Special Report: Thanking Nobody

Special Report: Thanking Nobody
Vol: 122 Issue: 25 Friday, November 25, 2011

This morning, let’s begin with a little game of role-playing.  You’re the President of the United States. About half the country disbelieves your claim to be a devout Christian. You’re about to address your nation on the day set aside to thank God as a nation for His blessings.

You know that whatever you say is going to be parsed, examined, picked apart and used by your enemies to prove you’re a religious fraud.  So do your speechwriters and your advisors. 

So you give your Thanksgiving speech — but say NOTHING about God. 

Can this possibly be an oversight? Since the speech was about giving thanks, is it reasonable to believe that he simply forgot?   

Why is it that you think Obama was unable to bring himself to thank God directly for America’s blessings? You know it had to be a conscious decision to leave God out of the speech — indeed, it took real effort to craft such a speech without mentioning God.

Obama cannot divorce himself from his roots. His mother was an atheist, his father and stepfather both, by Obama’s own account, were “lapsed Muslims.” 

He attended both Muslim and Catholic schools, but he didn’t find religion for himself until he discovered Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s brand of rabidly antisemitic, anti-American, anti-white, anti-capitalist, pro-Marxist Black Liberation Theology.

And so, instead of thanking God for blessing America, Barack Hussein Obama, the man who sat under Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s teaching for 20 years, chalked it up to dumb luck.

The closest the President came to mentioning God or prayer or any form of supernatural blessing, was when he said he and his family were “reflecting on how truly lucky we truly are.” Truly.

Then he invoked his own god’s blessing on America, saying the “most American of blessings” is the “chance to determine our own destiny.” 

What the heck does that mean?  Does he mean that America blesses its citizens with freedom?   

Obama does pay homage to his god, calling the very first Thanksgiving a “celebration of community.” 

“Community” is very important to Obama’s collective salvation theology.  

“We’re also grateful for the Americans who are taking time out of their holiday to serve in soup kitchens and shelters, making sure their neighbors have a hot meal and a place to stay,” he said. “This sense of mutual responsibility – the idea that I am my brother’s keeper; that I am my sister’s keeper – has always been a part of what makes our country special.”

The president went on to say that belief is “one of the reasons the Thanksgiving tradition has endured.” He mentioned the Civil War, two world wars and the Great Depression.

But not once did he credit God for America’s blessings, although he did manage to find a way to credit George W. Bush and the Republicans for America’s economic crisis.

“The problems we face didn’t develop overnight, and we won’t solve them overnight. But we will solve them. All it takes is for each of us to do our part.”

“With all the partisanship and gridlock here in Washington, it’s easy to wonder if such unity is really possible. But think about what’s happening at this very moment: Americans from all walks of life are coming together as one people, grateful for the blessings of family, community, and country.”

Following his Thanksgiving speech, I’ve little doubt that Karl Marx would have been proud to claim Obama as his greatest student.

 “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient. . .  (Romans 1:28)

 Obama doesn’t have to pretend anymore.  So he doesn’t.

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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