Friday, October 16, 2009
Personal Asides: Thoughts While Shaving CBS-TV Yesterdays Photo Obamas Humanist-Atheist Non-Beliefs
Thoughts While Shaving.
1. I dont care what trouble CBS-TV here has had with news ratings, it has improved strikingly at 10 p.m. Strikingly different from the hi-ya fella happy talk and boring fluff on the other stations, its excellently put together with Rob Johnson the anchor with investigative reports from veteran Pam Zekman. The only downer is that the oleaginous Bill Kurtis occasionally makes a cameo appearance at the end. If anyone is a plastic man with accommodationist vibes (not beliefs) its him.
2. Occasionally I get insulting comments from a woman named e. a. I know her real name but dont want to get into that now. She has a thing about calling me a racist. Once she said I should don a white sheet and go out and burn crosses. This because I criticized Obamas foreign policy. Yesterday she said that because we ran a photo of Obama smoking a cigarette its indubitable proof that I really am a racist. Do you get the logic of that? Its a photo my webmaster Jake picked out and hes far from a racist. Poor woman.
When asked why I am outspokenly anti-Obama, here is a main reason. Last April 9 at a news conference in Turkey, he said that while there is a great number of Christians in the United States
we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.
You can check the quote for accuracy on the Internet. Its verifiable. Well, as reader Joan Solms (and conservative activist) says: who are we? And what ideals and a set of values? What are they?
Here is the closest affirmation I can find of what this 3rd World-indoctrinated mystery man of murky genealogical background really believes if in fact belief is the right word. He is really not very smart. He poses often with his forefinger dug into his cheek with a faraway look in his eyes from which we are to deduce hes an intellectual. Hes decidedly not (take it from me who was the first to interview him on radio after he became a state senator).
Some say hes a Deist like Thomas Jefferson but the above statement contradicts that. Jefferson who first postulated (in a private letter) the concept of wall of separation between church and state first suggested that members of Congress go to church in the Capitol itself. Thats not Obama. His statement above is humanist and intrinsically atheist. His 20-year membership in Jeremiah Wrights Trinity United Church of Christ was no test. How can one sit there for 20 years hearing Wright rave against whitey and believe thats Christianity? Obama did it because he was a young man on the make and he decided the folks there could be put to good use as volunteers for him. Period. If he ever believed anything Wright said he should not have tossed him aside when the heat came on because Wright was a detriment.
No, essentially Obama is an atheist clothed in humanist philosophy. His declaration above certifies it.
Religious historians commonly trace the origins of modern atheism to the 18th century Enlightenment [sic] or humanism, spawned by the fight by materialist philosophers and the encyclopedists (among whom was one Francois-Marie Arouet who signed himself Voltaire) who sought to collect the sum-total of human knowledge within two covers. The original motivation was correctto change the Old Order of ancient states which sanctioned their rule of Divine Right. But it soon changed as the masses were told in books and pamphlets that the Christian religion contradicts the political health and well-being of nations. Thereupon the encyclopedists invented their own godthe state to which Obama obviously subscribes as substitute for God. People of Voltaires time believed Christianity is the art of making men drunk with ecstasy in order to divert their attention from the evils heaped upon them by those who govern them.
Its notable that since hes been president, Obama has never found a church or belief to which he is sustained. Jeremiah Wright was a useful tool and nothing else no church, no minister can supplant. So Obama lives a life as president identical with his life before being president: rootlessness but at bottom his religion is the state. It translates practically into humanism-atheism which comes down to a variant of Marxism.
Marxism which started in the 19th century is essentially humanist, affirming the towering domination of man. Marx like Obama believed in essential economic rationale meaning that the production of goods and services form the real basis of society. Economics is totally under mans control and he need not look to any god beyond his own collective genius to achieve happiness. Among intellectuals there are two ways of looking at the purpose of human life. One is to begin with the world and allow ones intellect to soar after that to God. That is whats called philosophy. The other is to begin with God and allow ones intellect to explore the world. Thats whats known as theology. Obama follows neither route. Thats why he has tried to redefine what we believe as ideals and a set of values.
It boils down to the state. Obama is a pragmatic materialist, an atheist-humanist who has placed the totality of his belief in man and the state as created by man. Thats what I believe he is. Tell me if you agree or disagree by writing me at firstname.lastname@example.org