The tinfoil-hat crowd, who whisper that POTUS is a closet Muslim, doesn’t interest me much. Laughter — not outrage — is my default reaction to most of those claims.
It isn’t because I believe his claim of Christianity. That isn’t judgmental, it’s discernment — even Jesus told us to know a tree by its fruit. If someone claims to be Christian, here’s a helpful test. Can you jettison the bodily death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ as God’s remedy for our sin without their entire worldview imploding? Yes? Then whatever you have is NOT Christian. It is something, perhaps even something religious, but it is NOT Christian.
It isn’t hard to check whether POTUS believes the historical Christian worldview. The Liberation Theology of the church he attended should have been a huge red flag. Others include: various elevations of government authority over Church independance (Hiring decisions of ministries, Hobby Lobby); the “all faiths are equal” attitude, danger of court-martial for sharing Christian faith. You could throw in the DNC vote to eject reference to God from his party’s platform, and his party’s 0-for-10 record on the Ten Commandments.
You could cite his endless asterisk-kissing of the Rainbow Lobby, and worse still, his fanatical support of abortion.
It wasn’t enough that he ever-so-casually spoke of sucking his own hypothetical unborn grandchildren into a sink (gee thanks, grandpa). But he voted to allow a living, breathing baby die neglected and alone among medical waste if an abortionist was inept enough to accidentally let him be born alive.
How much chutzpah does it take to cast that vote while telling the public it was “above [his] pay grade” to declare when life began? Maybe a simpler question would help: If the baby (we can’t say fetus after it’s born!) is squirming, and crying … is it alive then? What’s next, throwing them in the Nile?
POTUS is a Christian. Riiiiiiight … and both Wiener and Clinton are celibate monks.
Let’s finally get this right. POTUS, and most of his regime are only religious in public. (Jesus called such people “hypocrites” — play-actors, frauds). If doing so wouldn’t lose the DNC a great many African-American votes, I expect he’d be happy to drop the pretense.
At heart, he and his fellow-travellers are Secularist, through and through. You can see it in his view of Heaven (Hopey-Changey) being firmly entrenched in the here-and-now. He has doubled down on Utopian dreams that more serious thinkers rejected after the First, or (if they were real holdouts) the Second World War.
Redemption — his way — requires not “the Lamb of God”, but the Right Man in Office. Remember how he told us that his election was the moment “the planet began to heal?”. That language is more the domain of cult followings than Heads of State. His first presidential election run sparked a parody which was updated for the second run. It could well be the perfect summary of his religious convictions.
As hostile as they are to Christianity, they are actively appeasing the Islamic world. Since they’re not hostile to all religion equally, that should require some explanation.
The head of NASA announced that POTUS gave instructions to make “reaching out to the Muslim world” a top priority. Fort Hood’s massacre was listed as an incident of “workplace violence”. POTUS denounced the work of an unknown filmmaker (and Wag-the-Dog political scapegoat) in a speech to the UN days after the Benghazi slaughter of four American citizens. That speech declared that “the future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”. Have you seen him speak out against the systematic intimidation and murder of Christians in the Middle East? And you could look up “CAIR + Obama”, or discussion about CIA honcho John Brennen’s views on Islam for a whole other angle of cooperation with (capitulation to?) Muslim activist groups.