Obama's Religious Views: Exaggerated by the Right?!!

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Obama's Religious Views: Exaggerated by the Right?!!

Is it possible that the political religious right has been pulling the wool over our eyes about Obama?  I mean, they've made Palin out to be an experienced and capable leader while tarring Obama with accusations of inexperience.  This, despite the fact that on paper, Obama has years more experience and several more advanced degrees in Constitutional Law.

Should we not expect the same kind of reversal when it comes to religion?  I'm coming to believe that Obama is not particularly "personally" religious.  I'm ok with any politician making a show of religion to get elected in America right now.  It's suicide not to.

Anyway, for your consideration, I offer Obama's own words regarding religion:

 

 

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1) Why would the religious

1) Why would the religious right exaroate his religious views? I anything wouldn't they tone them down.

 

2) That video didn't indicate that he didn't hold a belief.


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And some more Obama on

And some more Obama on religion from YouTube, from one of my favorite YouTube vloggers Liberalviewer:

And the Bill Maher question that I've allready posted in Sexo Grammaticus thread: 10 reasons Why Atheists Should still Vote for Obama, Even Though He Has Been Christianing It Up:

 

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Cpt_pineapple wrote:1) Why

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1) Why would the religious right exaroate his religious views? I anything wouldn't they tone them down.

He's running for office in the United States.  Religious zealots are big in this country.

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I think Obama is very

I think Obama is very politically ambitious, and he knew that he'd need a track record of religiousness in order to keep all doors open to him.  I dont think he's personally very religious at all, regardless of what his book says, or what he claims in public. 

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I'm really surprised the

I'm really surprised the religious right hasn't latched onto this sentence,

"In our household the Bible, the Koran, and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology."

If I were religious I would take this to mean Obama equates the Bible with mythology and if I were running the McCain campaign I would tear Obama a new one with that.

My feeling is that he is not religious but has to play the game to avoid turning off the religious Dems.

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Why is it so hard to think

Why is it so hard to think Obama is Christian?


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Cpt_pineapple wrote: Why is

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Why is it so hard to think Obama is Christian?
It isn't Pinapple.

It's just that on these boards we generally talk about dogmatic religious people, and so, when people say that they don't think he's religious it should be understood in the context, that he's not dogmatically religious.

And I think you know this perfectly well, so why the attitude?

 

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Nikolaj wrote:It isn't

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It isn't Pinapple.

It's just that on these boards we generally talk about dogmatic religious people, and so, when people say that they don't think he's religious it should be understood in the context, that he's not dogmatically religious.

And I think you know this perfectly well, so why the attitude?

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What got me in was the

What got me in was the title. I immediatly thought "That's the stupidest thing I read all day."

 

It can only go downhill from here

 


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Quote:What got me in was the

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What got me in was the title. I immediatly thought "That's the stupidest thing I read all day."

Gee, thanks.

I'm sorry you don't feel that it's worthwhile for me to speculate that this emphasis on his Christianity might just be playing into the hands of the Rethuglicans.  I've dug well into Obama's voting record, and I can't find any indication that a dogmatic Christian agenda feeds his political stances.  If anything, he seems to give more lip service to religion than actual dogmatic belief.

For what it's worth, I think he probably is a Christian in some sense of the word.  Whether he believes that I'm going to burn in hell forever, I can't say.  I'm not naive enough to think that a non-Christian could be elected president of the U.S. at this time.  That's why, if you reread the stupidest thing you've heard all day, you'll see that I said, "exaggerated."  Had I intended to say that Obama is not really a Christian, I'd have made the title something like "Obama's Religious Views:  Completely made up by the right?!"

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Xlint videos. Thanks. Cool

Xlint videos. Thanks. Cool headed Obama is my favorite religiously wise, and intelligent politician to arrive since Pres Kennedy, who was killed when I was just 13. I actually liked Pres Carter. Clinton was way better than Reaganomics. I have never ever much liked a single republican of my lifetime. I do give Ron Paul some extra slack.

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If memory serves, Obama was

If memory serves, Obama was raised essentially an atheist, and he became a christian on his own later on his life(college?).  While I think he would claim to be a christian, i think it's more a career safeguard than anything else.

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Hambydammit wrote:Quote:What

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What got me in was the title. I immediatly thought "That's the stupidest thing I read all day."

Gee, thanks.

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Roisin Dubh wrote:If memory

Roisin Dubh wrote:

If memory serves, Obama was raised essentially an atheist, and he became a christian on his own later on his life(college?).  While I think he would claim to be a christian, i think it's more a career safeguard than anything else.

            Oh yeah, I totally agree.    If you're a politician you have to play by the rules of the game.


 

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Hambydammit wrote:Quote:What

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What got me in was the title. I immediatly thought "That's the stupidest thing I read all day."

Gee, thanks.

I'm sorry you don't feel that it's worthwhile for me to speculate that this emphasis on his Christianity might just be playing into the hands of the Rethuglicans.  I've dug well into Obama's voting record, and I can't find any indication that a dogmatic Christian agenda feeds his political stances.  If anything, he seems to give more lip service to religion than actual dogmatic belief.

For what it's worth, I think he probably is a Christian in some sense of the word.  Whether he believes that I'm going to burn in hell forever, I can't say.  I'm not naive enough to think that a non-Christian could be elected president of the U.S. at this time.  That's why, if you reread the stupidest thing you've heard all day, you'll see that I said, "exaggerated."  Had I intended to say that Obama is not really a Christian, I'd have made the title something like "Obama's Religious Views:  Completely made up by the right?!"

If you need some lotion for that sandy vagina, just let us know. 

 

But it still doesn't make sense. I mean the right would want a God fearin good ol Christian boy in the Whitehouse, so why would they exaggerate Obama's beliefs?

 

Ergo my thinking "That's the stupidest thing I've read all day."


 


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Quote:But it still doesn't

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But it still doesn't make sense. I mean the right would want a God fearin good ol Christian boy in the Whitehouse, so why would they exaggerate Obama's beliefs?
[Affects best Schoolmarm voice] Because, silly, all the atheists, non-religious, and anti-religious voters are on the left, and they tend to vote third party if you give them half a reason.   

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And also, when the Rev.

And also, when the Rev. Wright thing was at it's peak Hannity and the others were really trying to make a big deal out of Obama being a Christian in the sense of a "Black" Christian, since the general theology and practice of "black" churches is considered very different by the evangelicals.

I mean they were trying to paint Wright as a religious fanatic, and if they then went on to say that Obama isn't one, then why would he agree with Wright?

In order for the Wright thing to stick, Wright and Obama has to be on the same theological page, so to speak, and my impression from interviews and articles of people who have fallen for the Rev. Wright thing, is that they think Obama is some kind of "Black Christianity" radical.

So now every time Obama says he is Christian, these rightwingers will jump on it and say: "Yes he is! He is very Christian! He takes his Religion very seriously! ...and here's his minister (que the "God damn America"-tape of Rev. Wright) "

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But you keep saying that not

But you keep saying that not being Christian is political sucide. I'm pretty sure that the religious right knows this and hence would want to downplay his religion.

 

Another thing is that whenever I hear about Obama's religion, it's from his own mouth, not from the right.