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Roger L. Simon

God, Lies, and Obama

October 31st, 2013 - 8:09 pm

So how does he do it? How is Obama able to lie that way?

Two important, and sometimes related, factors militate against lying. One is the aforementioned religious or moral code. God is watching and knows I’m lying. Therefore, if I lie, I’m in for a bad time in the afterlife. That’s the extreme version of this. The lesser versions are guilt or shame for doing something you know to be wrong. Most of us experience some shade of this, although its impact may diminish as the distance from traditional religion increases.

The second is the practical danger inherent in lying. Lies have a habit of backfiring, as in Sir Walter Scott’s classic: “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” Until quite recently, Obama has largely been anesthetized from this web. His lies were perceived as truth by the media, more accurately willed to be true, and those who questioned them were the problem. That may be changing. We’ll see.

Which bounces us back to the first factor — that religiously based moral code. Moral codes are almost all religiously based, even to agnostics, and Obama is not immune to this. These codes are imbued in early childhood, by the family and environment.

I suspect that Obama’s core belief — his key religious value, if you will — is an American form of taqiyya — the Muslim dictate that it is permissible to lie to non-believers for the preservation of Islam. He believes in left-wing taqiyya. (Ironically, taqiyya is largely Shiite and Obama wishes to negotiate with Shiite Iran, masters of the lie.)

Now I do not think for a second that Obama is a Muslim any more than I think he is a Christian. He is a typical postmodern agnostic who only goes to church — and then rarely — for political purposes. But he grew up in the Islamic world in the midst of the psychological climate of taqiyya, with preservation of the group taking precedence over even the hint of democracy. And that climate harmonized completely with his other influences — anti-imperialism augmented by Alinksyite methods, themselves anti-democratic.

He never had a moral basis for honesty. Lying, from the Choom Gang through Reverend Wright and beyond, was his lifestyle. And he had the consolation that he was lying for a better good. No one ever told him otherwise. If that goes on for long enough, you lose contact with truth. It becomes almost a non-existent phenomenon, an irrelevancy.

In a very real way, Obama’s confluence of influences has replaced traditional religion and become a religion — with everything he does based on faith, but not a faith that has anything to do with God.

I feel odd writing this as an avowed agnostic myself, but perhaps it takes one to see one. I don’t like living under American taqqiya. I can’t stand being lied to and I can’t imagine anyone else likes it either, no matter for what reason or what supposed good cause. We are at a turning point now and it will be fascinating to see what happens next.

As I recall from the Talmud: “Great is Truth — mightiest of all things.” God, in the view of this agnostic, must be angry.

(Artwork based on a modified Shutterstock.com image.)

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When Obama was on the campaign trail, with Caroline and Ted Kennedy sharing the stage, he said his parents first met at the march on Selma. I was shocked. A complete falsehood, easily checked and immediately recognized as historically inaccurate. No one called him on it. Ted knew it was a whopper and barely blinked.

Obama lies to distract, to get his way, because he thinks he's special. He does not think in terms of right and wrong, he just thinks about what he wants and how to get it. Many appear to think this is a perfectly marvelous approach to life and to politics.

Until this guy, I considered everyone before my president, whether I voted for him or not. Not this guy, never. We don't have one thing in comon.
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Obama's lying explains how he was able to get over 60% of women's vote, but less than 30% of white men's vote. Empirical and anecdotal evidence has shown that women, in general, are easier to lie to, and sometimes it is most practical to lie to them than go through the ordeal of telling them the truth.
70% of white men have rarely agreed on anything. No war in American history ever got so large of an agreement among that group as there was agreement,in the election of 2012, against Barack Obama.
Obama is a liar. He is such a prodigious liar, it is impossible for a rational person, man or woman, to see him as benign.
51 weeks ago
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A lie is the most useful of things. It is able to cover up wickedness, magnify false achievement, save from embarrassment, befuddle an enemy, and twist the narrative to your advantage. By utilizing the lie Barrack Obama was able to defeat the far more capable Mitt Romney. By utilizing the lie he blamed Benghazi on a no-name filmmaker. By utilizing the lie he convinced the public that Republicans were engaged in a war against women. The lie has served him so well that he is loathe to give it up.

I don’t think Barrack Obama is any more complicated than that. In fact, he is a typical Democrat in believing that the ends justify the means. They will continue to use the lie as long as they are dealing with a public that can be deceived. Ridicule, name-calling, demonization, falsehood, race politics, redistributive theft, I.R.S. persecution, unfair accusations, and a host of other sins are standard practice for the Democratic Party. Why is it then that we would be surprised that their savior on earth would engage in the same practices? The lie is who they are, and we should not be surprised that it is constantly on their lips.
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You're FINALLY are figuring this out? Zippy was raised a Muslim--can't reverse that. Formed his values in a foreign land under an American-hating mother--therefore no "American" values. He dropped out of the sky with no reliable credentials, and Taqiyya has been around for 2000 years. We knew all this 5 years ago so what did you expect?
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The agnostic no longer has nagging doubts about God. No, God now nags the agnostic's doubts. He keeps calling into question, in ways small and numerous, the skepticism of Him, and His Existence, and His Word, and His Law.
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I think Obama lies because he in wholly convinced of his own infallibility. In order for him to lie, he would have to admit to being wrong, and he is convinced that he can never be wrong. It is a symptom of his narcissistic personality disorder. Obama can never be wrong, ergo everything he says must, by definition, be truth.
51 weeks ago
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You may be an Obama supporter, but are you really willing to support others who will be given your tax money to provide them with health insurance? Your rates go up to support them and your annual deductible amount goes up, too. This isn’t for a single year, but will go on forever if obamacare is not repealed. Since the Democrats will not join the effort, join with us in voting Republican to get enough people in office who want to repeal the law. Vote your pocketbook, not some ideology you have accepted. Remember, it’s your money. This situation is hardly different from being assigned to support an illegal alien.
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Secular humanism is a religion. It's code is political correctness and while it's adherents recognize one another it has no moral code as commonly understood, only political correctness. In the main it is vehemently averse to any moral code and accepting of the most vile of the base who's existence it is silently assumed lowers the bar for the rest. So, you have decided I AM that I AM does not exist? Tell me, of Whom were you afraid when you decided?
51 weeks ago
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I've always believed that Barry Soetoro is an "ends justify the means" propagandist liar.

But it apparently takes 3 to make that Potemkin charade work:
1) a President who audaciously lies through his teeth
2) a press who supports the ends the President seeks and therefore is unskeptical
3) a very large proportion of the audience/electorate who benefits from the lies or is too happy with bread and circuses to care about issues like personal liberty
51 weeks ago
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yeahh
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Mr. Simon, you have addressed one aspect that explains Mr. Obama's behavior and I find it very witty. Laziness, extreme arrogance and hubris might also help understand his outlook. By the way, we Jews need more agnostics like you who quote the Talmud and predicts G-d state of mind. Keep it up
51 weeks ago
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It's spelled God (it's not a swear word)
46 weeks ago
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SPEAKING OF LIES ...
Does anyone really care what Susan Rice has to say about anything?
51 weeks ago
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Gosh Mr. Simon, you are just a little bit slow on the uptake as we have been
posting Obama's use of Tacquia for the past several weeks.
But that's O.K. It's good to see that a prominent journalist like yourself
actually reads blog posts, and reveals the truth to his readers.
Yes, Tacquia is the Muslim (Islamic) principle that lying to friend or foe is
tantamount to achieving one's ideological agenda for Islam.
We need a new president of the United States of America.............ASAP.
Good luck, America.
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