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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Barry's Frequent Church Attendance

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.

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4 have poured out their souls in electronic text:

  • Ewokgirl

    Unfortunately, God is often nothing more than a prop to be trotted out for the appropriate group in an attempt to be viewed favorably by said group. There have been very few politicians I've actually believed to have a real relationship with Christ. I just wish the rest of them could be honest about it. I'd prefer to hear someone admit that church is of little importance to him than to pretend that it is.

  • JunkMale

    Ewokgirl,

    I am of the opinion that many politicians just go through the motions of being a Christian because it will help (or helped) them get votes. This would include people like George W. Bush, Our Great Leader Comrade Obama, John McCain, the Clintons, etc.

  • Smockity Frocks

    I'm cracking up that you refer to him as "Barry". You're going to have to cut that out if he wins the election. (sigh)

  • JunkMale

    Connie,

    Maybe the fact that I refer to him as Our Great Leader Comrade Obama will give me some respite from unnecessary background checks and harassment...hopefully.