Obama at Prayer Breakfast – Does He Know Anything?

5 Feb, 2010  |  Written by  |  under Christianity, Politics

I really do want to write a positive blog entry about the President of the United States.  I have such respect for this position and realize that it is a position of honor.  My guess though, is that I will agree with nothing from this office until the current occupant has been thrown out on his rear by the voters.  One thing I refuse to do is to be agreeable just to show that I can agree with him.  Some conservatives seem to think that the high ground is to find things that we agree with this president on and trumpet those to show that we aren’t like the democrats in their hatred of Bush.

As a Christian who is a conservative, I don’t hate Mr. Obama.  I do hate his ideology, policies, and the way he wants to remake America into a community that he can organize ala Saul Alinsky.  My hope is that Mr. Obama will repent of his attack on the American citizen as an individual and will respect our constitution which acknowledges that God has given individuals rights that only tyrants take away.  I do not hate Mr. Obama for this takeover of individual rights, but I hate his tyrannical ways.  As president, Mr. Obama needs to respect the vow he made at his inauguration and defend the constitution of the United States that he is dismantling piece by piece through his power grab policies.

Anyone with morals finds the president’s propensity to lie disturbing at best and evil at worst.  This man chooses to lie when there is seemingly no benefit to do so.  He continuously lies about his record over the past year as president and blames it all on Bush anyway.  Obama has said that stimulus brought us out of the recession, but that Bush did nothing to end or lessen the effects of the recession.  It was, however, Bush who was president when the stimulus was signed and it was Bush’s pen that signed it.  Mr. Obama cannot have it both ways.  The stimulus didn’t stimulate the economy anyway, but only stimulated government.  Not much to fight over when it means taking credit for a boondoggle.

Obviously, if the president didn’t attend the prayer breakfast this would have been an issue with Christians, including me.  In attending though, and in speaking, did he have to make a prayer breakfast into at best an ecumenical event and at worse a pagan, secular event.  Why not say a few nice sentiments and sit down?  Why talk for 15 plus minutes about a subject he knows so little about?  The speech is line upon line of fabrications, misquotes, and lies.  Yes, the president even lies at prayer breakfasts. 

The first lie is in the history that the president gave concerning the prayer breakfast.  The president felt that this history was important, and evidently important enough to lie about it.  The president’s remarks cast the early days of this prayer breakfast as an ecumenical assembly of people that believed there are many roads to god.  The truth is that this prayer breakfast was started by a Norwegian immigrant who traveled, preaching to the poor and battling the influence of socialists.  This was an evangelical Christian preacher, not some anything you choose to believe is fine, kind of fellow.  Again, the president felt this perverted history lesson important as he said, "I raise this history because far too often, we have seen faith wielded as a tool to divide us from one another”.  The president obviously doesn’t realize that his own faith, even in this speech he claims to be a Christian, divides people by its very nature.  Jesus Himself said, “Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law” Matthew 10:34-35.  If the president is a Christian, he does not understand the faith once and for all delivered, he is lying to make Christianity more palatable to unbelievers, or he is lying about being a Christian altogether.  I leave it to you, dear reader, to decide.

A few sentences later the president says something else that is absurd that makes one wonder of his naivety or truthfulness.  Surely someone of any intellect could not really believe what he said.  “let us remember that there is in religion whose central tenet is hate. There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being. This much we know.”  No religion has as a central tenet of hate?  Where has this moron been since 9/11?  Does he really believe this or his he lying in order to make nice with Islamo Nazis?  In this case I really hope he’s lying and isn’t stupid enough to believe the load of Barbara Streisand he’s shoveling.  And you libs thought George W. Bush was dumb?  A fire hydrant could hold a better discussion on religion than this idiot.  Also, if “there is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being”, then why does the president?  Is he better than God Almighty?

Now, I’m not going to do a point by point critique of this monstrosity of a speech.  I’ll spare you and me that bit of torture. 

Also in the speech were some shoddy Biblical references.  Obama said that Jesus told us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself”.  This is actually found in Leviticus 19:18 and is part of the Old Law.  Jesus made reference to this law in Mark 12:31 when He was asked by a scribe to name the first or most important commandment.  In answering Jesus went back to Levitical law, He wrote it after all, and said, “The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these”.  You would think at a prayer breakfast the president would come better prepared with statements concerning the Bible, since he is after all a Christian.

The last piece I will mention from the speech is this, “"Surely you can question my policies without questioning my faith – or, for that matter, my citizenship”.  Mr. President with all due respect your policies are what drive the questions concerning your faith.  Your policies do not stack up with the tenets of faith that Christians hold.  Your policies cause us to wonder why you would consider yourself to be a Christian.  Personally I think you do it for political gain.  You sat under the preaching of an anti-Semite, America hating, and America cursing pastor for 20 years.  This makes us wonder as to your faith.  Your statement on June 28, 2006 also makes people wonder about your faith.  The following excerpt is from that speech.  "And even if we did have only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools? Would we go with James Dobson’s, or Al Sharpton’s? Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is ok and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount – a passage that is so radical that it’s doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application? So before we get carried away, let’s read our bibles. Folks haven’t been reading their bibles."  With this childish attack on the Bible, we are to believe that you are Christian sir?  I argue that it is your own actions, policies, and statements that raise concern about your faith, so don’t blame us.  You are good at the blame game though. 

Exit question for Obama:  Maybe your lack of knowledge on Biblical themes is George W. Bush’s fault too?

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