Obama knows the mind of God?!

When politicians on either side make claims like this you should be skeptical.  If they quoted some actual Bible verses, in context, then that would be relevant — although in theory, the “separation of church and state” crowd should be going nuts about Obama’s statements [crickets chirping].

See Obama: God wants Congress to pass my jobs bill « Hot Air.

Urging Congress again to pass a portion of his jobs bill, President Obama claimed Wednesday that God is on his side.

Mr. Obama was standing at the D.C. side of the Key Bridge, calling attention to America’s crumbling infrastructure and the need to put more construction workers back on the job. He criticized House Republicans for ignoring his legislation while approving a measure that reaffirms “In God We Trust” as the national motto.

“That’s not putting people back to work,” Mr. Obama said. “I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work.”

It’s hard not to ever-so-slightly suspect that, in Obama’s mind, God’s will ought to conform to his and not the other way around … but I’m trying very hard to banish that suspicion. Humility might not be Obama’s strong suit, but surely not even he is that arrogant.

At the daily press briefing, when a reporter asked Jay Carney whether Obama’s invocation of God might not have been a bit much, the press secretary defended it with this: “I believe the phrase from the Bible is ‘The Lord helps those who help themselves.’” Not so, Mr. Carney, not so. Nowhere in the Bible does that adage make its appearance.

Ugh.  Looks like his press secretary knows as much about the Bible as the President.

6 thoughts on “Obama knows the mind of God?!”

  1. Neil,

    I had not heard the follow-up with the press secretary. “God helps those who help themselves”!?! Wow. I suppose in my mind the better, and most obvious, follow-up question would have been, “In which God do you trust?” And then if the response was the God of the Bible a second follow-up, “Then you would agree that Biblical principles should direct every decision made and policy passed in the Federal Government of the United States of America?” If that follow-up was allowed to be pursued there might actually be a really meaningful discussion of where “separation of Church and State” is a legitimate idea. Thanks, Neil for content I haven’t seen elsewhere.

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  2. I know about 50 or so people who are unemployed. None of them work with shovels. If those 50 people were gainfully employed, along with the other unemployed/underemployed trained knowledge workers in the United States, that ancient bridge could be redesigned altogether instead of patched up.

    When did filling pot holes become the case for economic recovery? I’m with Galileo here: ” “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”

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  3. It has been solidly proven that Obama’s god is not the God of the Bible. After all, he spent 20 years in an apostate assembly of the most apostate denomination – UCC. And his particular assembly taught Black Liberation Theology, which itself is a cultic movement. Since he promotes what God calls an abomination (homosexuality) and promotes murdering the unborn, he certainly can’t be worshiping the God of the Bible.

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  4. Urging Congress again to pass a portion of his jobs bill, President Obama claimed Wednesday that God is on his side.

    The question to ask, Mr President, is not whether God is “on our side.” The question to ask is, “Are we on His side?” You’re forgetting – He is the Head, we are the Body. Not the other way around.

    “That’s not putting people back to work,” Mr. Obama said. “I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work.”

    Sure He does, Mr President. There are admonitions, after all, that “if a man would not work, neither shall he eat.”

    The problem is that you propose that government be the one to produce all these “jobs,” which experience has shown, doesn’t happen – and more paper-pushers and regulatory commissars don’t count as “jobs.” As has been said, you can’t get there from here.

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