The bitter stench of hypocrisy...

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    <center><h1><font color=red>Can you say "Hypocrite"...?</font></h1></center>

    <blockquote>House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) told evangelical Christians last week that only Christianity offers a reasonable answer to basic questions about the purpose of life. - <a href=http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A18077-2002Apr19&notFound=true><i>The Washington Post</i></a></blockquote>

    Now, I don't know about anyone else, but Tom DeLay shrouding himself in the mantle of Christian virtue is rather like dressing a pig in velvet and brocade. It makes the pig uncomfortable and the velvet and brocade gets soiled and tattered. But Tom has much to be uncomfortable about as it is...not the least of which are his questionable ethics and being a hairs breadth away from an indictment in Texas. I And by his actions, he soils the good name of Christianity. By past standards he would be branded a blasphemer and stoned to death.

    Then there's that little thing about Christianity "...being the only reasonable answer..." to life's challenges. Well, I've got news for him...a goodly majority of the world's population has gotten along just fine without his particular brand of Christianity, thank you very much.

    And of course, there was his little speech before The Family Research Council in which he promised that Republican leaders would work to implement the political agenda of the religious right wing-nuts. But golly, can you overlook those ethics charges and possible indictments? For the whole written transcript and audio tape, the <a href=http://www.au.org/site/PageServer?pagename=press_audio>Americans United for Separation of Church and State</a> is the website to go to. They've got all the sordid details on Tom's groveling and whining.

    It should be obvious by now, to anyone capable of rational thought, that the Republicans are using religion to further their own political power while, in actuality, they do nothing more than pay lip-service to Christian virtue.

    <blockquote>5: Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

    6: Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. - Matthew 7, 5-6</blockquote>

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/w...ode=&contentId=A18077-2002Apr19&notFound=true

    http://www.au.org/site/PageServer?pagename=press_audio
     
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    You've got the man tried, convicted, and hanged already. Let's give him his day in court, shall we?







    Funny how a nation founded on Christian principle has served as a beacon of hope for a world that has always gotten - and is getting - along so well. Take America out of the equation of the last 229 years. Wouldn't the world be a peachy place?
     
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    Bully, I was not aware that Tom DeLay had been found guilty of anything. I was only aware that he was under investigation and may be indicted.

    And regardless, Tom's personal behavior does not negate the truth of Christianity, any more than Peter or Paul's sinful behavior negated that truth.
     
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    While Tommy's behavior doesn't negate the value of Christianity, it does tarnish it. And by wearing the garb of Christian piety and virtue, he soils it terribly.
     
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    I don't already have him convicted, but unless Republican law-makers in Texas and Washington change the rules again, he soon will be.

    If you call the current state of affairs, "getting along so well", then I suggest you put your rose-colored galsses back on and go back to sleep.
     
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    Thank you, Oliver Wendell Bullypulpit. Or should I say, Miss Cleo?





    Ummm...you missed my point. They look to us for hope because they're NOT doing all that....ahhh, heck with it.
     
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    Amen--or whatever Buhddists say---how many tenets of your religion have you stomped in this post only ?
     
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    Sorry, my opinions are my own. And, I don't need to take cheap shots at Republicans...They do quite well at shooting themselves in the ass with no help from anyone else.
     
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    Why don't you enumerate them for me...Hmmm?
     
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    "Happy is the person who finds fault with himself instead of finding fault with others." - 'Dhammapada 252-53'

    This isn't a commandment or anything, just advice right?
     

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