It's as if their high standards for President Obama's Christianity were not real, somehow!
So when Trump says refers to Paul's second letter to the Corinthians as "two Corinthians," enjoy Freeper Trump supporters suddenly espousing separation of church and state, explaining how people shouldn't guess about someone's faith, and how little signs of ignorance aren't a big deal.
bramps thinks Trump's complete failure to pretend to be a man of faith just shows he's humble and respectful!
Read his comment:aMorePerfectUnion thinks anyone who quotes scripture in politics is a little bit Christian:
We’re going to protect Christianity. I can say that. I don’t have to be politically correct,” he said. “Two Corinthians, 3:17, that’s the whole ballgame ... is that the one you like?”
He IS NOT trying to be something he isn’t! Unlike many ‘Christians’, he isn’t going to try to hide what he doesn’t know and act like someone he isn’t. And he does it in a humorous fashion. I think that comment is beautiful from someone who obviously respects his audience and isn’t going to pose as someone on the same level spiritual level as them.
He wasn’t playing the audio - nor does scripture proscribe a correct way to pronounce the reference.Mollypitcher1 finds great meaning in Trump's words:
I give him credit for taking the initiative to read from God’s Word. It doesn’t come back void.
Just what did he say that is wrong?montag813 finds Cruz's faith to be a detriment, actually:
The Spirit of the Lord IS the WHOLE BALLGAME!
Trump is never going to out-religion Teddy and his nutty Dominionist dad. Don’t even try.nickcarraway explains that Cruz should be more charismatic like Reagan:
Ted Cruz come off as more strident and ideological. If I was his consultant, I would have him study Reagan more. Reagan didn’t come across as so ideological. He came off as friendly, personable, casual (sometimes more formal), humorous. Reagan didn’t sound like a demagoging politician. He sounds like a “regular guy” and likeable, contrasting with his Democratic opponents. Clinton noticed that. Clinton knew he didn’t need to come off like Dukakis or Tsongas.Georgia Girl 2 - at least Trump's not a Muslim like Obama!
A few weeks ago in Iowa, Trump refereed to “my Evangelical faith.” Isn’t that sillyRoosterRedux finds this doesn't matter:
Well when compared to “my Muslim faith” it sounds pretty good. :-)
I've never heard any believer refer to a second book of the Bible as "two". I've also never heard a believer refer to a verse as the whole ballgame.BuckeyeTexan agrees - the key is fear of Muslims, not Christianity!
Is that all you got?
In the grand scheme of things, it matters not. ISIS is trying to take over the world. Terrorism on our shores is a reality not a mere possibility. I don’t care if Trump thinks the Book of Job is about job creation during Biblical times.Nita Nupress really hates those who judge others based on their lack of faith:
Every single person on this thread who feels a needs to denigrate someone who says "two" instead of "second" reminds me of the sanctimonious, holier-than-thou "Christians" who may just find themselves on the outside of the Pearly Gates when we're all called home. You make me sick.Catsrus knows God set up America with a separation of church and state:
You are the "Christians" who snicker to yourselves when a stranger comes to your church service dressed in less-than-desirable attire because that's all they have in their closet. Then you remember that snickering at other people is not the "Christian" thing to do, so you rush over and shake the stranger's hand and greet him to show all your fellow brethren how holy you are. Then when you walk off you wrinkle your nose and snicker again because the stranger doesn't own deodorant.
Do a soul check, folks. Maybe you should be praying for other people instead of making fun of their lack of knowledge (in your mind) of how to "properly" pronounce Bible verses. Really?!
It is a big deal to the Cruzbots who don’t understand that God set up the government to be a separate entity from the church - whose mission it is to preach the gospel. He never gave that commission to the government. If these so-called purists knew their Bible - they would know this -but, they don’t. They think we are electing a Pope or a pastor to run the country. Render unto Caesar te ghings that are Caesars, and unto God the things that are Gods. I suspect, in addition to being politically naive, they are also Biblically naive.But my favorite flexible outcome-based theologian has always been Ezekiel, who can twist Biblical language in ways ridiculous to most, but which an convince himself of anything:
2 Corinthians 3:12-18; 4:1-4
12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
This thread really sums up what Paul is describing. The veil is blocking the view to the plain meaning.And of course no one answers GreenAccord's point:
To see the glory of God it is necessary to have the unobstructed vision. The light that goes on in the eyes is evidence that the observer sees the fire, which is the Spirit. Otherwise it (the image of God) wouldn't be reflected in the eyes.
The properties of a soul are reflected in the eyes, as the eyes are the window to the soul.
A vision - a spiritual vision - is viewed through the lens of a material or spiritual parable. In this case, a simple game of ball. The *whole* ball game.
Imagine had Jokebama had referred to any 1st or 2nd books of the bible in this manner. Ugh.Shhh, you'll give away the whole ballgame!