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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Christian Cherry Picker

Rick Santorum is what I find so hypocritical of politicians (and regular folk for that matter) who proclaim their faith as some sort of divine guiding light, especially when used as the war cry of their campaign.

Rick Santorumforever sighting his faith when talking about his pro-life, pro-family, and pro-heterosexual values. He tells us it is all a result of his deeply rooted Catholic upbringing. The same Catholic upbringing that taught him anti-war, anti-guns, anti-poverty, anti-death penalty and anti-undocumented immigrant deportation. So where is he on those Catholic values? In Santorum World, that's where.

I honestly think if Rick and I were to put check marks next to the values we share with the Catholic church, I'd end up being more Catholic the good old Rick.

And that is exactly the problem. You can't cherry pick the parts of your faith you believe and the ones you dismiss. Otherwise, what's the point?

Ya see, the truth is most of us do exactly that. We cherry pick. Why? Because we have issues. We're not perfect, which is why we don't go around preaching to others about how our cherries are the best. I'll be the first to tell you, some of mine are downright rotten, and I'm an agnostic with Baptist roots for cryin' out loud. It just seems to me that Rick's claims of guiding faith strike of some moral elitism, based in hand selecting those values that suit his needs and fears.

In a perverse way, I really hope he gets the nomination. Only then will the sleeping America, which he's so certain exists, lay an electoral whooping on his buttocks and those of his ilk in the Senate and House. This moral compass correction is really overdue.

And after he falls, maybe he should head back to his family and share in the raising of his clan, like many of us already do, without, I might add, being lectured to by the likes of a moral elitist, the likes of a Rick Santorum, a Christian Cherry Picker, hypocritical to boot.


itsmecissy said...

I'm one of those "Cafeteria Catholics" myself. I don't think there's anything really wrong with "cherry picking," considering the state of the Catholic Church right, they're lucky to have an followers left.

Randy Johnson said...

If ya ask me, this whole dang religion is based on cherry picking! …starting with Mary’s cherry.

Pamela Beers. said...

It isn't about religion at all. It's about faith, spirit, Peace, Joy, and Love.

And we're all entitled to believe whatever we choose. That's what's great about living in America.

So, y'all, I wish you Peace like a river, Joy like a fountain, and Love like the ocean. Nothing more, nothing less.

Oh yes, and a whole bunch of hugs.

Randy Johnson said...

Pam get's my vote :)

Pamela Beers. said...

Thanks, Randy. Hugs.

itsmecissy said...

Oh, you said cherry picker, I thought you said nose picker, alrighy then...that explains it.