Friday, January 04, 2008

6) The Romney speech

WORLDNETDAILY - By Joseph Farah - December 7, 2007

There's much to admire about Mitt Romney's faith speech. And there are some statements that require scrutiny and sober and reflective discernment. - - -

Romney said: "I believe that every faith I have encountered draws its adherents closer to God."

That may be his belief, but it is simply not true. In fact, it is provably untrue - even according to the words of his own speech.

Everyone has a religion - even atheists. A religion is what a person believes about God. Everyone has beliefs - even if it is a belief that there is no God, or that there are many. Romney himself acknowledged this when he referred disparagingly to "the religion of secularism."

How could it possibly be true that everyone's beliefs bring them closer to God? How could it be true that everyone's beliefs bring them closer to a relationship with God? It makes no sense. It sounds nice. It tickles the ears. But it is simply false. It is, in fact, double-talk - frankly, a language Romney has mastered in his political career.

Not everyone is right about God. Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:14: "[S]trait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." I believe that - as I believe everything Jesus said and every word of the Bible.

Romney also plays the victim card in his speech - suggesting, in an ever-so-subtle way, that those Christians opposing him do so only because of his faith - out of some form of bigotry. - - - -

Impact of Romney's 'faith' speech uncertain

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