From the National Review Article posted by Jon Sellers:
Standing no more than five feet from Obama whose binder had a speech chock full of quotes from the Good Book, Metaxas said of Jesus:
“When he was tempted in the desert, who was the one throwing Bible verses at him? Satan. That is a perfect picture of dead religion. Using the words of God to do the opposite of what God does. It’s grotesque when you think about it. It’s demonic.”
“Keep in mind that when someone says ‘I am a Christian’ it may mean absolutely nothing,” Metaxas added for good measure, in case anybody missed his point.
The eerie feeling that Metaxas was answering Obama on a speech he had yet to give continued, as he spoke about the uniqueness of Jesus Christ and the Christian religion. Moments after Metaxas finished his speech and sat down, Obama took great pains to describe the other great religions of the world as mirroring his own Christian faith.
“I believe in God’s command to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself,’” Obama noted. “I know the version of that Golden Rule is found in every major religion and every set of beliefs — from Hinduism to Islam to Judaism to the writings of Plato.”
Translation: Christianity is great and so are the other major religions, which essentially teach the same stuff.
Carne Ross wrote The Leaderless Revolution. As a Occupy leader he is being interviewed by Bill Moyer. He complains that democracy doesnt work because only a few (what I call the 900) at the center control policy and they are guaranteed to be corrupt. Its a system that ivites corruption. So here is an attack on the democrats idea of government by the extreme left. He blames government trying to control everything as hopelessly naive. Thats what republicans have been saying for years. He says people want to control their own lives instead of electing someone else to fix things for them. Republican ideas all.
Someone said, “I love Christmas lights. They remind me of the people who voted for obama. They all hang together; half of them don’t work, and the ones that do, aren’t that bright.” One has to admire people’s creativity. What I like about these quips, however, is it sooooo offends those who have no sense of humor. They are self identifying by their anger. And *thats* hilarious.
April 7, 2012
Micheal Medved said one thing about Easter is it cannot be turned into a secular holiday (like Christmas can). Its about the resurrection, pure and simple. He also said Passover is the same way – its about the divine intervention on behalf of God’s people against the pagans – involving the blood of the lamb. So in their own way both Judaism and Christianity are about the blood of the lamb saving presumably guilty, but loved and claimed, people from a horrible fate. There is no secular version of this.