Does it bother anyone else?
You don’t have to be a church-attending Christian to have noticed the odd, awkward, politically-correct, sanitized tone and verbiage in President Obama’s Easter Pronouncement:
“On Sunday, my family will join other Christians all over the world in marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
“And 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.”
“Amid the storm of public debate, with our 24/7 media cycle, in a town like Washington that’s consumed with the day-to-day, it can sometimes be easy to lose sight of the eternal. So, on this Easter weekend, 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…”
Aspirations? The Family of Man? Marking the resurrection of Jesus (not celebrating it) ….like an accountant makes note of something in his recordbook? Check off, Christ rose from the grave. Shared spirit of humanity?
God, have mercy on this nation, which was founded under You but has gone so far astray.
Next they’ll go back to the Declaration of Independence and Obamatize it. Majority leader Nancy Pelosi said the “right to healthcare is a Constitutional Right” No, sweetie, wrong document. She meant the Declaration, you know that document we sent to The British Crown, to tell him we’re outta there? Here’s what the Declaration of Independence really says about rights.
“…all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…”
People are given rights by their Creator, not by President Obama, not by Congress, not by the Senate, certainly not by Nancy Pelosi…by their Creator. No, nancy, we won’t be adjusting the Constitution or the Declaration anytime soon to fit your version of a shared world order, the family of man.
And “these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states…. And for the support of this declaration with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”
That’s what I’m talking about. See the contrast between Obama-speak and the Declaration of Independence?
I can’t quite put my finger on what it is about Obama’s words that deeply disturb me. They are not words of a Believer celebrating the most Holy of Christian Holy days – the day of our Redemption!
They are merely the words of a shrewd politician saying what politicians say…blah blah blah, the family of man….blah blah blah, the shared spirit of humanity…blah blah blah, believers and nonbelivers alike.
No, we are not alike! Believers believe in God, nonbelievers do not. There you have it.