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God's Grace Expressed Through the Armed Forces? Oh NO Obama
 


5 February 2010 at 8:48:17 AM
salon

I take issue with a number of points in Obama's comments at the National Prayer Breakfast. I dont' personally care if he attends or not, but his comments don't represent me.

God's grace, and the compassion and decency of the American people is expressed through the men and women like Corpsman Brossard. It's expressed through the efforts of our Armed Forces, through the efforts of our entire government, through similar efforts from Spain and other countries around the world. It's also, as Secretary Clinton said, expressed through multiple faith-based efforts. By evangelicals at World Relief. By the American Jewish World Service. By Hindu temples, and mainline Protestants, Catholic Relief Services, African American churches, the United Sikhs. By Americans of every faith, and no faith, uniting around a common purpose, a higher purpose.

I do not believe in cominging "God's Grace* with the military. Heck, we just found out recently that a company in the US was putting Bible verses on military weapons, not only in violation of military regulations, but perhaps helping out the militarily religious to believe that they are on some kind of crusade against others not their faith. And that God would be behind shooting and killing those others. I don't believe that.

It also makes ZERO sense to say that God's grace is expressed by people with no faith. Zero. For those who have faith that believe that God is working through them and their faith-based organizations, fine. But people who do not believe in religion not only are not necessarily people of *no faith*, just no faith in religion. And thus it's not logical nor respectful to lump in people who don't believe and (a little arrogantly) say that God's grace works through those people.


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