Eric Erickson: Obama Is An Atheist

Erickson writes at RedState:

Barack Obama is not, in any meaningful way, a Christian and I am not sure he needs to continue the charade. With no more elections for him, he might as well come out as the atheist/agnostic that he is. He took his first step in doing so yesterday in a speech reeking with contempt for faith in general and Christianity in particular. The President is a moral relativist. It was clear in his whole speech. He cannot condemn and attack ISIS as he should because in his mind what is truth? Truth is a nebulous concept with our post-modern President. With truth a nebulous concept, right and wrong are too. We know God cares about everyone. We know Christ came to die for sinners. But Christians know Christ is truth itself. To have truth, we must have Christ. To suggest that everyone can have some version of God and some version of truth is worldly babbling, not Christianity. Postscript: No, despite what some think, Barack Obama is not a closet Muslim. Islam teaches that “there is no god but God, Mohammed is the messenger of God.” Obama’s name is neither Allah nor Mohammed. Therefore, there is no room for him to presume himself a god. So, Obama with faith only in himself, must be an atheist/agnostic.

Similar rants are predictably sweeping across Teabagistan today.

  • MythicalBeast

    Even if that were true, so what? There is no requirement that any of our politicians be Christian or your peculiar notion of what that means. And by the way, given your nasty, grossly dishonest and generally uncharitable screed, I wouldn’t say there’s anything particularly “Christian” about you either, Erick.

    • b

      Nothing wholesome in his language, is there? Nothing holy or good or peaceful or grand. Just bare balls politics. I like it.

    • HoneyBoySmith

      Erick needs to be reminded of Article VI of the Constitution: “…no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

      • 2patricius2

        The Bible overrules the Constitution every time. Which interpretation of the Bible? Well, whichever interpretation the so called christian adheres to at the time.

        Happily we have at least some semblance of real religious freedom in this country – the freedom to choose which religious beliefs to follow, or whether to choose not to follow any religious beliefs at all. And happily for the most part the Constitution takes precedence over every religious decree.

      • Chucktech

        Yeah, that’s very nice, but we all know that there’s no way in hell an atheist would win an election for a high profile position, let alone POTUS, in a nation of god besotted superstitious christian sheep.

        • Yep it is as Jon Stewart said:”“Yes, the long war on Christianity. I pray that one day we may live in an America where Christians can worship freely! In broad daylight! Openly wearing the symbols of their religion, perhaps around their necks? And maybe –dare I dream it? — maybe one day there can be an openly Christian President. Or, perhaps, all 44 of them. Consecutively.”

    • Gene

      the Bible is very, VERY specific about what is required of those who claim to follow God. three things…three.

      What is required of you? It is required that you
      Do Justice
      Love Mercy
      Walk in humbleness with God.
      (from the Book of Micah)

      Has Erick worked for justice for us? for others?….. X
      Has Erick shown mercy and grace to others in his writings or in his deeds?………………………………….. X
      Erick is called by his faith not to Judge, or he will be judged, yet, he has claimed a superhuman ability reserved only to Diety to see INTO anther persons heart and know its state…arrogance on a grand scale, so…………………………………………………………………. X

      Three strikes Erick. and an epic failure on your part, as in most of the things you have tried.

      PS…its a relatively minor sin, but, look in the Mirror Erick…more than a bit porky there…Gluttany…still a No No….although I am sure you will give yourself a pass on it.

      • Billanddogs

        Bingo! You said it much more eloquently than I could have. Thank you.

      • Herald

        Thank you for stating it so well. These people are in no position to judge others. They fail Christ’s second great commandment in epic form constantly.

        • Randy

          If Christ is truth, then it was a truth that slavery good for blacks back in the 19th century. Or maybe people misread this so-called truth. Or maybe Christ changed his definition of truth.

          E the, just looking to Christ for truth gets you nowhere. You actually have to do a little thinking on your own.

        • MDB

          They are just pissed because President Obama reminded and chided them for a very inconvenient truth about Christianity:

          ” We have seen violence and terror perpetrated by those who profess to stand up for faith, their faith. Professed to stand up for Islam, but in fact are betraying it. Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. And lest we get on our high horse and think this is (pause) unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow, all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

          • JCF

            ^This.

      • MDB

        Has Erickson even read his sacred KJV white-republican Jeezuzz Bible ?? Romans 13: 1-7

        1 Obey the government, for God is the one who put it there. All governments have been placed in power by God. 2 So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow.

        3 For the authorities do not frighten people who are doing right, but they frighten those who do wrong. So do what they say, and you will get along well. 4 The authorities are sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for you will be punished. The authorities are established by God for that very purpose, to punish those who do wrong.

        5 So you must obey the government for two reasons: to keep from being punished and to keep a clear conscience. 6 Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be paid so they can keep on doing the work God intended them to do.

        7 Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and import duties, and give respect and honor to all to whom it is due.

      • MBear

        the bible is also very clear about who to murder

    • Olive Yurdic

      “Grab you pitchforks, men. He’s no Christian – burn him at the stake!”

  • Gigi

    I thought he was a Moo-slim.

    • barracks9

      I heard he is a muslin. It’s all so confusing…

      • Gustav2

        Different sects of the same religion?

        • barracks9

          But apparently, all cut from the same cloth. (sorry!)

          • grada3784

            Some aren’t wrapped as tight as others.

            That’s turbans, of course.

      • Gigi

        His turban is made of muslin I think.

        • Rebecca Gardner

          Muslim Muslin Merkins for all!

        • grada3784

          Then he’d look like Khan from Star Trek TOS: Space Seed.

          BenKHANzi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • clemsonaj

            Props for the slightly obscure Star Trek reference.

        • JCF

          But big-spending Michelle’s burka is percale.

          • Gigi

            I heard it’s 100% Egyptian cotton.

      • No, no, no, no. He’s a fustian.

    • grada3784

      Moose-lim?

      That’s Sarah Palin.

      • barracks9

        Her new line of breakfast shakes: Moose Slim?

        • Amanda B. Rekendwith

          Not to be confused with Maggie Gallagher’s line: Moo Slim.

    • sherman

      No, that was after he was a Christian who believed everything Rev Jeremiah Wright said because he sat in the pews for 20 years, but before he became a communist socialist fascist atheist.

      Right wing truth.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    So what! I wish he was an Atheist because as you all know I feel that religious belief is a mental disease.

    • Chucktech

      Honestly, Rebecca, I believe that, deep down inside, of COURSE he’s an atheist. But clearly, to be the President of the United States, he HAS to put on this silly ass pretense of belief. And I truly believe that one day, in his memoirs, we’ll know.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        I totally agree with you. I hope in my lifetime we have an Atheist President.

  • Gustav2

    would someone tweet him back:

    And the Constitution of the United States doesn’t care IF that was true.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      You mean like this…

      • Gustav2

        Yuppers. I don’t know why we have to teach basic civics to these folks over and over and over…

      • Silver_Witch

        You go Rebecca – wish I knew how to Tweet! Although I have a twitter account I am hopeless tweeter-impaired

        • B Snow

          I don’t have a smartphone, so I tweet from my computer, about once every six months. Sometimes I’ll see a reply to one of my tweets months later. I don’t think that’s how twitter is supposed to work…..

  • Gerry Fisher

    Refusing to inflame religious tribalism (more Crusades, anyone?!) does not equal “can’t distinguish the truth.” Recognizing nuance, such as the challenge of defeating ISIS without creating so much animosity in the Muslim world that they generate ISIS Part II, is not the same as being incapable of distinguishing the truth.

    …douchebag.

    >So, Obama with faith only in himself, must be an atheist/agnostic.

    We humanists have faith that, if we respect each other and work together, we can make the world a more moral, better place. Humanism is not narcissism. There’s actually a lot of humility in it, being that we acknowledge that there’s so much we can’t ever know for sure. All we have is each other.

    • Silver_Witch

      Sadly Little Erik will never understand the “respect each other and work together” concept.

  • Tony Williams

    My only word to Mr. Eric Erickson:

    • Mark

      or else it might be the tree form Harry Potter…

      • barracks9

        Or…

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          ah the ents. even gandolf didnt have much notion of who or what they were.

          • grada3784

            Just that a lot of them were Huorn-y.

          • RaygunsGoZap

            Gasp! I am taken a-bark by that comment!

          • MBear

            hoom hom

        • RaygunsGoZap

          Maybe this?

        • MythicalBeast

          Don’t steal from trees!

  • Mark

    So what?? Remember baggers, this is NOT a theocracy.

  • TommyTune

    Blah, blah, blah. After six years, I’m done listening to all the demonization of Obama from the hysterical delusional Right. The lessons of history are already clear: Obama has done a great job cleaning up after the mammoth mess George Bush left behind, and I don’t care if he believes in God, Allah, the Tooth Fairy, or nothing at all. He’s a great president and Erik Erickson is a putz. STFU already you pasty-faced piece of shit.

    • Silver_Witch

      I believe history will be very kind to President Obama – I am not sure it will be as kind to President Bush.

      Alas I will not be here to listen to that history lesson – but I can imagine it all the same.

      • Todd20036

        History is already unkind to W. The only good thing W will be remembered for is making his father look great by comparison

        • Kevin-in-Honolulu

          As an added bonus, if Jeb Bush decides to run, he will be compared with both his father’s, and his brother’s, administrations, neither of which did much good, and instead a lot of harm.

          That will certainly not help at all.

          • Calpete

            Problem with that is that if Jeb manages not to do too much harm, the family’s legacy will be established and it’ll be even harder to get them out of the country’s politics. I really, really hope his negatives are enough to keep him out of the election altogether. Perhaps we could work on him through his wife. I’m convinced those Bush boys all married women stronger than they are, but quieter.

        • Man_in_the_mists

          After all, dubya is…

          http://youtu.be/AiLkYw76Rm4

  • disqus_oCvsL5SBJH

    If being Christian in any meaningful way means being an ignorant, backwards, bigoted, delusional moron, then I’m super duper glad Obama isn’t Christian in any meaningful way.

    • Mark_in_MN

      Being a Christian in any meaningful way doesn’t mean with Eric Erickson thinks it does.

  • Richard Rush

    I really do wish I had the opportunity to vote for Obama to serve a third term as President.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    Translation: He doesn’t use his faith to inflict hate, vitriol, and bias on any groups. (Insert petulant little foot-stamping here.)

  • oikos
    • Stev84

      Only three?

      • JJS_prime

        Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

        • Todd20036

          Texas may not be as bad, but they sure as hell get into everyone’s business

  • mark

    yada yada, judge not, yada yada, lest ye, yada yada…

  • Bared Bear

    shut up, erik. and why aren’t you out raping and pillaging with your father, leif?

  • Fred

    Whenever I hear that someone isn’t a “true Christian” because they have different beliefs (this is usually applied to Christians who support LGBT rights) I ask, “When did God talk to you directly?”

    That always shuts ’em up.

    • That Guy

      When my mother kept telling me “God will punish you for this” (usually refusing whatever absurd demand she had that week), I said “Who are you? God’s press secretary?”

    • Chucktech

      And if they give you a date certain, then you know they’re truly deluded fools and can maintain a safe distance.

  • shellback

    Our president is an atheist? Thank god.

    • People4Humanity

      Ha ha ha ha.
      I see what you did there!

  • Steverino

    Dear Eric Erickson:

    The person you purport to be your “lord and savior” is on the record as saying: “true religion is helping widows and orphans in their distress.”

    So what have you done, and what public policies do you support, which does just that? And what public policies does the president support which opposes that?

  • bkmn

    The holier than thou love to think they know what makes someone a “real” Xtian, all while most of their actions are not very Xtian.

  • kevin000

    And odd Capitalization means I’m Right.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    I’m pretty sure Obama is just trolling them at this point.

    • oikos

      I’m loving it. I wish he would troll them harder.

      • David L. Caster

        I wish he would lay traps for them at every opportunity presenting itself. When they fall into one, he should then point and laugh. All figuratively speaking, of course.

  • I Support Capital Punishment

    When extremist zealots like Erickson take to the internet, it makes me really want to reconsider the First Amendment. People who abuse both the freedom or speech and freedom of ‘religion’ in the way that Erickson does are greater threats to democracy than terrorism. For them, terrorism is just a tool, an artifice to exploit in order to impose their religionist perspective on society. IMO, they should be tried for sedition and treason, convicted, and dispatched forthwith.

  • Silver_Witch

    That is so funny – I thought the speech was quite christian – not being one of course I might not know for sure. There was nothing in President Obama’s speech that indicted in the least that he is an Atheist….poor guy – I bet he can hardly wait for his two years to be up.

    I also hope Mr. Erickson finds his heart and soul someday – because he has clearly lost it.

  • Mark McGovern

    I’m with the “So fucking what…? ” crew. If Christianity equates to Erikson and his ilk; being accused of not being Christian is a compliment, if anything.

    Furthermore, those “Christians” spoiling for a religious war and eager to ostracize moderate muslims better think twice before they jump into declaring 2.2 billion people their sworn religious enemy. What complete suicidal idiocy.

  • LookielouE1707

    Y’know, I once believed our President should not participate in National Prayer Breakfasts, but I’ve changed my stance. What better opportunity to tweak conservatives could there be than to show up at one of these things and simply speak one’s mind? Obama should hold one of these damn things every week until the conservatives throw up their hands and stop coming – at which point they can be accused of irreligiosity!

    • William

      The National Prayer Breakfast is a leftover of the McCarthy era. It came into being during the Red Scare, with a wave of Christian fundamentalism sweeping US government.

  • another_steve

    A good (meaning: potentially effective) strategy on the part of the theocrats. A self-professed atheist or agnostic cannot, in 2016, run successfully for the White House. Most Americans hold some kind of religious or quasi-religious sentiment. Even if they deny it to a pollster. When they get into the voting booth, Jesus or Moses or Allah or Buddha or whoever whispers in their ears.

    Watch the theocrats try this on Hillary next year.

    • oikos

      Has Hillary professed to be an atheist?

      • another_steve

        Irrelevant.

        Has Obama?

        • oikos

          So why the self professed atheist focus of your post? Neither Hillary or Obama have ever claimed to be one.

          • another_steve

            My point is that successfully tarring a candidate as atheist or agnostic (be it true or not) is a total show-stopper for the candidate.

            They’ve been trying it on Obama for years and they’ll soon be trying it on Hillary.

          • oikos

            They’ve been wholly unsuccessful except for convincing their brain dead base. Hillary has already been through all this before. I’m sure she’ll have no problem with their lunacy.

          • another_steve

            Get out the popcorn and prepare for the “Hillary is a lesbian” thingy.

            Should be fun.

      • BudClark

        She’s a Methodist.

        • Silver_Witch

          Methodist are nice.

          • William

            Lutherans have the best picnics.

          • Silver_Witch

            Cake or death????

          • Cake please! Love that Eddie!

          • Silver_Witch

            Ditto – saw him in New York once – was fab!

          • You lucky lucky person you!

          • JCF

            But Episcopalians have the best cocktail parties!

        • oikos

          Everyone knows they are Satan’s handmaidens. :))

  • JJS_prime

    Well, none of the hatre-mongering hypocrites are christian in any meaningful way either. But at least Obama doesn’t spend his life screaming “I am a christian and you have to be also!”

  • joe ho

    lol. “We know God cares about everyone. We know Christ came to die for sinners.”

    There they go again, claiming to know things they don’t know.

    That’s why they’re utterly contemptible.

    • RFW

      “They” have a very poor grip on the very idea words have meaning.

  • Curieux Bleu

    Actually Erickson made a mistake in his tweet, which should read:

    “Erickson Is Not A Christian In Any Meaningful Way, yet by Christ’s Own Standard, Obama Is”

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    I wish President Obama were an atheist. I also hope that we can get our first openly atheist/agnostic president within Erickson’s lifetime. It would make his and the head of all the dominionists explode.

  • rextrek1

    President Obama doesn’t HATE the way they do – so Obviously then – he can’t be a Christian????

  • joe ho

    Christers think they’re better than ISIS when it comes to brutality?

    Here’s Christian love and justice in action.

    • Oh My God! Did you need to post this photo? That poor young man died a horrific death, and I hope his killers are roasting in a hell that I wished I believed in. But this is a picture that is far to violent.

  • William

    What are these freaks going to do after January 20, 2017? Obama will be a private citizen, the country will still exist and none of their gloom and doom predictions will have happened.

    • Silver_Witch

      Remember Y2K…it will be like that – a few embarrassed faces and no conversation about it ever again.

      • William

        We will never mention those 55 gallon drums of ‘Powdered Food Product’ in the cellar.

        • Silver_Witch

          Cleaning coffee off keyboard…thanks for the laugh William.

    • delk

      Meanwhile Obama will be 55. He’ll make so much money in two years and the haters can’t do a damn thing about it.

    • JCF

      It’ll be a drastic change from

      “There’s a Mooslem in the White House!”

      to

      “There’s a WITCH in the White House!” *

      * NB: when I lived in Central PA in the mid-90s, wingnut Hillary-haters were already foaming at the mouth. One such group had an info table w/ tapes of their favorite screeds. I’ve never forgotten one: “Hillary Rodham Clinton: Is There a Witch in the White House???”

  • sword

    ‘Erick’ is a Viking name. Therefore, he is NOT a Christian. He MUST believe in Oden and Valhalla. His Church should immediately kick him out.

    • ikahana

      I bet he was born in VIKINGLANDIA too. Show us your birth certificate “Erick”! What are you trying to cover up?

  • 2patricius2

    Erickson is a stupid fool. Or else he is a snake oil salesman. Or maybe a christian talibanist. So which does he prefer to be called?

    More than one can play this game.

    • IamM

      D) All of the above.

  • billbear1961

    Really?

    Well, here’s one for you, SHITHEAD: no one on the fucking far right is a REAL Christian by ANY reasonable definition of the term!

    I look at the Sermon on the Mount, and the other words of Christ that have come down to us, and then I look at the words, policies and actions of the callous, evil LIARS on the American right.

    They have almost literally NOTHING IN COMMON!!

    Go FUCK yourself, BARBARIAN!!

    I know exactly how you’d treat Christ if he were here today: you’d call him EVERY NAME IN THE BOOK!!

    Mr. Obama has more in common with Christ than you and your cohorts could ever HOPE to have, as long as you remain what you are today!!

    • Billanddogs

      The religious “right” today are the modern Pharisees, whitewashed tombs full of dead men’s bones. If Christ were here today, they would have him crucified.

      • billbear1961

        Yes, they would!

        They are the whited sepulchres, the self-righteous hypocrites he despised, the only people–aside from the money-changers in the temple–who drove him into a rage in the gospels and whom he loudly DENOUNCED!

        “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.”

        “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.”

        “Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.”

        “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?”

        –Matthew 23: 25, 27-28, 33

        • That pretty much describes those right wing xtians to a perfection.

          • billbear1961

            I think so, too, yes!

      • At the very least, they wouldn’t follow him, due to him being born Jewish.

  • BudClark

    Ronnie Raygun was divorced, and NEVER went to church, but in the reich wing’s hagiography, HE’S a SAINT.

    Go figure.

    • 2patricius2

      Well his adultery and divorce didn’t destroy the institution of marriage and society like marriage equality does….Oh, wait… marriage equality doesn’t destroy marriage and society? Oh, well.

    • Hey ya Bud! Ya see, St. Ronnie had a few things going for him that President Obama doesnt. St. Ronnie was white, he despised the gays, and he bowed down to those religious rights thugs.

  • Cuberly

    EE the Grand Inquisitor.

    Obama doesn’t hate the right people, he doesn’t conspicuously elevate one religion over another. Though Obama does kiss religionist ass on occasion.

  • billbear1961

    Who ARE these people that they believe they have the AUTHORITY or competence to tell us that the President’s interpretation of Christianity–his expression of his Christian faith–is MEANINGLESS or without value??

    Do not presume to tell us what “we know” about that which cannot be proven, that “we know” myths are FACTS.

    I’ll let you know when I’m interested in YOUR definition of the “truth,” CLOWN!!

    I’d suggest you not hold your breath!!

  • TampaZeke

    I can’t think of a greater compliment than to be accused of not being “a Christian in Any Meaningful Way”!

    • JCF

      I think it’s a title Jesus of Nazareth would have claimed!

  • octobercountry

    Honestly, I think that probably very few of our presidents have EVER been “Christian in any meaningful way.” It’s all just a bunch of BS—they say the correct words that will appease the religious right without really meaning much of it.

    And—I’m fine with that. I have much more of a problem with those politicians who are very obviously working with a religious agenda, because I think that’s bad for the country. Throughout human history, nothing good has ever come from combining the church and the state, period.

    • delk

      Carter maybe, and people hated him.

    • grada3784

      A real Christian would make a really lousy President.

  • John T

    99.44% of the so-called “Christians” who like to talk publicly about being Christian are not Christian in any meaningful way either. Whatever.

    • People4Humanity

      No, that’s Ivory Snow™.

      • billbear1961

        I hear Miss Snow is a real fanatic about “purity,” my clever P4H!

  • delk

    So, all that bullshit about Obama going to church with Pastor Jermiah Wright is now forgotten?

  • ikahana

    The only sure fire way to find out if someone is a true Christian is to kill them. If they go to Heaven, they are a Christian. If not, they go to Hell. I’m against killing, however, so that wouldn’t work. Therefore, we should just take their word for it.

    • ColdCountry

      Of course, you wouldn’t know. How about a ducking stool? If they drown, they’re innocent, if they live, they’re witches – kill them.

      • People4Humanity

        This appears perfectly reasonable to me — and I’m perfectly reasonable!

        • ColdCountry

          And you are certainly the best judge of that!

  • dk

    oh if only that were true-an Atheist President-the dream of our Founding Fathers!

  • chr477

    He does realize that our founding fathers were a bunch of symbol/idol worshiping Freemasons right?

  • Gigi

    People are starting to dig into Schock’s finances…

    “From 2008 to 2010, his campaign reimbursed him for more than $150,000 in personal expenses, including a stay at the five star Grande Bretagne Hotel in Athens, Greece and a luxury resort in Miami. His campaign spent $2,600 on cuff links, $1,500 on tickets to an Elton John concert, made payments to a seaplane company in the Virgin Islands, and spent $319 for P90X fitness videos.”

    http://bluenationreview.com/instagram-isnt-rep-aaron-schocks-best-friend/

  • clay

    “Moral Relativism”: developed by a Jesuit medical ethicist from inspiration from a Congregational pastor. “What would Jesus do in this specific situation?”

  • Rob T

    To summarize: Holding all religions up to the same moral standards is moral relativism, but giving your own religion a pass is not moral relativism. Got it. Wait, what?

  • Bill Harnsberger

    So now the right-wingers get to decide what level of faith qualifies as meaningful? I’d love to see where God gave them that authority. Bunch of presumptuous twits.

  • JJS_prime

    “Truth is a nebulous concept with our post-modern President.” Well, truth is a completely foreign concept to the vast majority of “christians” today.

  • I really fail to see how anybody could graduate from Harvard and be a satisfactory Christian of the type these people value.

  • PDT

    And so what if he is? No religious test shall be required for someone to hold public office!

  • Mawm
  • ColdCountry

    Truth, right and wrong are all what we define them to be. What is right or true now, may not have been 800 years ago, and may not be 800 years from now.

  • Macbill

    Obama is an Atheist, thank God.

  • There are over 250 different Christian denominations in the USA and they accuse unbelievers of ‘moral relativism’.

    We KNOW what we believe: it’s YOU who seem confused.

  • Nobody who gives two shits would vote for him anyway. Take a hike, bible-thumpers. You’re out of ammo and this lame duck got away.

  • MikeBx2

    Well since Mr Erickson is so intent on pushing onto everyone his particular belief that only Christianity is “truth” and all other religions are false, let’s see him get every single Republican Presidential candidate on record saying the same. On a public stage, perhaps a debate, every single Repub has to declare that Christianity is the only true religion.

  • People4Humanity
  • David Lightman

    “Barack Obama is not a Christian in any meaningful way.” Neither are you, Erick.

    • KnownDonorDad

      Zing!

    • David F.

      But he is a fucking douchebag in EVERY meaningful way!

  • bambinoitaliano

    Says the satan worshipper.

  • IamM

    Shorter Obama: You’re not God, I’m not God, we all need to remember that because we know for a fact that people can and have and still do commit terrible crimes while calling their views God’s will.

    Honest Erickson: Obama does not treat my blather as the word of God, so he must be discredited before more people start thinking for themselves.

  • Harley

    This from someone who worships a book written by Bronze Age men filled with “loving” directions on how to beat your slaves, rape virgins after murdering her family, and killing babies. Lovely.

  • CottonBlimp

    Obama showed contempt for Christianity by using the office of the President to endorse a Christian prayer meeting.

    Fuck off.

  • Helen Damnation

    What part of “Thou shalt not judge” do these Christaints not understand?

  • Mark_in_MN

    It’s of no surprise that Erickson’s grasp of history prominently features, well, a failure to grasp history. He suggests that the crusades were the result of an invasion by Islamic forces, but the first crusade was in the 11th century and the Islamic conquest of the Holy Land was in the 7th century. He tries to deflect the Inquisition as being “a Catholic thing, not us Protestants,” yet the Inquisition began in the 12th century, long before the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. And he conveniently forgets that American slavery and Jim Crow laws were both started and supported by people who were Christians when he points out that Christian abolitionists and activists helped end them.

  • Translation: only fundamentalist Christians who agree with me on everything are real Christians.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Christians themselves are not meaningful in any way.

  • MC

    Of course he’s not. That’s why I voted for him 2 times.

  • Ginger Snap

    I know it won’t come out until after he is out of office, but I would love to know he was an atheist.

  • JCF

    And by “meaningful” E-squared means “anti-gay, misogynist, Fundamentalist-Scripture-interpreting, climate-change-denying, BlessCapitalists/ScrewPoor Christianist WingNut”. HTH.

  • Ninja0980

    Well, at least he isn’t being called a Muslim for once.

  • ryan charisma

    So?

  • Sean

    Nope. President Barack Obama IS a Christian in EVERY meaningful way recognized under the first amendment as well as the human made Bible which states that ONLY “God” can determine who is or isn’t a Christian and anybody who takes to doing “God’s” job for him is going to “Hell”. Under American law and values President Obama is a Christian if he says he is, not if Fascist FILTH Erick Erickson (whose ancestors were pagan) say he is and according to the human made Bible ONLY “God” can say if President Obama is a Christian. Hope Erika enjoys “Hell”.

    Our President is correct, Christians/Catholics have committed just as many acts of terrorism and hate against non-Christians and even Christians who do not practice Christianity exactly the same way as reich-wing “Christians” demand.

    Hypatia of Alexandria was killed by a mob of Christians because she refused to convert. The Salem Witch Trials, the near extinction of Native Americans, burning of LGBT human beings in Spain, and so much more. Hitler’s Mein Kampf was the basis of his evil filled with his exegesis of Christianity demanding ALL adhere to his version of Christianity. Russian Christians today are persecuting LGBT people. Christians in Liberia are calling for the mass murder of LGBT people to “please God”. Christian pastors here in America who are members of the FRC last December called for LGBT human beings to be executed.

    Every time a person who identifies as a Christian commits an act of terror or hate, Christians refuse to acknowledge his/her identity and recognize him/her as a representation of Christianity but demand ALL Muslims recognize extremists as a representation of Islam. When a Catholic Priest who preaches “family values” and spews hate filled diatribes against LGBT people but then he turns out to have molested at least one child, it gets blamed on anything else but Catholicism. The Crusaders killing middle eastern women and children is NOT self-defense as the uneducated, Nazi affiliated, Bill “Pedophile Protector” Donohue (who has spewed many a venomous hate against LGBT people and non-Christians) of the “Catholic” Cult – I mean League would have otherwise rational people believe. The Crusades revolved around the extremism of multiple faiths fighting against each other for dominance and land.

    Religion can and has been used for good but it has in the majority of human history been used for evil and Christians are NOT exempt from committing that evil.
    Our President was not scolding the attendees of the National Prayer Breakfast for thinking terrorism committed by those who identify as Muslim is a problem. He scolded them for ignoring that religious extremists of ALL faiths are guilty of doing the exact same thing as ISIS, not just in the past but even still today.