I suppose I should stop writing about Ricky, but he gives me so much to work with…
When asked if he believed Obama is a “sincere liberal Christian,” the former Pennsylvania senator said he didn’t believe that sort of ideology exists, and that Obama’s church, United Church of Christ in Chicago, had “abandoned Christendom” and used a non-literal interpretation of the Bible.
“I don’t think there is such a thing,” he said of Obama as a liberal Christian. “To take what is plainly written and say that ‘I don’t agree with that, therefore I don’t have to pay attention to it,’ means you’re not what you say you are. You’re a liberal something, but you’re not a Christian.”
Admittedly, he has a point. What kind of Christian would suggest that hoarding wealth is a bad thing, that paying money to the government is necessary, promote dealing with enemies with pacifism, and not judging others? Jesus was all about blaming the poor for their situations, attacking enemies with violence, and hating others for their transgressions. The Bible never, for example, suggested praying to have one’s sins forgiven, as one forgives those who sin against them. That’d be liberal bullshit.