Friday, October 31, 2008

Obama on abortion, gay marriage, defence, taxation, education and justice



Cranmer would like it known that he does not accord with all that this video purports to ascribe to ‘biblical Christianity’. But, with four days to go, and things looking a little bleak for Senator McCain - not to mention the most unlikely Obamacons (or those who are 'torn') popping up all over the place – His Grace has to contribute to the GOP campaign as best he can.

5 Comments:

Anonymous miserable sinner said...

Your Grace, I am curious -- what is there in the video that purports to be ascribe to "biblical Christianity" that you disagree with? The video seemed to be just a series of "bullet points," and I would have thought contained far too little detail to run afoul of any particular religious denomination.

31 October 2008 at 17:40  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr Miserable sinner,

It is the precise lack of detail and sweeping generalisations made in what purports to be 'the Christian case against Obama' which cause His Grace to issue the qualifier. At the very least, the concept of wealth redistribution is not intrinsically unbiblical.

31 October 2008 at 18:57  
Blogger Bert Rustle said...

Steve Sailer has taken a keen interest in O'Bama and has just published a book on him which can be downloaded before publication, see http://isteve.blogspot.com/2008/10/big-news-you-can-now-read-my-book.html

John Derbyshire has reviewed it thus:

[i]... Steve Sailer gives us the real Barack Obama, who turns out to be very very different -- and much more INTERESTING -- than the bland healer/uniter image stitched together out of whole cloth this past six years by Obama's packager, David Axelrod. Making heavy use of Obama's own writings, which he admires for their literary artistry, Sailer gives the deepest insights I have yet seen into Obama's lifelong obsession with "race and inheritance," and rounds off this brilliant character portrait with speculations on how Obama's personality might play out in the Presidency. ...[/i]

You can find the whole 264-page book at:
http://www.vdare.com/half-blood_prince/

31 October 2008 at 20:30  
Blogger Holy Smoke said...

I do not recall that in the sermon on talents that Jesus asked the rich servant to redistribute his wealth with the servant who buried his money.

“.. Such collectivism is, I think, not only silly and untruthful but immoral. The Ten Commandments in the Old Testament of the Bible are very clear about this. Now the Bible might seem to be a strange place to do economic research--particularly for a person who is not very religious and here in a country that is not predominately Jewish or Christian.
However, I have been thinking--from a political economy point of view--about the Tenth Commandment.

The first nine commandments concern theological principles and social law: thou shalt not commit adultery, steal, kill, etc. All religions contain such rules. But then there's the tenth commandment: "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covert thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's."

Here are God's basic rules about how the Tribes of Israel should live, a very brief list of sacred obligations and solemn moral precepts, and right at the end of it is, "Don't envy your friend's cow." What is that doing in there? Why would God, with just ten things to tell Moses, choose, as one of them, jealousy about the things the man next door has? And yet think about how important to the well-being of a community this commandment is. If you want a donkey, if you want a meal, if you want an employee, don't complain about what other people have, go get your own. The tenth commandment sends a message to collectivists, to people who believe wealth is best obtained by redistribution. And the message is clear and concise: Go to hell…”

P.J. O'Rourke, Cato Institute's Mencken research fellow delivered these remarks at a June 1997 Cato conference in Shanghai, China.

1 November 2008 at 13:45  
Anonymous wooden elephant said...

Barack, where in the Sermon on the Mount is gay marriage commanded?

The reason why homosexuality is never explicitly mentioned in the Gospels is because 1st century Jews were smart enough to realize how degraded it is.

2 November 2008 at 01:06  

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