Discussion by: yumyumbob2
Obama posts weekly addresses in which he usually talks about economic or social issues, however this week (April 19) he talked about the religious value of easter. It is not unusual for him to mention his religion, but this is a whole different magnitude. He stated : "These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our responsibilities to God and, as God’s children, our responsibilities to one another. " He procedes to give a brief description of his belief that Jesus died for our sins. He then makes the valid point that "The common thread of humanity that connects us all… is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves." He does, mentions nonbelievers later in that paragraph, so there is an acknowledgement that we exist.
I was shocked by his pushing of a religious message. Christians are a majority in America, but I did not think that the president's weekly address was the right place for religion, although he has the freedom to say what he wants. What do other people think of this? Are you angry? Indifferent?