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Hillary and the Holy Ghost

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"I have had the experiences on many, many occasions where I felt like the Holy Spirit was there with me as I made a journey…You know, it could be walking in the woods. It could be watching a sunset."—Sen. Hillary Clinton.

More here, in a Wall Street Journal col by Daniel Henninger which is mostly about "culture war" stuff. (The only truly indispensable resource on culture war stuff, by the way, is Morris P. Fiorina's Culture War?: The Myth of a Polarized America.)

Hat tip: To a reader whose email pointing to this picture I inadvertently deleted.

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  1. I have had the experiences on many, many occasions where I felt like the Holy Spirit was there with me as I made a journey…You know, it could be walking in the woods. It could be watching a sunset.

    i don’t know which would be worse if a possible commander in chief actually believes this or that so many people eat this shit up.

  2. LEEEAVE HILLARY ALLLLLONE!…..Please.

    How friggin dare anyone out there make fun of Hillary after all she has been through. She lost her free house, she went through an impeachment. She has one friggin kid. Her husband turned out to be a user, a cheater, and now shes going through a political battle. All you people care about is….. readers and making money off of her. SHE’S A HUMAN! What you don’t realize is that Hillary is making you all this money and all you do is write a bunch of crap about her. She hasn’t performed on stage in days. Her song is called “give me more” for a reason because all you people want is MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE. LEAVE HER ALONE! You are lucky she even performed for you BASTARDS! LEEEAVE HILLARY ALLLLLONE!…..Please. Paris Hilton talked about professionalism and said if Hillary was a professional she would’ve pulled it off no matter what. Speaking of professionalism, when is it professional to publically bash someone who is going through a hard time? Leave Hillary Alone Please…. Leave Hillary Clinton alone…right now! I mean it. Anyone that has a problem with her you deal with me, beacuse she is not well right now. leave her alone!

  3. I have had the experiences on many, many occasions where I felt like the Holy Spirit was there with me as I made a journey

    I certainly hope mescaline was involved.

  4. Well it’s Friday and that picture is just crying for a caption contest.

    OK, now what do I do? Little sips? No?

  5. If y’all don’t know, the worst disaster since 9/11 happened early this AM.

    The State represented by Sen. Obama and birthplace of Sen. Clinton was destroyed by a massive 5.4 earthquake this AM.

    Experts say the Bush policy on climate change was a contributing factor, especially with the fact that no Republican presidential candidate has any ties to Illinois.

    Experts (different ones) confirm that the most recent Space Shuttle mission upgraded key technology on the International Space Station that could have been used to induce a New Madrid fault quake.

    Analysts are asking: What did the administration know and when did they know it?

  6. The civilized part of the world is laughing at us.

  7. But does she swallow?

  8. The civilized part of the world Southeastern USA is laughing at us.

    Fixed 🙂

  9. And what are we to make of the fact that temblors were felt in the neighboring state of Kentucky, which the earthquake didn’t hit at all? And the Pentagon suffered a foundation crack that was just too small for an earthquake to have done.

  10. She’s so genuine and connected with the common man!

  11. caption contest

    Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton later cracked a cuestick over the head of a patron who looks like Monica Lewinsky.

  12. And the Pentagon suffered a foundation crack that was just too small for an earthquake to have done.

    That’s what that was? I thought it was the remodeling crew goofing off.

  13. Rothbard’s essay on hillary Clinton is kind of appropriate here:

    During the 1820s, the Protestant churches in the Northern states of the U.S. were taken over by a wave of post-millennial fanatics determined to impose on local, state, and federal governments, and even throughout the world, their own version of a theocratic statist KGE. A “Yankee” ethnocultural group had originated in New England, and had migrated to settle the northern areas of New York and the Middle-Western states. The Yankees were driven by the fanatical conviction that they themselves could not achieve salvation unless they did their best to maximize everyone else’s: which meant, among other features, to devote their energies to instituting the sinless society of the KGE.

    These newly mainstream Yankee Protestant churches were always statist, but the major emphasis in the early decades was the stamping out of “sin,” sin being broadly defined as virtually any form of enjoyment. By the later years of the nineteenth century, however, economic collectivism received increasing attention by these left millennialist Protestants, and strictly theological and Christological concerns gradually faded away, culminating in the explicitly socialistic Social Gospel movement in all the Protestant churches. While every one of the Yankee Protestant denominations was infected and dominated by left millennialism, this heresy prevailed almost totally in the Methodist Church.

    Hillary’s theological agenda was perceptively unveiled recently by the knowledgeable, if admiring and liberal, Kenneth L. Woodward, religion editor of Newsweek. (Kenneth L. Woodward, “Soulful Matters,” Newsweek (Oct. 31, 1994) pp. 23-25) In a lengthy exclusive interview with Hillary, Woodward reports that our Lady Macbeth simply considers herself “an old-fashioned Methodist.”

    Hillary’s pronouncement is not as absurd as it might first seem. Hillary Rodham was born in northern Illinois Yankee country, in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. Her grandparents told stories about their Methodism in early-nineteenth-century England, not many generations removed from the founding of Methodism by John Wesley. Hillary’s family were pious Methodists, and Hillary herself was inducted into the Social Gospel by the Rev. Donald Jones, the then youth minister at her Park Ridge First United Methodist Church.

    The most important passage in Woodward’s article is his explanation of the importance of Methodism within the American Protestant spectrum: “More than other Protestants, Methodists are still imbued with the turn-of-the-century social gospel, which holds that Christians have been commissioned to build the Kingdom of God on earth.”
    Only a few brush-strokes are needed to complete the picture. The Rev. Jones, a frequent visitor to the White House, but who seems at least to have a sense of humor and perspective that the arrogant and self-righteous Hillary totally lacks, puts it this way: Even today, says Rev. Jones, “when Hillary talks it sounds like it comes out of a Methodist Sunday-school lesson.” And: “Hillary views the world through a Methodist lens. And we Methodists knew what’s good for you.”

    He wrote that in 1994 right before his death. And I think it is relevant today.

  14. caption contest

    “This reminds me of my days serving in the military during the conflict in… oh hell, just pass me another one of those little glasses with the dark liquid in it. What do you call these again?”

  15. caption contest

    Here’s mud in my snatch.

  16. CAPTION CONTEST

    “See guys. With these new, little glasses, everyone gets equal amounts. Now about my healthcare plan…”

  17. I typed a caption, previewed it, saw Jamie Kelly’s entry, and promptly deleted mine. I can’t beat that one.

  18. caption contest

    To the glorious revolution, comrades!

  19. “Come on guys – you better keep ’em coming if you’re hoping to pull a train on this presidential candidate.”

  20. javier,

    i don’t know which would be worse if a possible commander in chief actually believes this or that so many people eat this shit u

    Given the mayhem wreaked by atheist in power from the French Revolution all the way up to present day Communist hold outs, I am not sure we atheist have any right to mock political leaders who espouse religion.

    Frankly, I rather like the idea that an individual who wields the power of the American presidency is restrained by the idea of supernatural oversight and punishment. Religion functions like precedence in law, keeping any one individual or generation from going to crazy.

  21. “I have had the experiences on many, many occasions where I felt like the Holy Spirit was there with me as I made a journey…You know, it could be walking in the woods. It could be watching a sunset.”-Sen. Hillary Clinton.

    Yeah, yeah. We get it. You’re not one of those evil atheists. I really don’t give a good goddam.

  22. what the hell..

    CAPTION

    The polls once said I’m in front,
    I’m behind but still in the hunt;
    Obama can’t bowl,
    That helped put me on a roll,
    Now if I could only prove I’m not a …..

    DRINK!

  23. i don’t know which would be worse if a possible commander in chief actually believes this or that so many people eat this shit up.

    Or that a possible commander in chief is so shallow, cynical, self-absorbed, condescending, and maniacally ambitious that she will spout obvious garbage like this and assume everyone will buy it.

    Pardon me, that should be “all three of our potential commanders in chief” . . .

  24. “OK, now what do I do? Little sips?”

    I like that one, without the “no.” It’s simple, spare, and amusing.

  25. For some reason, I thought the ‘Being Guided by Holy Spirit’, like Marian Devotion, was a Catholic thing, and most Protestant Sects, even mainline ones, weren’t fans of such ‘papist nonsense.’

  26. “Come on guys – you better keep ’em coming if you’re hoping to pull a train on this presidential candidate.”

    More like:

    “I better keep these guys pounding the shots if I have any hope of getting lucky tonight.”

  27. Man, if you can’t even look at Hillary Clinton without thinking about sex, how do you get through the day in a modern workplace?

    Caption Contest = Hmmm, something about Hillary Clinton and sex.

    Weird.

  28. Shannon Love,

    Frankly, I rather like the idea that an individual who wields the power of the American presidency is restrained by the idea of supernatural oversight and punishment.

    Yeah, because you know, imagine how unrestrained Philip II would have been if he didn’t think God was watching over his shoulder. I mean, old Philip might have have put up a 50,000 crowns reward on William I’s head.

    This is illustrates the rather obvious fact proven time and time again throughout the historical record that religion is in no way a guarantee against bad behavior and indeed can encourage bad behavior.

  29. Caption:

    “I don’t know about you guys, but the more I drink, the better I shoot!”

  30. Caption contest:

    “Because drinking a shot of Crown Royal (instead of the Jack Daniels that everyone else in the bar who is not on your staff is drinking) in rural Pennsylvania after a string of Bush and Clinton monarchies presidencies is politically savvy on SO many levels.”

  31. caption contest

    drinking feeling the influence of spirits the Holy Spirit

  32. Prolefeed,

    She was in Crown Point Indiana at Bronko’s bar.

  33. Crown Royal is fine, but if Hillary can handle a six-pack of Iron City, I’ll give her some cred.

  34. Guy your the BEST!!!

  35. Hillary:

    I have had the experiences on many, many occasions where I felt like the Holy Spirit was there with me as I made a journey…You know, it could be walking in the woods. It could be watching a sunset.

    What about when she’s lying her ass off?

  36. caption contest

    Down the snatch!

  37. Caption winner:

    That Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman Is Gonna Make A Poor Man Out of Me.

  38. from the Hair of the Dog LP, Nazareth

  39. How does a thread about Hillary Clinton feeling the presence of a holy spirit not produce a single Eleanor Roosevelt reference?

    How does that happen?

  40. The boys (or girls) all get prettier at closin’ time

  41. “For some reason, I thought the ‘Being Guided by Holy Spirit’, like Marian Devotion, was a Catholic thing, and most Protestant Sects, even mainline ones, weren’t fans of such ‘papist nonsense.'”

    No, lots of Protestants talk a lot about the Holy Spirit.

    As for the caption:

    Hillary: “Wow, you know, maybe the stuff I’ve been saying really *is* true.”

    Bartender: “OK, Hillary, you’ve had enough.”

  42. “To a successful bukkake.”

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