Nancy Pelosi takes cafeteria catholicism to a whole new level.
The Speaker of the House is only comfortable quoting the Bible when the Bible does not actually contain the quote she is quoting. Confused? Me too. But as if that is not enough, she then misinterprets her own made up Bible quote. Don’t try this at home.
On the highest holy day of the year (Earth Day, of course) Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement:
“The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, ‘To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.’ On this Earth Day, and every day, let us pledge to our children, and our children’s children, that they will have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature.”
Yeah, Ok. Only one problem. The Bible doesn’t actually say that. Cybercast News Service tried in earnest to track down the fake quote.
Cybercast News Service repeatedly queried the speaker’s office for two days to determine where the alleged Bible quote is found. Thus far, no one has responded.
Distinguished biblical scholars, however, cast doubt on the existence of the passage.
John J. Collins, the Holmes professor of Old Testament criticism and interpretation at Yale Divinity School, said he is totally unfamiliar with Pelosi’s quotation.
“(It’s) not one that I recognize,” Collins told Cybercast News Service. “I assume that she means this is a paraphrase. But it wouldn’t be a close paraphrase to anything I know of.”
So she not only makes up her own version of Catholicism as suits her political whim, she now makes up her own Bible too. This takes the concept of a cafeteria Catholic to a new level. But there is more.
Let us assume for the sake of argument that this quote or paraphrase actually existed. Let’s look at it again, “To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.”
Hmm. To ignore the needs of God’s creation is to dishonor God. Agreed. Excuse me, but wouldn’t lil’ babies be included in the list of God’s creation?
So there you have it. Nancy Pelosi even ignores the god of her own creation. Nancy Pelosi is a cafeteria Catholic even with her own brand of made up catholicism. Like I said, don’t try this at home.