David Limbaugh

In fact, if we would just tame this dread monster, we wouldn't need religion anymore, because man and nature would have achieved perfectibility. Of course, for global warming zealots, environmentalism is the one true religion, and faith in God (save Gaia) is passe.

I am nonetheless laboring in vain to divine Obama's perceived causal connection between climate change and the economic calamity he's presiding over, including our ever-exploding national debt, but I assure you there is one.

With his charisma deflating like a punctured balloon and his rhetoric stale, flat and irrelevant, he struck out, as well, in Northern Ireland, where he either clumsily or intentionally offended Catholics with his remarks on segregated, sectarian schools.

Obama said, "If towns remain divided -- if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can't see ourselves in one another, if fear or resentment are allowed to harden -- that encourages division; it discourages cooperation."

While Obama is adamant about Muslim sensitivities, to the point of deliberately ignoring jihadist behavior in security investigations, he has almost gone out of his way to offend Catholics and other Christians, from abortion to conscience rights to embryonic stem cell research. And it's working.

Catholic World News reacted with this: "Ironically, President Obama made his comments just as Archbishop Gerhard Muller, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told a crowd in Scotland that religious education upholds the dignity of the human person. Archbishop Muller said that Catholic schools should promote 'all that is good in the philosophies of societies and human culture.'"

The Rev. John Zuhlsdorf wrote: "Another example of what this man wants: total isolation of any religious values in the private sphere alone. Pres. Obama is working either to intimidate or legislate or even TAX religious freedom out of the public square."

Isn't it a bit bizarre that a man who trades in divisiveness is so quick to lecture others about disunity? Isn't it pathetic that in the very process of urging others toward unity, he alienates large segments of his audience?

In the end, Obama couldn't be more clueless about the problems really plaguing America and the world or more clueless about his cluelessness -- sort of the Antisocrates.

Not only is Obama's stock plunging in the United States but also his probable ambition to be president of the world may be in jeopardy.

David Limbaugh

David Limbaugh, brother of radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, is an expert on law and politics. He recently authored the New York Times best-selling book: "Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel."

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