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I Repeat: The Bible Is Not A Political Tract

Posted on | February 3, 2012 | 22 Comments

by Smitty

“Who can take Alinsky,
mix him up with faith,
make them both sound rancid,
while he runs his POTUS race?

Obama man can,
Obama man can.
Obama man can,
’cause he takes a little Truth
and mixes it with crap
and makes you say: ‘Tastes good!’

Emphasis mine on the BuzzFeed quote:

“And so when I talk about our financial institutions playing by the same rules as folks on Main Street, when I talk about making sure insurance companies aren’t discriminating against those who are already sick, or making sure that unscrupulous lenders aren’t taking advantage of the most vulnerable among us, I do so because I genuinely believe it will make the economy stronger for everybody. But I also do it because I know that far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years, and I believe in God’s command to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself.’

How can we get federal politicians to stop with the hijacking of the Golden Rule?

  • It is offered in the context of inter-personal relationships: the State, as such, didn’t love you, doesn’t love you, and never will love you.

    Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

  • Maybe Obama can articulate why this neighbor love business doesn’t apply during political races. Can SuperPAC money restore the love? The tatters of Newt’s [redacted] suggest: no.
  • How can loving thy neighbor be accomplished by bankrupting his grandchildren? Sure, Buuuuuuuush tax cuts, but how far can that particular line of hooey stretch?
  • If sexual harassment is in the eye of the receiver, at what point do I have the legal standing to say ‘no’ to this line of Presidential affection?

Ultimately, loving individuals is not a federal task. Romney is right not to care about the very poor. Such economic discrimination is not a Presidential task.
And I see I lose the whole internet to Cassandra.
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22 Responses to “I Repeat: The Bible Is Not A Political Tract”

  1. Ladd Ehlinger Jr.
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Render unto Caesar is a pertinent quote, I think.

  2. Bob Belvedere
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    I used a different song to anchor my comments about Jug-Eared Jesus.

  3. Bob Belvedere
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    Nothing wrong with loving thy neighbor if she’s Rule 5 worthy.

  4. Anonymous
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    Oh come on, The Bible is just like The Constitution, Obama will tell you what it means, that is his job as Lightbringer.

  5. Anonymous
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    Romney should care about the things that government does to exacerbate the very poor or creates the very poor.  It’s possible he does.

    Whatever he actually feels, he shouldn’t offer up counter productive rhetoric.  I think Jonah Goldberg’s objection that whatever else you think about Romney, he’s not a very good politician is certainly true, and the “very poor” thing is an excellent demonstration of that fact.

  6. Steve Burri
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    Funny, Obama doesn’t touch on the Bible’s discussion of debt.

  7. Neil
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    He also spoke of caring for those who can’t speak up for themselves, but he is the most pro-abortion President (and perhaps politician) ever.  

    If a Republican said those things Liberals would be screaming the church/state canard.  But they know Obama doesn’t really mean it.

  8. Tennwriter
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    Not quite.  Lightbringer.  Messiah. a god.  The One.

    They want to go back to the old heresy of the Sumerians: the  god-king.

  9. Anonymous
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    Ladd, I’ll settle for a single verse where Jesus defined charity as sending out Caesar’s legions to extract contributions at spearpoint so the scribes and Pharisees could pass it back out with great fanfare.

    Verses where He defines it as a personal act to be done as secretly as possible are, pardon the word, legion.

  10. Pathfinder's wife
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    If I remember correctly, committing blasphemy is a pretty grievous sin.

    It does point to an interesting conundrum though.

    And Romney should care about the very poor, and the very rich — he should be caring about how to get more numbers of the very poor out of their situation…it is both pragmatic and charitable (leaving them where they are at is not).  He should care about the very rich who have bought into this idea of handwashing as well (like I said, giving to an arts foundation while the local food pantry  goes without food is not really charitable when you think about it, nor is it practical either — the statues won’t finally snap and do something regrettable).

  11. Kindman59
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him. (Deuteronomy 18:19 NKJV)

  12. ThePaganTemple
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    I bet if Romney is nominated, people in Georgia, Virginia, and North Carolina are going to be hearing more about the Bible and Christianity over the following three months than most of them have ever heard in their whole lives, and that’s saying something. Obama will make sure they all know he’s a “Bible believing Christian”. What happened at that prayer breakfast was just a prelude to what’s coming down the pike. In the meantime, a lot of anti-Mormon propaganda will be making the rounds, much more than usual. And you know what, it might not work in NC, but it might in Virginia and Georgia, maybe a few other places.

  13. Steve in TN
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 11:46 am

     Virginia… You mean where Jim Moran thinks Alan West is white (or at least not authentically black)?

  14. Anonymous
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    Sort of.  Moran is in the bit that’s more like DC than anything else.  That part is voting Obama no matter what.

  15. Thomas L. Knapp
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    God is clearly an anarchist, and government part of the whole “fallen” bit:

    And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.
    And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign
    over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his
    chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his
    And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over
    fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest,
    and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.
    And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
    And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
    And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
    And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your
    goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
    He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.
    And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall
    have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.
    Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
    That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.—–

  16. ThePaganTemple
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

     It doesn’t matter. All he has to do is depress the GOP vote, not turn them into Obama voters.

  17. Pathfinder's wife
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    There are some inherent weaknesses in that plan — which hopefully the GOP will exploit.

    Whatever else, he certainly is an audacious one; in the period of less than a month he flaunts the biggest threat to religious freedom ever dared by a president ever, and then turns around and wears the cloak of “true Christian”.  
    Let’s hope it trips him up and people do not buy into this.

  18. Christy Waters
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Love the revamped Candyman lyrics. Puts a whole new spin on the crap sandwich.

    2 Thessalonians 3:10 also says “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.” I wonder if Barack “sort of God” Obama (thanks Evan Thomas) will apply this verse to the food stamp program… Nah, didn’t think so.

  19. Quartermaster
    February 3rd, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    Under the Mosaic law, the poor were required to work. The corners of a field were not be harvested and left for the poor so they could go out and gather their own food. The Bible Christian that Obama is beleives we should just give it to teh poor. Yep, he wants the poor to be eaten alive by the entitlement attitude and we can see the results among the poor. It self perpetuates.

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  21. Anonymous
    February 4th, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    Where else have we seen politics + religion in the modern world?  Three guesses and two aren’t Russia and China.

  22. Tennwriter
    February 4th, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

    I heard the arguement that the Kingship the people of Israel wanted was a replacement for God.  That the pagan nations about them had gone to kingship as such a thing.

    Which would be a very early manifestatation of the leftist State is God mindset.