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Submitted by Martin (United States), Jun 17, 2010 16:46
You are correct in pointing out the inconsistency of those that normally protest such things. However, (this is probably the only time I have ever defended the man), President Obama provided the typical "public religion" that is integrally woven into our system of government.
I just finished Jon Meacham's book, American Gospel and he talks about the careful bland and generic form, but nonetheless time honored and accepted forms of incorporating God into the public/governmental discourse.
However, the "calm in the midst of the storm" was an interesting allusion to Christianity.
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