A site called The Dude Abides:

At 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2004, when I was the religion reporter (I am now its religion columnist) at the Chicago Sun-Times, I met then-State Sen. Barack Obama at Café Baci, a small coffee joint at 330 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, to interview him exclusively about his spirituality. Our conversation took place a few days after he’d clinched the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that he eventually won. We spoke for more than an hour. He came alone. He answered everything I asked without notes or hesitation. The profile of Obama that grew from the interview at Cafe Baci became the first in a series in the Sun-Times called “The God Factor,” that eventually became my first book, The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People (FSG, March 2006.) Because of the staggering interest in now U.S. Sen. Obama’s faith and spiritual predilections, I thought it might be helpful to share that interivew…

The reason for the title:

Do you believe in sin?


What is sin?

Being out of alignment with my values.

Gee, Barack… I kinda figured sin was when you missed the taret God has set you. Not YOUR values, but HIS. Unless of course, you’re setting youself up as God….

Just how screwy is Jerry Wright’s idea of Christianity starts filtering through, here.

BBCT; Blue Crab Blvd

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