"Religious" hypocrite Trump doesn't even ask GOD for forgiveness!

Donald Trump is a product of Norman Vincent Peale's Marble Collegiate Church and the whole "positive thinking" thing.

The Donald uses this fact as an excuse to treat the obvious question "have you ever asked God for forgiveness?" as "a tough question:"

That’s a tough question. I don’t think in terms… I’m a religious person. Shockingly, because people are so shocked when they find this out. I’m Protestant. I’m Presbyterian. And I go to church and I love God and love my church. And Norman Vincent Peale. The great Norman Vincent Peale was my pastor. The Power of Positive Thinking. Everybody’s heard of Norman Vincent Peale? He would give a sermon. You never wanted to leave. Sometimes we have sermons and every once in a while we think about leaving a little early, right? Even though we’re Christian.

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale would give a sermon. I’m telling you I still remember his sermons. It was unbelievable. And what he would do is bring real life situations, modern day situations into the sermon. And you could listen to him all day long. When you left the church you were disappointed that it was over. He was the greatest guy.

But when Peale opposed John Kennedy's election as president in 1960 on the ground of Kennedy's Catholicism, The Donald's former pastor was eventually willing to admit that he was wrong. And that's the problem with the arrogant Mr. Trump, who regards the question of whether he even needs to ask God for forgiveness as "a tough question."

Trump refuses to ever admit that he's wrong. He's never served in the military, but he presumes to deny that John McCain and others who have been captured by the enemy and suffered and been tortured for their country are heroes.

And when confronted with the unseemliness of this arrogance, he refuses to admit that he could be wrong.

He broadly characterizes members of an entire ethnic group as murderers and rapists- and when confronted, refuses to admit that he could be wrong.

He calls a journalist he has a disagreement with "a bimbo" and insults women generally by raising questions about her menstrual cycle- and when confronted, refuses to admit that he could be wrong.

Donald Trump refuses to ever admit that he is wrong- and I can think of no more dangerous thing to be true of a potential president.

The humble Dr. Peale, who advised us to

...keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by.

apparently made little impression on the Donald- a "religious" man who "doesn't bring God into it" when the question of the rights and wrongs of his own words and deeds is raised.

Donald Trump is an arrogant hypocrite and a very dangerous man. And Norman Vincent Peale would not approve of him.

And his philosophy is about as opposite to that of Jesus Christ as one could possibly imagine.


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