Saturday, February 25, 2012

Santorum's Bible

Mike Lux recently posed an ignorant laced self deluded question in the form of a post. In his Huffington Post piece, "What Bible Is Santorum Reading?", he counts up the various verses that lead him to assume there are few if any aspects of the Bible that can be used to justify a conservative political interpretation.

He fails to note one rather significant verse that can be seen to either cripple or outright negate his claims

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." Mathew 5:17

In other words, the Christ figure claims to be in favor of all the laws contained in the Old Testament. If you haven't read or paid attention to what you read in that part of the Bible, it is by no means favorable to liberal positions. I am not trying to claim that Christ was a conservative. Rather, my point is that the Bible is highly subjective and can be interpreted to mean virtually anything you want it to mean. The same is true of Jesus.  There are no verifiable facts about him. He never existed. As a mythical figure it is easy to shape what little information there is in the New Testament to suit any purpose you have in mind.

There should be little or no concern paid to Santorum's personal interpretation of an ancient work of fiction. What people should be concerned by is his insistence on making public policy based on it. Religion has no place in the governance and policies that effect all of us, period!

If people wish to shape their own lives around what may or may not be in the Bible they have every right to do so. Just leave the rest of us out of it.

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