Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Obama as Preacher

A different and I think quite insightful take on the State of the Union address by Robert Nelson of the Independent Institute.

His closing paragraph:
Unlike some of our previous presidents, President Obama barely mentioned God by name in his State of the Union speech (only once in the closing obligatory line, “God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America”). But his speech was Christian and specifically Protestant through and through. That is the way it is with religion in America in the twenty-first century. In our secular age, our thinking is no less religious, but the most important forms of religion are now implicit and at least partially disguised.

Addendum: clever readers will note the pun in the title of the post.

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