Thursday, February 5, 2009

Many Faiths, How Many Gods?

I decided I would check out the speech President Obama delivered this am at the National Prayer Breakfast. He mentioned there are many faiths and not one of them is centered on hate. Nice sentiment, although some faiths seem to bring out the worst in human nature. Guess it's that old "die for the cause and get rewarded" extremism by some Middle Eastern faiths that has gotten the rest of the world confused. Guess some of us have missed the love concept.

There was one sentence that rocked me in the speech. Mr. Obama is known to be a good speaker and he is known for "let me make this perfectly clear" speechifying. How could a man who says he is a Christian (as he says in this speech) make the following statement?

"....But no matter what we choose to believe, let us remember that there is no religion whose central tenet is hate. There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being. This much we know.".....

Excuse me? This super clear speaking man has just intentionally said, "There is no God who condones..." blah blah. How many are there?

Shouldn't the clear corrrect Christian statement be "God, in his Ten Commandments, said, Thou shall not kill"?

Doesn't this one statement sound as if there are multiple god types running around? Has he checked the Ten Commandments lately? Isn't there one that states "Thou shalt not have any other gods before me"?

For one who always wants to be perfectly clear, I guess we can see exactly how clear his beliefs are.

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