When I heard about the speech Obama gave in Belfast, Ireland, this week, I wondered:

Did the Nobel Peace Prize go to his head?

How else to explain the sheer “chutzpah” of lecturing another country on their internal affairs?

Well, one of my favorite newspapers had an editorial “head explosion” over the speech:

via Investor’s Business Daily: In Northern Ireland, Obama Pushes A Stale Leftist  Canard About Religion

…. Sticking his nose in Northern Ireland’s internal affairs at the Group of  Eight summit in Belfast, the president pretty much told the Irish to dismantle  their Catholic and Protestant schools, on the grounds they’re hotbeds of  hatred.

“If towns remain divided — if Catholics have their schools and buildings and  Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another, and fear or  resentment are allowed to harden — that too encourages division and discourages  cooperation,” Obama told an Irish audience of 2,000, many of whom were children  in religious school uniforms.

It was an odd statement coming from an American president whose nation’s  founding was premised on the idea that diverse religions could flourish together  as long as there is freedom. America has been a beacon of this idea’s success  for more than 200 years.

It also reeked of a broader dishonesty pushed by the global left that somehow  religion — along with national identity, sovereignty, patriotism and religious  schools — bear the blame for everything from the troubles in Northern Ireland to  the great wars of the 20th century.

In reality, the opposite is the case. State power and, in Ireland’s case, the  British Empire’s refusal to allow the Irish to practice their religion in peace,  were at the root of Northern Ireland’s troubles, which were exacerbated by the  U.K.’s socialist failures in the ’60s and ’70s and Marxist terrorism….

Catholic and Protestant schools in reality have a better record on teaching  respect and tolerance than do state schools, particularly in America….

President Obama likely knows this — because he sends his daughters to a  Protestant school.

Yes, the Obamas send their girls to Sidwell Friends, a private Quaker school, one of the top schools in the country.

Middle school tuition per year: $35, 288.

But hey, it includes hot lunch!



Washington Times: Obama remarks about Catholic schools spark new fight with church

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  1. Kitten says:

    That’s our Prezzy. He’s no Cracker Jack, more like a hypocritical Fruit Loop.

  2. Alain41 says:

    Reflection of his hatred of Christianity and community outside government. That phrase, ‘if we can’t see ourselves in one another’ is a knee slapper coming from him. He never sees himself in someone else. You are supposed to see yourself in him. #Whenanarcissistpreachesdontsayamen

  3. midget says:

    Thanks Shifra. Dismantling the Judeo-Christian world’s foundation is definitely Obama’s agenda. Our heavenly Father won’t let him succeed, but it will be an awful mess in the mean time.

  4. cestory says:

    Great post Shifra!

  5. idaho_karen says:

    Makes you wonder if this is an allegory of the preferred division he would have highlighted – Christianity and Islam. Or Chrislam, if you prefer, since he is working hard to blur the lines between the two religions’ theologies.

  6. LucyLadley says:

    How The Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill is a must read for all of us,and a should have read before his lecture to his Irish audience. Thank you Shifra for your thought provoking post!

  7. rosebud2186 says:

    Are we supposed to “see ourselves in one another”? Does he honestly think we can see ourselves in HIM? Uh…

  8. paul14 says:

    Yes we Scan!!!

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