Is he Christian, Muslim or something else?
The media jumped at the opportunity to pose the question to the public with a poll.
The first poll showed that nearly one in five people or 18 percent think Obama is Muslim. That was up from 11 percent who said so in March 2009. The survey also showed that just 34 percent think Obama is a Christian and 43 percent are not sure of his religion.
In a separate poll by Time magazine on Monday after Obama’s comments about the mosque over the weekend, showed that 24 percent think he is Muslim while 47 percent think he is Christian and 24 percent are not sure of his religion and 5 percent believe he is neither Christian nor Muslim.
The White House quickly defended Obama’s religion saying he is a Christian that prays daily. But daily prayer does not make one a Christian. Muslims also pray every day.
The real test of the Christian faith is if someone believes Jesus in the Son of God and that the Christian scriptures are the Word of God, in which Jesus declared Himself as the only path to righteousness through faith in His death and resurrection.
The Christian scriptures also contain many warnings of leading people astray and countless stories of nations worshiping other Gods.
In fact the Christian scriptures contain information about how to test if we are indeed Christians;
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. … And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.” (1 John 4-15)
Obama is a Humanist
The 5 percent who said that Obama is not Christian or Muslim were correct. The reason is because of what Obama has said in his speeches.
For example in a recent speech, President Obama said that he does not put his faith in religion or morality, but in the goodness of people.
But as I just quoted, the Christian scriptures clearly say that without faith is Jesus Christ one is not a Christian. The Christian scriptures also say that there is no goodness in man, it says that "all have turned astray".
But if Obama is not Christian, then what is he? Take a look at this.
According to Wikipedia, Humanism is defined as,
"a secular ideology that espouses benevolence through the use of reason, ethics, and justice, whilst specifically rejecting supernatural and religious dogma as a basis of morality and decision-making. This latter use characterizes modern organized Secular Humanism as a specific humanistic life stance. Thus, in modern times Humanism has come to connote a rejection of appeals to the supernatural or to some higher authority.”
“Secular Humanism posits that human beings are capable of being ethical and moral without religion, or God”
The religion of humanism can be traced back to its original Humanist Manifesto.
"Religious humanism is an integration of humanist ethical philosophy with religious rituals and beliefs that center on human needs, interests, and abilities."
In short, humanism is in interesting idea in that all humans are naturally good and can therefore accomplish good things from our collective good efforts. We are our own gods. This is the best fit to Obama’s words and actions.
With this in mind it is much easier to understand Obama’s policy decisions with regard to big government, socialism and his anti-capitalism agenda.
Even his foreign policy decisions can be seen in an entirely different light with a humanism worldview that religion is just a man made constraint system that helps form different cultures that can be brought together – rather than a holy war between God and his enemies that can never be resolved until the return of Jesus.
It is this humanism worldview that Obama brings to the table when trying to compromise with the Muslims, Russians and Israel.
The Politics of Religion
Of course if Obama is not a Christian than why is he the President of a predominately Christian nation? That is the question that the White House is worried about. If the majority of the public realize that Obama’s Christian label is purely political, than his re-election bid is already lost.
With this understanding, Obama is the first non-Christian President in the history of the U.S.
That is why the liberal-left media loves him so much. The media and academia elites are predominately ‘secular humanists’. They don’t believe in God or the Christian scriptures.
They only acknowledge religion as a way to organize and mobilize the public into gaining more power.
For more about the media's love for Obama, here is a great new book from S.E. Cupp with a detailed look at why the media loves Obama.
Losing Our Religion
The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity