Today on Tommy T’s obsession with the Freeperati – an Oi for an Oi edition

Every time I think The Darnold can’t get any stupider – every freaking time – he proves me wrong.

The bar is officially on the ground now, and can be lowered no further.

Witness – Eye Yi Yi !

Trump’s favorite Bible teaching: “An eye for an eye,” of course

Trump’s favorite Bible teaching: “An eye for an eye,” of course
Hot Air ^ | April 14, 2016 | Allahpundit

Posted on ‎4‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎16‎:‎18‎ ‎PM by C19fan

Via BuzzFeed, I’m going to be bold and pronounce this the single Trumpiest thing he’s said since the campaign began. Really! Trumpier than him goofing on McCain for being taken prisoner in Vietnam, Trumpier than him goofing on his fans by claiming they’d stick with him even if he shot someone in broad daylight. I’m a lapsed Catholic turned nonbeliever so I’ll let the faithful among our readers correct me, but isn’t this … one of the worst possible answers that a Christian could give to this question?

An “eye for an eye” does appear in the Bible, true, but it’s Old Testament; it was specifically repudiated by Jesus himself in the gospel of Matthew in favor of “turn the other cheek,” as John McCormack notes. The whole point of Christianity, I thought, is to resist vengeance and embrace forgiveness, and it’s captured nowhere more succinctly than in the rejection of “an eye for an eye.”

So here’s Trump, who’s been half-heartedly pandering to evangelicals since last summer, deciding that the lesson from the Bible that sticks with him is the one about, um, revanchism, which Jesus instructed his disciplines to ignore. It’s like naming Baal your favorite member of the holy trinity.

1 posted on 4‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎16‎:‎18‎ ‎PM by C19fan
Let’s see :
Freeper (more often than not) = evangelistic Christian. The “holier than thou” wars at Freeperville have been going on since I started observing them, and show no signs of letting up.
Freeper (overwhelming majority) = Trump-humper.
Are these two trains on a collision course in this thread?
To: C19fan


Is that in Four Corinthians or Two Exodus?

2 posted on 4‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎18‎:‎49‎ ‎PM by nickcarraway

“mkjessup” (whose namesake went to military prison for the rest of his natural life, if I recall correctly) is here to quote from the Gospel Of Charlie Daniels :
To: C19fan


From the book of Daniels, CHARLIE Daniels …

“Well, you know what’s wrong with the world today
People done gone and put their Bibles away
They’re living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land
The Good Book says it so I know it’s the truth
An eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth
You better watch where you go and remember where you been
That’s the way I see it I’m a Simple Man.”


3 posted on 4‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎19‎:‎22‎ ‎PM by mkjessup (The GOPe IS the “Enemy Within” !!)

“Simple” doesn’t even begin to cover it.  “Drooling Moron” comes closer.


To: nickcarraway

Is that in Four Corinthians or Two Exodus?

It’s from St. Donald’s letter to the Coloradans.

4 posted on 4‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎20‎:‎22‎ ‎PM by DoodleDawg



To: dragnet2


Mock Cruz and his faith all you want, but Trump’s favorite verse of what to do is where Jesus is telling us not to do. Obviously, Trump has no understanding of the context.

33 posted on ‎4‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎46‎:‎13‎ ‎PM by 5thGenTexan

To: C19fan


That is at least from scripture, and not some bogus prophecy from a cult.

11 posted on 4‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎22‎:‎55‎ ‎PM by Psalm 144 (What are mere facts to a Dominionist Constitutionalist, small government-globalist tool?)

Uh oh.  Here we go!
To: 5thGenTexan
Mock Cruz and his faith all you want, 

At least Trump refers to the bible rather than pushing some Seven Mountains Dominionist garbage that Terd Snuz believes in.

49 posted on 4‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎07‎:‎16‎ ‎PM by The Iceman Cometh (Ted Cruz polls great with young females, or is it he likes young females on a pole….I get confused)
What did I tell ya?
More after the boilers explode…


To: C19fan


Maybe Trump’s one of those Hammurabians.

28 posted on 4‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎42‎:‎38‎ ‎PM by Argus

To: C19fan


eye for an eye works for me

38 posted on 4‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎49‎:‎33‎ ‎PM by LeoWindhorse

So Jesus Christ was full of shit?
Just so we get this straight…
To: rwoodward


That’s okay for “a” verse but a little odd when asked for a fave.

I’d been leaning towards Trump, but it IS possible to push something that is good in its context into an obsession.

47 posted on 4‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎04‎:‎24‎ ‎PM by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)



To: C19fan


It simply proves that Trump has nothing more than a non-believer’s pop-culture familiarity with the bible.

61 posted on 4‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎23‎:‎14‎ ‎PM by dangus

And now – the post of the thread!!


To: C19fan
I’m surprised that Trump’s favorite verse is not Deuteronomy 22.22.For those who haven’t memorized the Bible, that verse reads:

“If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.”

73 posted on 4‎/‎14‎/‎2016‎ ‎4‎:‎15‎:‎11‎ ‎PM by Verginius Rufus
That’s all for this week, folks – a slew of events this past two weeks (including Barbara’s car getting totaled in a non-injury car wreck) have left me pretty frazzled and worn out.
More next week, unless the house catches on fire or something.

3 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s obsession with the Freeperati – an Oi for an Oi edition

  1. “Every time I think The Darnold can’t get any stupider – every freaking time – he proves me wrong.

    The bar is officially on the ground now, and can be lowered no further.”

    Have we not learned by now? There is NO ‘peak wingnut’. Nor any depth to which the bar cannot be lowered further.

    Why, it’s as if there’s an enormous black hole at the center of the wingnutisphere, infinitely deep. The only question is then ‘when have we passed the Schwartzchild radius, beyond which escape is even theoretically impossible?’

    Hey, bumper stickers: “Trump 2016: Immanentize the Eschaton” and “Cruz 2016: Immanentize the Eschaton”. Both are apropos.

  2. Snarki, that though goes deeper than he needs. The campaign just needs to rent a Ditch Witch.

  3. And how long did it take from the time the Trumpster said the Bible was his favorite book to even come up with “eye for an eye” (As I remember it, he originally couldn’t identify a favorite verse because there were so many. Or was that he couldn’t identify a favorite verse because they all loved him ?)

    And what does this being his favorite say about him ?

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