Monday, May 18, 2009

Closet Muslim say what?

President Obama on the depravity of man (without using that specific phrase), h/t Politico:

A GREAT PASSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT'S NOTRE DAME SPEECH THAT YOU DIDN'T SEE ON TV: 'Unfortunately, finding that common ground -- recognizing that our fates are tied up, as Dr. King said, in a 'single garment of destiny' -- is not easy. And part of the problem, of course, lies in the imperfections of man -- our selfishness, our pride, our stubbornness, our acquisitiveness, our insecurities, our egos; all the cruelties large and small that those of us in the Christian tradition understand to be rooted in original sin. We too often seek advantage over others. We cling to outworn prejudice and fear those who are unfamiliar. Too many of us view life only through the lens of immediate self-interest and crass materialism; in which the world is necessarily a zero-sum game. The strong too often dominate the weak, and too many of those with wealth and with power find all manner of justification for their own privilege in the face of poverty and injustice. And so, for all our technology and scientific advances, we see here in this country and around the globe violence and want and strife that would seem sadly familiar to those in ancient times.'

3 comments:

Aamer Trambu said...

Why would you title it closet muslim?

Nathan Empsall said...

Irony. Sarcasm. Since it's a passage where Obama is basically talking about an important conservative Christian belief (the depravity of man, how far man has fallen,) the title pokes fun at all the right-wing kooks who think Obama is secretly a Muslim.

Jordan said...

We do know he's a good actor.