Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Obama Believes Many Paths Lead to God

This article is from the Lighthousetrailsresearch site. Why am I not surprised that this is the candidate Brian McLaren endorses?

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Recently, when Obama was interviewed by Rick Warren, Obama told Warren that Jesus Christ was his Lord and Savior. Yet this "banner" Obama raises is one that has an interspiritual foundation, representing a new kind of "Christianity," one that looks more like Brian McLaren's spirituality than traditional, biblical Christianity.

What emerges from this book is a glimpse of a man who has New Age philosophy, believing that other religions are legitimate paths to God, and all humanity is connected together (spiritually speaking - i.e., God is in all):

"Obama does clearly believe that the form of Christianity that he committed to at Trinity Church in 1985 is not the only path to God. "I am rooted in the Christian tradition," he has said. Nevertheless he asserts, "I believe there are many paths to the same place and that is a belief there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people." He first saw his broad embrace of faith modeled by his mother. "In our household," he has explained, "The Bible, [t]he Koran, and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf . . . on Easter or Christmas Day my mother might drag me to a church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites." (p.55 of Mansfield's book, quoting from Audacity of Hope, Obama, p. 203).



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know some people who are black before they are Christian so they are going to vote for Obama .
It does not matter how unchristian Obama is or what he might stand for or not stand for like murdering children ,what matters is that one of their "own " could be the next president that trumps everything.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you seem to be very comfortable judging other people as if you hold all the truth...if this is the case maybe you should write a book enlightening us all...maybe add some green verses as well...

7:04 PM  

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