Obama has said that he is a Christian. I believe him. He is a racist Christian, okay. Got it.
What I don’t get is his obsession with trying to be “cool” with religious people. He had a Religious task force during his campaign (not that it has ever ended) and there are a lot of weird quotes regarding religion he has spurted out since his election. When he says these things he is usually attempting to be hip with followers of whatever religion to whom he is speaking.
I suppose the most famous Obamaism regarding religious conviction would be the “I am my brother’s keeper” quip. This specific slogan is meant to gain the attention of all three main religions (leaving out the white people who cling to guns and religion I suppose). However, I have searched the entire Bible, both KJV and NIV, on blueletterbible.com and there is only one story where this quote is applicable: in the story of Cain and Able in Genesis. And, in that context it was used sarcastically by a murderer when confronted with his crime. So, yeah . . .
Another quote I find memorable is his saying, in front of a French television audience I believe, that “America is one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.” Brilliant. Actually, that is far from being true. Of course, we all remember that pre-election Obama was not Barack Hussein Obama, no, no, no. But, afterwards, he has been introduced by his full name in a couple European countries such as France where he also mentioned how America has “failed to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world” and has “shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.” Thanks, Mr. President.
Of late he has spoken to Muslims regarding Ramadan (thanks for the heads-up Yelena!) He praised Muslims’ “contribution to the United States.” Okay, whatever. He also took time to preach his religious relativism, a value that I doubt many true Muslims would adhere to. In other words, he is once again pandering as the wimp that he is.
Most scary to me is his weirdness in tying religion to the healthcare debate. At a meeting with Jewish Rabbis he recently said that “We are God’s partners in matters of life and death.” In this case he was trying to quote an inopportune prayer. This quote, coupled with his “oh, just take a pain-killer” press conference, solidified my belief that he wants to kill me.
There are many more examples of when Obama, trying to act cool, has served to scare people. I think, in fact, that his arrogance illustrated by these documented instances will define the decline of his popularity currently and the pathetic nature of his presidency in general.