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At least we know he attends a mainstream church...

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/presi...ry?id=13250087

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Amid Crises, President Obama Prays 'a Lot'
Obama Says Faith in God, Prayer Keys to Tough Presidential Decisions

277 comments By DEVIN DWYER
March 30, 2011

While the president has not shied away from openly discussing his prayer life, Obama's comments are the latest reminder that he believes faith in God has helped him navigate the presidency's difficult moments.

At the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington last month, Obama described how the shooting tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., had deepened his faith and how watching his daughters grow up makes him lean on God a little bit more.

"My prayers sometimes are general: Lord, give me the strength to meet the challenges of my office," he said. "Sometimes they're specific: Lord, give me patience as I watch Malia go to her first dance. Where there will be boys, Lord, have that skirt get longer as she travels to that dance."

Despite Obama's public professions on religion and spirituality, many Americans continue to doubt the president's faith.

Nearly one in five Americans incorrectly believes that Obama is a Muslim, according to a poll by the nonpartisan Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released late last year.

The poll found the number surveyed who knew correctly that Obama is Christian actually declined, from 48 percent in March 2009 to 34 percent in August 2010. Forty-three percent of Americans now say they don't know what Obama's religion is at all.

The president has defended against the skepticism, and said that his faith has helped him endure the difficult questions.

"My Christian faith ... has been a sustaining force for me over these last few years -- all the more so when Michelle and I hear our faith questioned from time to time," Obama said last month. "We are reminded that ultimately what matters is not what other people say about us but whether we're being true to our conscience and true to our God."
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Does not compute: Obama = Muslim, is fact. While many American's might not be clear what the Presidents religion is, what America worships is quite clear: innuendoes and idiocy.
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Does not compute: Obama = Muslim, is fact.

Yeah, I think by "a lot" they meant "5 times a day facing Mecca."
post #4 of 100
Obama just finished Reagan's autobiography. It's obvious because he's talking publicly about prayer and supplying Libyan rebels with arms.
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FLMM, Novaguy and M. Bardamu are going to fuck you up. Just stop it now, m'kay?
post #6 of 100
Black Liberation Theology is a real movement with a documented history.

Though Obama supposedly did not listen to Rev. Wright for 20 years, Obama must have learned something of BLT.

Does Obama ever mention BLT, or has BLT been thrown under the bus like Rev. Wright has. And what about Michelle and Obamas Mother - in - law, Marian Robinson. The kids were baptized by Rev. Wright. Has the Rev. been completely cut out of the Obama family?

BTW: To me, it is a lot easier to think of Rev. Wright as a Christian than it is of Obama. Wright is a real Rev. ( unlike say Al Sharpton ) and Wright was not raised in a strange, sometime foreign, sometime Muslim milieu, as a certain sitting President. Just sayin!!!!
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Amid Crises, President Obama Smokes 'a Lot' Obama Says Cigarettes, Advisers Key to Tough Presidential Decisions
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American Politician Admits To Being Religious
"Nation In Shock"
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I think by praying he is referring to thinking about himself. BO seems to be his own God.
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Come on, everyone on the left knows that Obama is just blowing smoke. So why would they slam the guy? They know he's an atheist at heart.
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i thought he was a muslim at heart? ITS SO CONFUSING.
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Not as good as the winning a transparency award during a secret ceremony thread. This thread sucks.
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Is he praying that he can photoshop a birth certificate?
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post
At least we know he attends a mainstream church...

Not that it is unusual for a US President, but I still find it odd that he is not a member of any church (getting tweets on you Blackberry doesn't count, IMO).
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i thought he was a muslim at heart? ITS SO CONFUSING.

Atheists and muslims are on the same team. I thought Newt made that clear.
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