Home » Barack Obama: Catholicism & Protestantism Encourage Division, Not Cooperation
While In Ireland this past week, Barack Obama caught flak from many in the media over his comments about Catholics and Protestants and division and rightly so. He said:
“If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings, and Protestants have theirs—if we can’t see ourselves in one another, if fear or resentment are allowed to harden, that encourages division. It discourages cooperation.”
John Nolte at Breitbart rightly pointed out that what Obama was getting at was a “call for end to Catholic education.” I’d add that he was apparently calling for an end to Protestant education as well and more than that, he would be implying that all education should come under his Common “rotten to the” Core curriculum.
Nolte said that his comments were a demonstration of how “leftists like Obama loathe parochial schools because they put children outside of the reach of government,” and drop them into “an environment void of Bibles and trans-fat but loaded with condoms and victimhood.”
He also pointed out what was noticeably missing. “Obama singles out Catholic and Protestant schools, and not Islamic schools.”
One thing is true and that is that true, biblical Christianity does bring division. Jesus Christ said:
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
However, the same Spirit that spoke through Jesus also spoke through the apostle Paul about what does unite Christians:
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
While Michael Moynihan over at the Daily Beast attempts, rather pitifully, to say that Nolte and others who wrote on the subject are “hyper-ventilating” about Obama’s speech and have taken it out of context, I ask, what else can it mean when he stand before the people of Ireland and says that they are separating into their belief system. They work together and socialize together, but their belief and education systems are different. Is he not saying that they should end that because it causes “division”? And isn’t he also stating that doing those things discourages cooperation? If that is true, I don’t see how one gets around the fact that Obama thinks this separation of buildings and schools should cease.
By the way Moynihan poo-pooed the idea of Islamic schools in Ireland saying, “Need I even mention that Muslims, for reasons of history and geography, chose to sit out the brutal sectarian war that consumed Northern Ireland for 30 years?” Well, it’s because they have not achieved a certain percentage of the population just yet Mr. Moynihan, but give it time. He acts as though Muslim schools do not exist in Ireland. However, they most certainly do, though they are much smaller in number at the moment. As I said, give it time and you’ll see just how divisive Islam will become in Ireland if it is allowed to continue there.
Obama has been no friend of Christianity either in the United States or abroad. He aids those in foreign countries that murder and persecute Christian brothers and sisters. He claims that America was never a Christian nation, not even in its infancy. Though he claims to be a Christian, he has no idea about Christian doctrine (and doctrine is what is being spoken of in context of the phrase “You shall know them by their fruits”), as evidenced in his now infamous 2004 interview on the subject.
He’s even demonstrated that by going after Christians and Christian businesses over the Obamacare issue, forcing them against conscience to engage in things that they stand opposed to. Many are fighting back though and some are winning in the fight against conscience.
Under his administration the military has been indoctrinated to think that Christianity is religious extremism.
This is the same man that belittled those of us who hold the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the Word of God and believe that we own firearms to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government.
I think it is those on the Left that cannot see clearly what Obama says when he speaks, not the other way around. When it comes to Barack Obama, watch what he does, not just what he says.