Thursday, February 02, 2012

Got Jesus?

The bad news is that President Barack Obama’s address at the National Prayer breakfast may have lost him the atheist vote. One wonders what the late Christopher Hitchens might have made of the address had he not been “late.”

The good news is that the scriptures as interpreted by Mr. Obama sanction the progressive income tax, some military interventions in some foreign countries, and federal assistance to the poor and those marginalized by society, provided the victims of society are not aborted fetuses struggling to breathe free.

The president said at the prayer breakfast, according to a site that reports on “the hottest most social content on the web,” that “he often falls to his knees in prayer, and emphasized the role of his religious values in determining where to lead the country.

"’I’d be remiss if I stopped there; if my values were limited to personal moments of prayer or private conversations with pastors or friends. So instead, I must try — imperfectly, but I must try — to make sure those values motivate me as one leader of this great nation.’

“Obama maintained that his call for the wealthiest to give up their tax breaks, he's doing so out of economic necessity, but also in line with biblical teachings.

"’And I think to myself, if I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that’s going to make economic sense. But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that “for unto whom much is given, much shall be required,”’ Obama said, noting Jewish and Islamic teachings say much the same thing.”
One can almost see the president, once an attendee at the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s church, ticking off on his fingers the win-wins:

Jews, done; Christians, done; Islam, done -- so few worlds left to conquer.
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