How can Obama, who swears he's a Christian, celebrate Ramadan at the White House yet snub National Bible Week?
President Obama Celebrates Ramadan at White House Iftar Dinner:
There's nothing about the WH & NBW.
Some curious numbers: According to a Pew Research Center survey in February 2008, 71.4 percent of the United States population identifies as Christians, 1.7 percent as Jews, and 0.6 percent as Muslim. And despite the fact that 71.4 percent of Americans identify with Christianity, Obama said, “We’re no longer a Christian nation.”
And he snubbed the Boys Scouts on their100th! anniversary to go on the View, so I'm not surprised.
- turkeybrooknjLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
Obama swears by all his lies so that is just a given. He has done this before. Remember when he didn't show up for National Prayer Day as all President's have and then made sure he was at Islamic Prayer Day where he proceeded to recite the prayers and remove his shoes in Muslim fashion. Yeah, he's a Christian!! He is an apologist for America, an enforcer of rights for Muslims and has made a point of keeping anything having to do with Christianity out of the limelight. Yup, he states that America is no longer a Christian nation but he is wrong. He is the most arrogant, irresponsible, anti American (and anti anything which has values) that this Nation has ever seen. He needs to be booted at the earliest opportunity. (He sure can recite from the Koran with the proper accent and he does know the verses quite well; not so with the Bible. Doesn't that say something about him?)
- 10 years ago
the reason is geopolitical. He wants to let other nations know, especially muslim, that we are muslim friendly. This is good PR both for our Oil suppliers and those with a terrorist agenda. The office of teh President is the very definition of politics.
Also there are a great many Christian holidays. which would you chose he celebrate? Lent, Good Friday, Pascha (easter)? He already celebrates Christmas (Nativity Sunday celebration.)
Besides, National Bible week isn't a real holiday. It's evangilical specific, not realy recognized by anyone else in the Christian environment.
- KHLv 510 years ago
If Christians are such a majority in this country, why do you seek to everyone else to validate your religion. So what if he didn't celebrate National Bible Week with a bunch of home schooling evangelicals.
The White House celebrating Ramadan was started by George W. Bush to show the Muslim world that we still loved them even though we were blowing up some of their people.
Don't worry Christmas is coming soon. You can all start complaining about the "war on Christmas" because Target hangs "Happy Holiday" signs. You'll have something else to get your panties in a knot over.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Give us a link where he "snubs NBW"
The Pew stats mean little. People say they are "Christian" but don't attend church except for weddings, funerals and Christmas Carol Services. That 71.4% is more likely 30% actual, practicing Christians.
What the President obviously meant was "We are no longer, SIMPLY a Christian Nation" - even that is of itself incorrect. The Founding Fathers made sure there would be NO State religion and embodied freedom of religion in the First Amendment.
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- ☼Solar☼Lv 710 years ago
If you are a Christian, you should know better than hold a public meeting with non-believers regarding a brother or sister in the Lord. Beyond that, you should know better, than not testing fruits of the spirit of another. In addition; to that you should know he who is without sin should cast the first stone. Or is it you and you along that's created your own perfection; and not the grace of the Lord Himself.
- Paul JacksonLv 710 years ago
I know lots of Christians. None of them did anything in particular for National Bible Week.
Was Bush a Muslim?
- SassLv 410 years ago
What's wrong with trying to reach out to people of all religions, ideas, and backgrounds? Ramadan is a major holiday, wtf is bible week?? I was raised as a Christian and I have never heard about national bible week. Quit being such a baby. Just because a lot of people in this country identify themselves as Christian, we are NOT a Christian nation. We are a FREE nation, which means that you can be or not be any religion you choose. We don't cater to the majority, we shouldt cater to what's right and fair.
- Anonymous10 years ago
How dare he celebrate a real religious holiday like Ramadan but ignore a fake one like national Bible Week!
- justaLv 710 years ago
Bush celebrated it too.
Obama celebrates Christmas. Both Christmas and Ramadan are holidays, National Bible week isn't a holiday.
We have a preponderance of Christians, but we are not a theocracy. There is a difference.
- Anonymous10 years ago
National what? There's your answer. Maybe if they snub Easter or Christmas you might have something to complain about, but until then you have no point. You are just trying to stir up the "Obama is a Muslim" crowd.