reply to post by theRhenn
These are all examples of false-persecution, which, unfortunately, Christians absolutely love to wave in front of the faces of everyone else. I
haven't read the entire article, so I will only cover the four points you outlined. However, the truth stands that it is not Obama only sticking up
for Islam; it is that Christians don't like—or can't stand—any other creed being known, or supported outside of their own. Allow me to
April 2008—Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who
aren't like them.”
This is not defaming Christians at all. It is calling them out, and making them aware of, a deep-seated fault that most of them possess. Instead of
demonstrating "the religion of peace," the fundamentalist Christian sects have claimed violence on Muslims, gays, Wiccans, and more while making
mountains out of anthills about gun-control policies. And, much to the dismay of Christ I am sure, it is only from Christians that you find statements
such as: "God Hates Soldiers!" or condemnation to Hell of individuals for being Muslim, or Buddhist, or Hindu, or atheist. Antipathy, meaning
"deep-seated aversion" definitely describes the Christian mentality toward non-Christians.
August 2011—The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California
I am going to call this one here. It is not
because it is a Christian theory, or because it was taught by chaplains. For one thing, chaplains
have to be learned in all religious values and systems. Criticisms of Just War mainly state that the theory is relativisitic, implying that war is
subjective. In short, the Just War theory goes against human ethics, in that it allows war and violence to be perpetrated based on subjective or
unproven claims, as opposed to relying on sturdy factual implications. The problem with this, is that Christians absolutely love relativistic
arguments, because that is how they can defend their bigotry, hatred, and vile attitude toward other people, and creeds.
July 2010—The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to include
This is getting into the realm of "personal choice." Islam, as in Christianity, does not support the act of abortion. So, how this is an increase of
Islam is beyond me. What's really happening here, is Biblical folks are getting all bent out of shape because Obama is giving people more personal
freedom. Just as Christians hate the teaching of contraception, they also despise abortion, because it allows sex, family life, and to a smaller
degree marriage to be taken out of their hands, and given to the individual choice of the people involved. The Church is an institution which remains
strong and pertinent because of its ability to manipulate and control the everyday activities of Christians. People with more free choice and better
education = less mindless subservient Christians = less Church authority = less money and power for the Church.
2010—While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House
avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays...
Another false-front. The Obama family celebrates Christmas. They also celebrate Easter. What is really being said here is: "Obama doesn't deny the
celebrations of other religions' holy days." If, for instance, Obama said it was evil to celebrate Ramadan, or Yule, or Boxing Day then Christians
would be worshiping him the way they did that lame-duck George Bush. Instead, Obama is concerned with keeping the peace through a truly open-minded
mentality. So, he is letting everyone, of all faiths and creeds, know that this is America. Land of the free, where all humans of all races,
nationalities, and creeds are welcome to come and settle, support, and practice in whatever tradition they desire.
It is the Christians, who do not understand the meaning of—"a wall of separation between church and state"—who see these as "personal
affronts" as opposed to truly open-minded and loving interfaith activities. That has always been my problem with Christianity: they have persecution
complexes which make them see anything short of national domination as "everyone is out to hurt us!"
They are immature; spiritually, ethically, and rationally.
~ Wandering Scribe