Skip to comments.Joe Biden, 'Practicing Catholic'
Posted on 10/14/2012 11:53:47 AM PDT by jazusamo
Amid all the smirking, chortling, and "give me a break, kid" sniggering that ill-mannered Joe Biden exhibited at the 2012 vice presidential debate, when he piously explained his stance on abortion, he exposed in totality the hypocrisy of liberal thinking.
Toward the end of the debate, Biden's friend and one time houseguest, moderator Martha Raddatz, posed the following question to the candidates: "We have two Catholic candidates ... [a]nd I would like to ask you both to tell me what role your religion has played in your own personal views on abortion[.]"
After Paul Ryan expressed how personal faith impacts his pro-life views, Joe Biden sobered up for a second and said, "My religion defines who I am, and I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life."
Like many liberals, whether it's a game of constitutional Twister or flexible religious creed, Joe fashions his faith to accommodate his personal beliefs. Therefore, the vice president and the enthusiastically pro-abortion Barack Obama both feel comfortable calling themselves Christian.
Mr. Biden identifies with Roman Catholicism but doesn't let that identity get in the way of his support of policy that directly contradicts church teaching on the sanctity of life. Joe may believe he's been "practicing" Catholicism his whole life, but he'd better keep those training wheels on his theological bicycle.
Echoing fellow Catholic Nancy Pelosi, Joe told Martha that except when it comes to the legally sanctioned death of innocent human beings, Catholicism has "particularly informed [his] social doctrine."
According to Joe, "[t]he Catholic social doctrine talks about taking care of those who-who can't take care of themselves, people who need help," which Biden agrees with except when he's approving of brutally dismantling helpless innocents "who can't take care of themselves."
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
He’d better be practicing, because he damn sure hasn’t gotten it right.
Biden a practicing Catholic?
He certainly needs the practice; he’s not very good at it.
I blame the Catholic Church.
They ALLOW liberals to call themselves “Catholic” without following a word of their teachings.
But the Catholic Church does nothing. They do not excommunicate them. They allow them to attend mass and take part in the sacraments. They allow them to be married in their church. They allow their children’s baptisms in their church. They allow their funerals in their church.
Too bad the church does not have a backbone. Maybe more people would take them seriously.
Yes, both he and Pelosi seem to have learned from each other instead of the church.
With all the self professed “practicing Catholics” like Biden, Pelosi, Sabelius, etc, etc. why do we have an administration, a Congress, with such anti-Catholic policies? In my world, a “practicing Catholic” still talks about being Catholic. A Catholic who “lives” a Catholic life doesn’t have to practice anymore.
Many of us who are Catholic don't understand the workings of the Church, either.
Post by 2banana
>>I blame the Catholic Church.
They ALLOW liberals to call themselves Catholic without following a word of their teachings.<<
I disagree with the contention the Church should take the blame for Biden’s apostasy, as well as the assertion that the Church ‘has no backbone.’
BTW, over one billion people ‘take them seriously.’
Those who can't, practice.
The Catholic Church sold their soul to the Devil and are now paying the price. The reason for this is that they believe all the “Social Justice” drivel from the Democratic Party. . . that the Repub’s don’t care for the poor and down trodden.
BTDT, my FRiend.
Adolf Hitler - “I don’t happen to believe that killing Jews is a bad thing but I wouldn’t want to impose that belief on others.” If Biden believes that “life” begins at conception, what does he call the ending that life? As a society we do impose our beliefs on others all the time. And yes, we do legislate morality, contrary to what liberals say; in fact, we legislate little else.
Biden is a cafeteria Catholic. A Catholic by birth only.
might he be a CINO?
If Old Joe was sincere about helping the poor, he would have been giving more than an average $369 a year to charity. Talk is cheap. Joe is a wealthy man, and yet he gives less than my wife and I do. Shameful!
Yep .... the smiling ass clown believes in helping the helpless as long as he's doing it with other people's money. He personal charitable contributions are embarrassingly paltry.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.