Washington, June 10 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has mentioned Jesus Christ in a number of high-profile public speeches, something his predecessor George W. Bush rarely did, reports Politico.
In his recent speech to Muslims around the world from Cairo, Obama described himself as a Christian and mentioned the Islamic story of Isra, in which Moses, Jesus and Mohammed joined in prayer.
At the University of Notre Dame on May 17, Obama talked about the good works he'd seen done by Christian community groups in Chicago. "I found myself drawn - not just to work with the church but to be in the church," Obama said. "It was through this service that I was brought to Christ."
And a month before that, Obama mentioned Jesus' Sermon on the Mount at Georgetown University to make the case for his economic policies.
Obama retold the story of two men, one who built his house on a pile of sand and the other who built his on a rock:
"We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand," Obama said. "We must build our house upon a rock."
More than four months into the Obama presidency, a picture is emerging of a chief executive who is comfortable with public displays of his religion.
According to Politico, Obama's invocation of the Christian Messiah is more overt than Americans heard in the public rhetoric of Bush in his time in the White House - even though Bush's victories were powered in part by evangelical voters. (ANI)