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Too Much Heaven On His Mind

02 February 2012 @ 17:59

You’ve started to believe
The things they say of you
You really do believe
This talk of God is true

From BuzzFeed, Zeke Miller reporting:

President Barack Obama has been taking lumps from Republicans for years over his support for Wall Street and health care reform, but today at the National Prayer Breakfast he claimed support from on high to defend two of his most controversial legislative achievements.

“And so when I talk about our financial institutions playing by the same rules as folks on Main Street, when I talk about making sure insurance companies aren’t discriminating against those who are already sick, or making sure that unscrupulous lenders aren’t taking advantage of the most vulnerable among us, I do so because I genuinely believe it will make the economy stronger for everybody. But I also do it because I know that far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years, and I believe in God’s command to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself.'”

“I’d be remiss if I stopped there; if my values were limited to personal moments of prayer or private conversations with pastors or friends. So instead, I must try — imperfectly, but I must try — to make sure those values motivate me as one leader of this great nation.”

Obama maintained that his call for the wealthiest to give up their tax breaks, he’s doing so out of economic necessity, but also in line with biblical teachings.

The full text of the speech may be found here, [all 2,557 words of it, containing 74 references to ‘I’ or ‘me’].

You have set them all on fire
They think they’ve found the new Messiah
And they’ll hurt you when they find they’re wrong

Tina Korbe makes this very good point over at Hot Air:

It’s always a bit tricky to apply Scripture to political problems. After all, Jesus made it very clear to his apostles, who expected the Messiah to win a worldly victory against their oppressors, that His kingdom is not of this world. When he directly addresses the issue of taxation, He says simply to give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to give to God what is God’s. Yes, Jesus is acutely concerned with issues of authority and also with issues of wealth and poverty — but it all proceeds from the basic assumptions that authority comes from His Father and that the spiritual, in general, has primacy over the material. That is, Jesus’ injunctions to His followers to give everything they have to the poor proceed from the idea that whatever stands in the way of loving Him has got to go. It’s about His glory, not about the creation of some utopian society. Those who make Jesus’ teachings about the latter and not the former miss the major point His life, death and resurrection make.

But, Miss Korbe, what about if you’re both Jesus and Caesar rolled into one?

The Lonely Conservative sums the speech up very succinctly and dead accurately: ‘As usual, he was appalling’.

We are #Occupied
Have you forgotten how put down we are?
I am frightened by the crowd
For we are getting much too loud
And they’ll crush us if we go too far
If we go too far

The Memeorandum threads are to be found here and here.

At one point in The Anointed One’s speech, he said [emphasis mine]:

But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that “for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.” It mirrors the Islamic belief that those who’ve been blessed have an obligation to use those blessings to help others, or the Jewish doctrine of moderation and consideration for others.

‘It mirrors the Islamic belief that those who’ve been blessed have an obligation to use those blessings to help others who are Muslims [all non-Muslims they either enslave or kill]…’

There…fixed that for you, Barry.

But it’s sad to see our chances weakening with ev’ry hour
All your followers are blind
Too much heaven on their minds
It was beautiful, but now it’s sour
Yes it’s all gone sour
Ah…ah ah ah…ah
God…Jesus!…it’s all gone sour

Sit Vacuus Dedecus.

7 Comments
  1. Adobe Walls permalink
    02 February 2012 @ 18:52 18:52

    One wonders if he ever considers the possibility that one man’s heaven on earth could be another man’s hell, nah, that’s the whole point if your a Moslem.

    • thecampofthesaints permalink
      02 February 2012 @ 19:22 19:22

      It’s also the whole point if you’re a Nihilist…and the bastard is.

  2. 02 February 2012 @ 19:27 19:27

    what about if you’re both Jesus and Caesar rolled into one?

    That would make him….Jeezer?

  3. 02 February 2012 @ 23:14 23:14

    How can Obama be Jesus when we’re told Gingrich is the one getting crucified?

  4. M. Thompson permalink
    03 February 2012 @ 08:11 08:11

    He’s not the Messiah, just another damn politician.

  5. Rosalie permalink
    03 February 2012 @ 12:37 12:37

    Methinks he talks about Jesus too much – and it’s all talk.

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