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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.

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.  [...]

link to video


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

(CBS Atlanta)
[...]

[Barack Obama:]
“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]

[Barack Obama:]
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.
[...]

[emphasis added]


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."
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. [...]
Ooops!  No harm, no foul, then. All is right in the world again. She said sorry. Sort of, maybe, maybe not.


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.





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  •  By making false accusations, (7+ / 0-)

    little Ricky Sanitary controls the talking points.

    We need to ignore him and focus on replacing Congress.  Need to boot out all the scofflaws and the dufus brigade.

    Louie Gohmert(TX-01)
    Joe Wilson(SC-02)
    Joe Walsh (IL-08)
    Steve King (IA-05)
    Michele Bachmann(MN-06)
    Tom Graves(GA-09)
    Paul Broun(GA-10)
    John Culberson(TX-07)
    Phil Gingrey(GA-11)
    Clif Stearns(FL-06)
    Frank Guinta(NH-01)
    Charles Bass(NH-02)
    Allen West(FL-22)
    Daniel Webster(FL-08)
    Austin Scott(GA-08)
    Lou Barletta(PA-11)
    Patrick McHenry(NC-10)
    Chip Cravaack(MN-08)
    Thaddeus McCotter(MI-11)
    Sean Duffy(WI-07)
    Eric Cantor(VA-07)
    Jeff Denham(CA-19)
    Steve Womack(AR-03)
    Steve Southerland(FL-02)
    Virginia Foxx(NC-05)
    Joe Heck(NV-03)
    John Campbell(CA-48)
    Andy Harris (MD-01)
    Peter King (NY-03)
    Frank Lobiondo(NJ-02)
    Nan Hayworth (NY-19)
    Doug Lamborn (CO-05)
    Mike Coffman (CO-06)
    Robert Dold (IL-10)
    John Fleming (LA-04)
    Diane Black (TN-06)
    Marsha Blackburn (TN-07)
    Justin Amash (MI-03)
    Robert Hurt (VA-05)
    Jim Jordan (OH-04)
    Jean Schmidt (OH-02)
    Don Young (AK)
    Paul Ryan (WI-01)
    Elton Gallegly (CA-24)
    Collin Peterson (MN-10)
    Renee Elmers (NC-02)
    Timothy Walberg (MI-07)
    Mike Rogers (MI-08)
    Peter Hoekstra (MI-Sen)
    Adrian Smith (NE-03)
    Vern Buchanan (FL-13)

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 03:49:56 PM PST

    •  I agree they need to be booted out. (7+ / 0-)

      Ignoring these false accusations,

      is not the way to do that,
      imo.


      Those middle America folks will buy Rick's pablum if it is not challenged.

      I still remember Swift-Boating of John Kerry.  On his Bravery and Patriotism, no less.

      A charge unanswered, is a charge that sticks.


      Hell, if the guy doesn't fight to correct the record,

      then it must be true!


      Those middle America folks will reason.


      What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
      -- Maslow ...... my list.

      by jamess on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 03:55:56 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Well, at least the President isn't (0+ / 0-)

        wasting his time responding.

        The attack on Kerry was designed to distract from the fact that Dubya had something to hide in his military career.  He was covering up a weakness of his own.  Sanitary Ricky is just flailing to keep attention on himself--imitating the bully boys.

        People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

        by hannah on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 12:22:53 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

  •  Three words: Kingdom of God. (10+ / 0-)

    According to RW "christians", anything that jesus said about helping the poor, healing the sick, etc. can be safely ignored because he wasn't talking about Earth.

    Just that wonderful little gated, all-white, heaven community.  Where they're getting in and none of you librul heathens are.

    neener, neener, neener.

    /snark

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 03:52:17 PM PST

  •  I've heard that in anti-science conservative (3+ / 0-)
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    jamess, commonmass, glorificus

    circles they're referring to environmentalists' concern for the environment as being akin to a religion.  That may have been what he meant by that statement.

    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    by NMDad on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 04:00:57 PM PST

  •  There really isn't anything Christian at all (3+ / 0-)
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    jamess, moose67, cany

    about what comes out of Santorum's filthy s*ithole of a mouth.

    Please forgive me, that wasn't very Christian.

    Santorum: Man on Dog; Romney: Dog on Car. Ren and Stimpy: Dog on Cat equalitymaine.org

    by commonmass on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 04:24:58 PM PST

  •  I'm actually pretty excited! (1+ / 0-)
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    jamess

    I mean, a "strange theology" implies there might be a theology that isn't strange.

    Sorry, I spend a lot of my time with Christians (they claim) who think any theology is bound to be strange: "We don't need no stinking theology here. We've got born-again faith!"

    Now, if Ricky could only start using theological language instead of flinging it--we might have a decent, respectful conversation.

    Or not. (Sigh.)

  •  Most right-wing Christian are not Christian (4+ / 0-)
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    jamess, TomP, a2nite, Cassandra Waites

    and they have no clue at all about the teaching of Christ. They would not know him if he walk up to them and said Hi! I am not at all sure what these people are or even where they come by their beliefs. I doubt that any of them have ever read the new testament and if they did they failed to grasp its meaning. Sad to say that this is what passes for faith in far to many of my fellow citizens.

    •  it really is (1+ / 0-)
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      TomP

      hypocrisy is bad enough, in common societal values.


      Put a deep layer of religious hypocrisy on top of it.

      And certainly does miss the point of "values" in the first place.


      What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
      -- Maslow ...... my list.

      by jamess on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 05:29:08 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  there's a distinction between what I call the (2+ / 0-)
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      jamess, Cassandra Waites

      political Christians and the true fundamentalists.  

      My guess is that many of the political Christians--those who use the religion for personal gain, aren't particularly religious themselves, but they posture as if they were.

      Then there are the ones who truly fear hell, God's wrath, etc.  Both groups are nutcases, but they're different animals that gain from each other.

  •  The thing that scares me is that it seems that (2+ / 0-)
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    jamess, Cassandra Waites

    parts of the Nation have gone farther off the rails then ever before. The advent of 24/7 hate is pushing the Nation to who knows where, while some are making millions by doing so.

    The only way I see to combat this, (Hear this in Bill Moyers voice), is to talk to Your neighbors. Listen to their concerns.Ask them what they see as a way forward. Ask them questions that pertain to how they answer, with out giving judgement. Then You need to do some homework.

    The idea that the USA,USA is number one in anything but MIC exports is false. CBO/CIA/FBI/HUD/HHC/DOT, all have reports of how far we have have fallen. Pick one or two and share it.

    •  I try this (1+ / 0-)
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      vzfk3s

      but the amorphous "fear and loathing" run deep, sometimes.


      and fear demands a boogeyman, in order for it all

      "to make sense."


      Maybe Bill Moyers could get to the bottom of it, somehow?

      he is a better than me, I'll quickly admit.


      What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
      -- Maslow ...... my list.

      by jamess on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 06:08:17 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  No Jamess, You do well at informing those (3+ / 0-)
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    jamess, a2nite, Cassandra Waites

    that want to be informed. What I am saying is that the people who think all is great, need to have some more info.

    Someone needs to break through to those who don't pay attention.

    J, Please keep up Your good work!

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