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OBAMA is not Christian.edit on Tue Jan 21 2014 by DontTreadOnMe because: Reaffirming Our Desire For Productive Political Debate (REVISED)
President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith.
But far away from the public eye, his longtime advisers say, the president has carefully nurtured a sense of spirituality that has served as a grounding mechanism during turbulent times, when the obstacles to governing a deeply divided nation seem nearly insurmountable.
Every year on Aug. 4, the president's birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers for him for the year to come. During the most challenging of times, prayer circles are organized with prominent religious figures such as megachurch pastor Joel Hunter, Bishop Vashti McKenzie of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Rev. Joseph Lowery, a civil rights activist.
And each morning for the past five years, before most of his aides even arrive at the White House, Obama has read a devotional written for him and sent to his BlackBerry, weaving together biblical scripture with reflections from literary figures like Maya Angelou and C.S. Lewis.
Many of those peddling this stuff are likely doing so just to make a buck but many also actually believe it and drill it into the heads of children and fellow adults sometimes causing lasting damage.
...Fear, paranoia, guilt, and the attitude that we can't fix anything and don't have to worry about the future because its in God's hands, those seem like the main results of this sort of belief. Not only is there no evidence that any of its true and no reason to believe in it but its doing real damage, psychological and, if this story being on Fox News is any indication, political as well.
I, and many Christians I know, are convinced that the stage is being set for the last act of life on earth as we know it. Some of us see signs of manipulation and coordination, some see only happenstance. The future will tell.