Monday, March 17, 2008

Obama and Religion

.. Obama is unapologetic in saying he has a "personal relationship with Jesus Christ." .. he walked down the aisle of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ in response to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's altar call one Sunday morning about 16 years ago.

...These days, he says, he attends the 11 a.m. Sunday service at Trinity in the Brainerd neighborhood every week -- or at least as many weeks as he is able. His pastor, Wright, has become a close confidant.

...Obama says he reads the Bible, though not as regularly as he'd like, now that he's on the campaign trail. But he does find time to pray.

... "I think I have an ongoing conversation with God.... I'm constantly asking myself questions about what I'm doing, why I am doing it.

"The biggest challenge, I think, is always maintaining your moral compass."


Friends and advisers, such as the Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church in the Auburn- Gresham community on the South Side, who has known Obama for the better part of 20 years, help him keep that compass set, he says. (Source: Cathleen Falsani, April 5, 2004)

2 Comments:

At 9:53 PM EDT, Anonymous Gibson Block said...

He spends all that time in the church and doesn't know the kind of talk his pastor likes to indulge in? This lie is so transparent it's not worth attempting. His wife's comments seem to fit into the Jeremiah Wright mould as well.

So Obama can only say that he likes the community in the church but despises many of his pastor's views. But it's too late to say that because he's already liked

 
At 10:05 PM EDT, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

Obama's presidential pursuit reads like fiction. I analysed him using Shakespeare and Cyrano de Bergerac.


http://contentious-centrist.blogspot.com/2008/02/debates-othello-and-desdemona-watched.html

http://contentious-centrist.blogspot.com/2008/02/willing-dupee-i-watched-second-part-of.html

And today I read his story being compared to an American tragedy:

http://pajamasmedia.com/xpress/victordavishanson/2008/03/15/obamagate.php

What a fascinating story is being told here and how very American!

 

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