Rick Santorum would be wise to remember these words, he claims to live by:
1) “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2) For you will be treated as you treat others.a The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged."-- Matthew 7
Does Obama elevate Earth above man?
by Dan Farber, CBSNews.com -- Feb 19, 2012
Rick Santorum spent Sunday morning on "Face the Nation" explaining his statement uttered during a campaign stop in Ohio Saturday that President Obama espouses a phony ideal and a theology that is not based on the Bible.link to video
Santorum said that his remarks about Obama's phony theology not based on the Bible referred to the president's environmental policies, not his religious faith. [...]
Instead of sitting in judgment of Obama's internal motives, perhaps Rick Santorum should inspect that empty stone he calls his heart ...
If Rick Santorum were at all fair and balanced, he would not be judging a book by its cover. He would be looking at the words and deeds of that book instead ...
Because from the sounds of it, Obama is a much of a Christian as Santorum repeatedly claims to be, only Obama doesn't wear his religion on his sleeve.
GOP Congressman Walks Out During Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast Speech
Atlanta CBS local -- Feb 3, 2012
“And I think to myself, if I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that’s going to make economic sense,” the president said. “But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’”
Hardly sounds like a "Secret Muslim" to me, despite what the 'Merchants of Hate' might slyly joke about in their quiet rooms ... rather Obama sounds kind of thoughtful, kind of serious about what his faith means to him ...
National Prayer Breakfast: President Obama’s speech transcript
washingtonpost -- Feb 2, 2012
[... pg 2][emphasis added]
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." I know the version of that Golden Rule is found in every major religion and every set of beliefs -- from Hinduism to Islam to Judaism to the writings of Plato.
[... pg 3]
To answer the responsibility we're given in Proverbs to "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute." And for others, it may reflect the Jewish belief that the highest form of charity is to do our part to help others stand on their own.
Treating others as you want to be treated. Requiring much from those who have been given so much. Living by the principle that we are our brother's keeper. Caring for the poor and those in need. These values are old. They can be found in many denominations and many faiths, among many believers and among many non-believers. And they are values that have always made this country great -- when we live up to them; when we don't just give lip service to them; when we don't just talk about them one day a year. And they're the ones that have defined my own faith journey.
Yes, loving your neighbor, speaking up for the helpless, and helping the poor ... you know, basically living by the Golden Rule ... those sound like a "Phony Theology" if we ever heard one -- right Rick?
Well let me clue you in on something, those are the basic tenets of Christianity, Rick. Principles for living. Principles that Obama has proclaimed to be his own.
Principles that even your own Church expects from you Santorum. That and a whole lot more, assuming your faith is more than just a "political roose" Rick.
Well if your spokespeople are any guide the holier-than-thou roose is on us ... the American public. I thought we were past all this character slurring -- apparently not. Silly me ...
'Radical Islamist policies' stumble lets Rick Santorum spokesperson avoid defending the real message
by Meteor Blades -- Feb 20, 2012
While running cover for Rick Santorum's comments regarding the president's "theology" Monday with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, campaign spokesperson Alice Stewart flubbed a line, transforming "radical environmental policies" into "radical Islamist policies."Ooops! No harm, no foul, then. All is right in the world again. She said sorry. Sort of, maybe, maybe not.
“There is a type of theological secularism when it comes to the global warmists in this country. That’s what he was referring to. He was referring to the president’s policies in terms of the radical Islamic policies the president has."Stewart later called Mitchell to explain that she had misspoken. [...]
Rick Santorum would be wise to remember the words, he claims to live by ... and his Muslim/Environmentalist-slurring staff too:
3) “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 4) How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5) Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.-- Matthew 7
Or maybe some more folksy American wisdom might ring their "genuine theological" bell:
"What's good for the goose, is good for gander."
Gander that Rick, the next time you choose to slam someone else's faith, for your own political gain.
Santorum you just may end up reaping what you sow.
Reap the whirlwind Rick, inherit the wind.
Lest ye be judged ... with the same yardstick with which you judge others ...
Fair is only fair, Mr Sanctimonious.