Rick Santorum Is The Antithesis Of Christ’s Teachings

Every politician eventually gets stuck with a label from their opponents and supporters that is not always completely accurate. Often, it is best to let the politician’s record speak to whether or not they are, for example, Liberal or conservative and in this technological age, it is relatively simple to gather up-to-the-minute press releases and candidate statements to discern where a politician or candidate stands to attribute the appropriate label. It is problematic, though, for a political candidate to label themselves unless they have integrity to their cause and own a record that verifies their self-description perfectly. Rick Santorum describes himself as a compassionate conservative and although there is absolutely no doubt the man is a conservative of the first order, there is certainly nothing compassionate about him.

Santorum claims to be a Christian, but it is evident that his type of Christianity is founded in Old Testament severity and not the charitable Jesus. In fact, it is difficult to find any of Jesus Christ’s teachings in Santorum’s style of Christianity. What is evident, is that Santorum hates gays, a woman’s right to choose their own reproductive health, African Americans, and any group that does not adhere to evangelical fundamentalism. A more apropos label for Santorum is a hateful conservative that aligns him with the rest of the Republicans; except the former Pennsylvania senator says in public what other Republicans keep under their hats.

Last Sunday Santorum inferred that everyone on welfare is African American during a campaign stop in Iowa. Santorum said, “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.” There are several problems with his statement, none the least that he had to single out African Americans as more inclined to receive government assistance than other groups. For the record, in Iowa, 84% of food stamp recipients are white and 9% are Black. However, why did he have to attribute any minority group as the sole beneficiaries of welfare? It is because, unlike the biblical Jesus, Santorum is a racist.

Santorum also must have missed the Sunday school lesson that covered Jesus Christ’s admonition to care for the poor and infirm among us. In New Hampshire, Santorum expressed the notion that universal healthcare is un-American and is responsible for “destroying most countries in the world.” He derided President Obama for passing healthcare reform that gives every American access to affordable, quality healthcare. He ranted that, “No, we have to have something for everybody! We can’t have people having access to better health insurance than other people. No! It all has to be the same! Is that American? Equality of result? Is that what built the greatest country in the history of the world? No. That’s what’s destroying most of the countries in the world.” The former senator argued that Americans can and should have the freedom to “go out and work for an employer or find an employment that has health care, or if not providing for that health care for yourself.

Santorum was also critical of extending government-sponsored health insurance for children and said that many recipients live above the poverty level. His statement is right out of the Heritage Foundation that claims Americans at or below the federal poverty level are really not poor, and that really, they are doing pretty darn good with microwave ovens and more than two rooms in a residence. Regardless of how Santorum or Heritage defines poverty, it is ultimately un-Christian to deny any human being healthcare regardless of age or economic station.

One of Jesus Christ’s famous messages to his followers was to seek peace, and he famously told Peter that those who “live by the sword, will perish by the sword.” Santorum said if he was president, he would bomb Iran to deal with their attempt to acquire or develop nuclear weapons. He said that bombing Iran would prevent a war, but perhaps his brand of Christianity prevents him from understanding that bombing is war. It is possible, that Santorum the Christian is enamored with the idea of killing innocent Muslims.

There is no end to examples of Santorum’s anti-Christian positions on nearly every subject under the sun. Not only is he not compassionate and un-Christian; he is inhumane. What kind of human being, Christian or otherwise, is critical of extending healthcare to children regardless of the parent’s income level? Jesus said to care for the sick and injured  and did not attach conditions of employment or income level. Santorum’s remark that Americans should go find employment that offers healthcare is a slap in the face to Americans who cannot find any employment, and especially since employer-based health insurance is disappearing as the insurance industry raises rates at alarming levels prohibiting millions of Americans who do have jobs from buying even the cheapest coverage.

Not all Christians are inhumane like Santorum, and yet there is little, if any, outrage at his un-Christian statements. However, Santorum is tapping into the anti-gay, anti-women’s rights, anti-minority, and anti-Muslim element in the Christian evangelical community and they apparently believe his anti-Jesus rhetoric that garnered him a close second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday. Santorum is a conservative, but he lacks compassion associated with Christianity and should be admonished by every Christian congregation in the country for his hate-filled statements. Rick Santorum is a true believer and, sadly, he is sincere in his convictions that are the antithesis of Christ’s teachings. He is not compassionate unless it is toward white, Christian, heterosexual, and wealthy Americans that makes him a typical Republican and no amount of self-labeling will change that; especially when the compassionate conservative label he chose is an oxymoron.

55 Replies to “Rick Santorum Is The Antithesis Of Christ’s Teachings”

  1. Another pre-Vatican II, Opus Dei, Pat Buchanan acolyte. What happened to the Roman Catholic church of my youth, where priests preached social justice and compassion, unafraid to ruffle feathers?

    For his supposed working-class roots, Rick and his parents must have jumped in their car and driven across town to the silk-stocking Mass because they didn’t want to be seen at the working-class parish.

    Shame on you, Rick Santorum. It’s people like you that drove me from the faith of my birth and heritage.

  2. Pitch perfect. Despite his Mister Rogers outfits and his engaging style, Santorum is one angry and dangerous SOB. He holds no political office and yet brags about being “ready to bomb Iran” to avoid war? WTF? Nobody is saying you can’t buy the best healthcare you can afford Dickie boy. We’re just saying basic healthcare should be available to all. Not to be sexist here but any woman that votes for this guy should have her head examined. Rick and his vagina police will be in charge of examining the lower extremities. The list goes on. I’m very afraid that a combo of Santorum’s fanaticism and Romney’s so called business acumen will be irresistible to both the reasonable and fanatical wings of the GOP. Heaven help us!

  3. Great article, Muse. his is not a “beatitudes” kinda guy. No fundamentalist – Catholic or Protestant – seems to be.

  4. Does he mention finding jobs for all those people whom can’t get health insurance at all? Does he know that those countries with “socialised” medicine happen to he the healthiest and happiest on Earth? I don’t think he stop with just bombing Iran. He’d most likely go after anyone who doesn’t think like he does or even look like he does. Go watch the movie Escape From L.A., and see what kind of country this fictional story is set it. That will be Santorum’s America

  5. I don’t know what Rick’s jesus is doing while he and the republican’s are flapping their mouths, but my Jesus is spinning on his cross.

  6. Santorum has no ground plan that is based on anything that is real. He would go to war and not just because Iran might have a bomb. He has no care for the children or seniors that he has mentioned as of yet.

    I don’t think Santorum has any desire to help people at all, his desire is to further the coming of a jesus to America

  7. He’s typical dominionist… ignores the Bible or twists it to fit his prejudiced thinking and to support his (and his friends’) greed.

    The war thing… this guy is beyond scary. Dominionists believe we must have a big world war (now with Islam, in the past with Russia and China) before Jesus will return. That now seems to have been translated into “we must start a world-wide war to make Jesus return!”. Of course, if it’s nuclear and ruins life for everyone on the planet, that’s even better, because of course Jesus will fix everything when He returns (including cruelly destroying anyone who isn’t dominionist).

    The point that makes me the most angry is that they focus on a few lines of (mistranslated) scripture, or twist other lines, while ignoring the thousands of lines that call for justice and help for the poor, or that rebuke the rich and powerful for their greed and unjust treatment of the poor. The dominionists have everything backward. When I was a dominionist over 30 years ago, they were making a big fuss about “The Church of the Anti-Christ!!!”. A few years ago, a person I know (theologian) said “If any group could be the Church of the Anti-Christ, it would be them! (speaking about the dominionists). Since he said that, they’ve only gotten several factors worse.

  8. The Catholic Church of my youth was destroyed in the post Vatican II push back by John Paul II. Totally fearful of thinking, caring people who cared about what the church was doing as well as what the church was saying. The difference between the two was small but now is huge. The sad thing is not that I left the church but the church left myself behind.

  9. The Anti Christ is not one person. It is the energy of greed and selfishness, so therefore the GOP seems to be a good example of the Anti Christ (a few members excluded).

  10. Santorum admits that he has not read all of the Bible, preferring instead to follow the church’s position (read popes’ opinions) regarding biblical matters.

    Wouldn’t you think that, if one believed the Bible to be the inspired word of God, he’d want to actually read every single word of it? Isn’t this a bit like proclaiming yourself an expert on Mark Twain–even though you’ve only read a few excerpts from a few stories, attended lectures about him, and read a half-dozen reviews?

    Which leads me to suspect that it is not the Christian God that this man worships, it is the Catholic Church itself.

  11. Mr. “I didn’t say black people, I said blah people.” Wholly, Santorum is a lying liar of a Christian: Jesus shrugged.

  12. I agree with everything you’re saying about Santorum. I’m especially upset about his racism and that he virtually won the Iowa caucuses in spite of it. Are there NO Republicans who find this disgusting enough to protest? All of his campaign events–and those of the other racist candidates–should be met by protests from Americans of all stripes. See “Republicans’ Bigotry Must Be Confronted” at http://thepoliticali.blogspot.com/2012/01/republicans-bigotry-must-be-confronted.html

  13. Not sure how much of his religious posturing is an act but I suspect some of it is. Underneath all his pope envy is a very cunning, shrewd and calculating opportunist. I hope some of his supporters pay very close attention as the real Ricky is revealed and learn what the good people of PA discovered a bit too late.

  14. Santorum is NOT a true believer, he’s the worst kind of obsessed zealot.

    I hope his own utterings undo him, and we’re just left with the obnoxious Newt Gingrich vying for attention alongside Ron Paul the senile and Mitt Romney the used car salesman.

  15. Who has the phd in apologetics on this website riddled with an uneducated, liberal view of christianity?
    Jesus wasn’t the liberal hippie you folks are trying to portray him as. Maybe its time someone stand up and speak the truth, which is not relative humanism… it’s absolute truth… and Santorum isn’t catering to the “gay-minority-feminist” vote… he is standing up for the same ideals that our founding fathers did. Wake up people.

  16. For all his intelligence and worldliness, Pope John Paul II turned out to be more regressive and dogmatic than either Pope Paul VI or John XXIII, a real shock to Catholics like me who were feeling positive about the direction of the Church.

  17. 1st, you have no idea who the founding fathers were. At all. You have them on some christian pedestal and that’s not true at all. A billion miles from the truth.

    Jesus was far more of a liberal hippy than he was a conservative who cant wait to put the poor, children and everyone else under their heels.

    I suggest you read up on santorum daily, he is bashing everyone he can get his hands on. I bet you are in a hurry to give up birth control for yourself or your daughters arnt you

  18. I belonged to the sort of church you sound like you belong to – back in the late 70s and early 80s. I walked away in 1982. Getting involved with those churches literally ruined most of my life. Escaping them was the one good thing about the whole mess… and I’m trying to recover the life stolen from me over 30 years ago (I figure your churches owe me 25 years of life, including lost wages and for mental, physical, and emotional damage). I only returned to the right path – went back to school and got an education (still on that path), and finally I’m dreaming of having a career… starting in my mid 50s instead of my 20s. I just hope that I get a reasonable chance to have a life. I don’t even want to hear the word “reti..”. I want to have a career and a life!!!

    I know what those churches think and preach (and the brainwashing that goes on in them).

    The damage they do to people is horrific… most of the memories of that time were repressed until 2 years ago. No matter how I tried, I couldn’t put together the “timeline” of my life. I had a massive flashback 2 years ago and now the timeline is complete, although parts are still a bit hazy. That’s because of the brainwashing.

    The thing is, they are ANTI education. The things I’ve learned since walking has shown them to be liars. They program people to believe certain things and ignore any evidence that disproves their belief (like a literal interpretation of scripture – evolution and science disproved that a long time ago).

    News flash: I may have walked away from fundamentalism/dominionism, but I am still Christian. In fact, I find that my education reveals the true Christ in the scriptures… the one hidden from view by the conservative/fundamentalist preachers. The one who cared for the poor, the sick, the oppressed, and who opposed the rich and powerful. The one who opposed capitalism by driving the money-changers out of the temple (that can be argued). The one who healed people without charging them, and who told the rich man to give all of his wealth to the poor.

    The Jesus preached in the churches is not the Jesus revealed in scripture. The only way you can argue for a conservative Jesus is by ignoring 90% of the Bible.

    Why is it churches and people like you make such a fuss about five or so lines of scripture that are not properly translated (that you base your hatred for GLBTQ people on), while ignoring the thousands of lines of scripture calling for help for the sick and poor, and denouncing the rich and powerful because they are the cause of poverty?

    I could go on and on.

    Oh, and there is strong evidence that Jesus main message was nonviolent resistance to oppression. It was NOT obedience to authority.

    I won’t get started on your “Founding Fathers”. No need to make people angry. I just happen to know more of the truth than your preachers would like you to hear.

  19. …”Who has the phd in apologetics on this website riddled with an uneducated, liberal view of christianity?”…

    Who? Who are you talking about? What university has doctorate program in Apologist Literature? I’ve never heard of an apologist called themselves a “phd in apologetics”. That’s a new one on moi…

    So, what would you call those who study Christianity from an anti-apologetic world view? Enlighten me, please.

  20. I’m not so sure he’s a very good at following “da’choich”. He home-schools his kids; big red flag!

    I know of NO CATHOLIC, rich or poor, that doesn’t send their kids to the local parish school…something is very, very fishy about parents claiming to be devout Catholics and then, home school their little darlings…I can’t imagine the local priest putting up with this rich guy ducking out, not sending the kids to the nuns at a parochial school…who ever heard of a traditional, staunch Catholic home-schooling???

  21. Don’t forget that the dominionists (of the NAR/Assemblies of God type) have been trying to steeplejack Roman Catholic churches for decades. They’ve even planted “cuckoo” (as my friend dogemperor calls them) churches in parishes around the country, and some of those took over.

    I wonder what the priests would think if they learned that their new members were false converts.

    Homeschooling is pure Assemblies of God/NAR practice. Can’t have anything “of the world” polluting their kids after all. Gotta keep the selfishness and ethnocentric bigotry nice and pure.

  22. While I swear allegiance to no religion whatsoever, the things Christ stands for are quite clear and absolutely impervious to arbitrary interpretation. Ideas which are absolutely true, have no problem withstanding the test of time.

  23. Right up until they are interpreted by a social bigot to be the way he wants them, not the way this christ wanted them

  24. At the rate the fundies are rewriting scripture, I think when Jesus does return, he will not be coming anywhere near Satan’s America.

  25. What’s really nuts about the Bible thumpers is that the Bible was not written by God or Jesus. The New Testament was written hundreds of years after the Cruxifiction. The versions we have now have been edited, tweaked, rewritten, and made to say what the sponsirs wanted them to say. Who’s to say that Jesus didn’t actually bless homosexuality? Who’s to say that women were not encouraged to preach and learn, jsut as men were? I totally agree with Jay English above…the things that Jesus preached on fairness, treating people equally, taking care of the poor and elderly, and acting peacefully resonate with me. Too bad no one in the GOP ever bothered to accept any of those as the way to live this life.

  26. What’s really nuts about the Bible thumpers is that the Bible was not written by God or Jesus. The New Testament was written hundreds of years after the Cruxifiction. The versions we have now have been edited, tweaked, rewritten, and made to say what the sponsirs wanted them to say. Who’s to say that Jesus didn’t actually bless homosexuality? Who’s to say that women were not encouraged to preach and learn, jsut as men were? I totally agree with Jay English above…the things that Jesus preached on fairness, treating people equally, taking care of the poor and elderly, and acting peacefully resonate with me. Too bad no one in the GOP ever bothered to accept any of those as the way to live this life.

  27. Bravo! Rick Santorum is despicable, dangerous and deluded. Calls himself a “compassionate Christian” with these views? If this is his idea of compassion, I will take apathy any day. Never before have I felt the need to be so politically aware and active. I am a liberal Christian and proud of it! I believe it was a charge when Jesus said “love your neighbor as yourself”; but alas, very few of the Republican candidates who give lip service to their Christian faith seem to be familiar with this particular gem…

  28. Santorum is as schizo as the rest. The GOP plan was to take the atheist philosophies of Ayn Rand and make this a nation of the greedy and for the greedy. Christians always opposed this (see the Social Gospel). The GOP invented the issues of abortion and gay marriage to woo the Christian community. Also, as Paul Weyrich (an ALEC founder)has said, “What galvanised the Christian community was not abortion, school prayer, or the ERA. I am living witness to that because I was trying to get those people interested in those issues and I utterly failed. What changed their mind was Jimmy Carter’s intervention against the Christian schools, trying to deny them tax-exempt status on the basis of so-called de-facto segregation.” Basically, the right-wing “Christians” are following the teachings of a woman who is diametrically opposed to Christ. It is like the marriage of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. Whitney was a good Christian girl and Bobby the bad boy rapper. Look what Whitney became. Tom T. Hall had a song called “The Little Lady Preacher” where a woman radio evangelist runs off with the boozing, smoking studio guitarist/ The last line of the song goes “…and I often sit and wonder who it was converted whom.” Like Whitney and the Little Lady preacher, “Christians” have been converted by the Randians.

  29. Shiva on January 7, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    “She is an old testament hate type christian…”

    Shiva, Shhhh…It’s important that we hear the “absolute truth” from our distinguished scholar of apologetica. I can’t wait to here her posit on the illogical and blasphemous aspects of Calvinism!

  30. Thanks…good old Dogemperor!

    I thought something like this must be coagulating around small Catholic parishes…so many of them have been closing as of late, plus, the Charismatics are still ku-by-ya’ing on the fringes and would be easy pickin’s for a friendly recruiter type evangelical.

    Santorum sounds and vibes like a Ass of God practitioner.
    I wonder if he’s a recent convert like Newt?

  31. Hey, easy on the homeschoolers! There are some definitely some nutty ones out there, and he’s obviously one, but I was homeschooled, got a very well rounded and well-socialized education, attended a liberal college, and every GOP candidate terrifies me.
    All generalizations are bad :)

  32. Actually, more recent discoveries have found very early copies of many new testament books, from the mid to late first century. But the point remains: Jesus never condemned homosexuality, criticized the wealthy and elite, not the poor and sinners, and most of Paul’s writing on women makes perfect sense, if taken in context of the culture.

  33. That’s exactly right, his is a religious agenda, and he just uses politics to attempt to get the power he wants to further that religious agenda. Really a very dangerous man. Did you all know, someone associated with that incident where his wife lost that baby back in ’96 has said that Santorum learned absolutely nothing about empathy for others in the same situation, from going through that himself. That speaks volumes, in my opinion. His whole attitude is one of harsh, punitive consequences. Mr. Theocrat-Wannabe. Shudder.

  34. If Jesus was not liberal and caring for people, please cite an example where he in any way like Santorum. Jesus spoke love and kindness and compassion and host of things that Santorum is not into people’s lives. Show us where Santorum’s view matches up with his at all. Please, I beg you.

  35. Thank you for saying all of this. Very well said and controlled! I have trouble and want to rant, being therefore unable to form organized arguments. So again, thanks for your eloquent argument here. bravo!

  36. For everyone like you, I could point out a hundred whose education is based on ignorance and Biblical literalism. Until we left the mainstream churches and stopped associating with “Good Christians” (including those in the mainstream churches), we encountered the majority all the time. Kids who would go up to homeless people and tell them “Get a Job, you slacker!”, and things like that.

    Nearly all of the homeschool curricula are based on dominionist “Christianity”, and it’s not easy to find something that isn’t (I’ve heard that complaint from a rare liberal who homeschooled her children).

    In fact, most of the homeschooling movement was started so that the parents could keep their children from learning such topics as evolution and the reality of America. One of my neighbors homeschooled (they’re dominionists), and I’m not impressed with their children at all. I’m not even sure that they graduated from High School (I suspect they got some form of certificate).

    I might also add that the college students I met who were homeschooled were very rare. (But then, I also live in an area dominated by dominionists, so that could be part of the problem.)

  37. Hmmm… funny, because I am an archaeologist and while I have heard that they found a copy of the “Gospel of Judas” (earliest known document related to Jesus and declared heretical by the RC church) that dates to around the late first century or early second, and I’ve read of Roman documents being found that mentioned Him, at the same time I’ve not heard of any early versions of any of the other books, and that would be big news.

    We do know that a book existed that was just a collection of the sayings of Jesus that existed in the mid first century, but that is it.

  38. Read Frank Shaeffer (son of Francis Shaeffer). He also makes it clear that what brought the proto-dominionists into the Republican fold was hostility towards the civil rights movement. According to him it was, as Weyrich says, the fact that the feds were going to make their schools desegregate or face loss of the tax-exempt status that got them on the bandwagon.

  39. the quotes are from the news media, not from what he actually says and believes. Listen to todays (Jan8, 2012)debate. The news media twists his words and does not give full or exact quotes.

  40. Jesus never said to look to government to provide your needs. He said to look to God, and He told God’s people to take care of each other and the poor. The only comment He made about government was “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s (pay your taxes) and render unto God the things that are God’s.” Compassion to the poor and needy was one of the “things that are God’s” that he talked about all the time. The problem is not lack of compassion (although the farther our society, and yes even our churches sometimes, move away from truly following Christ, the more greed and corruption we see), it’s that we now look to government as our god instead of to God Himself. Government is the problem, not the cure. I’m old enough to remember when Medicare started. At the time our health insurance cost $45 a month, and our hospital bill for 4 days of childbirth care was $600. That bill was approximately 2.5 weeks’ pay, and the insurance premium was about 5% of a worker’s pay. Today that same insurance would probably cost at least $1500 a month, which is nearly 50% of the same worker’s pay. The difference is government intervention, which paved the way for greed and corruption. It’s not compassionate to expect everyone else to pay everyone’s medical bills and not help your neighbor. I’m sure some of you do both, but with total taxes approaching 50% of all income, it gets harder to be truly compassionate on an individual basis.

    My husband is a pastor, and since our church is near a major highway, people stop by all the time looking for help. The vast majority have no interest in attending a church or depending on God, and the almost universally have an entitlement mentality – “You’re a church, you’re supposed to give me money when I need it.” Accountability? Never happens. This is another result of the impersonal “help” and sense of entitlement born of government intervention. Even so, our church does take care of one another and those in the community who need our help, as much as it is in our power to do so, even those who don’t appreciate it.

    Bottom line, just because someone doesn’t believe that more government, more taxes, and more debt are the answer to society’s ills, it doesn’t mean that they are not compassionate. Your definition of compassion is way too narrow. I don’t know Mr. Santorum, and have no comment to add about him, but thought this discussion needed a little perspective.

  41. as far as rising health care costs you might want to turn your attention away from the government and to the healthcare providers. The increase has nothing to do with the government. And your $1500 expectation is awfully high. Comparing when Medicare started to today is ludicrous. Basically what you are offering is that healthcare providers should have the right to drop you whenever they want( nothing to do with the government) raise their prices at logarithmic rates that would scare you to death( nothing to do with the government) and refuse to ensure your children if there is anything wrong with them. And that has nothing to do with the government. The government has now stopped all of that. When my mother had me in 1950, or five day hospital stay cost almost nothing. Today hospitals are closing because they can get people to pay what it costs to have a one-day stay having a baby. That’s not the government’s fault.

    The push of this article is about Rick Santorum who is an extreme fundamentalist being the opposite of what you as a normal regular everyday Christian is like. And please don’t think that description as being offensive or anything because I don’t know how else to explain people who are your normal Christians. Rick Santorum is far from a normal Christian and quite frankly doesn’t consider you a Christian Unless you are born again into his beliefs.

  42. My point was simply that just because a person doesn’t look to government to provide for everyone’s needs doesn’t mean that he can’t be compassionate. Look at your own lives and how you can help people instead of expecting government to take the place of God and be everyone’s provider.

  43. I don’t know where you get this notion that people want government to take the place of God. That is absolutely ludicrous. That is a right wing talking point and has absolutely nothing to do with anything that is real.

  44. I use that analogy only in the sense that Christians look to God to provide their needs, and that Christ never told people to expect government to provide for them. People with real compassion get involved with other people. And BTW, our church is an evangelical church. All the churches I know of are engaged in ministries of compassion. In fact, I believe that as a demographic group evangelicals give more per capita in charitable giving than any other group. Anyone on here want to tell us what percentage of your income and/or time you gave to charity/volunteering last year?

  45. I am unemployed yet I have adopted an Indian family and give them assistance in whatever they need because they have two young children. and I can tell you that after going to two different churches for a goodly part of my life that most of the members of the churches do not donate much time to the poor or for compassionate issues

    I would bet that 95% of Christians look to themselves to provide their needs. If your church is the Santorum type of church that you are dead set against any type of birth control, you are dead set against conception, you only want religion taught in schools and you constantly display a moderate form of hatred towards people that are not like you beating gays, the poor and pretty much everybody else that is not born again into his church.

    I would never say that churches are not compassionate, well I know a few churches that are but they have pretty much only rich people going to them.

    and once again your Christ never told anyone to look to governments to provide for them is just absolutely nothing more than a right wing nut job talking point. You are living on a cliché

  46. Not really, it’s just that my ultimate hope is not in government. I don’t assume that it is government’s responsibility to provide for me. History shows us that once a society comes to expect that, its downfall is accelerated. Look at Rome, or even closer, look what’s happening now in Europe. I know it’s more complex that entitlements, but they surely don’t help the situation. People over there are squawking because their governments can no longer afford for them to retire at full pay at age 55!

  47. Are you still on that silly talking point?

    Some governments in Europe are doing far better than we are. The people of the Netherlands have the best healthcare and are the happiest people on earth, yet here you are whining about entitlements. Get off the talking points pls

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