Jeremiah Wright's Post 9-11 Sermon.

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has rejected the comments of his preacher in the clip below. What do you think of it in context?

In the first place, I have always liked how the Black churches mixed their preaching with politics. It helped spur on the Civil Rights revolution at a time when evangelicals had an uneasy conscience about doing so, which Carl F.H. Henry wrote about.

But did you notice that as soon as Jeremiah Wright mentioned Malcolm X and began with the word "chicken..." that his audience already knew what he was about to say? He had used that phrase before about America. And he is correct about the abuses America has heaped on Native and African Americans, along with others, in many ways. But do you know who is to be blamed for these abuses? Not atheists. We weren't in charge. Christians were. And while he did use the word "enemies" to describe those who attacked us on 9/11, I saw no condemnation by him of those who did it. It's as if Americans were to be blamed for what happened. Like we deserved it, or something.

And did you notice that his first response to this terrorist attack was to seek a closer relationship with his God, which is pathetically ironic. For that same God was the one who purportedly spoke the words of Psalm 137 where people should be happy to dash babies against the rocks. Why would he, or anyone, seek refuge in a God who was pleased with the very horror he now must preach against to his congregation? That does not make sense to me at all! The proper response is what Sam Harris did. He began writing a book calling for “the end of faith.” And instead of Jeremiah Wright's hope that the churches would continue to be filled after 9/11, there has been a backlash against religion in general with the present atheist revolution. This backlash is indeed the proper response. After 9/11 I'm happy to be a part of it. Have done then with Psalm 137 as God's word. It isn't. And neither is the Koran or any other holy book. It's all bunk. We can live better as human beings without them.