Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Gospel According To Nancy
The Epistle to the Crazies

This just gets better and better all the time. The good folks over at California Catholic Daily said it best -- "She worries about human rights and climate change, but loses no sleep over abortion or human embryos used as spare parts".

Here's some of the article from The Catholic News Agency; (Emphasis mine)
Nancy Pelosi criticized for using false “environmentalist” Bible quotation

House Speaker Nancy PelosiWashington DC, Apr 24, 2008 / 10:17 pm (CNA).- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is facing criticism for repeatedly attributing an incorrect quotation to the Book of Isaiah that concerns ministering to creation, Cybercast News Service reports.

The speaker has used the quotation at least five times, often in reference to environmental concerns.

The falsely-attributed quotation most recently appeared in her April 22 Earth Day news release, in which Speaker Pelosi said, “The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, 'To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.' On this Earth Day, and every day, let us pledge to our children, and our children's children, that they will have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature.”

Biblical scholars, however, are at a loss as to the source of Pelosi’s quotation.

"The quote does not exist in the Old Testament, neither in the New Testament," said Fr. Andreas Höck, a professor of Scripture who teaches in the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver's St. John Vianney Seminary.

"Even in pieces or bits, [it] cannot be found in the Old Testament," he said.

According to Cybercast News Service, Speaker Pelosi has used the quotation before.

In a December, 2005 message to the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker Pelosi used the quotation after a reference to the prophet Isaiah. Her message read:

"Mr. Speaker, as we leave for this Christmas recess, let us say, 'God bless you' to the American people by voting against this Republican budget and statement of injustice and immorality, and let us not let the special interest goose get fat at the expense of America's children.

"The gentleman from Washington [state], Mr. McDermott, quoted the prophet Isaiah. And as the Bible teaches us, to minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship, to ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us. Let us vote no on this budget as an act of worship and for America's children."

Eric Jenislawski, a theology professor at Christendom College in Virginia, said the Bible teaches in Genesis that man was placed on earth “to till it and keep it,” but also instructs mankind “to fill the earth and subdue it.”

“Responsible use of the Old Testament,” Jenislawski said, “cannot divorce the biblical notion of stewardship (that man is obligated to care for God's creation) from the equally important biblical view that the entire natural world was created for man, for him to subdue it and to reign over it.

"Environmentalists who make man subservient to the natural world actually invert the biblical view of man's relationship to the earth," he said.
You know, if the staffers at Pelosi's office wanted to get any given Biblical quote right, why didn't they just open their office copy of The Holy Bib... oh, wait... forget it. I think I just answered my own question.

4 Comments:

Blogger Viator Catholicus said...

So, let me get this straight.
Pelosi can impose her pagan Neo-Gnostic beliefs about worship into politics, but orthodox Catholics have no right to acknowledge the scientific fact, confirmed by belief, that human life begins at conception?
I love the liberal logic of diversity.

8:29 AM  
Blogger G.I. Janet said...

She needs to be openly mocked for this and called to task by us all until she recants. I'm talking about letters to editors, emails to Fox News, calls and emails to her office, postings on the Gaia worship sites/environazi sites (same thing)and those who have large email bases need to sound the Charge!. This is pure bullshit if she gets away with it. I'll be doing my part. You can bet on that.

I'd like to boil that apostate abortionist biatch in oil.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Yeps viator, that's exactly right....kind of funny how Nancy misses the Bible verses about the shedding of innocent blood (Prov 6, 16-17) and the ones about children being a gift from God (Ps 127, 3)...maybe an exorcism will fix her.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

She can do that as long as there aren't Catholic bishops to enforce the law (and I mean REAL CATHOLIC bishops)

7:54 PM  

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