Barack Obama om religion i USA

Wow, hvem hadde trodd at en amerikansk president senator (talen er visst fra 2006) noensinne skulle si slike fornuftige ting om religion? Det er nesten som å høre Jed Bartlet tale…

(Tips fra Skeptikeren.)

  • rasmus

    det er rett og slett deilig å høre på =)

    skulle gjerne visst når han holdt denne talen, når han snakker om leviticus og abraham/isak så høres han nesten ut som dawkins. det virker nesten litt uforsiktig med tanke på hvordan religiøsitet brukes i politikken i usa.

  • Det er visst eldre enn jeg trodde. Helt tilbake i 2006 faktisk. Fra youtube-siden:

    On June 28 2006, Senator Obama spoke in Washington at the Call to Renewal Conference sponsored by Sojourners.

    Sojourners/call to renewal is a progressive christian group. Their mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world. Sojourners differentiate from other Evangelicals in their condemning of corporate excesses, and the exploitation of people in third-world.

    Barack Obama spoke of the role of religion in politics.

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    «This is why, if we truly hope to speak to people where they’re at – to communicate our hopes and values in a way that’s relevant to their own – we cannot abandon the field of religious discourse.

    Because when we ignore the debate about what it means to be a good Christian or Muslim or Jew; when we discuss religion only in the negative sense of where or how it should not be practiced, rather than in the positive sense of what it tells us about our obligations towards one another; when we shy
    away from religious venues and religious broadcasts because we assume that we will be unwelcome – others will fill the vacuum, those with the most insular views of faith, or those who cynically use religion to justify partisan ends.

    In other words, if we don’t reach out to evangelical Christians and other religious Americans and tell them what we stand for, Jerry Falwell’s and Pat Robertson’s will continue to hold sway.»

  • Jan Trygve

    Skaperne av «The West Wing» bygde sin karakter Matthew Santos på Barack Obama fra denne tiden og før. Karakteren i West Wing blir den første ikke-hvite presidenten og det sies også at kampanjen til Obama var inspirert av kampanjen til Matt Santos i TWW.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Santos#Presidential_campaign

  • Hadde ikke sett denne før. Fantastisk!