There is no God. The Absence of God: Barack Obama Is An Atheist

Monday, December 19, 2011

Barack Obama Is An Atheist

Barack Obama is a highly intelligent individual who did not start attending church until the very start of his political career. Does that sound an alarm? Not necessarily, but once you take a closer view at his background, little doubt remains.

First of all, it is commonly known that most intelligent non-believers rarely convert to an organized religion. The same is true with raised Christians, who are as unlikely to convert to atheism as they are to any other religion. So with the knowledge that the current president "was not raised in a religious household" according to his best selling book,
The Audacity of Hope, one must stop and wonder how this Harvard graduate suddenly turned to faith.

The quote above is not the only evidence I can present to you. President Obama described his father as a "confirmed atheist." While Obama calls his mother (who was raised by "non-religion parents) a "spiritual" person, he also said she did not "raise him in church." He also described his stepfather as "a man who saw religion as not particularly useful." So from the following quotes used by the president in his book, as well as past campaign statements, we can deduct that he was raised in a completely non-religious family where no specific parent or grandparent could have induced him into any specific faith. In fact, if he were to have been influenced by any element of his childhood, he would most likely have become a Muslim because of all the time he spent in the heavily Islamic Indonesia.

Yet somehow, at the age of 27, while entering Harvard Law School, Obama had a change of heart. He was baptized at Trinity United Church of Christ. Now, he had already been a community organizer by this point, and one could say he had probably formulated his planned career. 6 years after entering Harvard and being baptized, Barack Obama became a Illinois State Senator. Thinking this a remarkable coincidence yet? You are not alone.

Now up to this point, I have relied solely on the president's upbringing and the timing of events have occurred during his lifetime to formulate my argument. Now, we turn to the president's actual quotes on religion. Keep in mind that this is a man who says that he believes "in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe that that faith gives me a path to be cleansed of sin and have eternal life." With that in mind, read this quote from a speech given at the Building a Covenant for a New America Conference - 06/28/06.

“Should we go with Leviticus which suggests slavery is okay and eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith. Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount, a passage that is so radical that it’s doubtful that even our own defense department would survive its application.”

Would the president say this today, there would be an outcry from believers, especially from fundamentalists, calling him an atheist and therefore asking him to resign.

Furthermore, another quote from the president goes as follows:

“I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons to take one example. But if I seek to have a law banning the practice I can’t simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God’s will. I have to explain why abortion violates some principal to religions of all faiths including those with no faith at all. Now this is going be difficult for those who believe in the inherency of the bible as many evangelicals do.”

Now these are the words of a man who not only sounds like an intellectual, but one who seems exceptionally sympathetic to those of other faiths including "those with no faith at all." It is rare to here this of any modern day politician and tells us one of two things. Either the president is an incredibly liberal believer who does not take the text of the bible literally, or he is a non-believer only pretending to be a Christian for obvious political reasons. Now keep in mind, this is a man who believes "that faith gives me a path to be cleansed of sin and have eternal life" which in no way is a moderate view and signifies a man who does in fact take the words of his scripture literally.

Now, after having narrowed down the choices, I believe that we can make a conclusion. At least by process of elimination, we come to the conclusion that Barack Obama is an atheist. But added on top of this is a knowledge of his background, which was a self-admitted non-religious upbringing. It was only until his career in politics was on the horizon that the president rather suddenly became a believer and with the knowledge that no current American politician is an admitted atheist, it would not be the least bit surprising to know that this was another politically calculated decision by a politician who rose to fame quicker than any other because of a series of political calculations. So while the president claims to be a Christian, the facts point otherwise. Not towards him being a Muslim as those on the other side claim, but to him being an atheist, a discreet one at that.

Please Note: This essay is the sole opinion of the Atheist Crusader


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