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Obama's Search for Faith

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. carpro

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/30/us/politics/30obama.html?pagewanted=1&ei=5099&en=b64c0ddd2f78514b&ex=1178510400&partner=TOPIXNEWS

    A Candidate, His Minister and the Search for Faith

    By JODI KANTOR
    Published: April 30, 2007

    CHICAGO — Members of Trinity United Church of Christ squeezed into a downtown hotel ballroom in early March to celebrate the long service of their pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. One congregant stood out amid the flowers and finery: Senator Barack Obama, there to honor the man who led him from skeptic to self-described Christian.

    Sarah Hussein Obama of Kenya, Barack Obama’s stepgrandmother, is a lifelong Muslim. “I am a strong believer of the Islamic faith,” she says.

    Twenty years ago at Trinity, Mr. Obama, then a community organizer in poor Chicago neighborhoods, found the African-American community he had sought all his life, along with professional credibility as a community organizer and an education in how to inspire followers. He had sampled various faiths but adopted none until he met Mr. Wright, a dynamic pastor who preached Afrocentric theology, dabbled in radical politics and delivered music-and-profanity-spiked sermons.
     
  2. Filmproducer

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    I daresay many people journey to seek out their "religious identity". With all the false religions and theologies in the world people are bound to become confused at some point if they have not been firmly rooted in their faith from a young age. This should serve as a lesson to parents. Our faith should not be lip service, but rather a living example to our children.
     
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