Obama’s claims of being a Christian have caused many of us to question him already because of his support of abortion, homosexual issues, his previous statements regarding biblical positions and the manner in which he’s handling our government. But recently he’s shown why many believe he’s quite proactive in disrespecting the Lord he claims to serve.
The latest comes in the form of hosting a Ramadan dinner in the White House on September 1. Not just with words of praise, but the participation of an actual Ramadan feast. Showing respect for another person’s religion is one thing, but embracing it and practicing it’s rituals is another thing altogether!
He welcomes this ritual by saying the following:
“And most of all, I want to welcome all the American Muslims from many walks of life who are here. This is just one part of our effort to celebrate Ramadan, and continues a long tradition of hosting iftars here at the White House.”
Ramadan created in honor of the Quran
What is Ramadan? What is an iftar? What are people really celebrating and why? Not knowing much about Ramadan myself, I did a little digging and have come up with a few things about it from various websites.
Ramadan is described as the following from history.com:
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic year, the holy month of fasting ordained by the Koran for all adult Muslims of the Islamic faith. According to the Koran, the fast of Ramadan has been instituted so that believers “may cultivate piety”; this particular month was designated because it was the month during which Muhammad received the first of the Koran’s revelations.
Ramadan was initially created as a celebration of the creation of the Quran. Another explanation of the origins from rumela.com:
The Month of Ramadan is also when it is believed the Holy Quran “was sent down from heaven, a guidance unto men, a declaration of direction, and a means of Salvation”.
So let’s get this straight. By bringing Ramadan into the White House and praising it, Obama is telling people how great this religion is in creating another book of revelation that contradicts our salvation and our Lord Jesus Christ! Something a politician would do who didn’t care about compromising his beliefs as Obama has done time and time again.
And the “iftar” he mentioned above is the name of the Ramadan dinner. It is explained as follows (from rumela.com):
During the Fast of Ramadan strict restraints are placed on the daily lives of Muslims. They are not allowed to eat or drink during the daylight hours. Smoking and sexual relations are also forbidden during fasting. At the end of the day the fast is broken with prayer and a meal called the iftar. In the evening following the iftar it is customary for Muslims to go out visiting family and friends. The fast is resumed the next morning.
Should ALL religious holidays be celebrated in the White House?
Couldn’t Obama just had a dinner recognizing the Muslims during a time that WASN’T during Ramadan? Now he’s going to have to recognize EVERY religious celebration by all the religions celebrated in the United States if he’s going to be fair about it. But something tells me that’s not about to happen. He will show how much he favors the Muslims by not recognizing ALL other religious celebrations.
More quotes from Obama on this dinner:
“Tonight’s iftar is a ritual that is also being carried out this Ramadan at kitchen tables and mosques in all 50 states.”
How many mosques hold Christmas dinners?
Obama about religion: “They all contain truths.”
“And while Muhammad Ali could not join us tonight, it is worth reflecting upon his remarkable contributions, as he’s grown from an unmatched fighter in the ring to a man of quiet dignity and grace who continues to fight for what he believes — and that includes the notion that people of all faiths holds things in common. I love this quote. A few years ago, he explained this view — and this is part of why he’s The Greatest — saying, “Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams — they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do — they all contain truths.”
Wow! In the paragraph above, Obama says what makes Muhammad Ali partly the greatest because of his belief that all religions contain truths! Obama is praising ALL religions because of their truths!
That paragraph is another piece of evidence that shows Obama’s lack of regard for the bible being God’s unadulterated book of God-inspired truth and the ONLY book of truth for mankind to follow! No one could pay me to say what Obama said in front of all those people and for the world to see!
He closed the feast by saying the following:
“So tonight, we celebrate a great religion, and its commitment to justice and progress. We honor the contributions of America’s Muslims, and the positive example that so many of them set through their own lives. And we rededicate ourselves to the work of building a better and more hopeful world.
So thanks to all of you for taking the time to be here this evening. I wish you all a very blessed Ramadan. And with that, I think we can start a feast. I don’t know what’s on the menu, but I’m sure it will be good. (Laughter.) Thank you very much, everybody. (Applause.)”
Islam should be respected but not embraced.
Okay. I do agree with the contributions of many Muslims who have done our country good, but Islam is not coming off as a great religion right now. I will never forget the number of my Muslim neighbors who cheered when 9/11 happened. The hatred of our country runs deep and sadly that’s even within many of the Muslims who have decided to make America their home.
Obama has embraced a religion that hates us, that denies Jesus Christ as the Son of God, that doesn’t recognize the bible as God’s only word to mankind and many more things that one can see on this chart that shows the difference between our religions: Comparison Grid between Christianity and Islamic Doctrine (CARM.org).
I respect Islam as a religion. I respect Muslims practicing their religion in our country and practicing their rituals and their dress as long as it doesn’t impede upon the safety of our country and its people. The Muslim people have that right as our constitution dictates. And oh yes, as long as the right to practice their beliefs doesn’t cause others to compromise their own.
A Call for Self-Examination
My prayer is for President Obama to open his eyes to much that is going wrong with him and his handling of our country. But most importantly my prayer is for him to examine himself and to truly obey our Lord.
“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. 2 Corinthians 13:5
And no, there will be no prayers from me for him to die!
Full text of speech here – http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-at-Iftar-Dinner/