Saturday, April 03, 2010

The Gospel According To Barack
The ecumenical president
Here's some of the article from the Associated Press; (Comments and emphasis mine) Obama hails 'shared spirit of humanity' at Easter

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's Easter address calls on people of all faiths, as well as nonbelievers, to embrace their common aspirations and "shared spirit of humanity." (Does that include those of other faiths who adhere to flying airplanes into buildings and carving people's heads off as pleasing to their god?)

Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to touch lightly on some of his administration's priorities: expanding health coverage, creating jobs and improving education. But his comments were more spiritual than political in tone.

"On this Easter weekend," he said, "let us hold fast to those aspirations we hold in common as brothers and sisters, as members of the same family — the family of man." (Hortizontal worship if I ever saw it. But shouldn't that be 'the family of person'?)

Obama noted that Jewish families recently celebrated Passover, and on Sunday, "my family will join other Christians all over the world in marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ." (IE: photo op)

He also embraced a broader, more ecumenical audience. "While we worship in different ways," the president said, "we also remember the shared spirit of humanity that inhabits us all — Jews and Christians, Muslims and Hindus, believers and nonbelievers alike." (And how is it exactly that "nonbelievers" worship? Isn't that a contradiction?)

Work is important to people's security and dignity, Obama said. "That is why it was heartening news that last month, for the first time in more than two years, our economy created a substantial number of jobs, instead of losing them," he said. (Never mind the fact that almost a third of the recent employment spurt have been temp jobs working for the census. And a rather percentage of the remaining were hirings in the retail and food service industry. In other words, Wal-Mart greeters and teen-agers in paper hats.)

He called health "the rock upon which our lives are built."
(So much for that Jesus guy.)


Blogger Old Bob said...

The guy is essentially saying, "No need for God, you have ME!"

12:44 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

and he's joining in the Resurrection at what non ecclesastical community? The Hussien Mosque doesn't count

3:17 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I'm surprised the Muslim even mentioned Easter. Did he snarl when he said it?

5:19 PM  

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