Barack Obama: muddle headed multiculturalist


I may not be Christian, but I know this much about Christmas:  it’s a holy day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.  I also know that those who believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and mankind’s savior call themselves, not coincidentally, Christians.

See, it’s a package deal:  Christians and Christmas.  Muslims consider Christ a prophet, but do not build their faith around him.  Jews consider Christ a rabbi, but parted ways 2,000 years ago with those of their co-religionists who beheld in him something much greater.  Other world religions don’t even include Jesus in the panoply.  Let me say this again:  Christians and Christmas, the package deal.  While we non-believers enjoy the trees, the ornaments, the songs, and the lights, Christians focus like lasers on Christmas’s raison d’etre.

I mention all of this, in repetitive detail, just to point out how reflexive multiculturalism turns people inanely stupid, including allegedly intelligent and Christian people like Barack Obama (emphasis added):

The First Family helped light the National Christmas Tree Friday night, amid a festive celebration of musicians and costumed characters.

President Obama said Christmas is a time “we celebrate the birth of a child who came into the world with only a stable’s roof to shelter Him.”

He also made this statement about Christmas: “It’s a message both timeless and universal — no matter what God you pray to, or if you pray to none at all.”

Hat tip:  Gateway Pundit

I truly do understand that Obama was trying to make a point about “peace on earth and good will to man,” which is the universalist message that Christians (very nicely, I might add) append to the holiday.  Nevertheless, all that Obama managed to do was to come off sounding . . . dumb.

Still, I am thankful for one thing, which is that Obama’s mindlessly multiculturalist babel gives me the perfect opening to post my favorite Christmas song. I love the song and I love the way Josh Groban sings it:

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  • Charles Martel

    Actually, the refrain goes, “peace on earth to men of good will.” Christianity is not a Kumbaya fest—men of ill will have no peace and never will, and God knows that better than anybody.

  • Caped Crusader

    Why do I have the sneaking suspicion that Santa Claus never came down his chimney? A human soul raised devoid of any real emotions or love from other human beings; the perfect fertile ground to construct a hollow man with no core beliefs or feelings for anyone other than himself. Yet constantly schooled by others as to how special he was, and basically in hatred and contempt for all things most humans hold most precious.

  • Mike Devx

    No one here is surprised that Barack Obama treats Christians with dismissive negligence at best, hostility at worst.
    Book highlighted Obama’s Christmas comments, in which Christ and Christians make nary a single appearance.  Well… what about his Ramadan speech?  Does he allow himself to mention Muslims?  Let’s see…
    “For the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, Ramadan is a time for thoughtful reflection, fasting and devotion […] Ramadan is a reminder that millions of Muslim Americans enrich our nation each day […] I have been honored to host an iftar dinner at the White House each of the last four years, and this year I look forward to welcoming Muslim Americans […]”
    But Christ?  Apparently, just a little boy in a stable.  His followers?  Silence… and crickets.  They simply allow all the rest of us to be kind towards, apparently, non-Christians everywhere else.

  • Libby

    Gosh, I’m surprised he didn’t shoe-horn in mention of us all being our “brother’s keeper,”which is the only biblical reference he seems to have remembered from 20+ years in Rev. Wright’s church (and he always manages to misapply it – using it to justify the welfare state).
    Obama’s reflexive need to reduce the Christian message and beliefs down to toothless, feel-good, Lefty taking points has gotten quite old, and yet still offends every time he does it. I think you give him too much credit, Book, in assuming he was alluding to peace on earth. If he really were interested in using the celebration of Christ’s birth to spread the message of peace he would be making public statements about the trend in Islamic murder, kidnapping, persecution and forced conversion of Christians happening in numerous countries today(Egypt, Iran, Syria, Pakistan, Nigeria, etc.).

  • Ymarsakar

    He thinks peace on earth will be achieved if he wins another Nobel.

  • Charles Martel

    “Ramadan is a reminder that millions of Muslim Americans enrich our nation each day.”
    Name two instances, Barry.

  • Ymarsakar

    Martel, wasn’t the gift of the marathon bombings around Ramadan? That’s one right. Marathon B was on April 15 2013, Ramadan for 2013 would begin somewhere around July 9. So they had to get it in before the vacation time.