What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 15, 2008

Huckabee: We need to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards

I've been waiting all morning to find a link to Republican presidential hopeful and former Baptist preacher Mike Huckabee's latest gospel on the U.S. Constitution that I heard on MSNBC today and, finally, here it is:
I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And that's what we need to do, to amend the Constitution so it's in God standards rather than try to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family.
Of course if there's any doubt, "God's standards" would be the standards of Huckabee's own faith as opposed to -- oh I don't know -- maybe your own. It's a shame really that the framers of the Constitution did not have Huckabee on hand to supply them with "God's standards" in the first place, no?

Exactly what he would like to be codified into the supreme law of the land to match "God's standards" I don't know. But since he recently affirmed his agreement with his faith's belief that wives should submit to their husbands -- who knows -- he may want to start there, though I'm guessing that he'd want to begin with the biggest threat to the family and the institution of marriage (no, not Britney Spears): teh gays!

Then again, maybe he only wants to stone to death people who work on the Sabbath or who trim their sideburns.


Not so much:



Fillippelli the Cook said...

And, yes, "God's standards" include letting a convicted rapist out of jail - so he could do it again - because one of his rape victims was the distant relative of a political opponent. WWJD, indeed.

The American Taliban, alive and well.

Maria said...

Maybe that rapist had really long sideburns.

Sherry said...

it still baffles me how so many people fail to understand that every person that calls themself a "christian" is not a good person OR that they might not welcome with open arms others that professes to be christian.

don't people remember the horredous evils done to christiand BY other christians?

who gets to decide what is the right interpetation. the right version of the bible?

we complain and point fingers of indignation or at the very least, make fun of those of other faiths that, with terrible results, against differing sects of their own faiths and yet that is EXACTLY what men like huckabee are proposing to set in motion in our country. don't think it can not happen here. remember britian and ireland not so very long ago.

it's a bad idea to mix religion and politics to begin with. it's almost suicidal as a nation to put it into law.

my rant.

Sherry said...

and my typos ; )

Richmond K. Turner said...

As near as I can determine, evolving thought over the last several-thousand years has marked a continuing effort to "... change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family."

It used to be acceptable, for instance, to burn heretics at the stake. Over time, we've come to see that as barbaric and have turned away from this practice.

As we were doing so, the common understanding of who God is and what God wants changed. God became a God of mercy and love and "turn the other cheek". Did we turn away from burning heretics because we came to understand that God wanted us to be merciful? Or did we decide that God wanted us to be merciful so that we no longer had to burn the heretics?

Chances are, both changes happened at the same time and the whole thing is a "chicken-or-the-egg" kid of question.

But clearly, our understanding of God has changed over time. And it will continue to do so as our society evolves and our opinions shift.

Our understanding of God -- regardless of whether God actually exists or not -- is a human construction. As we change, so will God, at least as we understand Him (or Her).

Gary said...

Ya know what scares me the most about Huckabee?

That there are Americans who see him as a viable and electable candidate.

How is it that our population has become so dumbed down as to think that Mr Superstition is a good idea?

Is there any hope of returning rational thought to voting process?!

Anonymous said...

I for one, welcome our new Christian* overlords!

- Shawn

* The term Christian shall exlcude any and all members of the Catholic Church and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.