[percy-l] The West Wing's comment on Biblical contradictions

RHONDA MCDONNELL rhonda_mcdonnell at msn.com
Mon Aug 18 22:19:50 EDT 2003

I'm with you on Bartlett, Jim.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: James Piat 
  To: Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion 
  Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 8:35 PM
  Subject: Re: [percy-l] The West Wing's comment on Biblical contradictions

  Hey Larry,

  Did you read Karey's clip from the West wing?   The Bartlett character is my idea of a smug, self satisfied prick  -- "in this bldg when the president stands nobody sits..."  Gimme a break  -- an abuse of power.  Plain and simple.  It's one thing to challenge authority from a position of weakness (however juvenile); but to weild power smugly is --  well, it's not something that pleases me.  Nobody needs a smart ass rebuke about "respect" from the most powerful man in the world.  Just the opposite is called for -- some show of humility and restraint.  That's my take.  But obviously others see the Bartlett character differently.  That's what makes this discussion so much fun for me.  Steve and Karey seem to both like this Bartlett character but disagree about about his theology  -- I tend to agree more with Karey's theology than with Steve's (though both know a whole lot more about the Bible than I do) but I disagree with both of them about this Bartlett fellow.  

  Jim Piat  



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