Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Some clarification might be necessary..... Obama's religious proclivities

There has been a lot of brouhaha in the press about an increasing number of the American public answering a Pew Survey feel that Obama is actually a muslim.  I don't really think that the American public feels that because he's said that he's a Christian and we generally take people's word for something like that.  However, I think that the survey instrument is at fault because it does not allow for nuance. 

I think that an increasing number of the American public feel that Obama was RAISED a muslim, since we know that he attended muslim school and there are documents that say that his parents listed his religion as muslim for school applications and such.  It's interesting that the muslim world, which seems so eager to declare fatwas and death threats, has not jumped on and declared Obama to be apostate since he was muslim (or was claimed to be) and has converted to Christianity, which would carry a death sentence in most muslim countries.

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