Obama the secular humanist savior?

October 9, 2009

The National Republican Trust PAC's executive director, Scott Wheeler, claims that the Nobel Prize Committee is "made up of secular humanists."

He further says that:

Like faithful Christians awaiting the return of the Messiah, the Nobel Committee awaits the 'good works' of Obama.

He also says that Obama has a "simplistic hope for World Peace."

Read the complete press release from The National Republican Trust PAC here

Comments:

#1 J. (Guest) on Friday October 09, 2009 at 6:45pm

Not just secular humanists, but “secular humanists, expressing their child-like faith in a very flawed man. Like faithful Christians awaiting the return of the Messiah…” rather than the mature, thoughtful and rational believers of the one true faith. Even atheists know that the one true faith is Christianity, the more fundamentalist the truer.

#2 Alex (Guest) on Saturday October 10, 2009 at 7:44am

What do you mean, “truer”? Don’t you believe in absolute truth?!11?

Joking aside, I was puzzled by the decision as well. Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize is among the weirdest things that happened this year, I think.

#3 Pau (Guest) on Saturday October 10, 2009 at 7:54am

J.
Your ignorance on matters relating rationality and beliefs is amazing. Through the known history of humankind, there have been two -very different -ways of obtaining knowledge. One is through acceptance of prevalent dogma, accepting it and calling it faith. This has been the way of the diphysites. Those that separate the existence of the heavenly and the earthly (such as the thesis of Plato & Augustine). Only revelation by the heavenly (divine), is truth. Observation of the earthly which is a bad thing, is fruitless. And so we fall headlong into the dark ages.
The monophysites, such as Severus and John Philloponus, do not believe in this duality (duality that, wether the christain churches accept it or not, must lead to maniqueism.) They accept that everything is one, and accept causality and the scientific method of observation as a way to acquire knowledge.
Pau Cortés Font de Rubinat

#4 gray1 on Saturday October 10, 2009 at 8:24am

Yet more fodder for the cannon of New World Order conspiracy theorists.

#5 J. (Guest) on Saturday October 10, 2009 at 8:56am

#3 Pau…Bravo! Your knowledge of matters relating rationality and beliefs is amusing.

#6 asanta on Wednesday October 14, 2009 at 8:28pm

#1 J:Even atheists know that the one true faith is Christianity, the more fundamentalist the truer.

Oh, you mean like Fred Phelps and the WB church? They are about as fundamentalist as hell. And according to their dogma, unless you belong to their church, you will burn in hell forever.

You are ignorant of the meaning of ‘atheist’
Wikipedia: Atheism can be either the rejection of theism, or the position that deities do not exist. In the broadest sense, it is the absence of belief in the existence of deities.

Whether or not the Nobel Prize committee is comprised of Secular Humanist is irrelevant in their decisions of who they chose to give their peace prize to.

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