Of the many reasons cited for the Election Day "shellacking" administered by Republicans to President Obama and the Democrats, perhaps none is as puzzling to political analysts -- or as maddening to religious progressives who put so much faith and work into Obama's success -- than the Democrats' failure to mobilize the Religious Left and reach out to conservative believers.As Joseph writes in this column, I also wonder how David Gibson could come up with the things he wrote, such as, "...how a party led by a committed Christian who is as religiously fluent as Barack Obama could allow itself to be outflanked on faith outreach." But reaching out to conservative believers? Good luck with that! Well, unless he's talking about the "conservative believers" that are backing Mike Huckabee. What I would like to know is how David Gibson could think that you could reach out to conservative believers while mobilizing the Religious Left. Joseph Farah exposed this columnist for what he is; a liberal trying to fill space in a "religion column." It makes about as much sense as a former Marine drill Sargent becoming a grief counselor. Just sayin'...
David Gibson, "Did the Democrats' Loss of Faith Lose Them the House?"
He says there are many paths to heaven.Obama's a what?
In other words, he doesn't have a clue as to what it means to be a Christian. That, of course, is not surprising given the only church experience he has had in his life has come in that hate-filled, racist, neo-Marxist, liberation theology-based Trinity United Church of Christ. There "Christianity" is used to sell other religions – anti-Americanism, black victimization, socialism.
By Joseph Farah
November 11, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern
You know what they say about religion and politics.
These are two subjects you should avoid discussing around the Thanksgiving dinner table if you want to keep things calm and non-contentious.
It certainly doesn't work that way at my house. That's all anyone wants to talk about.
The religion reporter for Politics Daily, apparently a feature of AOL, sure opened himself up to attention with his recent column on how Democrats blew the midterm election because they didn't exploit the "fact" that the leader of their party, Barack Hussein Obama, is a "committed Christian" and "religiously fluent."
He's a what?
Now, look, I suppose someone can call himself anything he wants. But that doesn't make it a reality. I can call myself the shortstop of the New York Yankees, but I think Derek Jeter might have something to say about it.
Does anyone actually believe Obama is a "committed Christian"? I know he has called himself a Christian, but I can't recall even Obama adding the adjective "committed."
His only experience with the church came under the tutelage of Jeremiah Wright – not exactly the personification of spiritual orthodoxy.
But you have to wonder how someone who works as a full-time religion writer could make this statement, apparently with a straight face: "Exactly who lost the 'God vote' is becoming a matter of some dispute with Democratic circles, and whether the schism widens or heals could make a difference in 2012 as well. Some point to the administration, and wonder how a party led by a committed Christian who is as religiously fluent as Barack Obama could allow itself to be outflanked on faith outreach."
Here's the truth: Obama is not a Christian. He doesn't even know what it means to be a Christian.
I would cite his own words to make that case.
The most extensive comments ever offered by Obama about his faith came in a 2004 Chicago Sun-Times interview I first wrote about in May 2008.
Asked what he believes, Obama said: "I am a Christian. I'm rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people. That there are values that transcend race or culture, that move us forward, and there's an obligation for all of us individually as well as collectively to take responsibility to make those values lived."
Many paths to the same place?
This is the antithesis of what Jesus reveals in Scripture, for example, in John 14:6: "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (Italics mine)
Obama also says in the interview he doesn't know if he is going to heaven, nor does he believe the alternative is hell.
That's pretty remarkable for someone professing to be a Christian. While I know, because Scripture tells us so, there will be many turned away from the narrow gate that leads to eternal life on Judgment Day, it's unusual for someone claiming to be a believer to be uncertain about his eternal fate. It suggests a high degree of spiritual confusion.
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