August 18, 2008

Personhood also above Ratzinger's pay grade

The assumption of Obama's critics is that a president should always reduce complex issues to simple black and white truisms, unfounded in reality. That's why they supported Bush. And that's why they're supporting McCain.
Andrew Sullivan.

Recall that Rick Warren didn't ask Barack Obama 'When does life begin,' but rather, "At what point does a baby get human rights."

John McCain got, "At what point is a baby entitled to human rights." Those are two very different questions, in that one may not get what one is entitled to — and vice versa — and both are quite a bit different than 'When does life begin,' a separate inquiry to which McCain seems to have been responding.

Needless to say, the right-wingers are currently engrossed in a typical self-righteous snit, despite apparently not even having considered the meaning of the questions themselves. Much like John McCain.


Anonymous said...

Here's Rick Warren, preaching what he's practiced regardless as to what the candidates actually said:

"[T]here's a difference between simply talking the lingo... after the 2004 election the Democratic pundits were saying 'The Democrats lost in '04 because they didn't talk the language of faith.' And actually that's kind of, not paternalistic, but it's talking down.

"It's basically saying 'If you just get the right words, then they'll think you've got the lingo.' And just because a person can say 'God' and 'Jesus' and 'salvation' and whatever doesn't mean they have a worldview. And people want to know what do they believe, not just their personal faith."

Here's some random atheist blogger, schooling the anointed on his own supposed principles:

When asked about their relationship with Jay Cee, Obama sliced open a lamb, squeezed its blood into a bucket, and bathed in it right there onstage. McCain said, 'I'm saved and forgiven." Next question...'

"Here is a church that ostensibly affirms the essentially sinful nature of man after the Fall, that believes in the inheritance of Adamic guilt, that believes that each person must be "born again" in order to be eligible for salvation, that believes that Edenic disobedience allowed sin and evil to enter irrevocably into the world, until such time as the sci-fi reentry of the Lord Jesus Christ into this world.

"So here's McCain disputing one of the basic tenets of Evangelical Protestantism, and it's one of his biggest applause lines, and no one, not even the damned preacher, seems to notice?"


illusory tenant said...

They don't care for "nuance," or something.