Saturday, September 11, 2010
President Obama and the Fundamentalists
There must have been a moment over the past few days when President Obama must have wished he was the head of a secular state. This is the problem with bringing religion into politics and world affairs. Things can turn nasty.
The experience of watching the theist religions insulting each over trivia and taking Obama away from his real problems, 11% unemployment and a sluggish economy to deal with an obstreperous pastor, a lack of sensitivity by the Imams over the siting of a mosque is really too silly in this day and age.
A secular leader could laugh the while thing off as superstitious nonsense and give his uneducated countrymen and women a lesson in basic biology and tell them to grow up!
Anyone with a basic science education and a smattering of knowledge of the hereditary significance of DNA knows that the bible is wrong in the very first chapter so wrong that any intelligent person knows the Bible is not a text book for life.
I feel I need have no need to mention that the lack of a real biblical Adam and Eve showing up in Homo Sapiens DNA is a major impediment to the Bible's veracity. If this is the first time you have come across this problem I leave you to work it out for yourself.
Had Obama been a non-believer he could have given both sides a lesson in reason, explained nicely that the world has moved on since the dark ages and made sure that science lessons are not compromised to accommodate the fact that Adam & Eve never existed as they are in Texas at present.
Education is the key. Secular education and a secular state will take the biblical religions out of the equation and the sooner the better.
President Obama went to Harvard so he must have some scientific knowledge. It is worth noting that when Obama took his second Inaugural Oath in the Oval Office he did not use a bible and did for once mention non believers in his inaugural Address.
The problem is Obama needs the votes of middle America and most of them are fundamentalist Christians. One thing is certain Middle Americans would never vote for Obama if he were an atheist. So President Obama cannot tell the recalcitrant cleric where to stick his .......!
It is worth noting that when Obama took his second oath in the Oval Office he did not use a bible and did for once mention non believers in his inaugural address.
So it is a Christian President up against militant Islam. Not a happy thought! The problem is that it is non believers like me who will suffer when the next Crusade takes place only this time both Islam, Judaism have atomic bombs as well as the Christians.
Why don't we all grow up!