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.