Skip to comments.Is President Obama’s ‘glass houses’ scripture reference in the Bible? Not exactly.
Posted on 12/10/2014 10:27:09 PM PST by boatbums
President Obama referred to the Bible during a speech on immigration Tuesday in Nashville. But there was a problem: Strictly speaking, one of the lines he cited appears nowhere in scripture.
"The good book says, don't throw stones in glass houses," the president said. "Or," he added, "make sure we're looking at the log in our eye before we are pointing out the mote in other folks' eyes."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Kinda like any one of us trying to quote the Koran ad hoc....which I betcha Obama could do accurately....
That’s about as good a spin as you can put on it. “Resonance” with the Bible.
The author’s resonance reminds me of the imaginary “penumbras” and “emanantions” of the Constitution that the Supreme Court held required the deaths of millions of babies. I’m sure Justice White would have used the word “resonance” along with the other two had he thought to include it also in Griswold v. Connecticut (the case just before Roe v. Wade that created the right to privacy out of thin air).
You don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
And you don't mess around with Jim
Didn’t the Goron quote John 3:16 and call it John 16:3? don’t remember the context but these Amoral libs step in it whenever they shoot for the high ground and quote scripture, something the know nothing about or live by. God is not amused and will not be mocked by heathens.
Obama: " We are no longer a Christian nation . . . " (video 1:27)
Yeah, and in fluent Arabic.
“Strictly speaking, one of the lines he cited appears nowhere in scripture. ... Obama completely “made up” a line of Bible verse out of “narcissism” in order to drive home a point about his stance on immigration, it should be noted that the sentiment behind the “glass houses” idiom is quite clearly found in the Bible.”
Is there ANY lie or idiocy by Obama that WaPo won’t write an entire article defending? Can you imagine the attacks by WaPo on a Pub Prez that fabricated phrases from the Bible?
Maybe it says that in the Quran?
He should have known that he would be fact checked by those of us
‘ clinging to our religion’, to use his phrase.
That was Justice William O. Douglas, not Whizzer White. Douglas also opined that that trees should having standing to sue, in Sierra Club v. Morton. I don’t think there has ever been a better argument for a mandatory retirement age for federal judges.
Hey, it’s not like he misspelled ‘potato’. No big deal.
From Thomas Jefferson’s letter to Robert Walsh - “. . . that men in glass houses should not provoke a war of stones . . .”
Monticello Feb. 6. 20.
1.DEAR SIR,Continual ill health for 18. months past had nearly ended the business of letter-writing with me. I cannot however but make an effort to thank you for your vindicia Americana against Gr. Britain. The malevolence and impertinence of her critics & writers really called for the rod, and I rejoiced when I heard it was in hands so able to wield it with strength and correctness. Your work will furnish the Ist volume of every future American history; the Ante-revolutionary part especially. The latter part will silence the libellists of the day, who finding refutation impossible, and that men in glass houses should not provoke a war of stones, will be glad of a truce, to hush and be done with it. I wish that, being placed on the vantage ground by these researches and expositions of facts, our own citizens and our antagonists would now bury the hatchet and join in a mutual amnesty. No two nations on earth can be so helpful to each other as friends, nor so hurtful as enemies. And, in spite of their insolence I have ever wished for an honorable and cordial amity with them as a nation. I think the looking glass you have held up to them will now so compleatly humble their pride as to dispose them also to wish and court it.
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones
Those who are vulnerable should not attack others.
The proverb has been traced back to Geoffrey Chaucer's 'Troilus and Criseyde' (1385). George Herbert wrote in 1651: 'Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another.' This saying is first cited in the United States in 'William & Mary College Quarterly' (1710). Twenty-six later Benjamin Franklin wrote, 'Don't throw stones at your neighbors', if your own windows are glass.' 'To live in a glass house' is used as a figure of speech referring to vulnerability." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" (1996) by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).
“...Bible to cherry-pick phrases he can use to bolster his Liberal ideas.”
He picked figs off that cherry tree...
There is no other way to express it but as you just did.
Valery most likely has a long list of ‘forbidden questions’ for any staffer working with the president, among the list; #1, Never tell the President that what he is saying doesn’t make any sense’ even when you and everyone else in the room know you to be correct.
#2. Never finish his sentences for him, no matter how many ‘uhmms, ahhhs, sighs or ten minute silences you must endure.
#3. Never ask him, ‘Will this be good for the country, Mr. President?’ as that is a loaded and thus unfair question.
#4. Never, ever ask him how Michelle actually got pregnant or which doctors or surrogates or agencies were utilized?, as that is none of your business.
#5. Never ask him about that seven inch curvlinear scar on the back of his head, or why he never wear hats.
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