James Carville and Mortal Sin

 

Mortal sin (complete separation from God) comes with three conditions:

  1. The act must be a grave matter,
  2. The sinner must know that what he’s doing is gravely wrong,
  3. And the sinner must exercise the free choice to do it anyway (no coercion).

Many Catholics suffer from scrupulosity (raises hand), worrying that they’ve committed a mortal sin they haven’t confessed that puts them at risk of eternal damnation. I recently heard a Catholic influencer say his priest once told him, if you’re worried that your sin is mortal, it isn’t. I see the logic of that statement, and it’s been a great consolation to me.

I don’t know James Carville’s religious background or affiliation (although, being from Louisiana, he might well have been raised Catholic), but I’m pretty sure he knows what he said on Bill Maher’s show about Christians and Speaker Mike Johnson, in particular, is a complete and utter lie.

Mike Johnson and what he believes is one of the greatest threats we have today to the United States,” Carville claimed. “I promise you, I know these people.”

When asked by host Bill Maher if he was referring to “Christian nationalists,” Carville responded: “Absolutely, this is a bigger threat than al-Qaeda to this country.”

“And let me tell you something: The Speaker of the House, they got probably at least two Supreme Court justices, maybe more, don’t kid yourself,” he continued. “People in the press have no idea who this guy is, how he was formed, what the threat is, and this is a fundamental threat to the United States. It is a fundamental thing. [They] don’t believe in the Constitution. They’ll tell you that. Mike Johnson himself says what is democracy but two wolves and a lamb having lunch? That’s what they really, really, really believe.”

“And to say, ‘Oh, come on, man. It’s just some crazy s***.’ No, no. They believe that. And they’re coming and they’ve been doing it forever. They’re funded. They’re funded. They’re relentless and, you know, they probably won’t win for a while but they might. And if they do, the whole country blows a gasket.

This is what is called “bearing false witness against your neighbors.” It’s one of the Big Ten (not the football conference). Carville knows Christian nationalists (whatever that means and whoever they are) are not a bigger threat than Islamist supremacists. He  knows it. 

He knows his side is actively undermining the Constitution every chance they get. He knows that too.

I’m not looking it up, but I’m pretty sure Democrats are funded waaaay more than Republicans and it’s probably some kind of miracle Republicans get elected at all. Or maybe it’s because after Democrats trash everything, voters decide to give Republicans a chance to fix it.

And “relentless??” OMG, if any group is pictured in the dictionary under “relentless” it’s leftists.

I’m not saying Carville is going to hell. That’s God’s call. But, I am saying a good Christian might want to say a prayer for his soul. 

I haven’t decided if I’m a good Christian yet. . .

 

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  1. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    It’s a wonder the man hasn’t been struck by lightning. He’s disgusting and clearly has no shame.

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  2. Trink Coolidge
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    Western Chauvinist: I haven’t decided if I’m a good Christian yet. .

    AMEN.  You’re in “good” company (regarding Carville’s  trajectory:)

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  3. Yarob Coolidge
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    Undermining the Constitution, eh?

    Which famous leftist said this as recently as a year ago? “Do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.” Emphasis added.

    Hint: The eccentric capitalization might give it away.

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  4. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    Western Chauvinist: “Christian nationalists,” Carville responded: “Absolutely, this is a bigger threat than al-Qaeda to this country.”

    From their point of view, we are a bigger threat than al-Qaeda.  A Christian Nationalist, as best as I can tell, is a Christian who loves America and thinks that Judeo-Christian values are a good thing.  The left hates this and hates us.  Why?  We oppose everything that they stand for.  Gavin Newsome in the debate the other night encapsulated in perfectly:  we are going to take them back to the dark ages of racism, homophobia, etc etc etc.  If Mike Johnson has his way, we will re-institute slavery and start to execute gays (gee, where is that actually occurring today?).We will put limits on the slaughter of unborn babies.  We will not allow teenagers to irreversibly mutilate themselves.  We will prosecute shoplifters and secure the border.  So if your vision of America is a death cult, then yes, we are a threat. 

    James Carville as a professional pundit knows he is lying but that is what pays his bills.  But the audience who cheers him actually believes that.  

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  5. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    I’m trying to think of who the Republican equivalent to James Carville would be.  Sean Hannity?  He doesn’t seem nearly crazy or partisan enough.

    What is the Republican equivalent to an Antifa / Black Lives Matter riot?  I guess Jan 6th?  But that was a one time event, and wasn’t nearly as violent or crazy.

    Who is the Republican equivalent to Greta Thunberg?  The Covington boy who stood in front of the older Indian activist who was screaming in his face?  Maybe, but all he did was stand there politely – he didn’t scream back.

    James Carville is not an outlier.

    The modern left is crazy.  And getting crazier.  Fast.

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  6. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    It’s a wonder the man hasn’t been struck by lightning. He’s disgusting and clearly has no shame.

    Skeletor, as I like to call him, should be one of the objects of one of my favorite prayers: Psalm 109.

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  7. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    Western Chauvinist: I haven’t decided if I’m a good Christian yet

    The standard is to love God and neighbor with all your heart.  That is a high bar and we can never assume we have achieved it. 

    Carville is a wicked man.

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  8. kedavis Coolidge
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist: I haven’t decided if I’m a good Christian yet

    The standard is to love God and neighbor with all your heart. That is a high bar and we can never assume we have achieved it.

    Carville is a wicked man.

    My respect for Mary Matalin dropped pretty much to zero when she married him.

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  9. Doug Watt Member
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    Carville, no lie is too great, no crisis should go to waste to further the goals of one-party rule. Three different FBI offices pushed the narrative that traditional Catholics are a clear and present danger to the United States.

    He represents a political party that was racist before and after the Civil War. He represents a political party that pushed for internment of Japanese American citizens who lost their freedom, homes, businesses, and farms without their right to a trial. A party that put into place, just as Nazi Germany did with racial ancestry rules to determine internment.

    He is a despicable, shallow political hack, and nothing more than that.      

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  10. colleenb Member
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Carville, no lie is too great, no crisis should go to waste to further the goals of one-party rule. Three different FBI offices pushed the narrative that traditional Catholics are a clear and present danger to the United States.

    He represents a political party that was racist before and after the Civil War. He represents a political party that pushed for internment of Japanese American citizens who lost their freedom, homes, businesses, and farms without their right to a trial. A party that put into place, just as Nazi Germany did with racial ancestry rules to determine internment.

    He is a despicable, shallow political hack, and nothing more than that.

    Doug I wish you wouldn’t pull your punches and tell us how you really feel. 😆 PS agree completely

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  11. drlorentz Member
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    Western Chauvinist:
    Quoting Carville:
    They’ll tell you that. Mike Johnson himself says what is democracy but two wolves and a lamb having lunch? That’s what they really, really, really believe.”

    Thing is, it’s true: democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding on what’s for lunch. That’s why this is was a republic with a constitution, not a democracy. Whenever the Left talks about “our democracy” they mean their democracy, which really means their tyranny.

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  12. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    drlorentz (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist:
    Quoting Carville:
    They’ll tell you that. Mike Johnson himself says what is democracy but two wolves and a lamb having lunch? That’s what they really, really, really believe.”

    Thing is, it’s true: democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding on what’s for lunch.

    How can the other panelists let Carville get away with slamming a guy for a folksy saying.  Carville is the king of folksy sayings.  It is all a psyop.

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  13. Instugator Thatcher
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):
    What is the Republican equivalent to an Antifa / Black Lives Matter riot?  I guess Jan 6th?  But that was a one time event, and wasn’t nearly as violent or crazy.

    Plus, the police had to shoot at the crowd to provoke them to charge.

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  14. Basil Fawlty Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist: I haven’t decided if I’m a good Christian yet

    The standard is to love God and neighbor with all your heart. That is a high bar and we can never assume we have achieved it.

    Carville is a wicked man.

    So are they all wicked men.

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  15. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Basil Fawlty (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist: I haven’t decided if I’m a good Christian yet

    The standard is to love God and neighbor with all your heart. That is a high bar and we can never assume we have achieved it.

    Carville is a wicked man.

    So are they all wicked men.

    A proper feminist would believe Carville is wicked because he is a man. 

     

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  16. Quinnie Member
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    That is really sick stuff from James Carville.  I didn’t watch, but I am sure the Maher audience applauded.  This country is so lost.   I’ve packed it in.   I’ll try to influence in my small sphere, but the outside forces are evil and immense.  

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  17. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Yarob (View Comment):

    Undermining the Constitution, eh?

    Which famous leftist said this as recently as a year ago? “Do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.” Emphasis added.

    Hint: The eccentric capitalization might give it away.

    Did Trump bear false witness when he called into question the validity of the election? We may never know the truth of the matter, but I’m pretty sure he believes it was stolen and he’s not alone. And what would you suggest if, let’s pretend, the presidential election was actually stolen? What if all future elections are in doubt because of 2020-like shenanigans? Is the Constitution a dead-letter at that point? And why is Trump declaring the election stolen a threat to the orderly transfer of power, but not when Hillary, and John Kerry, and Al Gore do the same? Are you a Democrat shill?

    But, if you’re here to defend the party of the NPV workaround of the electoral college, or the SCOTUS packing scheme in order to restore no-holds-barred abortion, or the addition of Democrat-favoring states, or the nationalization of health insurance, or complete abdication of the responsibility to defend the national borders – have at it. Should be interesting.

    Otherwise, go away now (in the voice of the Critical Drinker).

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  18. Western Chauvinist Member
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    drlorentz (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist:
    Quoting Carville:
    They’ll tell you that. Mike Johnson himself says what is democracy but two wolves and a lamb having lunch? That’s what they really, really, really believe.”

    Thing is, it’s true: democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding on what’s for lunch. That’s why this is was a republic with a constitution, not a democracy. Whenever the Left talks about “our democracy” they mean their democracy, which really means their tyranny.

    Yes, I agree, but we all know he’s using the line to BS Maher’s viewers with the lie that conservatives are trying to bring down the Constitution. Heck, I’d be willing to bet fewer than half of libs even know the Constitution puts restraints on government, not the people. Lefties are clearly the ones wanting unrestrained government. 

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  19. Western Chauvinist Member
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    And, I’m sorry y’all, I meant to link to the DailyWire article I was drawing from, but had to run off to work. And it’s behind a paywall, pretty sure, but you’re a bunch of pikers if you’re not subscribed. . .

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrat-strategist-claims-speaker-john-a-bigger-threat-to-u-s-than-al-qaeda-johnson-responds

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  20. Skyler Coolidge
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    I’ll take a whack-a-doodle bible-thumper over a communist/progressive any day;  not because they are always nice people, but because they aren’t always evil.  Communist/progressives are always evil.

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  21. Painter Jean Moderator
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    Just imagine the reaction if some conservative commentator brought up the Islamic faith of some of the Squad members, and went on about the threat they posed to the country. 

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  22. Painter Jean Moderator
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    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    It’s a wonder the man hasn’t been struck by lightning. He’s disgusting and clearly has no shame.

    Skeletor, as I like to call him, should be one of the objects of one of my favorite prayers: Psalm 109.

    My late husband used to refer to him as Snakehead.

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  23. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    It’s a wonder the man hasn’t been struck by lightning. He’s disgusting and clearly has no shame.

    Skeletor, as I like to call him, should be one of the objects of one of my favorite prayers: Psalm 109.

    My late husband used to refer to him as Snakehead.

    It is impressive how often progs wear their evil on their faces. . .

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  24. Sisyphus Member
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    It’s a wonder the man hasn’t been struck by lightning. He’s disgusting and clearly has no shame.

    Skeletor, as I like to call him, should be one of the objects of one of my favorite prayers: Psalm 109.

    My late husband used to refer to him as Snakehead.

    It is impressive how often progs wear their evil on their faces. . .

    It’s hard to demonize someone who is already demonic.

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  25. Percival Thatcher
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    Skeletor. Definitely Skeletor.

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  26. kedavis Coolidge
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  27. Manny Coolidge
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    From what I could find on the internet, Carville is not and was never Catholic. 

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  28. Sisyphus Member
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    Manny (View Comment):

    From what I could find on the internet, Carville is not and was never Catholic.

    America Magazine begs to differ. But I differ with them almost always.

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  29. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist: I haven’t decided if I’m a good Christian yet

    The standard is to love God and neighbor with all your heart. That is a high bar and we can never assume we have achieved it.

    Carville is a wicked man.

    More specifically: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. All the Torah and Prophets hang on these two commandments (See Mark 12:28-34 and note the Torah scholar praises Jesus’s answer, and how Jesus responds to him).

    On loving your neighbor: Leftists pretending to be Christians often speak and act as if “love your neighbor” means “justify any evil your neighbor does and encourage him in it”. It doesn’t.  They also speak and act as if “love your neighbor” could never entail using deadly force to protect him from those who are trying to murder him. Nope. If you love your neighbor (as an Israeli) and some savages (Hamas) are trying to kill him, you use any and all force to stop them, just to use one contemporary example.

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  30. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    I’m trying to think of who the Republican equivalent to James Carville would be. Sean Hannity? He doesn’t seem nearly crazy or partisan enough.

    What is the Republican equivalent to an Antifa / Black Lives Matter riot? I guess Jan 6th? But that was a one time event, and wasn’t nearly as violent or crazy.

    Who is the Republican equivalent to Greta Thunberg? The Covington boy who stood in front of the older Indian activist who was screaming in his face? Maybe, but all he did was stand there politely – he didn’t scream back.

    James Carville is not an outlier.

    The modern left is crazy. And getting crazier. Fast.

    This isn’t new, remember how Carville handled Clinton’s “Bimbo Eruptions”.  – “Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find,”

     

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