Obama: ‘People committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ’

Home Forums Off-Topic Politics Obama: ‘People committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ’

0shares

This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  lengnert 4 years, 2 months ago. This post has been viewed 2034 times

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #4481

    ALUX
    Moderator
    • Posts: 1518

    President Barack Obama wants Christians to know Islam is not the only religion that has inspired violence and terror.

    “Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the crusades and the inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said Wednesday. “And in our home country, slavery, and Jim Crow, all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”
    _____________________________

    Business Insider
    Photo Credit: AP/Evan Vucci

    #4535

    OldMoparKid
    Participant
    • Posts: 97

    I will so happy when this boob is out of office but the unfortunate part is we might end up with another dumb ass Bush!

    #4538

    lengnert
    Participant
    • Posts: 982

    I really don’t think either Hilary Clinton or Jeb Bush will end up being their respective parties nominees, GMopes…

    However, as much as I would not like to see either of them in the Oval Office, I still think they will be a better alternative to the current administration.

    My hope is that someone comes out of the woodwork that can convey the conservative ideals as credibly as Reagan, and is willing to work hard to reverse the course we are on currently.

    #4541

    KINGspookSS
    Participant
    • Posts: 26

    :coffee: he was speaking the truth.

    #4575

    lengnert
    Participant
    • Posts: 982

    :coffee: he was speaking the truth.

    While it may be true in a very loose sense, one has to consider context of the statement and the fact that if there are groups that have used religion (any religion for that matter) to exact atrocities like what Islamic extremists have they should (and for the most part have been) be called out for what they are doing. They should told point blank that they are acting in a manner that is diametrically opposed to what those religions truly espouse. There should not be what is, apparently from this President, an attempt at most times to try to separate ISIS/ISIL from the religion that they themselves associate with.

    I am not an Islamic scholar, but having known many Muslims during my lifetime I can say that my experience is that their willingness to follow their religious edicts in a peaceful manner leads me to believe that ISIS/ISIL etc. are not representative of the Islamic/Muslim faith.

    It is the reticence, though, that President Obama has for calling these groups out for even being associated with Islam that makes his words about Christianity/Judaism etc. ring hollow.

    If you are willing to use generalized statements about one or more religions for what some associated with them have done as a means to besmirch them (or in this case to ameliorate the actions of ISIS et al), but not use that same language about Islamic extremists, than better to not make those comparisons at all.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  lengnert.
Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.