The loony right has always had a difficult time with Barack Obama’s religion. Some acknowledge that he’s a Christian, some say he’s a Muslim, some say he’s an atheist. And of course, some say he’s both a Muslim and an atheist. But David Barton is the first one, so far as I know, to call him a Christian atheist.
The President, you know he’s gone to church to twenty years in Chicago but he’s really secular.A Christian Deist is someone who wears the label “Christian” but they really act and live as if God doesn’t really get involved in affairs and He’s not really close. And I would even call them Christian Atheists. They’re Christians by label but they really act like God’s not alive.
I’ve got a lot of folks I can point to who are Christian Deists or Atheists and I’d put the President in there as one of them. He’s more secularist but he’ll tell you he’s a Christian. He gets offended if you say he’s not and he’s always challenged anyone who claims he was a Muslim, not a Christian. Great, alright, but you’re a Christian Atheist, you’re a Christian Deist.
So it’s really a distinction on how pious you are.
Well I’m glad you cleared that up for us, David.