“Pray that I can be an instrument of God”

Barack Obama is at it again.  He tells us that the GOP doesn’t own faith and values.  But does he?

"Sometimes this is a difficult road being in politics," Obama said. "Sometimes you can become fearful, sometimes you can become vain, sometimes you can seek power just for power’s sake instead of because you want to do service to God. I just want all of you to pray that I can be an instrument of God in the same way that Pastor Ron and all of you are instruments of God."

These times buffalo me.

On the one hand, we have secularlists (many of whom in the U.S. are part of the Democrat base) running about telling us that they have won (or at least in the process of winning) and that religion is headed for the ash heap of history.

On the other hand, we have the entire Democratic Presidential field (or at least most of it) pandering to "religious" voters.  This is strange.  Those of us who have been active in this field and are honest with ourselves will admit that we have little to show for thirty years of "values voting" other than to stave off real Christianity becoming practically illegal in the U.S., which is something but not what was advertised.

Personally I think that the whole Democrat effort with religious voters is stupid.  FDR got by with wholesale bribery through government programmes and income redistribution.  That bought them forty years of dominance.  I suspect that the Lizard Queen has figured this out, and she is probably the most religious one running.  Evidently Obama has not.

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