Offended Republican believers who view Christianity, history, and the Holy Bible through GOP-colored glasses immediately got up on their high horses today, even though President Obama asked them to instead reconsider Christian history in America.
Looking down from lofty perches, FOX News true believers were greatly irritated by President Obama’s history lessons on the Crusades, the Inquisition, slavery, etc. Evidently, these faithful failed to appreciate Obama’s chiding tone at their own self righteousness and forgetfulness that Christianity has also committed tremendous attrocities in the name of God.
This pure hypocrisy exhibited by a willingness to cast stones at Muslim religious extremists, was pointed out by our president to teach and warn, but was not accepted humbly by offended Christian brethren who lashed out in group-think about it in blogs and on Bill O’ Reilly tonight.
I really had to chuckle about this while reading a conservative, “highly-religious” blogger (who also reads and comments here) promptly blast the President over his audacity to lecture good Christians “as he walks in the steps of antichrist..” or some such nonsense.
This man’s outrage over Obama’s comments at the prayer breakfast instantly reminded me of similar responses Jesus got the many times that Jesus chided the Pharisees for similar hypocrisies.
Isn’t it interesting how we are often the very thing we detest in others? We can see their flaws in bright glaring color, but our own pale by comparison. Fortunately, our Lord is not blind like we are. He is quite capable of exposing our arrogant, “holier than thou” words for what they are. God will let a little air out of overblown words and egos when the need arises.