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In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he’s just speaking bold truths. His bold truth declares that the future does not belong to practicing Christians.

Pay careful attention to what he says.

The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support.

Now, that’s the full paragraph so no one can claim I took him out of context.

But consider this.

It is an orthodox Christian belief that Mohammed is not a prophet. Actual Christians, as opposed to many of the supposed Christians put up by the mainstream media, believe that Christ is the only way to salvation. Believing that is slandering Mohammed. That’s just a fact. If you don’t believe me, you go into the MIddle East and proclaim Christ is the way, the truth, and the life and see what happens to your life.

Then Barack Obama went on to say “Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied.” Note he says we cannot “slander the prophet of Islam” but it’s only the image of Christ in the next sentence — not actually Christ himself desecrated. If this is so, why does Barack Obama’s government continue funding the National Endowment for the Arts, which funded Christ in piss, the Virgin Mary painted in dung, etc.?

Erick Erickson, Red State 31 Comments [10/1/2012 3:31:18 AM]
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Rabbit of Caerbannog

@frustrated

"So instead of telling them not to kill people when they're offended, the response is 'don't offend them'?"

Yeah, asking for tolerance from all sides in one single paragraph from the President's speech is a terrible thing, isn't it?

"Boy, are liberals in for a shock when they find out minorities don't all getalong with each other."

You make it sound as though liberals don't know that in many cases people *gasp* don't get along because of race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. Well, guess what? We know. That doesn't mean that we want it to be that way. Next, this sentence implies that minorities aren't liberals. As if liberals are in one group, watching all the minorities in another group fighting amongst each other and staring in disbelief as to why. This is not an accurate perception of reality.

10/1/2012 1:25:37 PM

Rabbit of Caerbannog

"Have fun wrestling with whether telling Muslums not to execute gays is evil because it's 'imperialist'."

Well for one thing, not all Muslims execute gay people. For another, gays are subject to harassment, imprisonment and execution in Christian nations as well. So yes my dear, confused conservative, that's a bad thing. I'll never understand why people such as yourself seem to think that liberals have some kind of minority hierarchy where one classification trumps another. This is a strawman view of what liberals believe in and makes as much sense as saying all conservatives are woman-hating racists.

frustrated, you're just frustratingly stupid.

10/1/2012 1:30:05 PM

Vman

"Pay careful attention to what he says.

The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support."

Pay careful attention indeed, but for a different reason, as in:

Holy shit, did Obama just (veiledly) condemn Saudi Arabia? Because that country pretty much fits this to a tee:

"... the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims."

10/1/2012 2:53:32 PM

Ebon

Obama makes fairly normal speech calling for freedom of religion and tolerance of diversity - maniac right-winger turns it on it's head and claim Obama is saying the exact opposite.

10/1/2012 3:23:19 PM

Snarker

There should be a law where the treaty of Tripoli be stamped on every flat surface of America.

10/1/2012 11:05:56 PM

werewolf

I enjoy waving my dick around as much as the next guy, but this is a bit much, Erick.

10/2/2012 10:59:57 AM
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