Obama’s Faith…The Social[ist] Gospel

Nothing is easier than to give Christian asceticism a socialist tinge.

–Karl Marx and Frederick Engels 1848 Manifesto of the Communist Party

By now, most everyone knows that Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. spent over 20 years with Reverend Wright as his pastor. We’ve heard the outrageous things that Rev. Wright has said, and continues to say. Barack has recently tried to distance himself from Wright, but what does Obama really believe?

Let’s look back at words that came out of Barack’s own mouth last year. In his speech “A Politics of Conscience“, delivered June 23, 2007 in Hartford, CT, here are some of the things Barack said:

I’ve been speaking to a lot of churches recently

Really? When a Republican speaks to a church, Democrats threaten to revoke the tax-exempt status of the church.

unfair labor practices

The man is a Marxist…it’s amazing how quickly he got the phrase “unfair labor practices” out!

faithful witnesses of the gospel

Now, let me remind you of something the Bible says about the gospel:

But the word of the LORD endures forever.”
Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.
1 Peter 1:25

So, if you are going to be a “faithful witnesses of the gospel”, you should be sharing the word of the LORD.

It seems to me that each day, thousands of Americans are going about their lives – dropping the kids off at school, driving to work, shopping at the mall, trying to stay on their diets, trying to kick a cigarette habit – and they’re coming to the realization that something is missing.

He sounds like he’s paraphrasing lines from “The Matrix”!

They want a sense of purpose, a narrative arc to their lives. They’re looking to relieve a chronic loneliness. And so they need an assurance that somebody out there cares about them, is listening to them – that they are not just destined to travel down that long road toward nothingness.

Democrats are all about the “narrative”, aren’t they? How about pointing people to the solution to their loneliness…Jesus Christ?

My father, who I didn’t know, returned to Kenya when I was just two. He was nominally a Muslim since there were a number of Muslims in the village where he was born.

So Obama addresses the Muslim issue by saying his father was only “nominally” a Muslim, and it’s because of his village. (it takes a village, right?) What about the fact that his father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was given his middle name “Hussein” by his father? Both Barack’s father and grandfather were Muslim.

It wasn’t until after college…

Wait! Barack just completely skipped over any mention of his step-father, also a Muslim, who moved the family to Indonesia (the world’s most populous Muslim nation) where Obama attended a Muslim school! As an adult, Obama can recite the Muslim prayers perfectly, and calls the sound of the Muslim call to prayer, “one of the prettiest sounds on earth”. Barack, why didn’t you mention any of the following in your speech?

“I was a little Jakarta street kid,” … He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them.

Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

I guess you don’t want people knowing now that you can recite Muslim prayers with a first-rate accent.

I went to Chicago to work as a community organizer

What exactly does a “community organizer” do? It sounds like a “union organizer” or a “Communist organizer”, but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt here.

everyone’s got a sacred story

Everyone’s a god?

They saw that I knew the Scriptures

I’ve yet to hear you quote Scripture

But I think they also sensed that a part of me remained removed and detached – that I was an observer in their midst.

And slowly, I came to realize that something was missing as well – that without an anchor for my beliefs, without a commitment to a particular community of faith, at some level I would always remain apart, and alone.

So, you realized that if you wanted to succeed in your job, and not be perceived as “removed and detached”, you had to have “a commitment to a particular community of faith” or you’d always be an outsider.

So one Sunday, I put on one of the few clean jackets I had, and went over to Trinity United Church of Christ on 95th Street on the South Side of Chicago. And I heard Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright deliver a sermon called “The Audacity of Hope.”

Somebody needs to find a video or transcript of that sermon. Obama admits he heard it, so let’s see what outrageous things Rev. Wright said that morning.

I came to see faith as more than just a comfort to the weary or a hedge against death, but rather as an active, palpable agent in the world and in my own life.

More than just “opium for the masses”? No one that I know who is a born-again Spirit-filled believer talks about their faith as being a “palpable agent in the world”. Obama is more interested in what he can get from it, not what he can give.

I submitted myself to His will,

Oh really? Do you consider your votes on Partial-Birth Abortion to be in submission to God’s will?

But my journey is part of a larger journey – one shared by all who’ve ever sought to apply the values of their faith to our society. It’s a journey that takes us back to our nation’s founding, when none other than a UCC church inspired the Boston Tea Party and helped bring an Empire to its knees.

That’s the Communist Revolutionary money quote right there! Obama says his journey is part of a larger journey, shared with his UCC pastor and church, to inspire a revolution and “bring an Empire to its knees”.

They cheered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. King delivered his prayer for our country.

Yes, but one of the key points of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dreams was this:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

However you, Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., are no Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

You, Barack, focus very heavily on the color of people’s skin. In your speech “A More Perfect Union”, delivered Tuesday March 18, 2008 in Philadelphia, PA, the words you used most frequently were about the color of people’s skin.

But somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked. Part of it’s because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who’ve been all too eager to exploit what divides us. At every opportunity, they’ve told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their Church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay marriage; school prayer and intelligent design.

“hijacked”? Nice terrorist code word there, Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. The one who is “too eager to exploit what divides us” is you. Your “A More Perfect Union” speech was the most racist and divisive speech I have ever heard in my life. It is an abomination that you are trying to use racism in order to form a more Socialist Union. The irony is incredible when you say, “At every opportunity, they’ve told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their Church,” because that’s exactly what you are doing…disrespecting our values and disliking our Church. Bible-believing Christians do care about issues like abortion and gay marriage; school prayer and intelligent design. It’s the Demoncratic Socialists who are trying to force things like abortion, gay marriage, and Darwinian Evolution upon us. It’s they who have a published game-plan to “Defeat the Ultra-Right

I may come back and add more here later, but for now, let me cut to the end of Obama’s speech:

So let’s rededicate ourselves to a new kind of politics – a politics of conscience. Let’s come together – Protestant and Catholic, Muslim and Hindu and Jew, believer and non-believer alike. We’re not going to agree on everything, but we can disagree without being disagreeable. We can affirm our faith without endangering the separation of church and state, as long as we understand that when we’re in the public square, we have to speak in universal terms that everyone can understand. And if we can do that – if we can embrace a common destiny – then I believe we’ll not just help bring about a more hopeful day in America, we’ll not just be caring for our own souls, we’ll be doing God’s work here on Earth.

“a new kind of politics”…like “a new Constitution“?

“affirm our faith without endangering the separation of church and state”?  The concept of “separation of church and state” as currently implied is a deliberate misreading of Thomas Jefferson’s letter. The phrase “separation of church and state” is not found anywhere in our Constitution.  In fact, not a single one of the three individual words “separation”, “church”, and “state” are even in the Constitution at all!  The First Amendment is to restrict the government in order to protect the church…it is NOT a restriction of the church in order to protect the government!

“embrace a common destiny” you really are a dangerous man, Barack Obama. You want to replace our Constitution with the Communist Constitution. You intentionally misquoted our Constitution when you began your speech “A More Perfect Union” with “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union”. You left out the words “of the United States” because “We the people” to you means all of the Communist revolutionaries in the world, who you want to “embrace a common destiny”.

A man who deliberately misquotes our Constitution cannot be trusted to defend it, and is not fit to take the Constitutional Oath of Office:

Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., you love to say “Yes We Can!”

But when a man blatantly alters the Constitution, can we trust that man to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution?  No, we can’t. 

NO, WE CAN’T!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

14 Responses to Obama’s Faith…The Social[ist] Gospel

  1. drjohn says:

    “But somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart.”

    This started at the Trinity Church.

    It continues at the Trinity Church

  2. drjohn says:

    Nicely done, by the way.

  3. improvise says:

    Improvise says : I absolutely agree with this !

  4. Pingback: Stop Lying About Huckabee « I Took The Red Pill (and escaped the Matrix)

  5. Pingback: McCain’s Faith: The Social[ist] Gospel « I Took The Red Pill (and escaped the Matrix)

  6. You write:

    No one that I know who is a born-again Spirit-filled believer talks about their faith as being a “palpable agent in the world”. Obama is more interested in what he can get from it, not what he can give.

    What about what a believer can give? Do you believe that the ONLY valid function of a believer in this world is to speak the gospel in words, and that living out the gospel through direct action by helping others is wrong?

  7. lifewithlogan,

    Holy Spirit-filled believers tend to be the biggest givers that exist in this world. They are hearers of the Word and doers of the Word. But they won’t brag about it to you, and for good reason.

    Now, tell me what Barack Obama has done to help those he visited in Africa. Has he been his “brother’s keeper”? The last I heard, his brother was still living in a shack on $1 a day. Does Barack send any of his money over there, or does he only want to send OUR money over there? You know, spread the wealth. Globally. Why doesn’t he follow what Jesus taught?

  8. Pingback: On What Does Your Salvation Depend? « I Took The Red Pill (and escaped the Matrix)

  9. Pingback: The Socialist Gospel « I Took The Red Pill (and escaped the Matrix)

  10. “It’s the Theology, Stupid”
    appears to be available here:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s