Where’s the anti-religious left at now?

Obama Calls Clinton Divisive Figure

Later Wednesday, Obama gave a 10-minute talk by live broadcast to a joint meeting in Atlanta of four historically black Baptist denominations, where Clinton was to appear in person later. These groups produced some of the most prominent civil rights leaders, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.. whom Obama quoted.

“Pastors are pushing this movement forward,” Obama said of his campaign, “and I need each and every one of you in this fight.”

Funny how the anti-religious left likes to complain about conservatives reaching out to the religious and yet they say nothing about Obama doing it.

He asked the audience to imagine what it would mean for the country to see him with his hand on the Bible, taking the presidential oath of office.

“Our children will look at themselves differently and their possibilities differently. They’ll look at each other differently,” he said.

Really? Are you serious? HOW? You have to have a black president before you can see possibilities?

I recall all of my elementary teachers being female, until the sixth grade. Can I blame all of my poor performance on the fact that there weren’t any male teachers to give me hope? What a crock of bullshit! My favorite math teacher was black. Mr. Nelms. He’s the only teacher from elementary school that I can still name. He taught well, encouraged me and gave me hope. HOPE DOESN’T HAVE TO COME FROM SOMEONE OF THE SAME COLOR!!!!

What should we do now? Make sure each ethic group gets their ‘turn’ in so they can have ‘hope’ to? This is beyond ridiculous.

4 Responses to Where’s the anti-religious left at now?

  1. tas says:

    Funny how the anti-religious left likes to complain about conservatives reaching out to the religious and yet they say nothing about Obama doing it.

    The “religious” are not a monolithic group, though. The pious that Obama has reached out towards here are not the same breed of Christian that Huckabee targeted when he made statements about amending the Constitution so it reflects God’s will.

    There are Christians, and then there’s what Jello Biafra has dubbed the “Christian Supremacists” — those are the religiously conservative who wish to shove their religion down everybody else’s throat. The former can have liberal and conservative congregations, but the latter generally has far-conservative, hate-everything-that’s-not-like-us congregations.

    Really? Are you serious? HOW? You have to have a black president before you can see possibilities?

    We have to consider the perspective of the black community, too. This is the kind of attitude that exists when millions of people in that community still have vivid memories of the segregation their race was subjected to — and given such a history, I don’t see where their attitude is a problem. Blacks saw new possibilities when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier to become the first black ballplayer in the modern era of baseball… So just imagine how they’ll feel if the color barrier on the executive office is finally broken.

    As whites, we have no relation to this since we’re used to everything being, well.. White.

  2. tas says:

    And concerning the title of this post, the “anti-religious left,” I’ve never considered such an entity to exist. There’s a stop telling me how to live my life left, a don’t tell me what adults I can’t have sexual intercourse with left, and a don’t force your religion down my throat left, but I’ve never seen a particularly anti-religious left.

  3. frznagn says:

    You need to put the lobster down and get out more. Ever go to myconfinedspace.com? It’s one of those submit your pics type of sites. You either get lots of ant-religious pics or talk. It exists.

  4. frznagn says:

    Oops, didn’t see the first reply.

    Ok, good point on the religion. But you prove my point in a roundabout way on the race. With people like Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, it doesn’t just give hope about baseball, it gives hope to everything! It is illogical to say you have to have someone in that position BEFORE you can have hope. I’m sure Jackie Robinson had hope BEFORE he was accepted as a pro. Just as Obama has hope that he can be president. He DOES have hope right now, right? If so, what black president did he get it from? See my point?

    As for the attitude, I think it’s been taught to them by the likes of Jackson & Sharpton Poverty Pimps Inc. Check out this comment by Walter Williams (yes, he’s black too.)

    “What about the decline of the black family? In 1960, only 28 percent of black females between the ages of 15 and 44 were never married. Today, it’s 56 percent. In 1940, the illegitimacy rate among blacks was 19 percent, in 1960, 22 percent, and today, it’s 70 percent. Some argue that the state of the black family is the result of the legacy of slavery, discrimination and poverty. That has to be nonsense. A study of 1880 family structure in Philadelphia shows that three-quarters of black families were nuclear families, comprised of two parents and children. In New York City in 1925, 85 percent of kin-related black households had two parents. In fact, according to Herbert Gutman in The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom: 1750-1925, “Five in six children under the age of 6 lived with both parents.” Therefore, if one argues that what we see today is a result of a legacy of slavery, discrimination and poverty, what’s the explanation for stronger black families at a time much closer to slavery — a time of much greater discrimination and of much greater poverty? I think that a good part of the answer is there were no welfare and Great Society programs.”

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