Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Faith and Politics and Obama

I don't want to get derailed on the many other issues brought up in this NY Times article.  The very last line struck a chord with me though and I believe it deserves reflection.

“I must say,” Mr. Caldwell said, “never in the history of modern-day presidential politics has a president confessed his faith in the Lord, and folks basically call him a liar.”

Since when do Americans deny any man's personal profession of faith?  We need to reflect on what it means to deny to another the ability to define for themselves what it is they believe.  How can it be valid for us to to deny what another expresses their faith to be and to then claim they believe something else, despite what they themselves claim?

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