Sunday, April 4, 2010Obama’s secular humanist Easter. Here's the key quote:
Jesus was Jewish, but the Jews deny his resurrection as well as his divinity. As Don points out, Muslims weren't even close to being around back then and deny his divinity anyway. And Hindus? Nonbelievers?While we worship in different ways, we also remember the shared spirit of humanity that inhabits us all — Jews and Christians, Muslims and Hindus, believers and nonbelievers alike.
President Barack Obama issued an Easter address Saturday urging people of all faiths, along with nonbelievers, to embrace their common aspirations and “shared spirit of humanity.”Shared spirit of humanity? What kind of gobbledygook is that?
Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address to touch lightly on some of his administration’s top priorities: expanding health coverage, creating jobs and improving education. But his comments were more spiritual than political in tone.Au contraire, mon frère! See if you can find anything resembling 'spiritual' here save a few fleeting religious references:
“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.”Marking or celebrating? It's ironic that the most viciously pro-abort President in US history - so much so that he voted 4 times for outright infanticide as an Illinois Senator - will 'mark' the resurrection of one sentenced unjustly to death.
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.”
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.”No mention of the 4.5 million net jobs lost on his watch, but you can see the 'spiritual' implications here, no?
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.
And here I thought that Jesus was the “the rock upon which our lives are built.”
He called health “the rock upon which our lives are built.” He made no direct reference, however, to the recently enacted health care legislation, which divided Congress and the nation.
And government dependency will apparently get us there, no? In total, Obama mentioned Jesus Christ the same number of times he mentioned Muslims, Hindus and nonbelievers in his Easter address. This was no 'spiritual' address in tone, it was political. But don't question his faith:
Education is valuable, the president said, but “we also know that ultimately, education is about something more, something greater. It is about the ability that lies within each of us to rise above any barrier, no matter how high; to pursue any dream, no matter how big; to fulfill our God-given potential.”