Yes, I listened to much of Obama’s speech at this morning’s National Prayer Breakfast, and yes, it was tough to listen to. Some of it was fine; he talked about his Christian faith and how much it’s meant to him as president.
He based his talk around a quote from I Timothy that he said has helped him particularly lately:
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear…” (I don’t remember if he went on with that quote which is “but of power, love, and self-discipline.:)
We have been talking here of how to combat our fears of what’s going on in America over the last few months so I thought that was interesting, but he looked at it a bit differently;
“Fear can lead us to lash out at those who are different…” I obviously couldn’t help but think he was talking mostly to Christians who understand well the threat of terrorism, and because he speaks so much about how muslims are so ‘put upon’ by those who just don’t understand and embrace their faith and their right to believe what they do. I wondered if he’d apply that quote to terrorists, too, since our beliefs are “different” and why muslim radicals are killing and attempting to kill more and more.
He also suggested the media promotes fear and I couldn’t help but wonder if he’d have said that were it not for his hate for FOX. “Mr. Obama, does MSNBC promote fear, or CNN?”
Some of the talk was fine…….I’m sure most of you didn’t hear it, but I do like to report here on what I see and hear so I stuck it out. See how much I’ll do for my readers? 🙂
Thoughts about the quotes from his talk which I cited above?