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We are a Jewish nation.  We are a Buddhist nation.  We are a Muslim nation, Hindu nation.  And we are a nation of atheists and non-believers.

Obama said this at the end of his interview in the Compassion Forum when asked, (paraphrasing), what is your response to those who say religion has far too much influence in public life?

He said religion and religious metaphors have a place in the public square (i.e. pulic discourse), but then he went on to say...

On the other hand, what those of us who are of religious faith have to do when we're within the public sqaure is to translate our language into a universal language that can appeal to everybody . . . because we are not just a Christian nation . . . .

Obama is exactly right, and is hitting the exactly right notes.  This is another one for the history books, folks.

I don't know how to imbed video, but uniongal has the video here.  Go to Part 5, and about 8 minutes into it, you will see this response.

Classic Obama, IMHO.  He gets it.  He gets us.  All of us.  

Originally posted to LawStudent on Mon Apr 14, 2008 at 12:02 AM PDT.

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