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    Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world, declaring that "no god condones terror."

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    "Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ," Obama said. "In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20150205/us--obama-prayer_breakfast-f3b989dcc5.html
    I searched two pages of the BN forum, and couldn't find this story anywhere, and my apologies if it was already posted...But, come on folks....Give me a damned break! This would be like Churchill during WWII telling us that although the Nazi's were bad, that maybe they were justified for what the Moore's did centuries earlier....It's a load of crap!

    There is no equivalency....It's a false narrative that once again leads some to believe that Obama protects, and runs cover for terrorists.
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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I searched two pages of the BN forum, and couldn't find this story anywhere, and my apologies if it was already posted...But, come on folks....Give me a damned break! This would be like Churchill during WWII telling us that although the Nazi's were bad, that maybe they were justified for what the Moore's did centuries earlier....It's a load of crap!

    There is no equivalency....It's a false narrative that once again leads some to believe that Obama protects, and runs cover for terrorists.
    How is it a false narrative? Because it's not what you want to believe? Or because it's not your religion?

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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    How is it a false narrative? Because it's not what you want to believe? Or because it's not your religion?
    You really don't see the problem with excusing what is going on today with ISIS, to that of events of 500 and 800 years ago? Really?
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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Well I don't think it's wise to mix religion with politics. But it is done anyway.

    That said he did tell the truth, people should not hijack religion or use it as a weapon.

    But again, having said that, I don't like seeing people mix religion and politics.

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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    You really don't see the problem with excusing what is going on today with ISIS, to that of events of 500 and 800 years ago? Really?
    That is not true. Obama has not provided any cover for ISIS whatsoever.

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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    How is it a false narrative? Because it's not what you want to believe? Or because it's not your religion?
    You are right, it is not false. However, we need to be careful about mixing religion with politics. For example, I found it particularly disturbing when on the death of bin Laden, Obama appeared to indicate that the U.S. could do such things because we are one nation under God. I did not like that at all. And another example, it is said that George W Bush said God told him to go fight terrorists and get the Palestinians a state. While it may have been necessary to do those things, it is offensive AND DANGEROUS to bring God into the matter in such a political way.

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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I searched two pages of the BN forum, and couldn't find this story anywhere, and my apologies if it was already posted...But, come on folks....Give me a damned break! This would be like Churchill during WWII telling us that although the Nazi's were bad, that maybe they were justified for what the Moore's did centuries earlier....It's a load of crap!

    There is no equivalency....It's a false narrative that once again leads some to believe that Obama protects, and runs cover for terrorists.


    Mornin JMac. Here is what Jonah Goldberg has to say about this.....oh and he takes BO peep to task. He needs to be more vocal and keep the Highlight on the BO's incompetence.


    When Obama alludes to the evils of medieval Christianity, he fails to acknowledge the key word: "medieval." What made medieval Christianity backward wasn't Christianity but medievalism. It is perverse that Obama feels compelled to lecture the West about not getting too judgmental on our "high horse" about radical Islam's medieval barbarism in 2015 because of Christianity's medieval barbarism in 1215.

    It's also insipidly hypocritical. President Obama can't bring himself to call the Islamic State "Islamic," but he's happy to offer a sermon about Christianity's alleged crimes at the beginning of the last millennium.

    We are all descended from cavemen who broke the skulls of their enemies with rocks for fun or profit. But that hardly mitigates the crimes of a man who does the same thing today. I see no problem judging the behavior of the Islamic State and its apologists from the vantage point of the West's high horse, because we've earned the right to sit in that saddle.....snip~

    Obama's Comparison of Christianity, Radical Islam Defies Logic - Jonah Goldberg - Page 2



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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    You really don't see the problem with excusing what is going on today with ISIS, to that of events of 500 and 800 years ago? Really?
    That's not what he did. He wasn't excusing the actions of ISIS at all. He was saying the actions of ISIS are not a reflection of a religion and to not erroneously associate the two. As an example, and to keep Americans from climbing up their high horse, he simply reminded us our past is full of evil acts committed in the name of religion, that were not religious at all.

    Take off your "I hate everything Democrat" hat and try to see what's actually being said.

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    Re: Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

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