “organized religion” that he got from his mother.

His 2 fathers were muslims and he was enrolled in school in Indonesia as a muslim. His paperwork shows it. He himself discussed goofing off in koranic studies class. It’s in his own book.

His grandmother was a unitarian and he even attended a “post-funeral” “post-election” unitarian service that was set up for him to attend specifically.

And yes, I’ve asked when/where he was baptised. He’s a “Christian” because he says he is. He says that he sees Jesus as a “historical figure” but does not believe that Jesus is the only way to salvation.

He’s a deceiver.


13 posted on 10/15/2010 2:39:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: rhema

“I’ve always been a Christian”

- - - and Hillary Clinton has always been a Yankee fan. (sarc)


14 posted on 10/15/2010 2:47:33 PM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: jdsteel

LOL! Score.


15 posted on 10/15/2010 2:52:24 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: rhema

My mother was a Christian from Kansas…I was raised by my mother. So, I’ve always been a Christian,”

Poor Barak, thinks having a mother that was Christian makes him a Christian. Claims to be Christian but does not know how one necomes a Christian or what makes one a Christian..


16 posted on 10/15/2010 3:14:56 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: rhema
“Like his recent Sunday stroll to church with photographers in tow, it gave him the chance to try and dispel the public’s hunch that his Christian faith is phony.”

...and it is. He may have gone to the Episcopal church, but it was to hear a Muslim speaker.

http://www.u4prez.com/Blogs/rob-diesel/Obama-goes-to-church-but-to-hear-Muslim-speaker-My-Muslim-Faith-Alert.html

17 posted on 10/15/2010 4:03:51 PM PDT by Humal
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