Bisecular Barack

I finally get it. He walks like a Muslim and talks like a Christian. Barack is bisecular. That's what you are when you say you believe in everything but adhere to the tenets of nothing. There's no strong convictions either way. Barack just does what's necessary to survive - politically and authoritatively. How nice.

Don't believe me? Then you probably voted Democrat in the last presidential election. But that's okay - we all make mistakes.

 

Let's just look at the man's words and actions and see if we get something other than confused. Where to start? How about his most recent evolution - and I'm fascinated any time I actually get to see something evolve. A few days ago the president came out in favor of gay marriage. Now there's a political hot potato (is there an "e" on the end of that?). For years the president has been against same sex marriage, especially when it helped his political aspirations. However, when he ran for the Illinois state senate he was in favor of gay marriage. But when he ran for the U.S. Senate he said, "What I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman.… What I believe, in my faith, is that a man and a woman, when they get married, are performing something before God, and it’s not simply the two persons who are meeting.” His feelings remained the same when he was running for president. And of course, as he was sliding in the polls, he evolved into a new thinker - a fresh and reborn thinker - a thinker who can now say with the deep conviction of a man who has changed his mind three times on the issue, that he is in favor of gay marriage! Winner, winner, chicken dinner! But don't hold your breath waiting for the end of the evolutionary process. Because as we know, Barack is constantly evolving and the president's views on this topic may not have reached the end of their evolutionary process, especially if the polls have anything to do with it.

 

But how does someone of such strong religious conviction have so many changes on a topic of such moral import? Muslims certainly don't allow gay marriages within their culture. And neither does Bible based Christianity. So when making such a monumental decision concerning one's bisecular faith, what do you base it on, if not the tenets of your faith? Well the president had to go outside mainstream Islam and Christianity for that:

 

"You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and, frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.”

 

Yap, the leader of the free world based his historic decision on the possible scarring his daughters might incur should they find out that gay marriage is not legal in many states in our country. What kind of conversations do they have around their dinner table! Do they pull out the latest issue of OutServe and start discussing the articles? These are 13 and 10 year old girls. And he just said, "it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently." That's great! Let them be children. Most kids don't think about that kind of stuff... at least not without some adult intervention. On the flip side, what about the possible harm that comes from changing the Biblical institution and definition of marriage? Shouldn't that concern you as a parent and a Christian, slash Muslim? And if you believe in God, why would you doubt the way He set up marriage? Now if you don't believe in God you can believe anything you want - and a lot of people do that. You just believe whatever you want and let others do the same. Then when we come to an ideological impasse because we have no moral compass, we can just kill each other. But I do understand how your kids can prompt a change in perspective. That's why parents should try to adhere to the fundamentals of their faith, if they have any - so their kids have a good example to follow and don't get confused. It should be us leading them, not the other way around.

 

The president's confusion doesn't stop at gay marriage. Growing up he was exposed to secularism, atheism, Islam, Communism and Christianity. If he has so much trouble coming to grips with gay marriage think how conflicted he must be in his religious beliefs! In his book, The Audacity of Hope, Obama wrote his mother professed "secularism" and his "father had been raised a Muslim,” but when his father met his mother he was a “confirmed atheist.” As a boy he attended a Catholic school and then a “predominantly Muslim school" in Indonesia, before being sent back to Hawaii at age 11 to live with his grandmother. While there he attended a school at a Unitarian church in Honolulu that was heavily involved in political activism. Then as a young man he started attending Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where he was befriended by the pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. When asked if he felt Barack had converted to the Christian faith Rev. Wright said, “That’s hard to tell." Really? The reverend went on to say, "I think I convinced him that it was okay for him to make a choice in terms of who he believed Jesus is. And I told him it was really okay and not a putdown of the Muslim part of his family or his Muslim friends.” Well, that's very Christian of you, pastor. Unfortunately Islam has a more Spartan stance when it comes to believers leaving their faith, and takes a very dim view of any Muslim that coverts to Christianity. Presumably then, while growing up, the current president was told that there was no God, then Jesus is the son of God, then that He's not and then that He is. The poor kid was so confused he didn't know what to believe - the same as now. They even changed his name! First it was Barack, then it was Barry, then back to Barack. No wonder he can't come down firmly on an issue. 

 

Confusion is a hallmark of Barack bisecularism. This year as he spoke about his Christian faith during his Easter message he got his faiths mixed up. He said that Jesus was "a son of God," not THE Son of God - a significant and fatal evolution of scripture in the Christian world - but a basic tenet of the Islamic faith. Add to that confusion that as a teen in Hawaii he was mentored by Communist Party member Frank Davis and you see the product of a life of instability and change. Should it be any surprise his presidential campaign was run on a platform of change? Should it be a shock his presidency has been froth with instability? It's what he knows best. And he's delivered on the change - though most Americans haven't been able to swallow the socialist flavor we keep tasting. As for hope, well we'd be audacious to think a man without any of his own could give it to others. If you're really desperate, try Jesus.

 

Nehemiah Walls

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