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Mohammed, Moslem or Christian?

Reader comment on item: A Tiny Silver Lining in the Otherwise Bad Iran Deal
in response to reader comment: The Iranian "everything for nothing deal' only makes sense if Obama is a twelver.

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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