15 March 2008

Hillary Clinton: "I think the whole Bible is real."

Here's what Hillary Clinton said about the Bible in a New York Times interview.
I think the whole Bible is real.

Well, I suppose the Bible is real enough -- whatever that means. But is it true and is it inspired by God? Apparently Hillary thinks it is.

The whole Bible gives you a glimpse of God and God’s desire for a personal relationship, but we can’t possibly understand every way God is communicating with us.

Okay, let's get "a glimpse of God" then by reading the following passage from the "real" whole bible.

"If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods ... Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die." Deuteronomy 13:6-10

The glimpse I get of God from this passage looks a lot like Anton Chigurh. Not a pretty picture.

But back to the interview.

Q: Is there a favorite book that you return to in the Bible?

Senator Clinton: ...Psalms is always a favorite. It’s both comforting and challenging.

Always a favorite? Comforting and challenging? How about these Psalms, Senator?

He teacheth my hands to war. Psalm 18:34

Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. 144:1

He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries. 110:6

Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth ... let them be as cut in pieces. 58:6-7

The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. 58:10

God shall wound the head of his enemies ... That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same. 68:21-23

Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. 137:9

Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? ... I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. 139:21-22

Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again. 140:10

Maybe Clinton's love for the Psalms can explain her campaign tactics and her vote for the war in Iraq.

Senator Clinton: There are lots of aspects of Isaiah that I find very intriguing and provocative.

Me too. Here are a few "intriguing and provacative" verses from Isaiah.

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. Isaiah 3:12

Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother. And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm. 9:19-20

For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter. Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. 34:2-3

And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine. 49:26
Maybe all the religious nuts haven't dropped out after all.


Scott Little said...

I don't think she is a religious nut, just a pandering liar.

Ali said...

Hillary knows nobody really reads the bible.

Bob said...

I believe that Hillary came from a Methodist upbringing and if you check the (extremely liberal) political stands of the Methodist Church, they are pretty close to Obama's UCC Church, 100% on the side of Palestinians, little or no support for Israel or Jews. It is in the non-denominational, evangelical, Pentacostal and Southern Baptist Churches where you have 100% support for Israel.

jonny said...

Hilary is just out to get votes so she appeals to blind demographics

Anyways, a lof these verses, without taking them to context, appear a lot worse than they actually are. If you were to put some verses around the verse you are using to expose the hypocrisy of the Bible, you should at least put some of the verses surrounding your selected verse so that the meaning of the verse isn't misleading

Nevertheless, some of the Psalms and Isaiah verses are hilarious