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Published:November 26th, 2011 11:03 EST

Was Obama Wrong Not To Invoke God In His Thanksgiving Address To Nation?

By Robert Paul Reyes

The conservative blogosphere is a a-twitter because President Barack Obama failed to mention God during his Thanksgiving address to the nation.

Obama did mention the Almighty in his 2009 and 2010 Thanksgiving Day addresses to the nation, so back off fundies. I didn`t realize that it was a breach of protocol for a president not to invoke the Supreme Being every time he speaks to the nation.


Conservative blogger Ben Shapiro tweeted: Unreal that Obama doesn`t mention God in Thanksgiving message. Militant atheist. To whom does he think we are giving thanks?

Thank God Twitter limits messages to 140 characters, or else bloviating Shapiro would drive us to suicide. I mentioned a deity, maybe Shapiro will accept my smackdown with humility.

According to Shapiro`s reasoning if a person doesn`t mention God in a Thanksgiving message he`s a militant atheist. To make Shapiro and his ilk happy atheists and agnostics must go against their core philosophy and invoke a higher power, every time they reference Thanksgiving.

Had Obama invoked a Creator in his speech without making direct reference to Jesus, he would have been accused of using code to praise Allah.

This is freakin` America, and we shouldn`t be compelled to give the Christian God thanks on Thanksgiving. We are free to give thanks to the god or goddess of our choice, or to the rational minds that keep us from falling into the abyss of ignorance and intolerance. You are even free to curse everything and everybody if you believe that this world is a cruel joke.

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