Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Is Obama A Christian?

My post at my new blog here.

2 comments:

Pinky said...

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What is the point of asking such a question when anyone (everyone?) knows that the term, Christian, is a purely subjective one.

America’s institutional idea of religious belief is based on a single foundational value and it is not the definition of what it means to be a Christian. We are a pluralist society and the question to ask has to do with the president’s adherence to the basic value of our religiosity which, more certainly, is not based on anyone’s idea of what it means to be a Christian.

Tom Van Dyke said...

Absolutely, Pinky.

I'm sure there are a small number of ultraconservative Christians who would be uncomfortable voting for a Jew like Dennis Prager who thoroughly shares their values, but I doubt there would be many.

This is great stuff:

In a nutshell, those values are what I call the American Trinity: “In God We Trust,” “Liberty,” and “E Pluribus Unum.”