Moral Contradictions

Friday, July 22, 2005

Hypocrisy Watch

I first blogged on this a couple of months ago. Via Daily Kos, Representative Don Sherwood (R-Pa) admits having a 5 year affair with a Maryland woman, yet denies abusing her.

I'm amused at the folks who hold the GOP up as saints while viewing all Democrats as anti-family, anti-Christian, or even anti-American. One thing I've learned while growing up is that a politician is still a politician, no matter what party they represent.

Do you think if the Ten Commandments were hung in the House of Representatives (I'm not sure if they are already are) they would have prevented his unbecoming behavior?

Apparently he thinks hanging them in courthouses will have some effect, because he voted for that particular measure, as well as one to protect marriage from "the gays".

Call it hypocrisy, call it a moral contradiction, call it whatever you want, yet we all must agree that it stinks.


  • I have noticed that often that which we hate the most in ourselves, we fight in others. So very sad.

    By Blogger Monk-in-Training, at Saturday, July 23, 2005 9:14:00 PM  

  • Yes, politicians will always be politicians. No matter what party they represent, many politicians are about pleasing the people rather than standing for something that is right!

    In this man's defense, I will say that no matter what wrong he committed, it does not conclude that hanging the Ten Commandments in the House of Representatives is wrong.

    If the Ten Commandments were hanging in the House of Representatives, it may not have caused him to stop his actions, but it would show people their need for a Savior! The Ten Commandments are a representation of the law of God. They show humanity that we cannot keep God’s law and that we must turn to Jesus Christ for Salvation.

    I am for hanging and displaying the Ten Commandments in all public and taxpayer buildings across the land for the purpose of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also conclude that hanging the Ten Commandments in public buildings and taxpayer funded parks and buildings will increase the morality of our culture. There is something about viewing an absolute truth such as “Thou shalt not kill” that really drives home the point. Maybe this would help save the lives of unborn children by preventing abortion. Maybe it would decrease the amount of sexual predators that graduate from our schools and Universities. Maybe it would help our politicians understand the responsibility they have to uphold proper morals as a representative of the people.

    Josh Buice
    Practical Theology Discussions

    By Blogger Josh Buice, at Monday, July 25, 2005 9:30:00 AM  

  • Doesn't all this attention and money going toward hanging the Ten Commandments in public squares break a commandment?

    Have we lost focus on the true nature and focus of our common Christianity to the point that we now hold these placards above our faith as idols?

    If we must rely and fixate on these hangings as saviors of morality, we as Christians have not been doing a good job, for we are to be the prime example of morality. We are to live our faith... forcing this issue draws away from our true mission and sends the wrong message to non-believers.
    We should be the example, not force it down their throats.

    By Blogger Nathan, at Monday, July 25, 2005 11:47:00 AM  

  • Nathan,

    Nobody is suggesting a force feeding session. It is simply recognizing the documents to be of God for mankind. The basis for morality and our own laws can be traced to God's perfect law. It should be our desire to show people that they have no ability to keep the law of God and that they must turn to Christ! That is it the issue....nothing about force feeding anybody exisits!

    God Bless,

    Josh Buice

    By Blogger Josh Buice, at Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:06:00 PM  

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