Sunday, August 31, 2014


I am constantly astounded by people who post egregious lies about the President on Facebook and elsewhere, and yet, so proudly proclaim themselves to be "Christians".  There is no way that a person who truly follows the teachings of Jesus Christ, could morally post those insidious lies, and yet, they have the unmitigated gall to proselytize.

Other people tell me to just "unfriend" the ignoramuses, and I have done that in the past, but I hearken back to a quote from JFK which paraphrased an earlier quote from Hillel The Elder.  JFK asked, "IF NOT US, WHO?  IF NOT NOW, WHEN?" It is my moral obligation to correct the liars.

The most ludicrous postings are the ones referring to the President as a "tyrant".  Are these people so abysmally ignorant that they do not comprehend that IF he were indeed a tyrant, then they would not exist, let alone be allowed to post their scurrilous screeds?  Perhaps they are so uneducated not to know about Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Pol Pot, Pinochet, et. al.  I wonder if do they really think that tyrants like those would have let them live?  If the President were a tyrant, do they actually think that he would allow the existence of the DO NOTHING CONGRESS? 
One friend tells me to ignore them because it's hyperbole, but it is still disheartening that there are people that I actually know who have no scruples in forwarding such lies.

I see in posts that the same person will charge that he is a SOCIALIST, COMMUNIST, and FASCIST.  How sad that they didn't learn the differences, say, in the fifth grade of elementary school.  Those doubting his religion, I always ask:  "What makes one a Christian?  I think it's saying that one IS a Christian."  What makes them think that they are "better" Christians than he?    As the President was reared by his grandparents after the death of his mother, I'm sure that they were the biggest influence in his life.  If the liars bothered to read books by the President, they would know his beliefs.

I understand--and accept--people who disagree with me about policies, but the people whom I mention persistently just tell reprehensible lies, rather than engage in civil discourse.

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