Kennedy Like Moses and Peter

It's always the right wing that gets accused of mixing in religion and politics. We get accused of bringing God into politics. The left doesn't so much as bring God into politics, they just elevate their politicians to divinely inspired levels. (See: Obama)

One editorial in the Boston Globe: “Like all figures in history — and like those in the Bible, for that matter — Kennedy came with flaws. Moses had a temper. Peter betrayed Jesus. Kennedy had Chappaquiddick, a moment of tremendous moral collapse.”

Moses? Peter? Give me a break.

As Jonah Godberg rightly points out in NRO Peter did not betray Jesus but did deny Him.

But I guess it's too much to ask journalists to understand the religious references they're making.


  1. i would not have a problem with this statement if he did not support and cause by his beliefs and voting the extermination of so many little ones(children)

  2. The key difference here is that Peter denied Jesus but then repented, sought forgiveness, and then surrendered himself to Christ. Kennedy tried to cover up Chappaquiddick, continued his philandering ways, and continued to deny Christ's earthly authority, the Church.

  3. Well Moses time on the water as a baby turned bout better than the Senator's time on the water at Chappaquiddick.

    Plus Peter on his many fishing trips never left anybody to drown.

  4. I was going to compare Kennedy with Dimas, who after living a life of crime repented at the moment of death when I heard of the letter to the pope. After reading the letter which reeked of grandstanding and is bereft of even a smidgen of contrition, I find a comparison with Judas more apropos. As St. John Bosco taught, a tree will fall where it leans. So, the wise guys who thought that they'll just clean up their act before dying and steal heaven that way were wrong. Kennedy's blindness to being responsible for the carnage of 50+ million innocent souls confirms that. Now the likelihood of his eternal damnation is getting more probable.

  5. Jeff - OUCH!!! : )

    The Boston Globe is also wrong in that not all figures in the bible (or arguably in history, but certainly not in the bible) came with flaws. Jesus, probably the biggest "figure" in the New Testament didn't have an flaws that come to mind. Neither did Mary, come to speak of it. But who are we to argue with that champion of unbiased journalism that is the Boston Globe?


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