President Obama, The Sermon on the Mount and the War in Afghanistan

Christians cannot love their enemies and kill them, too

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Replaced video with updated version, Mar. 22, 2014

Oct 23, 2009

During and after the 2008 campaign, President Obama repeatedly identified himself as a Christian for whom the Sermon on the Mount figured prominently in his faith. The Sermon on the Mount, as he has acknowledged, is a radical text of nonviolence, self-sacrifice, and enemy love.

Since taking office, President Obama has massively escalated the war in Afghanistan, resulting in increasing civilian deaths and massive human suffering on the part of Afghans and Americans sent to fight his war.

This video is offered not as an attack on the President’s personal faith. Instead, it’s intended to be an illustration of the way in which many Christians, including President Obama, seem willing to set aside the ethical content of the Sermon on the Mount when it conflicts with national goals.

Mr. President, for Christ’s sake, end this war.

This video uses clips from Rethink Afghanistan (, The Passion of the Christ, Gandhi, and various bits of footage from around the Internet. The music featured in the final montage is “Agnus Dei” by Psalters (


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14 thoughts on “President Obama, The Sermon on the Mount and the War in Afghanistan

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  11. Politicians are , in general, hypocritical, lying, duplicitous individuals in the service of people of great wealth who share the same qualities. The Christians, Protestants and Catholics, who fought the 30 years war in northern Europe destroyed about 60% of the population of northern Europe. Yes, that was true brotherly love and turning of the other cheek and all the other wonderful things they teach one from the bible. The fact that Obama is the first black President or the fact that he reads the bible means nothing. Condoleeza Rice was black and she was one of the most vicious politicians in George W. Bush’s administration.

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  14. using the terminology of the faith as a smokescreen to kill people is nothing new. but we need to all speak out against this type of thing .
    when i saw this i renamed Obama –Barack W. Obama

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