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Our Lady and the President, pt. 2

If you have not read the articles in Part 1, you should, especially the second one by Robert P. George.

So, Obama received a standing ovation at Notre Dame. The below article offers some very compelling arguments as to why this may be.

Perspective: Moral relativism and Obama at Notre Dame (

The clips I saw of his speech confirms Parker’s theory. Obama, as always, speaks in ambiguities and generalities. “How does each of us remain firm in our principles and fight for what we consider right, without…demonizing those with just as strongly held convictions on the other side.” While admonishing patrons of all faiths to find common ground, he fails to acknowledge the absurdity of this foundation. If this were not so, if this were not absurd, there would be a Palestinian state in the Middle East, for example, Jews and Muslims would be friendly neighbors. For Christianity, Jesus is the Gate; He is the only way to the Father. For those outside of the faith to say that this is arrogant or ludicrous to claim to be the only truth is just as laughable.

Imagine having a face to face conversation with Jesus. Imagine that as your conversation carries on, He says to you, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” To which you reply, “Wow, Jesus, that’s kind of arrogant. All religions are true for those who believe them.” Just because Jesus’ statement is absolute, uncompromising, and completely disregards the “validity” of other religions, does not mean it is not so.

In the above article, Parker exposes the moral relativism she has both observed and experienced throughout our nation’s universities. While moral relativists believe there is no universal standard, it seems this county has been, for quite some time, on the verge of indirectly creating one. This standard is called, “Me, Myself, and I.” That is, of course, unless you believe in Jesus. If you’re in this camp, you are probably experiencing the dismissal of your beliefs due to their lack of relevancy in a modern, progressive society.

While Obama encouraged the class of 2009 to have “open hearts and “open minds,” he seems to have excluded himself from this exhortation by maintaining a 100% pro-choice voting record and leaving the Senate as the most liberal Senator in US history. I believe his rhetoric is beginning to fall on deaf ears. The old adage “actions speak louder than words” comes to mind whenever I think change I can believe in.

courtesty of NY Times

courtesy of NY Times


May 18, 2009 - Posted by | Politics, Religion | , , ,

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