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In weekly Obama address, a spiritual turn

By Anne E. Kornblut
Usually, President Obama deplores the 24-hour media cycle as a distraction from important public policy debates. This weekend, Obama is describing it as a spiritual blocker as well.

"Amid the storm of public debate, with our 24/7 media cycle, in a town like Washington that's consumed with the day-to-day, it can sometimes be easy to lose sight of the eternal," the president said in his weekly address. "So, on this Easter weekend, let us hold fast to those aspirations we hold in common as brothers and sisters, as members of the same family -- the family of man."

Obama devoted his address to religion and spirituality, a departure from his recent focus on health care and the economy.

Still, he managed to intertwine faith with public life. Citing encouraging new jobs numbers, his health care bill and education funding reforms, Obama said his recent efforts have been aimed at reaching universal human goals.

"All of us are striving to make a way in this world; to build a purposeful and fulfilling life in the fleeting time we have here. A dignified life. A healthy life. A life, true to its potential. And a life that serves others," Obama said. "These are aspirations that stretch back through the ages -- aspirations at the heart of Judaism, at the heart of Christianity, at the heart of all of the world's great religions."

He continued: "The rites of Passover, and the traditions of Easter, have been marked by people in every corner of the planet for thousands of years. They have been marked in times of peace, in times of upheaval, in times of war."

Obama is spending Saturday at the White House, then attending church on Easter Sunday with his family, White House officials said.

By Anne E. Kornblut  |  April 3, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
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Posted by: itkonlyyouaa | April 5, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

AS REPORTS EMERGE OF AN N.S.A. 'PROJECT GENEVA' -- AIMED AT STOPPING GOV'T MICROWAVE TORTURE IN THE U.S. -- THE REPORTER WHO BROKE THE STORY OF HOMELAND 'TORTURE TOWERS' REPORTS ONGOING ASSAULTS.

• "These covert government crimes against humanity must stop NOW," says veteran journalist Vic Livingston of Bucks County, PA -- home to MAGLOCLEN, "centcom of a Mid-Atlantic states American Gestapo."

Read his personal accounts in latest comments to:

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-govt-uses-cbs-news-cover-microwave-cell-tower-torture OR http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 4, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

AS REPORTS EMERGE OF AN N.S.A. 'PROJECT GENEVA' -- AIMED AT STOPPING GOV'T MICROWAVE TORTURE IN THE U.S. -- THE REPORTER WHO BROKE THE STORY OF HOMELAND 'TORTURE TOWERS' REPORTS ONGOING ASSAULTS.

• "These covert government crimes against humanity must stop NOW," says veteran journalist Vic Livingston of Bucks County, PA -- home to MAGLOCLEN, "centcom of a Mid-Atlantic states American Gestapo."

Read his personal accounts in latest comments to:

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-govt-uses-cbs-news-cover-microwave-cell-tower-torture OR http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 4, 2010 12:06 AM | Report abuse

NOW, to get back in touch with reality........

........the words spoken/read today were prepared for Barry by a Staff of Professional Speech Writers !!!

These words were written for The Liar in Chief by someone ELSE !!!

I love it when people are blind enough to follow the blind, that they make decisions more with their emotions rather than their common sense and reasoning !!!

Everyone that loved the speech, just remember that The Man Child didn't even thank or give recognition for the fine work of HIS staff of Professional Speech Writers that created them !!!

BTW: It will be interesting to see if Hussein, FLOTUS, the Kids and GrandMa go to church tomorrow for another PhotoOp for the Monday papers, seeing that they have only been to church 2 times since The Liar in Chiefs Election !!! Might be a little telling if they were PhotoOp'ed going into one of the local Mosque's ???

Posted by: thgirbla | April 4, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

I think this is a side of Obama that we should see more often. We already have a ton of people believing the man is the anti-Christ. I myself do not agree with his politics, but, he is my president. And I expect a man with such power to be a man of faith. Faith not only drives you to do the right thing, but it also humbles you - keeps you aware of how small you are compared to the Almighty God, no matter if you are King, President or peasant. I get the impression that Obama thinks very highly of himself. He needs to be humbled. He needs to remember that he's not only President, but a regular citizen of the United States. He needs to remember he is human, a person that God will pass judgment on one day. I pray for Mr. Obama and his family this Easter. May God watch over this man, and allow him to do the right thing, and to remain humble.

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Posted by: zhenshideaq | April 3, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

3 Mandatory Government abortion coverages3. ObamaCare–March 21, 2010

Posted by: praetorian-guard | April 3, 2010 12:17 PM
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Proverbs 19:9
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish

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praetorian-guard replied:

Proverbs 26:2 (New International Version)

2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow,
an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

7 Like a lame man's legs that hang limp
is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

Posted by: praetorian-guard | April 3, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse


3 Mandatory Government abortion coverages3. ObamaCare–March 21, 2010

Posted by: praetorian-guard | April 3, 2010 12:17 PM
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Proverbs 19:9
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.

Posted by: twm1 | April 3, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

This is the man for whom I pray daily. I open my morning with thanksgiving that I am alive in this beautiful world, and before breakfast, I light a candle and pray for him. I will continue to do that for every day of his presidency. I pray that he will do what is best for the people of this land, that he will faithfully strive for peace on earth, that he will lift up the fallen and encourage our youth, who put so much faith in him,in November 2008. Every success he hs had, I see as the work of God, manifested in this good man. When the vicious and the evilminded attack him verbally, I pray that they will see the errors of their ways.

Prayer changes things. That is the promise that was given to us, on Calvary. A Happy Easter to all people of goodwill,everywhere, regardless of faith.I number among my friends Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus- all of them. good people of the ONE God.

Posted by: elainedatter2 | April 3, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Ya gotta love the hateful, spiteful, and ignorant comments here from so-called "Christians." They're pathetic.

Posted by: Bugs222 | April 3, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

"Happy Easter", President Obama and family, and may the Lord bless and keep you. You are His son, and the Lord will continue to bless you and help you achieve much for our country, despite the rants and ravings of the misguided and the uninformed. All the hatred spewed out from sinful humans cannot separate us from the love of Christ.
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Posted by: pion54eer | April 3, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Some ask the question is Obama just a puppet and the puppeteer really the Anti-Christ. They ask, "Who is the puppeteer, who is he". It does not matter because the puppet is the puppeteer of the puppeteer. The guy who thinks he is telling Obama what to do is so into himself he does not know that Obama is actually telling him what to do. So I tell you Obama is the Anti-Christ, Devil on Earth, or what ever else you want to call this Demonic Figure. His words describe him, He is a False Hope, If you listen to him you will love him. He carries a Bow without an Arrow. He will conquer all through his speech, his false hoods will capture all who sit and listen to him.

Posted by: makom | April 3, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I think that it is very important to have support of significant others available and at one's side during both sickness and health, would you agree ?

Maybe a part of spirituality that two people are joined under God in a higher order of things greater than religious or civil ceremonies and accompanying licenses or decree. Indeed, maybe a spiritual union between two parties is achieved long before such unions are Religiously blessed as the union itself is a blessing.

In the old days, marriage ceremony was the start of a physical separation of the union for one year testing the fidelity of the marriage. The old custom and law was reverse of what we now call a period of engagement. Indeed, what will you do when the Bridegroom leaves ?

Happy Easter to all.

Posted by: truthhurts | April 3, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

URGENT TO POTUS (c/o Gibbs, Emanuel, Axelrod):

Your words of spirituality ring hollow until you address U.S. government high-tech TORTURE AND IMPAIRMENT of "targeted" U.S. citizens -- and perhaps, political leaders, too:

HOMELAND-RUN 'FUSION CENTERS' SILENTLY ASSAULT, TORTURE, IMPAIR, SUBJUGATE U.S. CITIZENS WITH CELL TOWER MICROWAVE/RF WEAPON SYSTEM, FINANCIAL SABOTAGE, 'COMMUNITY WATCH' VIGILANTE DOMESTIC TERRORISM: VETERAN JOURNALIST

* Thousands of Americans slandered as "dissidents" or undesirables, targeted by Bush legacy program for debilitating, cell tower- based precision-targeted microwave//laser assault, held hostage in their homes to fed-supported vigilante "community policing" stalking units equipped with warrantless GPS devices, who vandalize and terrorize as local police look the other way.

* Electromagnetic radio frequency microwave/laser/RF weapon system -- a nationwide installation employing cell towers and satellites -- silently, invisibly induce weakness, exhaustion, mood changes, pain, head and body aches, physical and neurological impairment, strokes, aneurysms, sickness, cancer -- and many victims do not realize what is making them sick.

===== POLITICAL LEADERS MAY BE AMONG TARGETS =====

* Regional Homeland Security- administered "fusion centers" reportedly serve as command centers for covert electromagnetic radiation attacks, pervasive surveillance, financial sabotage of those identified as "dissidents," "trouble-makers" or slandered as threats to society.

* Use of microwave weaponry to torture and impair political opponents recently confirmed by deposed Honduras President Manuel Zelaya.

"These are crimes against humanity and the Constitution, being perpetrated under the cover of national security and 'safe streets' by multiple federal and local agencies and commands -- an American genocide hiding in plain sight, enabled by the naivete of those who think 'it can't happen here.'" -- Victor Livingston, former reporter for WTXF-TV Philadelphia, Phila. Bulletin, N.Y. Daily News, St. Petersburg Times; producer/host, MSG Network Sports Business Report; columnist, NowPublic.com/scrivener.

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-silently-tortures-americans-cell-tower-microwaves

BUCKS COUNTY, PA- BASED MAGLOCLEN FUSION CENTER -- "Centcom of a Mid-Atlantic States Fed- and Police-Protected American Gestapo."

http://nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america

OR NowPublic.com/scrivener (see "stories" list).

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 3, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Last refuge of a scoundrel...

Posted by: FrancisMacomber | April 3, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

"Happy Easter", President Obama and family, and may the Lord bless and keep you. You are His son, and the Lord will continue to bless you and help you achieve much for our country, despite the rants and ravings of uninformed.

Posted by: pion54eer | April 3, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

kornblut quotes obama:

"He continued: "The rites of Passover, and the traditions of Easter, have been marked by people in every corner of the planet for thousands of years. They have been marked in times of peace, in times of upheaval, in times of war."

Obama is spending Saturday at the White House, then attending church on Easter Sunday with his family, White House officials said."

3 Mandatory Government abortion coverages

1. Moses:

Exodus 1:

15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16 "When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live." 17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. 18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, "Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?"

19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, "Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive."

20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.

This Egyptian Govt Abortion was an attempt to stop the deliverer Moses from arriving at the time prophesied in Genesis 15 and fulfilled in Exodus 12:41 after the Passover deliverance.

2. When Jesus Christ was born

Matthew 2
6When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
18"A voice is heard in Ramah,
weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more."[g]


This Govt abortion was an attempt to stop the prophesied time of the Messiah from Daniel 9:24-27.

3. ObamaCare–March 21, 2010

Posted by: praetorian-guard | April 3, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

The Decline and Fall of Obama

The political micro dissection of how and why Obama failed on individual policies–even with Obama’s majority in the House and a filibuster majority in the Senate--has begun, even before Obama’s National Security failures.

But few will conduct a macro autopsy on Obama’s failed first year–an analysis of Obama’s worldview, why and how Obama failed, and what will follow.

Many who read this have not opened a Bible in years, or will be agnostic, atheist or just reject the Bible entirely–but you should review this analysis not because YOU believe it, but because many others do and it will effect their actions as their worldview.

Praetorian-Guard is NOT a prophet, is NOT a religious leader, and indeed, is not even a very righteous person. But the Divine wisdom of the Bible is not just written for Bible scholars but for the rest of us.

First, a President should seek wisdom in leadership. Solomon asked for wisdom in 2 Chronicles 1:

10 Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?"

Second, The Bible defines “wisdom”:

Proverbs 1:7

7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools [a] despise wisdom and discipline

Psalms 111:10

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;
all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
To him belongs eternal praise

Third, A “fool” is also defined:

Psalms 14:1

1 The fool [a] says in his heart,
"There is no God."
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
there is no one who does good.

Is Obama a “fool” in the Biblical sense? We can not know his heart, we can only judge his fruit or actions, much the same way you know an apple tree by the fact it grows apples. And anyone, including Obama, can repent at any time.

But we do know Obama has mocked 2 Bible books–Leviticus and Deuteronomy by name in a prepared speech that is still on You Tube. These 2 books are in the jewish part of the Bible the Old Testament-and are also in the Christian Bible. On the other hand, Obama has NEVER criticized, much less mocked the Koran.

Deuteronomy, one of the very books Obama mocked by name, provides a detailed list of specific curses–including confusion and destruction:

15 However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you

(Numerous specific curses omitted)

20 The LORD will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking him"

sources:

obama mocks bible in prepared speech:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZvOvcEGEmM

Bible: http://www.biblegateway.com/

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