Comments on: Obama talk on economic troubles turns to religion http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/14/obama-talk-on-economic-troubles-turns-to-religion/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Melissa http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/14/obama-talk-on-economic-troubles-turns-to-religion/comment-page-1/#comment-390886 Thu, 16 Apr 2009 17:24:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17059#comment-390886 Obama: There can only be one, ‘One’.

Some people have argued that Obama does not want to use religion to further a political ideology. However, Obama did evoke the Sermon on the Mount, at this Georgetown appearance, to further his economic agenda. Although Obama failed to mention Jesus Christ by name for the Sermon on the Mount.

“There is a parable at the end of the Sermon on the Mount that tells a story of two men…‘the rain descended and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house…it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock,’” Obama said.

“We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand,” he added. “We must build our house upon a rock.”

The last statement is particularly ironic since building your house upon a ‘ROCK‘ means to build your house with Christ as the foundation. Obama decided to blot out the real foundation from the timeless parable.

See the hi-res pictures:
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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/14/obama-talk-on-economic-troubles-turns-to-religion/comment-page-1/#comment-390873 Thu, 16 Apr 2009 00:55:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17059#comment-390873 Roger, you are exactly right. It doesn’t matter what the grumblings are from the other side. They are smug because they actually sneaked a progressive in with the fools who voted for him.

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By: getplaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/14/obama-talk-on-economic-troubles-turns-to-religion/comment-page-1/#comment-390850 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 22:27:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17059#comment-390850 I love it when Obama pulls out the biblical references, because it makes the right go apoplectic.

Almost as much as being reminded of how “conservative ideology” now equals “economic disaster.”

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By: getplaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/14/obama-talk-on-economic-troubles-turns-to-religion/comment-page-1/#comment-390848 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 22:13:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17059#comment-390848 Roger, You’re so right. The Bush administration would never have used religion as a political tool the way Obama does.

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By: Roger http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/14/obama-talk-on-economic-troubles-turns-to-religion/comment-page-1/#comment-390846 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 17:01:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17059#comment-390846 This is so twisted. The desire people have to work and earn, and enjoy their rewards is something you can depend on, a rock. The shifting positions of politicians is always quicksand. Never in the world’s history has any country ever spent like this and succeeded, in the case of Rome it eventually fell.

Obama is like a slithering snake in the grass. He’ll sneak up from any angle he can find, and religion should never be used like this.

We deserve a better leader than this, and the media and the way it covered for him, cheered for him, and carries his water has a huge responsibility in this mess. That they are among the first industries to down down in flames is ironic, and fitting.

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