January 16, 2013
Left Wants God Disinvited From Obama's InaugurationTopics:
Will Barack Obama cave to the Left and remove the Bible and prayer from his inauguration? After all, Obama doesn't believe in the Bible any more than he believes in the Constitution ... and his disdain for the Constitution is no secret.
Via George Neumayr at American Spectator:
Liberals booed God at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last year after skittish party officials reinserted a mention of him in the platform. Nothing has changed since then. The latest secularist push of the party is to remove God from the inauguration. Prominent liberals are questioning the use of the Bible for the presidential oath and the use of prayers in the ceremony.Read the whole thing here.
[...] MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, who sees the Bible as hate literature, considers the spectacle of Obama placing his hand on it "absurdist." He should place his hand on something he truly honors, like the shoulder of one of his daughters, argues O'Donnell. To swear an oath on a risible and racist book, he continued, suggests a lack of seriousness.
Lost on O'Donnell is that Obama doesn't believe in the Constitution any more than he believes in the Bible. So the oath is absurdist from the start. But O'Donnell is right that Obama doesn't honor the Bible, a concession liberals usually don't like to make. Unlike the Koran, which he has lavishly praised as a holy book, Obama considers the Bible flawed and in need of modern revision. It is not as inerrant in his eyes as the platform of the Democratic Party. Obama has called some of St. Paul's writings "obscure" and mocked passages from the Old Testament.
[...] While Obama agrees with O'Donnell that the Bible is hate literature, he is not yet ready to drop it from the ceremony. He prefers to turn the heat up on the frogs a little more slowly. Moreover, he likes the syncretistic blending of old and new in the baptisms of modern liberalism. He finds the appropriation of religious symbols for his own purposes useful.
Posted by Hyscience at January 16, 2013 6:30 AM
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