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Campaigning up in Ohio last weekend Rick Santorum allowed that President Obama’s politics springs from his ‘world view’ which in turn springs from “some phony theology, not a theology based on the Bible.”
 
Obama’s campaign immediately shot back in a white heat that Santorum had just questioned the President’s Christianity.
 
And Santorum answered saying, Not so – he thinks Obama’s a Christian but his world view is something else entirely.
 
So can a President (or, for that matter, a ditch-digger) who’s a Christian have a world view rooted in a phony theology? There’s not much doubt the answer to that is Yes.
 
Back in my Episcopalian days the Bishop once came to visit our vestry to explain why he thought ordaining gay priests was the dead-on-right biblical thing to do – not a soul in that room agreed with him and the whole thing started a row that went on for hours until the Bishop reared back and grinned and said, Well, I’ll tell you what we can agree on – I believe He was crucified and buried and was dead-as-a doornail and three days later He rose as alive as you or me.
 
No one in that room agreed with a word the Bishop had said about gay priests but no one had any doubt he was a Christian either.
 
Theology doesn’t usually come up in a political campaign but Rick Santorum’s touched a nerve. A good part of America looks at Obama’s row with the Catholic Bishops and says, Right on – birth control is every woman’s right and to hell with those fossilized Bishops. But another part of America, like Rick Santorum, looks at Obama-politics and Obama’s ‘world view’ and they’re shaking their heads grimly, thinking, This has gone too far.
 
And between those two world views there’s not one scintilla of common ground.
 
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Bold Evangelical
# Bold Evangelical
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 1:19 PM
Just because someone is a Christian does not ipso facto make their philosophical or political positions Biblical. A person can be a new or immature believer and sincerely hold a position that contradicts or miss-interprets orthodox Christian theology.
Then again the apostle Paul and Jesus himself did warn us about wolves in sheep's clothing, those who would pay lip service to being followers of Christ but who are imposters, posers.
It is clear to this evangdelical, former Catholic, that all freedom loving people of faith must stand against Obama's dictate that irregardless of our religious beliefs, we must facilitate and fund the use of free birth control and abortifacients like the morning after pill.
Unless overturned, ObamaCare will be used as a hammer against liberty. What's next? Shall we be required to bow down to his golden image?
Bold Evangelical
# Bold Evangelical
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 1:21 PM
Just because someone is a Christian does not ipso facto make their philosophical or political positions Biblical. A person can be a new or immature believer and sincerely hold a position that contradicts or miss-interprets orthodox Christian theology.
Then again the apostle Paul and Jesus himself did warn us about wolves in sheep's clothing, those who would pay lip service to being followers of Christ but who are imposters, posers.
It is clear to this evangdelical, former Catholic, that all freedom loving people of faith must stand against Obama's dictate that irregardless of our religious beliefs, we must facilitate and fund the use of free birth control and abortifacients like the morning after pill.
Unless overturned, ObamaCare will be used as a hammer against liberty. What's next? Shall we be required to bow down to his golden image?
Carbine
# Carbine
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 1:43 PM
I don't like Santorum's sanctimonious mis-use of religion for political gain. He certainly has the right to express his religious beliefs, and they aren't in fact very different from mine, but I don't beleive for a second that his references to religion on the stump are anything more than a calculated attempt to garner votes. And I think that stinks.

What stinks even more, however, is the glaring double standard the media uses to attack Santorum for doing and saying virtually the same thing Obama did and said about a week ago. What's the difference between the "phony religiosity" that Obama complained about and the "phony theology" that Santorum decried? What's the difference between Obama's cynical twisting of scripture to gain support for his tax proposals and Santorum's braggin about his religion to pander to religious voters?

They both deserve a swift kick in the rear, but the media will only lace up its boots for one of them.
dap916
# dap916
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 5:24 PM
I read what you posted here twice. Now, admittedly, I am not the brightest bulb in the box...but, my question is...HUH?

I think that was some anti-catholic presentation. Am I right here?

Well, so, do ya think that Obama should come out saying he's against catholic beliefs?

Maybe I just didn't get what you are presenting here. I mean, I know the uber-left is all about not believing in "theology" and "god" and "religion" and such rather believing in government and so forth to lead "us" into a better way of life and such. Just wondering what you're saying here in this. I also know that "chrisitan" is a bad word for liberal-democrats so maybe this is where you're going.

Just call me "confused in NC".

Thanks.

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