Friday, February 4, 2011

A Presidential Botch

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism


About the only think I found noteworthy or instructive in the report on the President misquote of Issiah 40:31 during the National Prayer Breakfast was the following...
"President Obama's remarks acknowledge that children can be raised with a strong moral and ethical foundation, free from the presence of dogmatic religion," said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the AHA.

Beyond that it was pretty much a non starter. Certainly not something of any considerable importance.

Here is the rest of the article for those who may be interested. From FOX NATION.



President Obama misquoted a familiar Bible verse during a faith-based address at the National Prayer Breakfast.


"Those who wait on the Lord will soar on wings like eagles, and they will run and not be weary, and they will walk and not faint," the president said during a speech to several thousand people at the breakfast.


But the actual passage, from Isaiah 40:31, states: "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."


The president also took time to explain how he came to know Jesus Christ through his work as a community organizer.


"It was through that experience working with pastors and laypeople trying to heal the wounds of hurting neighborhoods that I came to know Jesus Christ for myself and embrace Him as my 'lord and savior' (sic)"


The president earned praise from the American Humanist Association for talking about his "secular" upbringing.


"President Obama's remarks acknowledge that children can be raised with a strong moral and ethical foundation, free from the presence of dogmatic religion," said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the AHA.


Specifically, the president said his father was a "non-believer" and his mother "grew up with a certain skepticism about organized religion."


"Yet my mother was also one of the most spiritual people that I ever knew," he said. "She was somebody who was instinctively guided by the Golden Rule and who nagged me constantly about the homespun values of her Kansas upbringing, values like honest and hard work and kindness and fair play."

There you have it folks.

Via: Memeorandum

2 comments:

  1. And who was this Issiah you claim President Obama misquoted? You're an idiot!

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  2. Anon - Thank you, I suppose it takes an uneducated idiot to to comment as you did.

    Have a very nice day oh enlightened and uneducated one.

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