...that turned the hate-cultists into a writhing coil of hissing cobras:
"So how do we, as people of faith, reconcile these realities -- the profound good, the strength, the tenacity, the compassion and love that can flow from all of our faiths, operating alongside those who seek to hijack religious for their own murderous ends?
Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ."
There is not one word in those statements that is not true. Perhaps the loudest howls are coming from those who do not wish to look at their own recent past to see the truth. And it is true that Christian Klansmen tortured, burned, and murdered men, women, and children because of the color of their skin. And this happened in our recent past, as recent as 1981, not hundreds of years ago.
Here's a reaction from a particularly choleric baboon that a commenter brought to my attention:
"obama Hates America, obama Hates Christianity, obama Hates civilized countries by all of my observations. Everyone who obammy has surrounded himself with, jarret, holder, positions of power – all Hate America and the American Way. It seems obvious to me."
It seems obvious to me that the person who dropped that pile of witheringly vapid asininity on a blog is in desperate need of his binky.
The entire speech is HERE, and there isn't anything in it that disrespects Christians or Christianity. The problem seems to be with the hate-cultists who can't stop themselves from acting like damn fools any time Mr. Obama has anything to say.
I read the entire speech. The howler monkeys either have their heads up a lead pipe or just can't handle the truth.
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