The Ignorant Tight-Ass Club: Bible Lessons from The West Wing

This is soooo goooood!  I encourage you to watch it at least twice, and certainly as many times as you like.

Thanks to Bob Cesca’s Goddam Awesome Blog:  Bible Lessons from The West Wing


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15 Responses to The Ignorant Tight-Ass Club: Bible Lessons from The West Wing

  1. Bruce says:

    Wow. I never saw this episode. Awesome. I hope you don’t mind, but I’m going to steal this video this week and put it on my blog. EVERYONE should see it. Of course, the religious right will have their usual objections, but this is right: if the Bible professes to one of these things, it professes to ALL of these things and they should follow the letter of the law on ALL of it, not just one tenet.



  2. the chaplain says:

    I remember that episode. Martin Sheen played his role perfectly. Awesome clip.


  3. girldujour says:

    Please do share this. Early and often. With anyone and everyone. Everyone should see this. It’s perfect.


  4. Ric says:

    What is he saying near the end when he says ‘Toby…’ I can’t make out what he says.

    Good bit!


  5. girldujour says:

    I’m not sure what you are referencing but Rob Lowe walks up to her at the end and says he’s going to have one of her crab puffs.


  6. Ric says:

    Just before that. Sheen finishes what he’s saying to the woman and speaks to Toby. It’s one short sentence but I can’t understand what he’s saying (which is not all that unusual in modern drama, whether movies or television, which since the late Fifties has favored the mumble mumble school of acting).


  7. my2bucks says:

    This was a great clip. Thanks for posting this – it has been too many years since I had seen it.

    Ric – Sheen said “that’s how I beat him.” Since I haven’t seen this episode since it’s original airdate and Rob Lowe is in the cast making this one of the first episodes, I don’t recall exactly what they were referring to.


  8. girldujour says:

    This particular scene is on election night. So he is referring to whomever his opponent was.


  9. Puddy Dunne says:

    He told Toby, “Thats how I beat him” (his opponent) Old Testament teachings the Fear of God. When God saw these concerns he sent us his Son to show and teach us the New Testament and secure our knowledge in him as the God of love and forgiveness that would make heaven on earth. I really like Martin Sheen. When asked on the Actors Studio the Heaven question, Sheen replied “we make our heaven on earth”

    Though I like his answer, I believe we earn our heaven on earth. If we are not good students we can still pass with our Saviors get out of jail free card. A gift so many do not realize before it’s too late. What a treasure.


  10. gasdocpol says:

    Yep , he did rip her a new one.

    These Bible thumpers cherry pick isolated pieces of scripture just as the Neocons cherry-picked the intelligence as they lied us into the Iraq invasion.

    Jesus was constantly saying to help the poor but they not only not cite those quotes but they actively condemn helping the poor.

    This is the height of hypocracy.


  11. B.T. Murtagh says:

    In case anyone missed the point, Sam (Rob Lowe) was saving her from God’s wrath by removing the crab puff from her plate. It’s an abomination, you know! (Lev. 11:10, Deut. 14:10)


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  14. Postman says:

    I came over here from the link at Rambling On. Good stuff; I’m glad she linked to you.


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