Friday, May 08, 2009

Obama skips National Day of Prayer

I had been struggling with this story, as I am not sure what to say about it. On the one hand, I am saddened to see the National Day of Prayer effectively abandoned by our president. On the other hand, presidents before George W. Bush gave it far less attention, too, and President Obama has never worn his religion on his sleeve.

I guess this post is as much a place for discussion as anything else. What do Mod-Bloggers think? Is this a travesty? Is it restoring the symbolic day to its previous station? Or is it a proper separation of church and state. I look forward to reading your comments.


Sean said...

I know that lots of people have tried to make hay out of this story, but I'm not sure that there's anything there. It's clear that he is little more than a Sunday Christian by the fact that he somehow managed to live under Rev. Wright and not take to hear or reject anything that was being said. You might call him a "Homer" (as in Simpsons no philosopher) Christian - goes to church and mostly drools. That and the fact that he's a very PC liberal, I think it would be more of a story if he had actually shown up for the NDP.

BH said...

It just angers me that he thinks that he can give Christianity lip service and than pull some crap like this.

PS. GWB is a bigger offender in my mind. He took Christians for granted and then spoke his mind about not believing in the Bible when he was almost out of office. It is no secret that I was no fan of Bush, but this was one of his greatest flaws.

Sean said...

BH to be honest he didn't say that he didn't believe in the bible, he said that it wasn't entirely literal, which is a perfectly common belief among Christians.

shadowmom1 said...

I think this could have been a time for the president to make some peace with Christians who feel he is two faced about his faith. Too bad he missed the opportunity.