It Will Say Anything…
Not desirous of saying anything rude therefore we just will not. However there is a person masquerading as (take your pick) a professor, president, justice of the supreme court, theologian, commander in chief, let’s add in there the POTUS who will just say anything at anytime whatsoever. It is overwhelming obvious that he just does not have a clue about what he is saying insofar as how quickly and readily his lies and fabrications of truth pop-up and hit his behind.
Nowhere is this arrogance found than when he brings up his Judeo-Christian beliefs. I wonder how many true ‘god-fearing’ Christians out there have been notified of his comments today during his National Prayer Breakfast speech. The National Prayer Breakfast is an annual Washington event that brings together lawmakers from both parties and leaders from a variety of religions.
The president did criticize the Islamic State, calling it “a brutal, vicious death cult that, in the name of religion, carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism.”
If we leave our values at the door, we abandon much of the moral glue that has held our nation together for centuries, and allowed us to become somewhat more perfect a union. Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Jane Addams, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, Abraham Heschel — the majority of great reformers because their faith and their values dictated it, and called for bold action — sometimes in the face of indifference, sometimes in the face of resistance.
It makes economic sense. Caring for the poor and those in need. So even as we join the great debates of our age — how we best put people back to work, how we ensure opportunity for every child, the role of government in protecting this extraordinary planet that God has made for us, how we lessen the occasions of war — even as we debate these great issues, we must be reminded of the difference that we can make each day in our small interactions, in our personal lives.
Allow me to state that there was far too much of this rhetoric. We were to easily reminded of who was speaking and the real motive behind what was being said.
As a new president, he dismissed the idea of American exceptionalism, noting that Greeks think their country is special, too. He labeled the Bush-era interrogation practices, euphemistically called “harsh” for years,as torture. America, he has suggested, has much to answer given its history in Latin America and the Middle East.
Say what? This ignorant person now blames the USA for matters (Crusades and Inquisition) in those areas?
His latest challenge came Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast. At a time of global anxiety over Islamist terrorism, Obama noted pointedly that his fellow Christians, who make up a vast majority of Americans, should perhaps not be the ones who cast the first stone.
President Obama has never been one to go easy on America
“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history,” he told the group, speaking of the tension between the compassionate and murderous acts religion can inspire. “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.
Some Republicans as well as Democrats were outraged, “The president’s comments this morning at the prayer breakfast are the most offensive I’ve ever heard a president make in my lifetime,” said former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore (R). “He has offended every believing Christian in the United States. This goes further to the point that Mr. Obama does not believe in America or the values we all share.”
Obama’s remarks spoke to his unsparing, sometimes controversial, view of the United States — where triumphalism is often overshadowed by a harsh assessment of where Americans must try harder to live up to their own self-image.
Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, called Obama’s comments about Christianity “an unfortunate attempt at a wrongheaded moral comparison.”
Obama spoke a day after meeting with Muslim leaders, who argued that they feel their community has faced unfair scrutiny in the wake of terrorist attacks overseas. Although the White House released only a broad description of the meeting — which touched on issues including racial profiling — participants said it gave them a chance to express their concerns directly to the president.