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Obama in Cairo: Both sides now growing tired of his words

“If we are to fix America’s image in the world and if we are to heal the planet’s myriad ills, it will not be done through contrite kumbaya speeches about how we are all one world and how we should all coexist peacefully, no matter whether the remarks are delivered in Cleveland or Cairo. It will be done by leading through example, by righting the many wrongs here at home, by seeking justice and fairness for all, by doing what is right, not saying what sounds pleasing to the media elite and the pliable punditocracy.”

The Emptiness of Obama’s Cairo Speech

(READ THIS ARTICLE – It is written by a man from the Left.)

No doubt. Obama’s speech, though eloquent, was extremely disappointing. I think my main problem with it is that he seems to, as a Christian, completely dismiss the polarizing foundations of the differing religions. For example, as a Christian, Obama believes that Jesus is the way, truth, and the life. No one gets to God without going through Jesus. Again, as a Christian, Obama believes that JESUS IS THE TRUTH. Instead of acknowledging that he does in fact believe in tenets contrary to Islam, he says,

“As the Holy Koran tells us, “Be conscious of God and speak always the truth.” That is what I will try to do – to speak the truth as best I can, humbled by the task before us, and firm in my belief that the interests we share as human beings are far more powerful than the forces that drive us apart.”

As a Christian, even if he doesn’t legislate based on his beliefs, “speaking the truth” should acknowledge that certain tenets of these faiths are in direct opposition to one another. While attempting to shift the focus from differences to similarities, the foundation remains intact. I think his approach is naive and short-lived.


“In Al-Azhar University, the co-host of the “historical speech,” State Security police raided and detained at least 200 foreign students, held them without charges in unknown locations.” You can bet he wouldn’t mention this while talking about peace in the Middle East! (He did, however, mention Al-Azhar University). That story, HERE.

Complete TRANSCRIPT of Obama’s speech


June 4, 2009 - Posted by | Politics, Religion | , , , ,

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