Great post by Tim Graham at Newsbusters: Obama’s Faith: ’Complex,’ or Just Calculated?
[ … ] Arroyo suggested that people read an interview that Obama gave to Cathleen Falsani of the Chicago Sun-Times in 2004. He said what they would find is that Obama really doesn’t believe that Christians have to enter a narrow gate to enter Heaven. He said Obama’s touting “spirituality by Oprah,” which would make sense, since Oprah’s one of his biggest fans.
Obama said “I’m rooted in the Christian tradition,” but immediately added, “I believe that there are many paths to the same place.” Obama told Falsani doesn’t believe he, or anyone else, will go to Hell. But he wasn’t sure if he’ll be going to Heaven, either. “I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die.”
Arroyo found that answer disturbing. “There’s no objective truth in the universe, or in my personal belief?” In essence, Obama’s answers suggest political calculation more than a confession of faith. I’m a Christian (that’s where the voters are), but I’m not sure Christianity is the only path to Heaven (since I don’t want to upset voters of any other faith).
But Falsani was delighted, still touting his “complex” faith in 2007, when he would not offer a simple answer to the question whether he was an evangelical. She thought his answer was the opposite of calculating. But if you’re sitting around with a bunch of liberal journalists, isn’t it politically smarter not to have simple, declarative answers on religion, but to announce your doubts and confusions? They certainly loathe the “certitude” of a believer like President Bush.
If Falsani’s name seems familiar, there’s a reason. She also declared in 2007 that she cheered the death of Jerry Falwell:
In fact, my very first thought upon hearing of the Rev. Falwell’s passing was: Good.
And I didn’t mean “good” in a oh-good-he’s-gone-home-to-be-with-the-Lord kind of way. I meant “good” as in “Ding-dong, the witch is dead.”
But that thought — good riddance, I suppose — was not meant to be cruel or malicious. After all, the faith that the Rev. Falwell and I share teaches us that he was, at that moment, in a far better place, with Jesus in heaven, and not roasting on a spit in Hell’s kitchen.
By shrugging off his mortal coil, the Rev. Falwell had ceased to suffer the pain of humanity.
Still, I’m not particularly proud of my knee-jerk reaction. But there it is.
If this person is impressed and delighted by the “deep faith” of Obama, is it really impressive?
This also goes to show that, at their core, Leftists are simply mean, hateful people. They claim to be “Christian”, but then cheer the deaths of their ideological ’enemies’. Nice.Also, do you notice that pretty much all of the people who are associated with Barack Obama or admirers of him are all mean, angry, hateful Leftists? I guess this is what they mean by “hope” and “change”. They want to change America to a nation of mean, angry, hateful people. Well, mean, angry and hateful towards their domestic ideological ’enemies’, but nice towards our actual foreign enemies. Brilliant.