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Mohammed, Moslem or Christian?

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Submitted by Tim Hunter (United States), Sep 22, 2015 at 18:47

Obama is apparently considered by many Muslims to have been born a Muslim because his father was a life-long Muslim...the records from Indonesia indicate Obama was a Muslim in his time there...however, he later lived in American culture and mingled as part of the mainstream and we know of no further identification with Islamic practice...however, we also do not know of him being baptized as a Christian and it is questionable whether he ever took a formal step to become a Christian through baptism...without baptism, few Christians would consider him to be actually a Christian...though he spent many years in a church in Chicago and obviously absorbed selected Christian verses.

I see him as a Religious syncretist who exhibits blending of two or more religious belief systems into a new system, or the incorporation into a religious tradition of beliefs from unrelated traditions"...this would mean he is not an orthodox Chrisitian or an authentic Muslim...perhaps a gnostic...


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Hope is planting a feather and chicken grows [4 words]nuritGSep 15, 2015 00:38225043
1The "Deal" and Hitler [65 words]
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Tim HunterSep 14, 2015 23:55225042
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That sliver of a silver lining seems unlikely to me. [143 words]Lionel gaffenSep 10, 2015 13:54224967
1Storm Cloud [76 words]DajjalSep 9, 2015 23:51224963
Democrats oath of loyalty! [43 words]steven LSep 9, 2015 21:37224961
The Iranian "everything for nothing deal' only makes sense if Obama is a twelver. [92 words]
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David MacKAYSep 9, 2015 18:45224960
BHO and the USA. [37 words]steven LSep 11, 2015 22:09224960
1Mohammed, Moslem or Christian? [157 words]Tim HunterSep 22, 2015 18:47224960

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