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Why Did President Obama Pray to a Hand?

  1. AnnCee profile image77
    AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

    Tonight, we pray for that courage.  We pray for the people of the Gulf. 

    And we pray that A HAND may guide us through the storm towards a brighter day. 

    Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.

    I have never heard a Christian prayer for guidance from a hand.

    On the other hand, if you do an internet search of the words, hand and allah, you will see that the hand is very important in Islam.

    The right hand is a reflection of Allah.  Muslims find his name written in the shape of the right hand, in the lines on the palm, in the veins on the back of the hand.  The symbol of the hand is revered.  There is a star cluster that looks like a raised hand and many Muslims look at it as an indication of the return of the Mahdi. If you Google the words be sure to look at the images associated with those words.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It figures.
      Obama has several times called for America to "summon" some spirit or whatever.  It would be legitimate to ask for the Hand of God to guide us, but notably he refuses to connect the two. 
      Guess he doesn't realize or else doesn't care that the true God doesn't bless such nonsense.

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image69
        Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You, too, Brenda.

    2. Flightkeeper profile image77
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey! Maybe Barack can get that hand to stick its finger in the hole in the Gulf.

      You never know, he does have connections, being a demi-God and all.

    3. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's called a metaphor.  The hand represents loving guidance--not necessarily relating to the Christian God.

    4. KFlippin profile image61
      KFlippinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, that is an intriguing observation.  I wondered if anyone would notice that at least twice in one day our President said 'God Bless America', the first was the speech to the Coast Guard fellows, and the second of course his first Oval Office address. 

      I noticed his emphasis on this, and his reference to praying, thought it really odd and wondered if anyone else did.  Thought perhaps I just had not noticed such words from him before -- particularly given the anti christian element that is so rabidly pro-Obama.

      Your observations/comments are interesting, but the expression the "Hand of God" is one that echoes as well with Christians, perhaps in rebuttal to the Muslim connection you see -- although what you describe from your Muslim research clearly weds the use of the expression 'the hand' as an ominous Muslim remark, with many more connotations than found in Christianity.

    5. Ralph Deeds profile image69
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You sound like a Tea Bagger fan of Glenn Beck.

    6. pisean282311 profile image58
      pisean282311posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      what storm he was talking about?

    7. Evan G Rogers profile image81
      Evan G Rogersposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ... don't Christians believe in the hand of god leading them? or something?

      AnnCee really doesn't like obama -i'm going through the political forums, and all the ones she's posted have been about obama being a crazy radical muslim or ... apparently... a ... egyptian pharoah... or something....

      Dont' get me wrong, i hate socialism, and think Obama sucks, but yeesh!

    8. RebelFollower profile image59
      RebelFollowerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am not a fan of Obama and truly believe he is Muslim. But I think somewhere the whole hand thing was a typo of some sort or another.

      1. Sab Oh profile image59
        Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think he is a Muslim. I don't think he believes in anything but himself.

    9. Ralph Deeds profile image69
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Is somebody paying you to throw this scurrilous crap up against the wall?

    10. AnnCee profile image77
      AnnCeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Daisy Khan says A HAND gave them the building where they will build a mosque near the hole that was the Twin Towers.

      atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrug … -zero.html

  2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    It is truly awful that a leader of ALL Americans, doesn't conform to the wishes of JUDEO-CHRISTIAN Americans by using the G-word often enough.  The generic "hand" recognizes multiple faiths.

    I prophesize the appearance of many bigotted, intolerant posts to this thread.

    If my prophecy comes true, will you all start tithing to me and recognizing me as a modern day prophet?

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sheesh Ron!
      Not 'til you change your outfit.  Maybe a long flowing robe.
      And a veil of course, just so's you'd be unrecognizable and therefore in clearly liberal fashion.  K?

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        How's this one?  You can't see the robe, but trust me it's there. smile

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          Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Now that's funny!
          How did you do that?
          You might wanna change it, though.  People who remember my picture might harrass you for that. big_smile
          (Especially if they know you're wearing a pink dress).

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Once you download a picture onto a website, it's pretty easy for anyone to find.  If you are trying to avoid someone for any reason, you may want to refrain from posting your picture online.

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              Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Good advice.   I just can't think of anyone I'm trying to avoid.
              But there might be people who're avoiding ME!   In which case, I'm easily avoided.   Lotsa people ignore me.  LOL.   That's okay with me!

        2. Ohma profile image78
          Ohmaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Just for you Ron.
          http://s1.hubimg.com/u/3303140_f520.jpg

    2. donotfear profile image89
      donotfearposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      Absolutely NOT!!!!

      http://thevinylvillage.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/church_lady.jpg

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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    lol

  4. AnnCee profile image77
    AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

    This is my first post here.  I like the format.  Tried to load a photo but didn't get past the crop.

    Thanks for your responses!

  5. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    Do the phrases "that a hand" and "to a hand" mean the same thing?  Do you have to pray for guidance to equate the two?  If so, do you pray to Webster or Roget?

  6. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    D'OH!

    1. Ohma profile image78
      Ohmaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You were talking about getting a new look right?

  7. Doug Hughes profile image61
    Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago

    I remeber when wingnuts went ballistic because the Prez asked for mustard on his cheezeburger. This post is even more of  a phony, contrived and silly suggestion - that the phrasing of an invocation shows he's Muslim.   Some of you need therapy.

  8. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Wow! America sure has some wingnuts! Talk about drawing a long bow! lol
    This post is about as pathetic as it gets for the "where's his birth certificate mind-set! lol

    1. TMMason profile image73
      TMMasonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah ernest. Where is that birth cirtificate?

      Still haven't seen it.

      Show me the certificate of live birth fromthe hospital.

      Ohh it doesn't exist... I forgot about that.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Pathetic

      2. Randy Godwin profile image94
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        When you find Dumbya's military records it will be in the same box!  LOL!

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        ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So... that must mean.. surely not?, no?, he is an alien? from another planet? Well I never!!!

        ... Or then again, maybe his mother just lost that damn piece of paper. I did that too, put my birth certificate in the wash...

      4. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I knew there would still be at least one person here who would bite!
        The birth certificate issue has been dead and buried since the Hawaiian health department confirmed it.

        I suppose you reckon he's a muslim too? Or the ant-christ or some other equally ignorant hate title.

        Only in America! lol lol lol
        The only thing I don't like about Obama is that he does religion.

        I hope he is lying about being a religionist myself.
        Australia's new prime minister came straight out and said she doesn't do religion! You could never do that in America.

        The problem with America is nobody even gets an equal go at employment without professing a religion.
        As for politicians, no chance of ever being elected without a sky fairy!

        Madness.

  9. mod2vint profile image66
    mod2vintposted 7 years ago

    Maybe he was just telling someone to talk to the hand. Such garbage is getting very boring!! I think some people need to get a life and not worry about someone using a metaphor or swatting a freaking fly.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh!  That reminds me.  The FLY!   And whoever said he wouldn't hurt a fly?!  LOLOL

      When I saw that interview, it was almost like his hissing tongue went ssssslurrrrp, yummm!   hahhaa

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You read too much of your own personality into Obama.

        1. KFlippin profile image61
          KFlippinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I think she was making a joke! could be wrong, but doubt it.......pretend she was a snakey snarkey atheist lib saying same, and most would take it as a joke, albeit a scary one.  I laughed when I read it, so apparently I thought it was funny and a joke. smile

          1. alternate poet profile image78
            alternate poetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            No - I think Brenda sees mostly the dark sides of her own personality when she is looking at others. A joke is still an expression of her view, and that IS a joke.

            1. sabrebIade profile image83
              sabrebIadeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Or maybe Obama is a Reptilian.
              Do Reptilians have birth certificates?

              1. Randy Godwin profile image94
                Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I have one!

          2. Randy Godwin profile image94
            Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Of course, birds of a feather!

      2. AnnCee profile image77
        AnnCeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Gad!  I'd forgotten about the eerie episode of Obama and the fly.  Slurp indeed.  8-)'

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rbUH_iVjYw

  10. JBeadle profile image71
    JBeadleposted 7 years ago

    Muslim God. Christian God.  Jewish God.  Same God.  We all know this right?

  11. pisean282311 profile image58
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    http://api.ning.com/files/6MgXzqQGy3mUjq*sA8fO*X2FEMq7xTSp*U2uxvagWvr7n5hSyrS5S6Yjlcdr2sL47M4tKZMZu4wOgjpKsFR*uBIhU8e1b*fU/GodsHands.jpg

    was this the hand he was talking about?

  12. pisean282311 profile image58
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    http://msa4.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/obama-hand1.jpg

    or may be this hand?

  13. AnnCee profile image77
    AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

    Why did President Obama Pray to a Hand?

    And not a foot?


    http://www.muskurahat.com/IMAGES/islam/HOLYFOOTPRINT.jpg

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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    Give her a break, okay?
    It takes some perseverance to compete with all the oh-save-us-O-great-brilliant-Obama threads.

    1. Sylvie Strong profile image59
      Sylvie Strongposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      One can compete without bizarre conjecture.  She could, for instance, give us her detailed views about concerns about Obama's policies, or why she thinks the country is going in the wrong direction, or what she would do differently.  Instead, she starts ridiculous threads about a hand metaphor, or the other forum thread where she notes that you can take Obama (or pretty much any black man) and note they have the same bone structure as an Egyptian pharaoh (or pretty much any dude from Africa).

  15. donotfear profile image89
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    Why did Oama pray to a hand?

    Because Arnold told him to!!

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qIbU7ptOt4E/Sf8rSaGIgII/AAAAAAAAAas/t8KKztO4ex4/s400/talktothehand.png

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Arnie is sometimes more like the Defector than the Terminator these days....
      The Kennedy influence is hard to fight I guess.

  16. AnnCee profile image77
    AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

    I am not a fan of Obama and truly believe he is Muslim. But I think somewhere the whole hand thing was a typo of some sort or another.

    No, Reb, he said it out loud.  They were spoken words.  A spoken prayer. 

    http://www.addamsfamily.com/addams/afthing1.jpg

  17. AnnCee profile image77
    AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

    Uhmmm . . . . .    ehrrr   bump?

  18. lovemychris profile image82
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    That is my feeling exactly Ralph....and a few others as well.

  19. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Personally, I think he was referring to "Put your Hand in the hand" by Ocean smile

    "Put your hand in the hand of the man who stilled the water
    Put your hand in the hand of the man who calmed the sea
    Take a look at yourself and-a you can look at others differently
    By puttin' your hand in the hand of the man from-a Gallilee.
    "

  20. profile image0
    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    mebbe he was askin' help from Reagan's old hand at the helm? if ya don't git it, don't bother. steady the course an' all that rot

  21. AnnCee profile image77
    AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

    http://www.cgfocus.com/images/article/kevin_kutchaver/AddamsFamily2_Thing_01.jpg

    A hand.  He prayed "a hand" would help.

  22. ahorseback profile image44
    ahorsebackposted 6 years ago

    You people are truely amusing and amazing , maybe he meant simply, the hand of guidance from anyone , and at this point , even the hand of Alah or Moses or Jehova, anyone that could save us all from the ever devisive ,  over-analytical bunch of politically correct retards we are becoming. I'm not an Obama fan , never was ,but this, he said ,she said crap should end one day ........peace.

  23. AnnCee profile image77
    AnnCeeposted 6 years ago

    Daisy Khan says A HAND gave them the building where they will build a mosque near the hole that was the Twin Towers.

    atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrug … -zero.html

    1. AnnCee profile image77
      AnnCeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Our State Department is paying for the founder of the Cordoba Initiative, Daisy Khan's husband, a known supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood to travel to the Middle East representing the United States in an effort to improve relations.  The man who is responsible, along with [b]A HAND, for a mosque to be built near the site of the 9/11 massacre is representing our government now.[/b]

      http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/201 … -mid-east/

      There is a group of investors who have obtained the building next door to the proposed mosque site.  They are planning to build a gay nightclub that caters also to Muslim gays in an attempt to foster understanding and curtail all the hangings in the Middle East as they grow to understand that homosexuality is a reasonable choice, not a sin.   Part of the club will be alcohol free in deference to the sensibilities of Muslims.

      www.mediaite.com/tv/greg-gutfield-to-op … c-gay-men/

 
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