Skip to comments.Obama Nurtures His Faith Away From the Spotlight (Thou Shalt Barf Alert)
Posted on 10/19/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT by kristinn
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 away from the public eye, 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.
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 Scripture with reflections from literary figures such as Maya Angelou and C.S. Lewis.
"I've certainly seen the president's faith grow in his time in office," said Joshua DuBois, an informal spiritual adviser to Obama who writes the devotionals and ran Obama's faith-based office until earlier this year. "When you cultivate your faith, it grows."
Obama is particularly moved by theories that draw connections between biblical themes and the personal journeys of historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., DuBois said.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
Yes, he bows to the East and thanks Allah, personally, for his good fortune and our expense.
Cold fingers don't work so well.
Taquiyya, taquiyya, taquiyya.
Utter, complete, baldfaced, unrepentant LIES.
Dude’s under the control of SATAN. No ifs, ands or buts. Any one who believes otherwise is deceived.
“his Christian faith” Puke till yer toe nails come up!
Hip boots won’t help wading through this BS, you’ll need a hazmat suit.
This piece is inspired by the ghost of Joseph Goebbels.
How proud he’d be.
“...Obama is not an overtly religious man.”
As far as muslims go.
“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.”
Could he be a narcissist, anyone think maybe?
Note, he does this on HIS birthday.
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...
It's all about him.
Yeah and “the call to prayer at sunset is the most beautiful sound on Earth” so says “Obama”
“Christian faith”? I have a feeling he’ll be among those to whom God will someday say, “I never knew you.”
Why is this rancid garbage in the news? Because it connects the One with the people. He has about as much faith as most Americans today want—namely, ZERO, but he doesn’t care to admit it.
Gee, you mean "before most his aides even arrive," Maobama checks his Blackberry?
If he’s so spiritual why is he forcing The Little Sisters of the Poor to buy condoms?
That’s because in the PUBLIC eye he seems to be practicing his muslim faith.
What a joke of an article
“—for him for the year to come.”
Not .. for his family .. or .. for the world ..or .. for the United States.
you ask - “Could he be a narcissist, anyone think maybe?”
No maybe about it!!!
I don’t think Clown Prince nobama is “spiritual”. I do however, think the Lead Bozo is possessed by spirits (re: the insane devil).
Not buying any of this full of crap story. His aids may arrive every morning but I’m betting Barry doesn’t grace them with his presence til closer to noon.
Yep. The title is 100% accurate:
Obama Nurtures His Faith Away From the Spotlight
The Prince of Darkness does avoid the spotlight...
“every year on HIS birthday he convenes a group of pastors????”....HE really does think he is the Messiah
I didn't see Rev. Wright mentioned in the article. I wonder why?
Good grief....Allah is offended....not...Allah knows lieing is allowed and even encouraged to hide one’s real goals.
‘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...”
It’s presented as if it were Obama’s virtue that someone else sends him devotionals.
Jeremiah Wright barely gets a mention in this article:
“Obama had to distance himself from his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, when his anti-American rantings threatened Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.”
Obama’s Pastor: God D*mn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11
“Rev. Wright married Obama and his wife Michelle, baptized their two daughters and is credited by Obama for the title of his book, “The Audacity of Hope.”
An ABC News review of dozens of Rev. Wright’s sermons, offered for sale by the church, found repeated denunciations of the U.S. based on what he described as his reading of the Gospels and the treatment of black Americans. “
What “faith”? Ubama is an atheist, like his mother.
Oh... That “Reverend Wright” stuff? Heh, when Ubama landed in Chicago to become the South Side’s own Al Sharpton-style “community organizer” and begin his political career he had to find a church to help him with his networking. Wright had a BIG church, and so it worked out nicely for Ubama’s ambitions.
Is the author of this tripe, “Josh Lederman”, looking for a job with the administration? (Or does he already have one.)
Obama has no faith, Christian or Muslim. To me, he’s clearly an atheist.
Every year on Aug. 4, the president’s birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers to him for the year to come.
See my post 18 — Rev Wright is mentioned in one sentence.
Sorry — post 28 not 18.
Sure, you can believe in God. As the Bible says, even Satan believes. Faith alone doesn't assure salvation or make one religious. You have to do good. You have to obey God's laws. I don't see any of that in this president.
“Obama has no faith, Christian or Muslim. “
Obama worships himself only.
Away from the spotlight? Two words — Jeremiah Wright.
AP’s Lederman Falsely Frames Obamacare Opponents’ Position: It ‘Requires Government to Kill Its Citizens’
By Tom Blumer | September 29, 2013 | 16:54
Overheated and intellectually dishonest statements this weekend revolving around the impending government shutdown have not been limited to politicians in Washington, or even to pundits and commentators.
Saturday at the Associated Press, aka the Administration’s Press, Josh Lederman, in a “Spin Meter” story, falsely claimed that Obamacare opponents believe that the law will mandate the government’s killing of patients. See how he does it after the jump (bolds are mine throughout this post):
He’s the only Christian I know of who supports abortion, even late term abortion. He also condones homosexuality.
Spirituality maybe. But he doesn’t have any belief in Christ our savior. His spirituality is by his actions the fruits of Satan.
He is not a religious man because he doesn’t believe in anything but mammon. He is a fake man. A man without real beliefs. He is someone that anyone with good sense would stay far away from because his destination is doom.
But then this AP scribbler doesn’t know anything or anyone but the already dead.
I can understand why he wants to keep his faith out of the spotlight. There are still a lot of people in this country who know Islam is a death cult. If he pulled out his prayer rug and prostrated himself in public a lot of people might get anxious.
Not only late term abortion, let’s not forget he is for born alive babies to be left for dead during a botched abortion.
He seems to like it when men are on their knees like Larry, Reggie, or Bill Frist. Is that a form of worship?
Cultivating faith, heck, they can’t even keep a garden from going to waste and rot.
Methodist + Episcopal = twice as liberal/marxist. God help us if that is who he requests prayers from.
Excerpted from the article above, here's what these flack pastors and advisors base their opinions on regarding Obama's "deep spirituality". ( Note: they never mention his deep "religiousity" ):
He's such a private person which is the reason why he doesn't go to church.
He's such a private person which is the reason why he never mentions the words "Jesus Christ" ( except as a historical figure, not someone who died for him on the cross...my comment ).
He's so "spiritual" because he gets sent "devotionals" personalized around him and his presidency which are written by others.
He is so spiritual because he is "moved" by theories connecting biblical themes with historical figures like Lincoln and MLK.
He's so "spiritual" because his devotionals, "ad hoc prayer circles" and "digital benedictions" are all designed, written and performed to make him a better president ( in actuality, these devices are all Obama-centered themes and events staged by religious/political naifs who adore him almost as much as their God...my comment ).
He is so "spiritual" because every year on his birthday he convenes pastors for a phone round-robin when he "receives" their various prayers for him.
Now, I present the obvious question.....what is the common thread of all the points above on which Obama's "spiritual advisors" base their convictions of Obama's "deep spirituality"?
BINGO! His "spirituality" is all based on HIM, internally or externally, one narcissistic way or the other.
It's like the olden times when all the priests of the land plus lords of various fiefdoms regularly paid tribute and homage to King John, or whoever, just to be invited to castle cocktail parties, just to keep their abbeys, estates and manors safe from the eyes of the king's tax collectors, and, not incidently, just to bask in their royal Lord's reflected glory.
The "spirituality" of Lord Obama, obviously is not faith-based in Christianity as he pretends, it's "ME-based"....and the "advisors' and "spiritualists" flocking and fawning around his throne propagandize us with all the things that they would like us to believe he is.....but what he actually is not.
BS! If he’s a “Christian” then I’m Robin the Boy Wonder. (And how many billions of our dollars has he given away to his Muslim Bros and other IslamoNazi pals ? Also tons of weapons to kill Christians in Egypt Syria Lebanon Libya and. ? ). Some “Christian! “. By their fruit you shall know them. Out mass media is worse than Pravda under the Soviet dictators. To keep promoting this obvious lie. We are indeed in deep doo doo. Pray for America.
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