The following post was prompted by this July 2008 Newsweek article on Our Great Leader Comrade Obama's faith. It doesn't win him any cool points from me.
You said you didn't hear a lot of the sermons at Trinity. How often did you go?
At the beginning, we went fairly frequently. We were single, so I'd say we probably went two or three times a month. When we had Malia, our first child, we went less frequently, and that probably continued for a couple of years, just because—I don't know if you've had the experience of taking young, squirming children to church, but it's not easy … As they got older, we would go back a little more frequently, probably twice a month. But then I started campaigning for the United States Senate, and at that point I was in church every Sunday, maybe two, three churches a Sunday, but they weren't Trinity—because that was one of the most effective ways for us to campaign and reach out to people.
Two or three times a month is apparently "fairly frequently" to him. We have visitors that attend our church about that frequently. Is two or three times a month considered frequent attendance by the average U.S. resident..???
Because he had squirming children, he just dropped the church attendance thing. I believe that church attendance is an important part of being a Christian, but Our Great Leader Comrade Obama does not seem to share much of that view with me. We have plenty of squirmy children in our church services (and therefore plenty of visits to the cry room), and they are welcome.
Now, the part that really inspired me to post this is the second underlined portion. In case you didn't read it, he says that only when he started campaigning for Senate did he start going to church every Sunday. This does not sit well with me. According to JunkMale, the purpose of church is to worship God and have fellowship with a body of believers. Apparently those two items weren't too important to Our Great Leader Comrade Obama until he realized he needed to court some votes.