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David-in-Toronto's Avatar Jump to comment 22 by David-in-Toronto

I’ve read and heard Obama’s “Abraham example” before. And I interpret it as a diplomatically veiled indictment of religion. He grants that the believer might have access to revealed “truth.” But he’s basically asking (demanding?) that this believer be able to “speak secular” – translate the revelation into an argument that the rest of us can appreciate. Absent such a translation, we’re compelled (as Obama says) to “act in accordance with those things that are possible for all of us to know…”

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 15:54:01 UTC | #619979