My first day impressions

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  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Well, I am off to bed. Up early for a short trip to Alabama tomorrow.

    What are my impressions of the first few hours af the Obama presidency?

    1. I was very surpised at his poor oratorical performance when he had a chance to wow the world. Even a million of his closest supporters only gave muted and short applause. No clarity, no vision, no substance.

    2. I was shocked at the racist benediction. I hope he did not approve it in advance.

    3. I was enlightened as to a new side of President Obama - the secular humanist side - with his first act as president calling for 'a National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation, and call upon all of our citizens to serve one another and the common purpose of remaking this Nation for our new century.'

    It has a real ring of God ignoring humanism.

    Not impressed so far. He does not inspire much confidence.

    Well, off to bed. May check in from Alabama on Thursday. I posted more today than I have in the last six months :)
     
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    Those are mine impressions as well Roger.
     
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    Well, Roger, I am proud to be an American today. Not so much about the new President, but because our country is showing to the world the peaceful transfer of power along with all the pomp and circumstance. And it is an historical day. Tomorrow, the litter from the millions will be cleaned up from the streets of DC and the porta-potties will be gathered up and taken wherever they go, and the throngs of people will go sightseeing or back to their respective lives and homes and jobs or wherever they must go. Tomorrow all the bands and parades will be over and the red, white, and blue banners and flags will mostly come down and today will be a memory and tomorrow's headlines.

    But excuse me for just a small moment. Today, I am proud to be an American and to show this face to a world who may or may not hate us and may or may not believe in our way of democracy. Just for today.

    I can only help but think, listening to all the cheers in the background bursting from the TV while I type this, what a day it will be when King Jesus rides - all of the wonders and glory of today which is really something in earthly terms, it will all pale and be as nothing when King Jesus rides and I can hardly wait for that day.
     
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    I understand - these thoughts were not of the day in general, but of the new president in particular.

    Now I am really off to bed :)
     
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    I, for one, read everything you post, so welcome back.

    The humanist looks to improve the world. The fundamental New Testament Christian knows the world will never stop being evil, so WE look to Heaven as our home.
     
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    Well said.... :applause:
     
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    Are you suggesting that we should not try to improve our world?
     
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    ==I was surprised by his speach as well. I'm not sure he could have lived up to the expectations though. We are use to hearing him using big language that when he does not we feel let down. It is my opinion, and this is just me, that he is working hard to scale down people's expectations. He realizes this is not going to be an easy job. I think that is why you saw him buddy-buddy with Bush over the past few weeks. Reality set in and now that he is in the White House (I just watched him walk in) I'm sure it is setting in even more.


    ==I could not believe that "reverend" made such a racist joke during a prayer. He needs to repent. Not sure if Mr. Obama himself would have approved it before hand but I'm sure a staff member did. I'm not going to blame Mr. Obama because it is impossible to control everyone's tongue. Even at these type events.

    ==Not familiar so I can't comment. However you should not be surprised that Mr. Obama's administration is less religious than Mr. Bush's. After all many of the people who supported/voted for Mr. Obama are secularist liberals. If he got "religious" on them he would never get re-elected and he knows that. So whatever his personal beliefs, don't expect them to be on display that often.


    ==I've been impressed by the way both Mr. Bush and Mr. Obama have handled the transfer. They did us all proud.

    Mr. Obama is my President now and, though I did not vote for him, I will support him when I can and strongly disagree with him when I must. Come to think of it, I did the same thing with Mr. Bush.
     
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    ==Found it! Its wording is more "religious" then I expected but it is sort of typical of government.


    NATIONAL DAY OF RENEWAL AND RECONCILIATION, 2009
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    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    A PROCLAMATION​
    As I take the sacred oath of the highest office in the land, I am humbled by the responsibility placed upon my shoulders, renewed by the courage and decency of the American people, and fortified by my faith in an awesome God.
    We are in the midst of a season of trial. Our Nation is being tested, and our people know great uncertainty. Yet the story of America is one of renewal in the face of adversity, reconciliation in a time of discord, and we know that there is a purpose for everything under heaven.
    On this Inauguration Day, we are reminded that we are heirs to over two centuries of American democracy, and that this legacy is not simply a birthright -- it is a glorious burden. Now it falls to us to come together as a people to carry it forward once more.
    So in the words of President Abraham Lincoln, let us remember that: "The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
    NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 20, 2009, a National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation, and call upon all of our citizens to serve one another and the common purpose of remaking this Nation for our new century.
    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
     
  10. Martin

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    double post
     
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    "The better angels of our nature"?! Old Abe wasn't much of a theologian and his echo,BO,is not an improvement.
     
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    This is all very true.One of his unstated priorities is to lower expectations -- esp. for that lady who thinks B.O. will take care of her gasoline bills and rent/morgage.

    Right now as the vast responsibility and isolation of the office starts to become so apparent I bet he wishes he had spent even more time with G.B.




    ==I could not believe that "reverend" made such a racist joke during a prayer. He needs to repent. Not sure if Mr. Obama himself would have approved it before hand but I'm sure a staff member did. I'm not going to blame Mr. Obama because it is impossible to control everyone's tongue. Even at these type events.
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    It was not a prayer.Folks call it a prayer -- but it was just a blasphemous speech.Almighty God was not sought out in his address.
     
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    ==You speak of "Peggy the mooch". Her performance of ignorance is forever enshrined on Youtube. Sadly some of the language in the comments section is so bad I can't link it here. To see the video, type "Peggy the mooch" in the Youtube search bar. People like Peggy will be let down. The question is, however, are such people intelligent enough to understand that they have been let down? Only time will tell.
     
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    Frankly I did not watch any of it. I say the racist comments by Lowery on another thread.
     
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    I am suggesting God will take care of the world. I am suggesting we preach Christ, and him crucified, like we are commanded. I am suggesting any one person's salvation is more important to Father God than 100 million rain forests.

    You can twist that any way you want to, but I won't explain it further.
     
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    Wow.

    I may have been wrong about you. But you're just now illuminated to the secular humanist side of Obama?
     
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    High praise, indeed. Thank you, Scarlett. Always good to be on your side of a discussion.
     
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    Roger that and I concur. Although I did not watch I heard these highlights on the radio.
     
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    I am with you on that one. I had just gotten off a midnight shift at 9 AM and had better things to do to prepare for the next night, like sleep. I will admit though, it provided good background noise to put me out. The last thing I heard was Jimmy Carter being introduced.
     
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    I watched, and recorded President Obama's Inauguration speech. I was impressed and thought he gave a good oration. I look forward to him being our president. I anticipate and pray that he is able to lead our country out of the quagmire Bush has left us in.
     

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