Let Me Tell You About My Deep, Abiding Christian Faith That I Don’t Even Have A Cursory Understanding OfSeptember 29th, 2010 at 12:10 am by Brian
There are two reasons to read Powerline. Hinderaker is one of them:
I have no interest in questioning Obama’s religious faith, which I believe to be sincere. It is only fair to note, too, that some of what he said was right on the money. But Obama’s answer causes one to suspect that he would be among those who, as in the Pew poll that is also in the news today, would have trouble answering basic questions about his own religion. The Golden Rule is a fine idea, but it is not a principle of Christianity. Nor did Jesus ever say that we should be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers; Obama apparently referred to the story of Cain and Abel.
This is the point I want to make: Biblical precepts are often twisted by liberals to support socialism. Jesus was not a socialist. On the contrary, he explicitly disclaimed any political agenda. And the moral of the story in Genesis is not that we are, or should be, our brothers’ keepers. Rather, the phrase comes from Cain’s answer when God asks him the whereabouts of his brother Abel, whom Cain has just killed. Cain denies any knowledge, and adds the self-exculpatory question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” The point of the story is not that Cain was responsible for looking after Abel, like an Old Testament Nancy Pelosi. Cain was condemned not for failing to keep watch over his brother, but for killing him.
I assure you. He only got the “am I my brother’s keeper?” line from watching Nino Brown in New Jack City.
Of course, now Obama is an admitted “Christian By Choice” ™ even though the most spiritual person he ever knew was his mother, an avowed secular humanist who, by any Christian definition, should be burning in Hell around now. When asked about how he practices his faith, he responded
it should be “safe, legal and rare”
Oh, I’m sorry. That was his response about abortion. It’s so hard to tell the difference between his faith and an abortion since both haven’t been thought through very well and neither will go the distance. He also mentioned how Jesus dying on the cross for his sins taught him how to be humble about how great he is.
Don’t tell Jann Wenner. He still believes he can milk a prostate Second Coming out of this 8,000 word tugjob.
I’m reminded of the old quote about a criminal being asked why he robbed banks to which he replied “Because that’s where the money is.”
Obama’s on-the-road to Damascus conversion to black liberation Christianity helped crack the safe to The Chicago Machine. After all, that’s where the votes were. When I hear him say that there is no way to heaven but through Jesus Christ then I’ll doubt my assertions about his cafeteria-style faith pimping for socialism.
Until then, he’s just a commie Benny Henn asking the peasants to loot their neighbor’s house to fill the government’s collection plate.
I know I speak for God when I say that he would have wanted it that way.