This was a horrible display of our President's stupidity. He could have, and should have, ended his speech without mention of any God- especially since the changing of the Pledge of Allegiance was a balant example of the virulence of the Christian religion virus in this country.
He perpetuated the belief that this country is a Christian nation that believes it has a monopoly on a true "god" and is out to dominate the rest of the world with the support of America's god- whatever that is. And the majority of Americans blindly support such stupidity and claim that those of us who do not blindly support such stupidity are not patriotic. God bless America- and what- to hell with everyone else?
Morons- this country is led by, and full of, morons.
I agree. I don't think it was an intentional sleight at a large minority group (atheists), but an attempt to further separate himself from the right-wing theory that he is a muslim jihadist.
Obama is catering to the wrong group. There are many people that don't like him because he is an intelligent black man, and they will do or say anything to discredit him, despite all evidence to the contrary.
Of course, some of us just don't like his policies, but now I'm getting off topic.
What Alissa said (and what I was trying to get at in my first post that I now look at and realize that I only said it very vaguely) is probably what Obama was going for. Obama is trying to show that he's a good little christian like he's supposed to be because of the perceptions etc. that I mentioned before.