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Jesus’s words from Alinsky’s disciple?

April 12, 2012

Jesus’s words from Alinsky’s disciple?

Our president giving message in church

Obama’s Bible: The Alinsky Testament http://bit.ly/HB2wGjPeople familiar with orthodox Christian teaching — as opposed to liberation theology — will instantly note that the scriptures in question convey the exact opposite message from that which Obama intends.

In the Christian worldview, caring for our neighbors and giving from what we have is a result of an inner conviction and conversion.

Those actions represent submission to God, not to government.

Consequently, charitable attitudes and actions are voluntary and not coerced.

Jesus told the rich young man to sell his riches to give to the poor, not to redistribute what his neighbor has earned.

But the most interesting facet of Obama’s religious references is not his leftist interpretation of the message; it is the left’s sudden tolerance for mentioning scripture in public.

Liberals who constantly warn the rest of us to keep our deepest religious values out of the voting booth seem strangely happy with the daily devotional coming from the White House.

Where is the ACLU?

Where are those who decry any public suggestion of a power higher than government as establishing a state religion?

Though it is tempting to interpret their silence as yet another example of liberal double standards, it is more likely that the left sees Obama’s religious appeals as purely tactical, as less about saving souls and more about saving Obamacare.

In that light, we can see Obama’s scriptural references as more in line with Alinsky’s classic Rules for Radicals than with orthodox Christianity.

Alinksky’s fourth rule advises radicals to use the enemy’s “own book of rules” against them.

In the worldview of the leftist community organizer, the enemy is those of us who believe that we are entitled to the fruits of our labors and who do not want a central government to rule every aspect of our lives.

And our “book of rules” is the traditional Judeo-Christian worldview.

But in the worldview of the radical left, morality does not stand on its own; instead, it serves as a “passport” to political power.

The left uses the language of traditional morality to cover the reality of their political agenda.

One of Alinsky’s central tenets is that the end justifies the means, and using morality as a smokescreen to gain power is just one of the means that the left has mastered.

Liberal rhetoric is sweet; it is the reality that keeps us up at night.

People may have voted for Obama’s rhetoric in 2008, but they are living with the reality of high unemployment, skyrocketing gas prices, and a national debt that will lead to ruinous inflation, and the full costs of Obamacare have not hit yet.

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