God was AWOL until December’s job approval polls
“He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.” –Thomas Jefferson (1785)
Just in time for the “holiday season,” Barack Hussein Obama has apparently found Jesus. More likely, he read the most recent presidential approval poll, which indicated that his weakest demographic is composed of those who attend church regularly and, conversely, that his strongest is composed of those who don’t.
At the lighting of the National Christmas Tree (no, it’s not the National Holiday Tree, yet), Obama sermonized: “More than 2,000 years ago, a child was born to two faithful travelers who could find rest only in a stable, among the cattle and the sheep. But this was not just any child. Christ’s birth made the angels rejoice and attracted shepherds and kings from afar. He was a manifestation of God’s love for us. And He grew up to become a leader with a servant’s heart who taught us a message as simple as it is powerful: that we should love God, and love our neighbor as ourselves.”
Obama then claimed, “That teaching … lies at the heart of my Christian faith.”
Now, that assertion will cause a few folks some heartburn – those folks who are convinced he is a Muslim at heart. They would be wrong, however. Obama doesn’t worship Allah.
Others might read his words as a genuine profession of Christian devotion to Jesus Christ. But they also would be wrong. Obama doesn’t worship Jesus, either.
So, whom does he worship?
Obama idolizes the altar of his own reflection. He is a consummate textbook pathological narcissist, whose circle of key advisers, according an administration insider, consists of a small group of “those who are his own reflection.” He manifests a messianic complex, as do many narcissists who believe they are destined to become a savior of the masses.
As for what “lies at the heart of [his] Christian faith,” the key word is “lies.” Obama’s claim of Christian roots is as disingenuous as his bogus White House bio, which asserts, “His story is the American story – values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family…”
Obama was raised by atheists and his only tie to a “church” was as a disciple of hate. Up until the day he announced his presidential aspirations, his “spiritual mentor” was Jeremiah Wright, whose Afrocentric Liberation Theology focused on black supremacist doctrine and “social gospel” Marxism, the motto of which was “G-d Damn America.” Wright officiated at Obama’s wedding, baptized his two daughters and provided the inspiration for the title of Obama’s book, “The Audacity of Hope.”
Obama is Wright’s protégé, but Wright knew Obama would “have to publicly distance himself from me. I said it to Barack personally, and he said ‘Yeah, that might have to happen.’”
Obama concluded his remarks by instructing his subjects, “So long as the gifts and the parties are happening, it’s important for us to keep in mind the central message of this season, and keep Christ’s words not only in our thoughts, but also in our deeds.”
Lovely sentiments, whoever wrote them, but they are certainly not a reflection of Obama’s faith as evidenced through his deeds.
I suggest that Obama “found Jesus” for this National Christmas Tree photo op, not only because of the implications of his weak support among those who are faithful, but because just two weeks ago when he delivered his Thanksgiving message, he failed to mention “God” at all.
That omission was particularly odd, because the institution of our National Thanksgiving Day by our Founders was expressly for the purpose of giving due thanks to God.
George Washington’s first Thanksgiving proclamation read, in part, “I do recommend and assign Thursday … next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” (October 3, 1789)
The covenant established by the Pilgrims that is most often associated with Thanksgiving, the Mayflower Compact, includes these words in its opening sentences: “In the name of God, Amen. We … by the Grace of God … Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith…”
To be fair, Obama did note “how truly lucky we truly are.”
Perhaps Obama could best define his interest in Christianity by devoting his next national sermon to the topics of false prophets and hypocrites?
He could begin with an Old Testament reading from Jeremiah: “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds. They fill you with false hopes.”
Then he could focus on a New Testament reading from the Sermon on the Mount as recorded in Matthew: “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. … And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others.”
Unfortunately, like most cult adherents of charismatic charlatans, Obama’s sycophantic disciples are not capable of discerning the underlying implication of such a sermon.
As for the rest of us, though we have no authority to judge Obama (indeed, that authority is God’s alone), I pray we all would in majority numbers exercise sufficient discernment between truth and deceit, right and wrong, and act accordingly. The Left has very intentionally obfuscated the distinction between judgement and discernment, but we best not confuse the two.
Clearly, Obama is concerned about retaining the throne to his kingdom.
In one speech last week, he said, “I’ve got to win in 2012. … In order to finish the job, I’m going to have to have a second term. … I need a couple more years to finish the job. … I’m going to need another term to finish the job. … I’m going to need a few more years to finish the job.”
Apparently, in pursuit of that goal, his hypocrisy knows no limits.
Footnote: On Sunday following the publication of this essay, Obama and family made a photo-op hop to church. This was the first time they have attended church in eight months since their last “faith” photo-op for Easter.