Obama's God

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Dude -- there's a recession on.

This country has become seriously weird. Now the president's press secretary has to tell us all that his boss is a Christian, god dammit, and he "prays every day."

Of course, Muslims pray every day, too, three times a day I think. But somehow, the Obama administration -- which has a few actual problems to worry about -- is concerned that some people might be confused about the president's religion.

The pollsters never call me (imagine that) or I would have said they were missing a question. How many people don't give a single hairy shit about the president's belief in God? How many would prefer he stop praying and get moving on putting people back to work?

Comments

Muslims pray 5 times a day Tim, not three.

Posted by Lucretia Snapples on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

don't forget on our money bills says "In God We Trust"...what's wrong about praying everyday and hoping American people have enough money to spend?

Posted by Guest on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

After seeing that ranting Jerry Fallwell like preacher of Obama's during the election over and over again?

Praying is probably as helpful as anything else done so far.

Posted by matlock on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

His relegion is important to find out just in case he shows favortism and also just in case he belond to one of the religions who preach death.

By the way Tim the third commandment is,
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain

Posted by Guest Jen on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 8:16 pm

What's wrong with praying every day? How about it's a complete and total waste of time? People, there's no such thing as the supernatural, despite what television tells you. There are no gods, no demons, no ghosts, no fairies, no witches, no hobgoblins, no vampires, no nothing. If you think there is you're a fool.

To quote Walt Disney: "Never confuse wishing and hoping with doing."

Posted by Guest Dave on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 12:06 am

You r right it's only one God

Posted by Guest on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

Name one religion that actually preaches death (whatever that means).

Don't feel too superior, after all Christianity's top preachy moment, the eucharist, is simply ritual cannibalism - this is my body you eat, this is my blood you drink.

Hardly edfifying stuff after all. Quite repulsive actually, except I suppose to those of the cannibal persuasion...

Posted by Guest Dave on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 12:12 am

Is why I call myself a non-believer and not an atheist.

Posted by matlock on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 1:06 am

CWhy can't people just keep their freakin' religion to themselves?

Posted by Guest on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 8:14 am

Tim, just a few points to ponder:

-Religion is personal and should stay that way, the President should not have commented at all on the subject of the NY mosque, it is not his place.

-You are seriously delusional if you think his administration has few actual problems, try reading news that isn't biased

-I hope your mother is on her way over with a bar of soap for that mouth of yours; it’s atrocious and shows your utter lack of professionalism

Posted by Guest on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 11:10 am

I am a product of Catholic schools. What can I say.

Posted by Tim Redmond on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

Contrary to (Anonymous) Guest's post, I feel Obama needed to comment on the Park51 project. Thanks to radical right-wing ginned hysteria, the "controversy" had turned into a public question of whether Muslims would have lesser First Amendment protections to practice their religion than anybody else. At least our president tried to be a publicly responsible adult unlike the Republican demagogues and sadly the Democratic leader of the Senate.

Posted by Peter on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

Let's assume the Muslims that will attend this mosque are moderate and not the extremist Muslims that are responsible for taking down the Twin Towers.

Would moderate Muslims feel comfortable attending a mosque right next to an American monument where extremists of their religion committed terrorism killing over 2,000 people?

Posted by Big Jefferey on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

Let's assume the Muslims that will attend this mosque are moderate and not the extremist Muslims that are responsible for taking down the Twin Towers.

Would moderate Muslims feel comfortable attending a mosque right next to an American monument where extremists of their religion committed terrorism killing over 2,000 people?

Posted by Big Jefferey on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

But religious people and true believers can process anything to their own advantage.

Posted by matlock on Aug. 21, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

To the person who wrote this article:
You sound like a moron.

Posted by Guest on Aug. 21, 2010 @ 6:21 am

Why is no one remembering there were Muslim victims in 9/11? Sacred ground to them too!!

http://web.archive.org/web/20050425220611/http://www.sfbg.com/News/35/51...

Perhaps the Guardian should dig up it's own stories and run them again.

Other links

- http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/collateral-damage-63092...

- http://archives.cnn.com/2001/US/09/18/vic.muslims.victims/index.html

Posted by Guest on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 4:53 am

Park 51 was originally called the Cordoba Mosque. Apparently in the belief that there are no Americans who are cognizant enough about European history to understand that the Cordoba Mosque of Spain was built on the ruins of the previously Catholic Cathedral of St. Vincent and was a symbol of Muslim suppression of Christianity. The Cordoban mosque was rebuilt after the Moors were expelled from Spain and became the Cordoban Cathedral. When it was announced overseas that the Cordoba Mosque was being built at ground zero the Cordoban Cathedral of Spain was flooded with Muslims demanding that they be allowed to pray to Allah in the church and that Catholics be dispelled.

I now live a block from Park 51. There has been a mosque there for a year, even before they had permits. It was an abandoned Burlington Coat Factory and 70% of the land is owned by ConEdison. It is slated to be 13 stories tall, just tall enough to literally cast a shadow over the pit which once was the workplace of thousand but now is their grave. There will be an observation deck on the top story of the mosque and it will be the largest mosque in the U.S. Daisy Khan, the executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement and a board member of the Cordoba Initiative said that it's opening would possibly coincide with the 10th anniversay of the attacks. That statement has since been wisely retracted.

I find it mighty strange indeed that the largest mosque in America would be erected here. There are 2 mosques within two blocks of here already. Another strange thing is that tax dollars from the people of NYC will be used to finance it and the state department has sent the owner on a federally funded good-will religous tour of Islamist countries to raise the rest of the money. The leader of Hamas said "Muslims "have to build" a mosque near Ground Zero." Now why is that exactly? I fear that this will become a popular tourist destination for Islamists from around the world who wish to destroy America.

Posted by Guest on Aug. 27, 2010 @ 11:18 am