When Santorum speaks on social issues, he is sometimes politically incorrect but never uninformed, as Akin is. Huge flaps when Santorum compared homosexuality with bestiality. He was only quoting the traditional definition of sodomy that until recently appeared in Blacks Law Dictionary, and making the point that if we cavalierly change the meaning of words, then anything is permitted. Liberals are the disciples of Marcuse, whose aim was the destruction of the bourgeoisie family. Akin comes from a faith tradition which puts less stock in precision.
posted on 08/24/2012 10:01:47 AM PDT
To: RobbyS; Diamond; donozark; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; napscoordinator; AmericanInTokyo; Antoninus; ...
18 posted on Fri Aug 24 2012 12:01:47 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by RobbyS: “Akin comes from a faith tradition which puts less stock in precision.”
Look, I understand that there are people who are legitimate conservatives who are really mad at Todd Akin. I don't agree but I respect that.
However, you can't seriously argue that Todd Akin, a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, “comes from a faith tradition which puts less stock in precision.”
Calvinists are nothing if not particular about their fine points and details in theology.
In Akin’s case, he's also a trained engineer, which might argue that he has more than a bit of emphasis on precision in other subjects besides faith and politics.
Now if you want to say that the PCA is less strict than the OPC and other conservative denominations, you have a point. I am far stricter than the PCA in my Calvinist principles. However, even the PCA puts more “stock in precision” than most American evangelical denominations.
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