Not everyone was happy with President Barack Obama's nod to nonbelievers and non-Christians in his inaugural address. And some of the stiff criticism about Obama’s religious inclusiveness is coming from African-American Christians who maintain that no, all faiths were actually not created equal...

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Were you offended by President Obama's nod to non-believers during his inauguration speech?
Not everyone was happy with President Barack Obama's nod to nonbelievers and non-Christians in his inaugural address. And some of the stiff criticism about Obama’s religious inclusiveness is coming from African-American Christians who maintain that no, all faiths were actually not created equal...

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13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/25/09 - 5:10:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
So it's not enough that they include prayer in everything the government does, now they have to actively exclude atheists to appease you people?

Very Christian.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/25/09 - 5:19:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think Christians need to get over the fact that they aren't the only ones living in the United States. we aren't a Christian nation; we're not an atheist nation; we're a nation that doesn't have a specified religion...that's the whole "freedom" concept.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/25/09 - 5:26:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
i'm glad that he made that remark. the christian majority needs to stop treating nonbelievers like second-class citizens.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/25/09 - 5:43:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.

I'm a little non-plussed by the people who are offended. Obama said, "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers." What part of that is not true? Or perhaps the problem is that people who are religiously intolerant wished it weren't true?
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/25/09 - 5:52:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, I'm not sure conception of America is justified with a statement like:

"It's important to understand the heritage of our country, and it's a Judeo-Christian tradition, period."

A failure to acknowledge that non-religious people, and non-Christians, make up a significant part of America today (both in number and prominence) is taking traditionalism to the point of sticking your fingers in your ears and shouting "la la la not listening".

In the long run, not acknowledging, and to at least some extent, accommodating for that is going to do these religious groups more harm than good.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/25/09 - 11:01:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
tsk tsk tsk...who are the christians to tell everyone else they are wrong? can the muslims not argue the same? How about the Hindus? The scientologist(chuckles slightly, but has an accepting demeanor)? The christians are just full of a certain brown goo...poo
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/25/09 - 11:09:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hell no! I liked that as a non-believer he included me!
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/26/09 - 10:33:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm a nonbeliever and am naturally not offended by this.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/26/09 - 11:05:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I thought it was great.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/26/09 - 11:26:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
It seems like a pretty stupid thing to be offended about.

It's probably more offensive that he didn't include the Believers that adhere to the non-mainstream religions (Buddhism, Hindu, Wicca, etc.).


13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/26/09 - 11:41:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/26/09 - 11:26:08 AM CowDung wrote:
It seems like a pretty stupid thing to be offended about. It's probably more offensive that he didn't include the Believers that adhere to the non-mainstream religions (Buddhism, Hindu, Wicca, etc.).


(To be fair, he did mention the Hindus)
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/26/09 - 12:14:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Christians need to read the f-cking bible.

Seriously, do "hate the sin, love the sinner" and "love thy neighbour".

The first one just shows you have no reason to discriminate against anyone who believe differently to you or is different to you. Stop hiding behind Jesus.

To answer the question: Nope, was glad he said that. Shows the US isn't actually a "Christian nation".
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/26/09 - 12:17:11 PM EST (GMT-5)

On Monday 1/26/09 - 11:26:08 AM CowDung wrote:
It seems like a pretty stupid thing to be offended about. It's probably more offensive that he didn't include the Believers that adhere to the non-mainstream religions (Buddhism, Hindu, Wicca, etc.).
On Monday 1/26/09 - 11:41:57 AM catchall wrote:
(To be fair, he did mention the Hindus)


I stand corrected...

13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/26/09 - 12:56:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
I like that he mentioned us non-believers. It would be incredibly stupid to be offended by that.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/27/09 - 5:03:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
Not at all. I'm an atheist, and I was prepared to be excluded. However, I was pleasantly surprised to be included.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/27/09 - 6:52:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 1/27/09 - 5:03:51 AM Courtbebe wrote:
Not at all. I'm an atheist, and I was prepared to be excluded. However, I was pleasantly surprised to be included.

My thoughts exactly.
It felt quite nice actually.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/11/09 - 5:09:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
i didnt watch it
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/11/09 - 5:13:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 1/27/09 - 5:03:51 AM Courtbebe wrote:
Not at all. I'm an atheist, and I was prepared to be excluded. However, I was pleasantly surprised to be included.
On Tuesday 1/27/09 - 6:52:41 AM holly_bolly wrote:
My thoughts exactly. It felt quite nice actually.


Not to burst your feel-good bubble or anything, but since you are not in the US, he really didn't really include you...

12 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/28/09 - 9:20:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
On the contrary, I applaud him for it.



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