President Obama Cannot Possibly be a Christian
I pulled this title directly from a post at Rightly Concerned, a blog published by the American Fundie Association. I’m so glad there is an organization that officially decrees what religion people are allowed to be.
I wonder if there is an application form I have to fill out? Maybe it’s like Candid Camera. All I have to do is go about my normal day, and sometime, somewhere, when I least expect it, Alan Fundie jumps out and says “Smile! You’re a Muslim!”
The article is written by some guy named Bryan Fischer. Let’s have a look:
Someone who calls himself a “Christian” must, at a bare minimum, have some allegiance to the teachings of Christ.
I agree completely. For example, let’s consider the matter of medical waste. What if that waste could be used to find cures for painful, debilitating, or terminal diseases? It would be immoral to insist on throwing that material away, wouldn’t it? Somebody who advocated allowing millions of people to suffer instead of trying to cure their affliction could not possibly be a Christian.
I just knocked the ground out from under Bryan Fischer. The rest of his article is completely discredited on this fact alone. Let’s skim through the rest of it, though, just to see what his point was.
He said something, in his own autobiography, The Audacity of Hope, that makes it impossible for us to think of him as a Christian. He may call himself one, but just because I call myself a 1963 Jaguar XKE doesn’t make me a car.
Or just because you call yourself intelligent…
In a telling excerpt from his memoir, he writes about being asked by his daughter a question regarding what happens when we die.
Here, in our pseudo-Christian president’s own words, is his answer to the question of the ages: “I wondered whether I should have told her the truth, that I wasn’t sure what happens when we die, any more than I was sure of where the soul resides or what existed before the Big Bang.”
OK, Fischer, what’s your problem with that answer?
This is an answer that no Christian could possibly give.
Because it’s honest?
It’s an answer that could only be given by someone who does not believe in Christ, his mission, and his teaching. It’s an answer an agnostic could give, an answer an atheist could give, or an answer a spiritual inquirer could give.
Actually, atheists don’t believe in souls, so no, they couldn’t give that answer either. If Christians and atheists are incapable of giving that answer, then Christians and atheists must believe the same thing. Atheists don’t believe in God, so ergo, ipso facto, Q.E.D., Christians don’t believe in God!
It’s even an answer a Muslim could give since a Muslim can’t know he’s going to paradise unless he blows up some infidels.
Likewise, some Christians can’t know unless they shoot an abortion doctor.
Now we can’t be sure exactly what Mr. Obama meant when he confessed ignorance regarding “what existed before the Big Bang,” but the Scripture leaves no doubt on that score: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”(Genesis 1:1).
That same book tells us that the Earth is flat and that day and night existed before the sun was created. Are you sure you want to be using that as a reference?
Is President Obama a Christian? Nope.
If Bryan Fischer is a typical member of that club, I can only hope that Obama isn’t a Christian.