Saturday, July 14, 2007

Everybody qualifies:

In a New York Times story about Hillary and her Christian faith, we read:
Mrs. Clinton’s religious roots run deep. While her father, Hugh Rodham, was not a regular churchgoer, he descended from a long line of Methodists.
Being descended from a long line of (fill in the blank) is all it takes!

In the accompanying transcript of the interview with Hillary, there is this:
Q: Can I ask you theologically, do you believe that the resurrection of Jesus actually happened, that it actually historically did happen?

Senator Clinton: Yes, I do.
In the main story Andrew Ferguson (of Weekly Standard) claims that Hillary is a "very liberal Protestant", believing "in everything but God". But very liberal Protestants do not believe in the resurrection of Jesus (see Marcus Borg The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions, John Shelby Spong Resurrection: Myth or Reality?). Hillary Clinton is not a "very liberal Protestant", at least theologically.


But very liberal Protestants do not believe in the resurrection of Jesus

True, but they simply think she's lying about her beliefs. Nevermind the whole "judge not, lest ye be judged" line.

By Anonymous e. nonee moose, at 7/15/2007 7:38 AM  

There are Methodists, and then there are METHODISTS, and a branch of my family were of the second type.

There is nothing liberal about them in any sense of the word, and they are definitely militant.

They were prominent in Emancipation, Prohibition, and continue in the anti-abortion movement. The evangelical movement has its roots in the Methodist preachers spreading the Gospel after the Civil War, to bring religion to the heathens down South.

By Anonymous Bryan, at 7/15/2007 1:55 PM  

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