Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation – at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.—Senator Barack Obama, June 28, 2006On this Christmas day the man who Americans vote president believes that America is no longer a Christian nation. Therefore I say that there are two things that President-elect Barack Obama knows absolutely nothing about they are American ideology and the Christian religion. (see video)
First Obama calls America a modern pluralistic society. He no doubt is attempting to speak to the many languages, cultures and religious beliefs that presently reside in America. But this is nothing new or modern, America from its inception accounted for different cultures and faiths.
For example the first Jewish synagogue opened in Newport, Rhode Island in 1790. (It was called the Touro Synagogue. President George Washington sent this letter, dated August 17, 1790 upon its opening:
“May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in the land continue to merit and enjoy the goodwill of the other inhabitants. While everyone shall sit safely under his own vine and fig-tree and there shall be none to make him afraid.” (source)
In another example, campaigning for religious freedom in Virginia in the 1700’s, Thomas Jefferson demanded recognition of the religious rights of the "Mahamdan," (Muslim) the Jew and the "pagan." So contrary to Sen. Obama’s assertion America has long been a Christian nation that has always been open and tolerant of other beliefs, faiths and traditions. (source)
However what the Founding Fathers did not envision was a multicultural, polytheistic society as Sen. Obama is mistakenly advocating for. No the Founders knew that if America was going to survive it would have to be one nation made up of many people, faiths and beliefs.
"E PLURIBUS UNUM" ("OF MANY, ONE")
"E Pluribus Unum" was suggested by the committee Congress appointed on July 4, 1776. E Pluribus Unum describes an action: Many uniting into one. An accurate translation of the motto is "Out of many, one"
The American idea symbolizes the uniting of differences into one American reality much as a marriage combines two life experiences into one. Simply stated we need one American tradition that everyone who considers themselves American will identify, if this country is to continue to survive.
Sadly Obama’s vision is a throw back to the multicultural, polytheistic balkanization that has been shown to be a dismal failure throughout the world and is the primary reason that so many people around the world flee the chaos of their countries and come to America.
Obama is simply wrong to suggest the end of what has fundamentally made America what it is and he is wrong to equate parity to any other beliefs. And although other faiths reside here, in this country, they did not share in the formation of the ideas that make this country what it is. A simple look at the countries from which these other faiths come is enough to cancel out any false parity to Christianity in America.
Furthermore, Sen. Obama showed his ignorance of the Christian faith when he cited Levitical law and law from the book of Deuteronomy as if those laws were somehow applicable to Christianity. Any neophyte Christian would know that they are not!
Yet, this is the man that America has voted to be the 44th President of the United States of America. A man who apparently doesn’t understand the concept of “E Pluribus Unum”, a man who doesn’t understand the uniquely singular relationship that only Christianity has with America and a man who has no understand of what indeed Christianity is itself!
Because of Barack Obama’s profound ignorance of these things we can expect profound and fundamental change to the pillars of our society Americans, pillars that up until now have made America uniquely different and great among the nations of the world.
As we ready ourselves to enter into a new era under an Obama administration we must prepare for damage to the social fabric of our society in proportions that we’ve never seen before. Hoping that I am not overstating my angst, this may very well be the last Merry Christmas I can wish you because of the change which Barack Obama will implement. So in anticipation of the multicultural polytheistic new world order of the Obama administration I wish you all this day…
A MERRY POLYMAS AND A HAPPY NEW ERA!