Obama: ‘Which passages of scripture should get our public policy?


This is a very interesting question coming from Obama.

Those who claim America is a Christian nation must explain what verses should make it to the constitution.

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

70 thoughts on “Obama: ‘Which passages of scripture should get our public policy?

  1. Violet says:

    I’ve never seen that before…I like it!

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  2. Charity says:

    “Pluralistic society”, I’ve never heard that term. However, I like it. I wish I could effectively convey that concept to the locals here. Even my atheist husband still believes “majority rules”. I tell him he doesn’t really feel that way because our family’s clearly in the minority in tiny town west Tennessee, here in the USA. I guess old habits die hard.

    I so desperately want my children to live in a different world than what I did at their age. It’s a shame that people are so reluctant to evolving. All I ask of them is to accept the fact that different faiths and secularism exist. Don’t be so rigid when it comes to politics and legislation.

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    • makagutu says:

      I have come to be quite understanding of others. They could actually be ignorant of the existence of people with a differing belief.

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    • Barry says:

      I’ve lived in an officially “bicultural pluralistic” society for the first four decades of my life and over the last two and a half decades I’ve seen it transform into a multicultural pluralistic society. While some can find the change unsettling I find it the opposite. As diversity increases I find that I feel less different than I did in the past.

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      • Charity says:

        I can relate to that, Barry. I’m white with dark hair, dark features and a mild Yankee accent. Although my genealogical roots are here in the Midsouth, my voice, features and opinions do not mesh with the locals. No one can figure out where I’m originally from and occasionally, they question my ethnicity. I’ve always gotten along better with Blacks, Hispanics, Hawaiians, Japanese, and British men and women, as well as progressive Christians, and New Agers. This was true throughout much of my conservative Christian years as well. As a result, I too tend to feel at home when I’m surround by people of different races and mindsets.

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  3. Tish Farrell says:

    Wise words, I think. Thanks for this post.

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  4. Excellent. I’ve not seen this before.

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  5. Arkenaten says:

    He will leave office an underrated President.

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  6. john zande says:

    Saw this back in 2008 and figured he was atheist, although he couldn’t quite say it publicly given his public position.

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  7. Peter says:

    Well don’t you understand unless he is supporting the U.S. as a 100% Christian Nation, it must be because he is really a Muslim.

    I spent some time, when still a Christian trying to persuade a Christian Fundamentalist friend that Obama was a Christian, but this friend was absolutely convinced he was really a Muslim.

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    • Charity says:

      Yes! They’re the same ones who seem a little too concerned about what sex Michelle Obama was born as. I’m like “does it really even matter?”

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    • makagutu says:

      I have heard countless times he is an atheist Muslim or some close combination

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      • Charity says:

        He’s a muslim, atheist Kenyan. 😱

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        • Peter says:

          Apparently also in a same sex relationship.

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          • Charity says:

            There are people throughout the US who find ways to intimidate humans who are different from them. If attacking your family/family name doesn’t work in taking you down they go after your personal character. If they can’t tear your marriage apart they go after you or your spouse’s sexuality or gender. If you’re somehow successful in kindness and/or honesty they see to it that they belittle you because you lack financial success. If they don’t like your politics they go after your philosophical/religious ways and question your morality.

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          • makagutu says:

            The land of milk and honey. I think it does have a lot of crazies

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          • Charity says:

            And social media intensifies it. About a year and a half before deconverting, I took down my Facebook account. There are a few times I wish I hadn’t, but overall, I’m glad I did for that very reason.

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          • makagutu says:

            I am glad I took mine down a long while back.
            Have I said it’s always a pleasure to see you around before you disappear on us for months at a time

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          • Charity says:

            Aw, Noel, you know I love ya’! I’ll probably do a disappearing act here for a few weeks or so. I’m kind of feeling like I need a bit of a break from blogs. You know I still have some anxiety and it needs some attention. Besides, there’s much that needs to be taken care of in my everyday life.

            I will say the deep tissue massages are helping me to sleep MUCH better. I also really like my therapist. She looks and talks a bit like Amy Schumer. She’s chillax and has always been secular. The only down side is that I feel as though I need a glossary of terms to explain my religious past to her. She is in no rush for EMDR therapy. She is aware that trust needs to established first.

            I think you’re a great guy and I get a little sad sometimes that the most amazing people I know live hundreds to thousands of miles away. Still, I appreciate you being on the other side of my computer.

            Have a good weekend, dear friend.

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          • makagutu says:

            Do what you must my friend.
            Glad to hear you have a good therapist. And glad you are sleeping well. Good sleep is a great boon.
            I feel the same way. Great people several miles away:-(

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          • makagutu says:

            There are crazy people in deed

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  8. Conservatives managed to twist that speech around to inflame people, all because he didn’t say that the U.S. is a Christian nation. As for the substance of what he’s saying, it’s fairly common knowledge.

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  9. None. I rest my secular case.

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  10. Scottie says:

    Reblogged this on Scotties Toy Box and commented:
    Awesome post. Thanks Mak. Words all should hear. Worth hear a few times until it sinks in. Hugs

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