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The Community Organizer Tries Theology
Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | Steve Deace

Posted on 02/22/2015 11:10:43 AM PST by Kaslin

Ash Wednesday 2015 was a perfect time for President Obama to lecture us about religion.

No, wait, that’s every day. Never gets old sitting at the knee of Baal, does it?

But Ash Wednesday’s call for repentance did happen to sync up with Obama’s hallowed summit on “extremism.” The Cultural-Marxist-in-chief grabbed the teleprompter microphone in the wake of a months-worth of severed heads and charred bodies, and unwrapped the mysteries of the universe for us.

Oh, what blessed diversity! There is no god but ourselves, and Obama is our messenger.

Some of us put sooty crosses on our forehead to mark our status as sinners in need of a Savior. Others write-off rivers of blood as the cost of doing business in a world without enough community organizers and job seminars to go around.

Amen, amen sayeth Obama: “No religion is responsible for violence and terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism.”

Yep, pay no attention to those “Allahu Akbar’s” ringing in yours ears. Because It could have been any ol’ Joe from the Methodist church down the street executing infidels, don’t you know. Now let’s turn the white guilt up a notch and get some real repenting going on.

It’s all so confusing, I know, but don’t believe your lying eyes and ears. That Gospel message you may have heard on Ash Wednesday about not calling attention to yourself when engaging in prayer, fasting and almsgiving may not seem to jive with the “who gets to die next” videos being spammed out to the world these days. But Chris Wallace at Fox News doesn’t want us to get lost in the weeds here, so we’ll move on.

Remember, just people killing people (unless it’s an American killing Americans with guns – then it’s the gun’s fault). Please don’t make this anymore awkward by dragging religion into it.

And besides, don’t judge, Mr. Churchy. Maybe the terrorists just had a bad day. I mean, who among us hasn’t felt like cutting someone’s head off while gazing across the Mediterranean at our future European conquest?

Obama went on to specify the “none dare call it” Islamic State fanatics “are not religious leaders, they are terrorists. And we are not at war with Islam, we are at war with people who have perverted Islam.”

Red herring much? I’m probably getting way too high on my high horse here, but can the president give me a single example of any American who wants to be at war with anyone because they observe Ramadan or the Hajj?

In fact, Obama is the hawkish one in this country when it comes to being at-war with religion. It’s the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and its protection of religious freedom, that he has in his cross-hairs. Obama sanctimoniously claims “no one should be targeted for their religious faith” while he’s targeting the Little Sisters of the Poor for theirs.

The president loathes clinging to religion only when Christianity is the faith being clung to. That’s a whole different extremism seminar, though. Back to the terrorist perverts or whatever Obama said I’m supposed to call them now.

Labels are a dicey thing. I remember a time when Leftists had a real issue with the concept of a “war on terror,” because they said it was too broad and placed insufficient rhetorical and philosophical limits on war-mongering Republicans. Now the Left sees terror ghosts everywhere, since their guy is in the captain’s chair and the “get out of war free” trump card is steeped in moral equivocation.

“Watch out,” screams Marie Harf, “here comes the global unemployed!” Given the fact we have the lowest participation in our labor force since Jimmy Carter’s malaise, I can’t imagine why an enterprising young Jihadist wouldn’t see the Obama Regime’s jobs program as a viable alternative to sipping the dogs of war.

Because, the crusades.

So to sum up, religions don’t kill people. Just like guns don’t kill people. Wait, no. Now my Leftist mantras are refuting each other. Guns definitely kill people. And Christianity needs to be less bigoted and less Christian. But religions don’t kill people. Have you thought about community college, poor foreign person, so you don’t join a certain religion that isn’t really that religion?

That’s a whole lot of crazy. Hope and change be upon you.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 0bama; ashwednesday; obamareligion; theology

1 posted on 02/22/2015 11:10:43 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The only thing Obama follows religiously is contempt.


2 posted on 02/22/2015 11:17:46 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Kaslin

Super piece. Thanks for the post.


3 posted on 02/22/2015 11:24:04 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: Kaslin

“Hope and change be upon you.”

one of Classic Sarcastic Phrases of OUR TIME!!!


4 posted on 02/22/2015 11:27:35 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("Never, Never, Never, Give Up," Winston Churchill ><>)
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To: Kaslin

I couldn’t agree more (and I enjoy a good snarky rant}.


5 posted on 02/22/2015 11:35:00 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Kaslin

Two points I would make about Obama and religion:

( 1.) He says he was attracted to Christianity as an adult, due to tenets of Christianity such as how we are our brother’s keeper and our sister’s keeper.
This is not a tenet of Christianity. For Obama to cite a completely mangled and misunderstood interpretation of a Bible story as his inspiration for Christianity, indicates how little he really understands about Christianity.

( 2.) Obama was raised and educated as a Muslim for part of his childhood. To devout Muslims, Obama would be an apostate Muslim, meaning one who has rejected the faith after having been exposed/indoctrinated into Islam.


6 posted on 02/22/2015 11:39:15 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kaslin

Its amazing how “well” O manaages to mangle, confuse, mis-interpret, and mis-understand basic Christian tenets.

I mean, even a Muslim born a Muslim in a foreign country to a Muslim father and raised by a Muslim step-father ... should have acquired a better, more accurate understanding of the Infidels’ religion, than this!


7 posted on 02/22/2015 11:39:40 AM PST by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..).)
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To: Kaslin

8 posted on 02/22/2015 11:39:41 AM PST by null and void (People who deny history are trying to recreate it.)
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To: Kaslin
There was a post-Civil War A. M. E. Minister and Ohio State Legislator who articulated beautifully the ideas underlying America's foundations and its greatness in a November 1876 Address, as quoted below.

In that long tracing of the history of nations and their ideological foundations, the excerpts which follow are brief, but the entire Sermon should be read and studied by citizens today.

The following paragraph is excerpted for this thread: CENTENNIAL Thanksgiving Sermon, DELIVERED BY REV. B. W. ARNETT, B. D., AT ST. PAUL A. M. E. CHURCH, URBANA, OHIO 1876 - available in the "Library of Congress - Historical Collections" - "African-American Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection," 1820-1920; American Memory, Washington, DC.

This historical treasure is one which should be prominent in our national discussions, especially now, when our philosophical foundations are being challenged, and when the views of a learned man like Dr. Arnett might shed light on centuries-old ideas about America's history. His theme: Righteousness Exalteth a Nation, but Sin is a Reproach to any People."

"Withdraw from Christendom the Bible, the Church with its sacraments and ministry, and Christian morality and hopes, and aspirations for time and eternity; repeal all the laws that are founded in the Christian Scriptures; remove the Christian humanities in the form of hospitals and asylums, and reformatories and institutions of mercy utterly unknown to unchristian countries; destroy the literature, the culture, the institutions of learning, the art, the refinement, the place of woman in her home and in society, which owe their origin and power to Christianity; blot out all faith in Divine Providence, love, and righteousness; turn back every believer in Christ to his former state; remove all thought or hope of the forgiveness of sins by a just but gracious God; erase the name of Christ from every register it sanctifies—in a word annihilate all the legitimate and logical effects of Christianity in Christendom—just accomplish in fact what multitudes of gifted and learned minds are wishing and trying to accomplish by their science, philosophy, and criticism, and what multitudes of the common people desire and seek, and not only would all progress toward and unto perfection cease, but not one of the shining lights of infidelity would shine much longer. Yes, the bitterest enemies of this holy and blessed religion, owe their ability to be enemies to its sacred revelations - to the inspiration and sublimity of that faith which reflects its glories on their hostile natures. They live in the strength of that which they would destroy. They are raised to their seats of opportunity and power by the grace of Him they would crucify afresh; and is it to be thought that they are stronger than that which gives them strength? Can it be supposed that a religion which civilizes and subdues, and elevates and blesses will succumb to the enmities it may arouse and quicken in its onward march? Are we to tremble for the ark of God when God is its upholder, and protector, and preserver?” - Dr. Benjaming W. Arnett, St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Urbana, Ohio, Centennial Thanksgiving Sermon, November 1876
Dr. Arnett, an A.M.E. Minister and Ohio State Legislator, was invited to publish this remarkable sermon commemorating the Centennial of the Declaration of Independence by the following method:

To:

Rev. B. W. ARNETT, B. D.

Dear Pastor:

Will you please prepare your “Centennial Thanksgiving Sermon” for publication: together with whatever matter pertaining to the colored people of this city, you deem worth preserving.

We make this request of you, believing that the publication of such matter, will be of benefit to the present and succeeding generations.

Yours Respectfully,

J GAITER
J. DEMPCY
C. L, GANT
Trustees W. A. STILGASS, W. O. BOWLES

Urbana, O.

December 7th, 1876

J GAITER, J. DEMPCY, C. L, GANT

Trustees W. A. STILGASS, W. O. BOWLES

Yours is at hand, requesting me to prepare my "Centennial Thanksgiving Sermon" for publication. If you think that my words will be of any advantage to you, and those whom you have the honor of representing, I am willing to leave it to your judgement and will prepare my feeble effort for the press: hoping that, if there is nothing new in it, at least I may awaken some one to follow "the Moccasin tracks of Righteousness, and the Foot Prints of sin on the sands of time," and be better prepared for the duties they owe to themselves, their families, their country, and their God.

I am, yours,

BENJAMIN W. ARNETT

____________________

At another point in his long "Thanksgiving Sermon," Dr. Arnett made the following assertion about America and "wherein lies its greatness":

"Let us see what it is that makes us so great; wherein lies our strength. What has made us one of the greatest powers of the earth, politically and intellectually? Have we come to the conclusion that it is Righteousness that exalteth a nation? We have met to-day at the request of the President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, and also the Governor of our beloved State, Rutherford B. Hayes. For what? Why call us from our homes? Why come to the house of God? Why not go to the hall of mirth and to the places of amusement to-day? No that is not what they want us to do. We are commanded to go to our 'several places of worship, and there offer up thanks to Kind Providence which has brought our nation through the scenes of another year, and blessed the land with peace, plenty and prosperity.' Then as Americans we have reason to rejoice and congratulate ourselves on the greatness of our beloved country; at this the close of the first hundred years of experimental government of the people, by the people, and for the people. To be a citizen of this vast country is something, and to share in its privileges and duties is more than something." - Dr. Benjaming W. Arnett, St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Urbana, Ohio, Centennial Thanksgiving Sermon, November 1876

9 posted on 02/22/2015 11:49:25 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yeah bur remember he went to Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years and all that Wright preached was hatred


10 posted on 02/22/2015 11:55:20 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

but, not bur


11 posted on 02/22/2015 11:55:55 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
He started attending Jeremiah Wright's church because as a newcomer to Chicago with no religion, he was having a hard time connecting with the local black people. He decided that Jesus was a community organizer and therefore OK as a forerunner of himself.

As a socialist, Obama thinks that everything is explained by economics (or racism). Therefore he has to deny the obvious fact that ISIS is inspired by their theology. Who is he to pontificate on other people's religious beliefs anyway?

12 posted on 02/22/2015 12:14:19 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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13 posted on 02/22/2015 12:35:41 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris, Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!)
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14 posted on 02/22/2015 12:53:26 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Kaslin

>>Amen, amen sayeth Obama: “No religion is responsible for violence and terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism.”

He forgot guns. Guns are responsible for violence and terrorism. /s

Next time he goes on an antigun rant, someone needs to remind him of this. Also next time he mentions bitter clingers or other anti-Christian memes.


15 posted on 02/22/2015 6:20:07 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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