January 17th 2008
This to me was very disturbing. I wonder whose version of God Huckabee would like to use. Even among evangelical Christians such as Huckabee there are variations on beliefs. His statements concerning evolution and not knowing how long it took God to create the universe are a prime examples. I have heard some evangelicals criticize others and say that they are not “real Christians” for not taking every word of the Bible literally.
This Country has enough division already and does not need interpretations of the Bible to further divide people. I wonder – does he think women should be quiet in church and submissive to their husbands? Does he think “witches” should be killed? Should we start executing people who work on the Sabbath? Perhaps in this war in Iraq we should tell our soldiers to kill everything/everyone but keep the virgins for themselves? At what point do you stop taking the Bible literally? If his answer is (as I’ve heard many Christians say) “that was the Old Testament” he would be incorrect on some issues (they are indeed New Testament ideas as well). Also there is this other fact that the 10 Commandments are also “Old Testament” so they could be tossed out as well?
To think that this man is so arrogant as to think everyone should be forced to live by his interpretation of his “God’s” will is frightening and unimaginable. People like this would say this is a “Christian Nation” due to the fact that the “Majority” of its citizens are Christian. The same person will claim in a disagreement over interpretation that their opponent is not a “True Christian”, you can’t have it both ways. If they are not true Christians they should not be part of your claim of a majority either. Christianity claims to be “mono-theistic”, but it would appear that there are as many “gods” as there are Christians.
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