Obama mocks the Bible–Video Embed

As a candidate, Obama is deficient in many areas (he’s an empty suit, at best, and an anti-American hardcore leftist, at worst). But the single biggest reason I could never vote for him is this…he is a freaking huge “know-it-all” and he will drive us crazy if elected.

Watch this video and see if you don’t agree!

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  1. I attend a Christian church, but I completely agree with Obama’s comments in the video. I don’t think he was mocking the Bible, but trying to make a valid point about how we use the book. Christians love to pick and choose Bible verses that are convenient to their cause, while ignoring the ones that might point out another way of thinking.

    The Bible has been misused for centuries to endorse war, slavery, murder, homophobia, and the abuse of women. If we are truly Christians, we will follow Christ’s example of radical love, acceptance, and forgiveness. We will oppose war and racism and will instead focus on helping our fellow man by ending poverty and hunger.

    Matthew 25:

    36″Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

    37″Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

    40″The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’

    Blessings and peace to you.

  2. Dark Skies

    Brian:

    Thx for your comment.

    Of course, you may be correct in that it might not have been Obama’s intention “to mock” the Bible.

    But in the same way that many people have cherry-picked verses to justify actions which were not in the spirit of the Bible, he has cherry-picked certain verses to demonstrate why the Bible has no place in governance–and he has done so in a derisive manner (which is to say “mocking” manner).

    Jesus never indicated that His Way should be adopted by the government, so in his own way, Obama appears to be building a “straw-man argument” for the sole purpose of ridiculing certain Biblical passages.

  3. I agree with every word that Obama has to say. I think he is brave to say what he things, he is honest and trustworthy.

    All holy books are subject to interpretation, which can only lead to human error and differences of opinion. We must find ways of guiding this country without the use of these opinions because they are different for everybody. That is why religion in government is a divider, and cannot unit us under one flag. Not a Christian flag, a Jewish flag, a Muslim flag, a Buddist flag, a Hindu flag, but an American Flag.

    For more, visit http://www.TruthinPoliticsNOW.com

  4. Dark Skies

    Thanks Gina:

    But in all due fairness, mustn’t we point out that you are a Richard Dawkins fan.

    Certainly not to say that your point of view is incorrect…but it would be accurate to say that atheists would have a different “take” on Biblical interpretation.

    Don’t they?

    Again…thx for your comment.

  5. Thank you, Dark Skies, for helping me make my point. I, too, have a different “take” on Biblical interpretation, and it is for that reason that I do not want to live under a Christian flag (I happen to be Jewish).

  6. There should be separation of church and state. The U.S.A. has never been a Christian nation, nor is it now, nor should it ever be. God’s kingdom is composed of people from every nation on earth who choose to believe the gospel.

    As far as biblical interpretation . . .

    (1 Corinthians 2:14) But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

    (2 Peter 1:20-21) Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

    Cathy

  7. Brent

    Gina,
    I agree that religious opinions can be a divider. That is why I choose to denounce Obama. He ridicules the bible and those that believe in it or try to live by it therefore dividing people ( against him ) instead of uniting them! Like it or not, the vast majority of this country is Christian and our elections are won by the majority. Right or wrong that is the way it is. Try electing a Christian in Israel or in a Muslim country! Mocking Christian beliefs will get him no where in this country. It’s speeches like this that I love to see because they show where he is really coming from and allows the American people the chance to realize how wrong he is for this country. Whether it is a part of government or not, this IS a Christian nation that believes in freedoms like the freedom of religion. Practice any religion you want but understand that you do so under the umbrella of a Christian nation. Anyone that has a problem w/ Christians should envoke their right to move! Christians have been quite tolerant and do not deserve mocking. Go to Israel and denounce the Torah or go to a Muslim nation and mock the Koran and see where they gets you!

  8. Laura

    Hey, I was just wondering where the full video of this speech could be found. I have been searching but I am unable to find it. I realize that you may not know, but I would appreciate it if someone could possible tell me what speech this was so I can track down the actual context of these comments. Thank you!

  9. Dark Skies

    Laura:

    It’s been a long time since I last saw the full speech, but I will try to track it down.

    I’m almost certain it’s on Youtube.

    Thx for your comment!

    DS

  10. James McPherson

    “Practice any religion you want but understand that you do so under the umbrella of a Christian nation. Anyone that has a problem w/ Christians should envoke their right to move! Christians have been quite tolerant…”

    Especially during that whole Crusades thing, right?

    I’m a Christian first, American second, and recognize that this is a republic in which all faiths are accepted. It is not a “Christian nation,” nor should it be–especially when (going back to the point of Obama’s remarks) even Christians would be completely incapable of agreeing on which version of Christianity should be used in making political decisions.

  11. Obama isn’t mocking the bible he’s mocking God and God’s words. So I suggest that he watch who he’s mocking.

  12. Scott

    I find it odd that so many people don’t want to mix the Christian teachings with gov’t. That tells me why the US is on the decline. Christ’s basic teaching comes down to this ‘ Love Others’ as you want them to love you. Very few religions can make that claim. Why would that be bad for any gov’t? There is a difference. It is naive to believe that Gov’t will ever be separate from personal beliefs. The best you can do is hope the personal beliefs of those that are in office, are good. As a voter, it’s our job to make that call. Contrary to the medias belief, Morals do make A LOT of difference.

  13. James McPherson

    “‘Love Others’ as you want them to love you. Very few religions can make that claim.”

    Really, Scott? The “Golden Rule” came before Christ, being a central idea of both ancient Greece and of Judaism. Buddhism professes that one should “put oneself in the place of another.” One of Islams five pillars is charity to those in need. Baha’is say, “Ascribe not to any soul that which thou wouldst not have ascribed to thee, and say not that which thou doest not.” Hindus say man should “regard all creatures as his own self.” In fact, I don’t know of a religion offhand that doesn’t make that claim.

    And which “media” are you talking about? CBS? Fox? Christianity Today? To refer to the media as an “it” oversimplifies a complicated issue.

  14. Dark Skies

    Jim and Scott:

    Seems to me (and I might be incorrect on this) that the new idea that Jesus/Yeshua introduced was the “indwelling of the Holy Spirit” as the only way to get to “The Way.”

    I have found this to be “the” truth in my own life.

    Open to suggestions, as always.

    DS

  15. James McPherson

    DS,

    I’ll buy that. One must believe in Christ to be a Christian, even if one need not be a Christian to believe in the Golden Rule–or to be a good American.

    Thanks,
    Jim

  16. Dark Skies

    Oh…and of course Jesus gave us that little thing called “Salvation”! 🙂

  17. James McPherson

    Indeed. Though it seems to me that some folks (not you or me) seem to think Christ’s promise of salvation applies to the United States as a nation, rather than to us as individual sinners.

  18. Dark Skies

    Right you are, Jim…God is that third rail! Touch it and go crazy. Get near it– and approach the Truth at the same speed as you depart reality.

    As a believer, I can attest to its impact on my life and the way I have been perceived by non-believers (many of whom are my life-long friends).

    They think I am crazy (and maybe they are correct)!

    But then non-believers become believers from time to time…and they join the “insane”…completely of their own volition–and after much soul searching!

    There is clearly a split down the middle of humanity!

    Who knows who is right. But we do choose our side.

  19. James McPherson

    I was one of those who became a Christian relatively late, as an adult–and I admit that before then I thought religious folks were the crazy ones. After becoming a believer 25 years ago (yes, I’m showing my age). I kept some friends, lost some, and gained some. But life is a lot better on this side than it was on the other.

  20. Our founding fathers refered to “certain unalienable rights bestowed by our creator” and thus the majority of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were in fact Christians. This being said though, our country consists of many who practice many forms of “religion” ie, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Humanism, etc. and our government is not predicated on just one, which clearly was the founding fathers intent. We all have two things in common, we are all humans and are all Americans.
    Barack Obama’s interpretation of the Bible only serves to indict himself as not normative with American mainstream Christianity … really not a big surprise.
    One great thing about living in America is the right to vote however one chooses … I will not be voting for Mr Obama as he does not represent my values. Unfortunately I am not sure if Mr McCain does either

  21. JAY

    1ST: LET ME SAY, PEOPLE STUDY YOUR HISTORY. THIS NATION WAS FOUNDED ON THE FREEDOM TO WORSHIP GOD. NOT BUDDA,NOT ALLIAH, BUT THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE LIVING GOD. 2ND: SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE WAS DESIGNED TO KEEP THE GOVERMENT OUT OF THE CHURCH, NOT TO KEEP GOD & CHURCH OUT OF OUR GOVERMENT. 3RD: PEOPLE (BRIAN) GET OUT OF THE “NIV” & NEW BIBLES AND RETURN TO THE “KING JAMES BIBLE” AND START READING!!! THESE NEW BIBLES LEAVE OUT CERTIAN TEXT AND REWORDS VERSES AND CHAPTERS TO GIVE THEM A NEW MEANING.(EXAMPLE:NIV WHICH HAS LEFT OUT OVER 16,000 WORDS & WHICH ALTERED THE TRUE MEANING, NOT TO MENTION KEY VERSES THAT WERE LEFT TOTALLY OUT) AND IN CLOSING, OBAMA IS A JOKE. HOW ANYBODY COULD VOTE FOR THIS MAN KNOWING HIS VIEWS AND HIS LACK OF EXPERENCE IS BEYOND ME.. HE IS AN EXCELLENT SPEAKER AND HAS A GREAT ABILITY TO SAY WHAT AMERICA WANTS TO HEAR YET HE HAS NO PLAN. HE IS MISLEADING AMERICA!

  22. RJ

    “The U.S.A. has never been a Christian nation, nor is it now, nor should it ever be.”

    Anyone remember WHY the pilgrims left England? And other then the native americans who was living in this nation? It wasn’t Muslims, Jews, or anyone else.

    The United States of America WAS founded on the right to believe in God how you choose. Not Budda, and not Muhammad. But GOD!

    It irritates the hell out of me people forget Obama won’t even pledge his allegiance to our flag but he wants to be the president of this nation? That slaps millions of our armed forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives right in the face. My father wanted to serve his country so badly he lied about his age to get the Marines to take him. Mr. Obama has yet to sacrifice anything other then lying about things he’s accomplished while being in government.
    His open mockery of the Bible only proves he is a Muslim in my eyes.
    So you want a Muslim president, then kindly move to Iraq, or Iran. Cause I sure do not!!!!

  23. This country was founded on FREEDOM of religion. It doesn’t matter what religion the forefathers practiced (although by most counts they were deists and not evangelical Christians), they decided to be inclusive in the documents they created when forming the country’s government. Their wording was clear in its intentions that even those without religion would be welcomed and protected.

    All we have to do is look at a country like Saudi Arabia to see the ills that can come from allowing government to dictate religion. Think Christianity would never stoop that low? Remember the Crusades.

    The lies about Obama are getting rather tiresome. He ISN’T a Muslim and he DOES say the Pledge of Allegiance.

  24. BTS

    The text of the entire speech can be found here:

    http://obama.senate.gov/speech/060628-call_to_renewal/

    I think you’ll find that the accusation that Obama has taken the Bible out of context can be tempered by the fact that the quoted passage of the speech is itself taken out of context.

  25. Dark Skies

    Also, please note that Obama himself has misquoted the Bible.

    Deuteronomy 13:6-10 is place where one finds verse wherein God commands the stoning and He does not say stone your child for turning away from the faith (that is Obama’s misquote).

    The actual verse says stone anyone in your family who secretly tries to turn you away from God and toward the worship of idols.

    One must keep in mind that Deuteronomy was written during the life of Moses and was applicable to that time. Jesus certainly stopped stoning when He asked “let the one who is without sin cast the first stone.”

    If I remember correctly, theologians and theological scholars hold that this verse in Deuteronomy was intended to show how awful God viewed the sin of idolatry.

  26. Thank you BTS…I was waiting for someone to find the link to the entire speech.

    It’s the same thing that happens in 7th grade…one person hears part of the truth, and suddenly the entire student body is spreading half-truths about someone.

    Why can’t people look past the lies, the rumors, the smear campaigns?

    Believe nothing until you investigate fully.

  27. Rocky Stone

    America not founded as a Christian nation? The first Europeans who attempted to settle here, Leifr Eriksson and his crewmates in 1000 AD, came here for the specific purpose of Christian evangelism.

    Secular historians stress that the first successful English settlement in America, the Jamestown Colony was purely a commercial enterprise, but they can’t explain the fact that the first structure built at Jamestown — before a single residence or storage building was raised — was the CHURCH.

    My own ancestors arrived in 1636. They were Puritans who were part of the Great Migration and came here specifically to establish settlements in which Christians could freely worship. In the charters of all of their townships, property ownership in the township was forbidden to anyone who was not a faithful member of the local church. The idea was a sound one, especially during the colonial period when their survival was at stake: people of like minds, purposes, and beliefs living together in communities. Puritans in a township here, Baptists in a township a few miles away, Anglicans in another, etc. When one of my forebears converted from Puritanism to become a Baptist, he sold his property in Pittsford, Vermont and moved to North Harmony, New York for that very reason.

    The only people who don’t believe that America was established to be a Christian nation are those who don’t know its true history!

    As for Obama’s comments, I heard them delivered live and they were definitely — and CHARACTERISTICALLY — derisive and arrogant. His remarks insulted the brave, dedicated people serving in our armed forces, they insulted people of faith, they insulted anyone who has the audacity to disagree with him, and they insulted the God that Obama has read about, but does not seem to KNOW.

  28. Ben

    And if he was mocking the bible? So what?

    I personally and getting sick and tired of our governments and law courts cow towing to religion.

    Why should we worry about offending those that believe in fairy tales? These feeble minded sheep who cling to fantasy to avoid the reality and self-responsibility of a finite, mortal existance.

    It is the 21st century. Isn’t it time we evolve and leave these ridiculous, childish notions of religion behind us? How about treating their fellow man with the reverence they reserve for their imaginary god?
    How about caring about the millions suffering war, oppression and famine? Oh sorry, I forgot, they dont need to do anything, their god will take care of it, right?

    Convienient. Saves them from actually having to do anything. Even care.

    • Dark Skies

      I think you’ve got it backwards, Ben.

      Take Haiti for example.

      The great outpouring of care and concern was from Christians and Christian organizations…not from atheists.

      In fact, I don’t think there are any atheist-based care organizations.

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