l’chaim

L’chaim. To life; the common toast in Hebrew. Why? Because the Torah favors life; God favors life. And in no uncertain terms. Deuteronomy 30:19:

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.

In response to the question from Rick Warren to McCain and Obama “when does a baby get human rights?”, Obama punted and claimed this is “above my pay grade.” Cowardly answer, merely confirming that Obama’s only core beliefs are gaining and keeping power for himself.

That was a month or so ago, an eternity in this year’s election brawl. When asked again a couple of days ago ABC, here’s what the Anointed One had to say:

As a Christian I have a lot of humility about understanding when does the soul enter into, in, it’s a pretty tough question. And so all I meant to communicate is that I don’t presume to be able to answer these kinds of theological questions.

Translation: I’m not going to take a stand. It’s good to know, however, how humble Obama is.

Now, to the senior side of the Obamarama ticket, Joe Bloviatin’ Biden. Here’s how he responded on Meet the Press:

I’d say, “Look, I know when it begins for me.” It’s a personal and private issue. For me, as a Roman Catholic, I’m prepared to accept the teachings of my church. But let me tell you. There are an awful lot of people of great confessional faiths—Protestants, Jews, Muslims and others—who have a different view. They believe in God as strongly as I do. They’re intensely as religious as I am religious. They believe in their faith and they believe in human life, and they have differing views as to when life—I’m prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception. But that is my judgment. For me to impose that judgment on everyone else who is equally and maybe even more devout than I am seems to me is inappropriate in a pluralistic society. (emphasis added)

Aren’t we all thrilled to know that Biden will “accept” his church’s teachings? Uh, Joe, isn’t that sort of a minimal test for calling yourself a Catholic? But the rest of his bloviation makes it quite clear that he really doesn’t believe all that nonsense about life beginning at conception. After all, other folks of faith have different beliefs. And who am I to say they are wrong?

Well, Biden and his junior partner, Barack Hussein Obama, certainly can’t be accused of having any backbone when it comes to life.

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