Obama: Christians who take religion most seriously ‘suspicious of those not like them’

by Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times  |  published on October 14, 2015

In a wide-ranging conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson, President Obama suggested that Christians who take their religion the most seriously often adopt an “us versus them” mentality.

In the interview, published in the Nov. 5 issue of The New York Review of Books, the president lamented “the fact that here in the United States, sometimes Christian interpretation seems to posit an ‘us versus them,’ and those are sometimes the loudest voices.

“But sometimes I think you also get frustrated with kind of the wishy-washy, more liberal versions where anything goes,” Mr. Obama said, referring to Ms. Robinson. “How do you reconcile the idea of faith being really important to you and you caring a lot about taking faith seriously with the fact that, at least in our democracy and our civic discourse, it seems as if folks who take religion the most seriously sometimes are also those who are suspicious of those not like them?”

  • Ronald Hagler

    Now we can add hypocrite to Obama’s list of character traits: right along with liar, fraud, fake, Anti-Christian, Anti- American, sociopath and “wanna-b-king”!

  • Ronald Hagler

    Words of wisdom, spoken by a man who has spent his entire life as a lie and falsehood. Obama states that Christians, who seriously follow their beliefs, have adopted an “us or them” attitude, yet he is perfectly O.K. with “Not-So-Serious” Muslim’s beheading people of other faiths! What as ASSHOLE the socialistic Marxists have elected!

  • mydogpopo

    Trump for president……

  • tell that to muslims jerk!!

  • Mike J. Hrivnak

    unlike the muslims?

  • kranvornip

    This miscreant opens his mouth for the sole purpose of changing feet. Is he serious? In his warped mind, maybe he is. To him, Muslims beheading those Christians who do not convert to Islam maybe considered moderates in his Anti-Christian and Anti-American agenda, heaven forbid any leeway be given to Christians who try to spread their word; and I’m a Jew- with no dog in the fight either way. Obama is an embarrassment to even pass any form of comment, because when it comes to any Church matter, as a Gov’t official, the doctrine of the separation of Church and State should be understood, especially as he is a lawyer, as incentive enough to keep his ignorant pie-hole shut- tightly.

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