Obama refashions America's old-time [civil] religion

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Obama refashions America's old-time [civil] religion: "Obama refashions America's old-time [civil] religion
By Daniel Burke and Kevin Eckstrom, c. 2009 Religion News Service

Published January 29, 2009

Noah K. Murray/The Star-Ledger

First lady Michelle Obama hold’s President Lincoln’s inaugural Bible as her husband takes the oath of office to become the 44th president of the United States on Jan 20.

WASHINGTON — Seeking to revive a dispirited nation, President Obama on Jan. 20 told Americans to get religion – civil religion.

“We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things,” Obama said, quoting Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, in one of the few explicitly Christian references in his address.

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