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Watch Obama mock Bible in 2006
Posted By Joseph Farah On 07/31/2012 @ 8:08 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
This revelation shocks the media establishment.
But it shouldn’t, because he clearly isn’t.
In fact, if those Americans who do believe Obama’s religious charade read this column and watch the video embedded below from 2006 – presumably before he decided to run for president in 2008 – there will be even fewer who accept his pronouncement of faith.
Forget for a moment that he was speaking to a group of apostates led by socialist Jim Wallis at the Call for Renewal conference. Just listen to what he says – how he mocks the Bible.
Not only does he show a glaring, almost childish, fundamental misunderstanding or deliberate distortion of the Bible’s context, but he claims that others, presumably people like me and you, are “not reading their Bible.”
It starts getting interesting around the 26-minute mark, if you don’t have the patience or the stomach to listen to the entire speech. It was in this address that he first made the point publicly that “whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.”
“Even if we had only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools?” Obama asks rhetorically. “Would it be James Dobson’s or Al Sharpton’s? Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK – and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith. Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount – a passage that is so radical that it’s doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application. So before we get carried away, let’s read our Bibles now. Folks haven’t been reading their Bibles.”
Let’s take these scriptural quandaries one by one:
“If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.”
Note that this “son” is not a child. He’s a full-grown man who is a glutton and a drunkard – and completely beyond the control of his parents. The parents don’t stone their child to death, as Obama suggests. Both parents must agree to physically bring him before the judges. The son would have the opportunity to speak on his own behalf. Then, and only then, all of the men of the town would have to participate in the execution – meaning only a complete menace to the community would ever be killed in such a circumstance. Furthermore, it is worth noting that nowhere in the Bible does it suggest such a situation ever actually arose. That suggests that grown children in Israel recognized what faced them if they were utterly rebellious toward their parents. What we can take away from Deuteronomy, therefore, is that the deterrence effect of capital punishment really works.
Earlier in the speech, Obama notes: “My Bible tells me that if we train a child in the way he should go, when he is old he will not turn from it.” He uses this Proverbs 22 twist to suggest government should spend more to do the training. I think we can all see how well that formula is working in Obama’s America.
Let’s recall that Obama claims to have become a Christian in Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Hate. There, he says in this speech, he came to believe the church could be used as “an active, palpable agent for change in the world.” That’s what Liberation Theology is all about. It’s not about salvation. It’s not about redemption. It’s not about evangelizing. It’s not about the gospel. It was in that demonic assembly, he says, “I thought I heard God beckoning me.”
Is it possible that wasn’t the voice of God at all? Does it even seem likely that it was his own political ambition or his own desires beckoning him? Or maybe it was the voice of the adversary whispering in his ear?
No one has seen Obama attend a church service or attend a Bible study since he got to the White House – which suggests he hasn’t learned much about the Bible’s content since 2006 when he distorted and enthusiastically mocked its content.
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