Re: Who Is Barack Obama?
- I'm not supporting Obama and don't plan to vote for him. I can support
Hillary better, but the choices are just not there--good ones IMO! And
I agree with your analysis of Obama, but I did like his comments about
religion--found that very refreshing because most candidates feel they
"must" project a certain religious (Christian really) piety in order to be
elected to any political office! Isn't it a joke when you see football teams
for instance huddled before the game, each praying that "God" let them
win . . . as though God really cares about football and will decide the
outcome of a game! It's really nutty! Politicians, though, use the "God"
is behind us theme in order to push through their agenda, and heaven
forbid if any of us dare challenge . . . "God?" LOL!
Just my 2 cents worth on Saturday morning! Hope you all have a good
weekend even if it's a cold snowy day! : )
--- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "Non ekster"
> From what I know, while in Kenya as a very young child there may have
> been some Muslim influence, but he was raised mostly secular or as
> described below. He now considers himself christian, probably because
> he was married in his wife's church.
> Personally, I am more for Hillary. When she talks during a debate, she
> seems to make more sense and has more specifics, while Barack tends to
> go off on generalities and I find my mind wandering and waiting for
> him to make his point. I think he is more of an image maker and his
> main appeal is that he claims to be able to better inspire the Nation
> for change. I want universal health care and to stop all this warring.
> but I think Hillary is so intelligent and creative and driven. I would
> probably vote for either one. Bush types can get lost for good, as far
> as I'm concerned.
> nonekster ; )
> --- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "mishmisha9"
> <mishmisha9@> wrote:
> > I received an email this morning regarding Barack
> > Obama's religious upbringing and beliefs that in part
> > sites that he was raised with radical muslim teachings.
> > The article even states that Snopes.com has confirmed
> > that these disparaging comments are fact! And I was
> > asked to forward the article to all my friends. But I
> > decided instead to check it out on Snopes myself and
> > discovered that it is Urban Legend.
> > I am not a supporter of Obama. In fact, I don't like any
> > of the remaining presidential candidates so I'm in a great
> > dilemma as to who I might vote for in the Fall.
> > However, reading Snopes. com on Who Is Barack Obama,
> > I did find Obama's statement about how his mother taught
> > him about religion quite interesting and relevant to what we
> > often comment on this site! So here's Obama's comments about
> > his early religious teachings via his mother:
> > "Of his mother's religious views, Senator Obama wrote:
> > For my mother, organized religion too often dressed up
> > closed-mindedness in the garb of piety, cruelty and oppression
> > in the cloak of righteousness.
> > This isn't to say that she provided me with no religious
> > instruction. In her mind, a working knowledge of the world's great
> > religions was a necessary part of any well-rounded education. In
> > our household the Bible, the Koran, and the Bhagavad Gita sat on
> > the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology.
> > On Easter or Christmas Day my mother might drag me to church, just
> > as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the chinese New Year
> > celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites. But I
> > was made to understand that such religious samplings required no
> > sustained commitment on my part. Religion was an expression of
> > human culture, she would explain, not its wellspring, just one of the
> > many ways and not necessarily the best way that man
> > attempted to control the unknowable and understand the deeper truths
> > about our lives.
> > In sum, my mother viewed religion through the eyes of the
> > anthropologist she would become; it was a phenomenon to be treated
> > with a suitable respect, but with a suitable detachment as well."