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Faith and Perception

A profession of faith and values has been prominent on the part of our candidates for office this year.  Virtually every Republican candidate displays personal faith as a badge of honor.  We have had many opportunities to examine their statements and views, and there is little need to repeat that information here.

The President is also claiming to be a man of faith, to be a devout Christian.  But people have had minimal opportunity to examine his views.  He appears to say the right words, but his actions belie his words.  Is all as it looks?  What does he really believe?  On what basis does he make his decisions?  What are his values?  You decide.

He was interviewed by Cathleen Falsani in 2004 on this topic.  See the transcript at:

I have extracted just two of many questions and responses from the transcript, but they are telling:
Falsani: Who’s Jesus to you?
(He laughs nervously)
OBAMA: Right. Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he’s also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher.

And he’s also a wonderful teacher. I think it’s important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the flesh and also teachers in history.

Falsani:  Do you believe in sin?
Falsani: What is sin?
OBAMA: Being out of alignment with my values.

So, according to Obama, if I’m not in alignment with his values I’m a sinner.  His faith, his values do matter!

Another link:  http://www.christiantelegraph.com/issue15679.html

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