In 2009, Obama broke tradition and did not attend that National Day of Prayer. Although, he did celebrate a National Ramadan Day. That is rather troubling with in a speech before the elections he stated that the US is not a Christian nation. Interesting . . . Let’s look at the numbers:
- 78% of Americans identify themselves as Christian (25% say they are Catholic; 52% say they are Protestant; a little less than 2% claim to be Eastern Orthodox and other Denominations)
- 0.5% of Americans identify themselves as Hindu
- 0.5% of Americans identify themselves as Buddhists
- 0.6% of Americans identify themselves as Muslim. Now that is odd, because Obama stated the US was one of the largest Muslim countries. I seems to me that 0.6% is nowhere close to making them a large number.
- 1.6% of Americans identify themselves as Atheists, yet they seem to be limiting the rights of all religions, but mostly Christianity. When you look at the numbers, 90% of Americans claim in “God,” however they happen to envision God.
Consider the words of James Madison, who was the one who introduced the first amendment in the first congress. If anyone can have a clue as to what the first Amendment was supposed to do, it would be James Madison.
In 1813, Madison introduced the first National Day of Prayer, saying: “Religion, that gift of Heaven for the good of man.” Hmm, that seems to be contrary to the Atheists views.