1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Ex US President Confesses: I'm a Calvinist

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Jerome, Feb 18, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    6,160
    Likes Received:
    83
    Faith:
    Baptist
  2. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    39,812
    Likes Received:
    1,022
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Whatever that means
     
  3. EdSutton

    EdSutton New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2006
    Messages:
    8,755
    Likes Received:
    0
    Make that "former President"

    I agree with Revmitchell, here.

    The phrase as used, and this clip is really meaningless, apart from context, and further expansion, IMO.

    "FTR, Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, William J. Clinton and George W. Bush are properly titled as 'former (U.S) President' rather than 'Ex President', and are referred to, simply, as 'President' for the benefit of the OP."

    Signed, Language Cop
     
  4. Jim1999

    Jim1999 <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    Which former president claims to be a calvinist?....for those of us reading forums but can't get videos.......

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  5. Bob Alkire

    Bob Alkire New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2001
    Messages:
    3,134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bill Clinton
     
  6. StefanM

    StefanM Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    Messages:
    7,108
    Likes Received:
    144
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Pres. Clinton was clearly referring to a Protestant (or Calvinist) work ethic.
     
  7. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Messages:
    18,118
    Likes Received:
    393
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Yes,so the ensuing discussion is pointless.
     
  8. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    6,160
    Likes Received:
    83
    Faith:
    Baptist
    transcript:
    JOHN ROBERTS (CNN ANCHOR): Would you ever be comfortable being a house husband?
    BILL CLINTON: No. I have to go to work. I'm too much a Calvinist. If I don't work every day I get nervous.
     
  9. Andy T.

    Andy T. New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2005
    Messages:
    3,147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, this is referring to the Protestant Work Ethic, which was originally dubbed the Puritan Work Ethic, and the Puritans were Calvinists. Clinton's statement is kind of awkward, and I doubt very many people understood the oblique reference.
     
  10. ray Marshall

    ray Marshall New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    Messages:
    570
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bill Clinton,Huh! As some have said disregard what they say.
     
  11. LeBuick

    LeBuick New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    11,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    I sure didn't understand, thanks for the explanation.... :thumbsup:
     
  12. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    22,466
    Likes Received:
    469
    Faith:
    Baptist
    A hedonist would be much closer to the truth,
     
  13. Jim1999

    Jim1999 <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wouldn't understand "calvinist" work ethic either?????

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  14. mcdirector

    mcdirector Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,292
    Likes Received:
    10
    That was really odd. I understood what he meant, but he's too good a speaker to not communicate meaning more clearly.
     
  15. Bob Alkire

    Bob Alkire New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2001
    Messages:
    3,134
    Likes Received:
    0
    We weren't talking about truth, but about what he said.
     
  16. Jim1999

    Jim1999 <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    What, pray tell, is a "calvinist" work ethic?

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  17. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    6,160
    Likes Received:
    83
    Faith:
    Baptist
    What he communicated very clearly is that he does not consider homemaking work.
     
    #17 Jerome, Feb 20, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 20, 2009
  18. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    6,160
    Likes Received:
    83
    Faith:
    Baptist
    What exactly does Clinton do now?
     
    #18 Jerome, Feb 20, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 20, 2009
  19. mcdirector

    mcdirector Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,292
    Likes Received:
    10
    Well that's true!
     
  20. LeBuick

    LeBuick New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    11,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    Because he's a Calvinist??? [​IMG]
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Loading...