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Barry Obama decided that he didn't like his nickname. A few of his friends at Occidental College had already begun to call him Barack (his formal name), and he'd come to prefer that. The way his half sister, Maya, remembers it, Obama returned home at Christmas in 1980, and there he told his mother and grandparents: no more Barry. Obama recalls it slightly differently, but in the same basic time frame. He believes he told his mom he wanted to be called Barack when she visited him in New York the following summer. By both accounts, it seemed that the elder relatives were reluctant to embrace the change. Maya recalls that Obama's maternal grandparents, who had played a big role in raising him, continued long after that to call him by an affectionate nickname, "Bar." "Not just them, but my mom, too," says Obama.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
Because it's his name.
Sort of like how despite not being a Christian, I keep my Christian name.
Seriously, some people will freak out over anything.
Originally posted by heliosprime
His (mother) and grandparents who actually raised him called him "barry" for far longer than he decided to call himself "barack". It is an obvious sign of his complete hatred for all things christian and american. He only became prez to destroy both chrisitanity and america. The very thing his vile father satan spawned him to do............
This is the most outlandishly ridiculous thing I have ever seen written on here, and there is some kooky stuff. Have you ever known a boy named james that everyone called jaime and then one day he decided he wanted to grow up and made everyone call him james. Or a Billy than became William, or Joey that became Joseph. Shedding a childhood nickname is extremely common. Hardley a display of "his complete hatred of all things christian and america". The republicans lost pal, build yourself a bridge and get over it. Maybe next time Newt Gingrich or Rush Limbaugh will be your right wing propaganga spewing war machine that would be the answers to your prayers. Then you go on to say that he is the spawn of satan and elude to his name as being muslim, those are extremely contradictory ideals. Have you met any muslim people? Or do you think they are all dirty, wearing too much clothing, toting a rpg and a bad beard? You should crawl out from your ammunitions bunker and meet some people or at least use the internet to find out about the real Islam, not the radicals in pakistan. Ignorance is curable sir, so there is still hope for you yet.
Originally posted by heliosprime It is an obvious sign of his complete hatred for all things christian and american. He only became prez to destroy both chrisitanity and america. The very thing his vile father satan spawned him to do............
Originally posted by born-indigo
Have you met any muslim people? Or do you think they are all dirty, wearing too much clothing, toting a rpg and a bad beard? You should crawl out from your ammunitions bunker and meet some people or at least use the internet to find out about the real Islam, not the radicals in pakistan.
God — The Koran asserts that the god of Islam is the God of Christians and Jews (Sura 29:46). Nothing could be farther from the truth.7
The god of Islam, Allah, is most definitely not the God of the Bible. Allah is presented in the Koran as an autocratic ruler who is aloof and arbitrary (Sura 5:40). Allah is unknowable whereas the God of the Bible is knowable (2 Timothy 1:12). Allah is impersonal, unlike the personal God the Scriptures reveal (1 Peter 5:6-7). Allah is unitarian (Sura 4:48) whereas the God of the Bible is trinitarian (2 Corinthians 13:14). Here is what the Koran says about the God of the Bible (Sura 4:171): “Believe in Allah and say not ‘Trinity.’ Cease! It is better for you! Allah is only One God. Far is it removed from his transcendent majesty that he should have a son.”
Allah is capricious (Sura 2:284), whereas the true God is trustworthy. And Allah is never anywhere presented as a god of love — which is the essence of the nature of the true God (1 John 4:7-16).
Jesus — The Koran denies point blank that Jesus was the Son of God (Sura 112:2-3). It also denies His atoning sacrifice by claiming that he never died (Sura 4:157). A substitute died for Him on the Cross. Jesus was translated to Heaven, like Enoch, where He will remain until He returns to kill all pigs, destroy all crosses, and convert the world to Islam. Jesus will marry, reign for 40 years and then die and be buried next to Muhammad in Medina.8 Jesus is characterized in the Koran as nothing more than “an apostle of Allah” (Sura 4:171).
Obama's having been born and raised a Muslim and having left the faith to become a Christian make him neither more nor less qualified to become president of the United States. But if he was born and raised a Muslim and is now hiding that fact, this points to a major deceit, a fundamental misrepresentation about himself that has profound implications about his character and his suitability as president.