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Obama's Holy Blackberry

Good find from Sweetness and Light. Obama stays in touch with God with his Blackberry? Seriously?:

If church attendance is one measure of a man’s faith, then President Obama may appear to have lost some of his. The first family, once regular churchgoers, have publicly attended services in Washington just three times in the past year, by ABC News’ count, even bypassing the pews on Christmas Day.

Obama quit Chicago’s embattled Trinity United Church of Christ months before taking office in 2008 and has not formally joined a new one in his new hometown.

But sources familiar with the president’s personal life say Obama remains a faithful Christian while in the White House, practicing his beliefs regularly in private with family and the aid of his BlackBerry.
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John Hetman said...

I thought that he already sat at the right hand of da faddah? He needs a Blackberry?

I had an uncle who swore that he had a dispensation from Sunday mass because his job ended late Saturday night and he needed to stop at a bar for a few boilermakers to wind down. Too bad that they didn't have Blackberries in the 1950s.

Scarlett said...

Oh come now. While I think that trying to stay in touch with God without church attendance is . . . silly? pointless? . . . there are lots of good, committed Catholics out there these days using iPhones and iPods to help them live their faith through Rosary and Liturgy of the Hours apps, devotional reading, alarms set to go off periodically so they will drop everything and pray. Surely these are good things! If Obama uses his Blackberry to try to maintain a spiritual life, more power to him! I don't think it's enough, but it's gotta be better than nothing . . .

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