Posts Tagged ‘religion’

In this video clip of Obama in Turkey, he stumbles through a speech that could make an ostrich proud.


It is no secret that at heart, Barack Obama’s allegiance is more Global than American. Given that fact, I don’t know who the President thinks he is fooling when he mixes religion and politics. Maybe it is because of his early training that he has such a difficult time getting his head around the facts. Happily, the President now fools very few people when he mixes his religion and politics. It is ludicrous to run around using the term “Christian” the way he does, and all thinking Americans are smart enough to figure that out. Real Americans generally do not mix religion and politics the way Obama does.

By “affiliation” (which is the only real way to view religion politically, since no one can accurately judge an individual’s heart) we are indeed a Christian nation.

Evangelical Protestant Churches – 26.3%
Mainline Protestant Churches – 18.1%
Catholic 23.9%
Historically Black Churches – 6.9%
Mormon – 1.7%
Jehovah’s Witness – 0.7%
Other self-identified (chiefly metaphysical) – 0.3%

Total percentage of US adults who would claim a “Christian affiliation” is 77.9%

Unaffiliated – 16.1%
Jewish – 1.7%
Buddhist – 0.7%
Muslim – 0.6%
Hindu, Unitarian, New Age, and Native American are equal to or all less than 0.4% each.

Obama could claim that we are politically secular, because there are truly aggressive attempts made to separate church and state, but to deny the nation’s Christian affiliation is the ostrich’s approach—head in the sand. ostrich

Also worth noting is that the Muslim percentage was not broken down into categories the way Christian affiliation was. This has the potential to be misleading. Islam is not homogenous. There are Sunnis and there are Shiites. There are tensions, major tensions, between the two groups. Again, the President seems to play ostrich about this when it comes to his domestic policy. So when, as he did this past week, he travels to Ireland and makes a speech that calls their parochial schools as much an obstacle to peace as racial segregation, he portrays himself as a hypocritical, propagandizing fool.

When Americans follow the leader and put their heads in the sand too… well, think about what is left on display.

Source: The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. All statistics retrieved from http://religions.pewforum.org/affiliations

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[♦[♦[ Part of the series on How Child Protective Services opposes the Teachings of Christ ]♦]♦]

The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head.
Mark 4:28

This parable is interpreted on many levels.

blade → head → full grain in the head (emphasis on change in form)
child → youth → father
Old Testament revelation → New Testament revelation → Millennial Revelation
beginning → growth → completion (emphasis on growth)
seed planted in Abraham/Israel → Jesus/Church → Harvest into Kingdom
green shoot → stalk → ripeness (emphasis on time progression)
small → increase → big (emphasis on multiplication/size)
earthly beginning → transition → heavenly kingdom (emphasis on sanctification)

The application to CPS, however is not found so much in the blade/head/fruit sequence as it is in the first part of the verse:

For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head.

The earth does it without mankind’s help. Humans do not even know how the change takes place! But CPS, in their presumption, thinks that they can control it!

They do not produce beneficial changes. They are the frost, the blight, the hail, and the drought of a burning sun.

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Net Loss

[♦[♦[ Part of the series on How Child Protective Services opposes the Teachings of Christ ]♦]♦]

And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. Mark 1:17,18

CPS loves to be fishers of men. Unlike the disciples, however, they do not wish to follow a godly leader and they do not want to leave their nets. They want to be chosen for and called to important duties, but they are not about to relinquish those nets! The nets were the source of their income and power.

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