President Obama gave a speech at the Newtown High School in CT. in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. He did what he should have done and did it well in my opinion. Yes, we can parse every word he uttered and find something wrong somewhere, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt and say his intentions of trying to comfort those in the audience were true. But this post is not about what his intentions were, but what will be the reactions of the atheists and the ACLU concerning the President's speech.
Where did the President give his speech? In a public school. What among other things did he talk about? God. Surely there must have been atheists that were offended by his numerous mentions of God, prayer and scripture. Obama quoted scripture, emphasis mine.
"...do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away...inwardly
we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles
are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we
fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is
seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. For we know that if
the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God,
an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands."
This goes completely against atheist thinking, yet not one word from them. And this, " And even when we're trying to do the right thing, we know that much of
our time will be spent groping through the darkness, so often unable to
discern God's heavenly plans.-Obama.
Divine Plans? Atheists do not see any divine plans let alone a divine being. Where's the outcry from the atheists? And this, " You remind us what matters. And that's what should drive us forward
in everything we do, for as long as God sees fit to keep us on this
"Let the little children come to me," Jesus said, "and do not hinder them — for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."
The atheists must have been fit to be tied. There is no 'reason' for our being except a random occurrence of nature, at least that is what we are told time and again by atheists.
And finally this,
God has called them all home. For those of us who remain, let us find
the strength to carry on, and make our country worthy of their memory.
God bless and keep those we've lost in His heavenly place. May He grace
those we still have with His holy comfort. And may He bless and watch
over this community, and the United States of America. (Applause.)
Atheists have made it their full time job in making sure there is separation of church and state in our country. They've ridiculed, prosecuted and persecuted religion at every turn. Now I'm waiting. I'm waiting for them to take the President to task and to demand an explanation for the words he spoke at the school. This was a public place and the speech was given by a public official, the President of the United States. Is he going to be given a pass? Why? Did the circumstances dictate that the speech was 'okay' with atheists considering why Obama was there in the first place? Who determines when the mention of God is okay in a public place for Americans? Atheists? Are they the authority of when and where God can be mentioned without consequences? Who gave them that authority?
The ACLU. Where are they? Where is their lawsuit against the President? Or is he immune from lawsuits? Why are they not representing the atheists who were offended by all this mention of God by the President? So far we've not heard a peep from either the atheists or the ACLU. They are not fools. They know that if they had put up a stink about the mention of God from the President after this massacre of innocent children that the backlash against them would have been enormous. They would have lost whatever integrity they believe themselves to possess.
No, you won't hear anything or much of anything at all, or even a lawsuit from both of these groups for they are nothing but cowards.