Do you sometimes get the impression that the President just is not on our side?
A while back, during one of his apology tours, Obama went out of his way to say that we are not a Christian nation. This is a little odd, since about 84% of Americans are Christians. While our government takes no position on the issue and it would be acceptable to say we do not have an officially Christian government, it seems to be a simple fact that America is a country overwhelmingly composed of Christians. It is, in the simplest and most direct way, a Christian nation. It is not, however, a nation that uses its government to promote any specific religion.
However, the phrase “Christian Nation” sends chills up the backs of liberals, because they see the idea as bolstering the religious right, which is their dire enemy. So they refuse to say the obvious. Instead, they will talk about the government, rather than the people.
But if any Muslim nation had 84% Muslims, liberals would have no trouble calling it a Muslim nation.
But now, Obama has come out and said that the United States should be considered a Muslim Nation! In fact, he says, we are one of the largest Muslim nations in the world!
In an interview with Laura Haim on Canal Plus, a French television station, Mr. Obama noted that the United States also could be considered as “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.” He sought to downplay the expectations of the speech, but he said he hoped the address would raise awareness about Muslims.
…”And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,” Mr. Obama said. “And so there’s got to be a better dialogue and a better understanding between the two peoples.”
That is a tremendously odd thing to say, given that there are probably only about 0.6% Muslims in the country. At most 1% or so. (some Muslims claim 7 million, but almost all neutral sources say they probably have less than 3 million. Most likely: less than 2 million) .
84% or thereabouts are Christians. Less than 1% are Muslims.Yet, Obama runs from the appellation “Christian Nation” and instead runs full speed toward “Muslim nation”.
Does 2 million Muslims make us one of the largest Muslim nations in the world? Far, far from it. It would make us one of the very, very smallest. We are a long way from even being in the top 20.
Think about it. He steadfastly refuses to call America a Christian nation. But why then, would he jump at the chance to call us a Muslim Nation? He is the head of that supposedly neutral government. so why would he pretend that we are a Muslim Nation? Why the rah-rah for Islam, and the cold shoulder for Christianity?
It’s all so very odd.
We’ve never had a President that felt he had to imagine us into being something other than what we are. We’ve never had a president that seems truly and deeply uncomfortable with America as it is. Oh, sure, there is a lot of “America is great” talk coming from the President. That talk started once he began running in the general election. There was no such talk at all during the primaries. Remember first there was no flag pin, then there was a flag pin? Remember Michelle Obama’s comments that we were a “mean nation” and unworthy of her esteem? Remember Jeremiah Wright and “chickens coming home to roost”?
Obama has an anti-America vibe to him. Whatever we actually are, he does not like. He does not naturally admire America. He does not approve of its history and perhaps even its culture. He only admires what we could be – if we would only straighten up and live up to his standards.
We have failed him. But he is patient, and he will allow for our deficiencies. We can still live up to his expectations, if only we follow him more nearly, see him more clearly, day by day.