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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:05 PM
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Huck falsely claimed to have a theology degree
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 05:06 PM by kskiska
After the news conference with Ed Rollins in Concord, NH, Huckabee and Rollins, his new national campaign manager, took some questions. The last question was about a Powerline blog, a conservative blog, story that he did not, in fact, have a theology degree, as he has claimed. Here is Huckabee's response:

"I have a bachelor of arts in religion and a minor in communications in my undergraduate work. And then I have 46 hours on a master's degree at Southwestern Theology Seminary. So, my degree as a theological degree is at the college level and then 46 hours toward a masters -- three years of study of New Testament Greek, and then the rest of it, all in Seminary was theological studies, but my degree was actually in religion."

Here's what Huckabee said in a Christian Broadcasting Network interview:
"I'm as strong on terror as anybody. In fact I think I'm stronger than most people because I truly understand the nature of the war that we are in with Islamofascism. These are people that want to kill us. It's a theocratic war. And I don't know if anybody fully understands that. I'm the only guy on that stage with a theology degree. I think I understand it really well."


http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/12/14/51810...
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:11 PM
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1. I heard Randi make the comment today that he has a theology degree.
She stated it as a fact. I immediately knew that was unlikely to be true given his denomination.

Funny how your post shows up a few hours later on the issue - glad I don't need to look it up now.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:12 PM
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2. Somebody needs to remind Huck that he is running for President,
not Pastor.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:12 PM
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3. Attending the College is not the same as graduating from it
He married his wife Janet McCain on May 25, 1974. He graduated magna cum laude from
Ouachita Baptist University, completing his bachelors degree in 2 years before attending
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Check out the schools too .... :rofl:

Mike Huckabee is like a rotten log .... all kinds of things
can crawl out of him.

I hope he gets the nomination.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:23 PM
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8. As to Ouchita Baptist University . . .
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 05:25 PM by janeaustin
The best professor I ever had at the Univerity of Texas, undergraduate and graduate levels, was a product of Ouchita Baptist.

He was brilliant, and a superb teacher. He was a fan of Robert Penn Warren's critical approach, and I learned from him oh, so very much, how to think, how to observe and certainly, how to explicate.

He taught a graduate course in Social Protest Literature, which was my introduction to Ralph Ellison, James Agee, and many others.

He was from Arkansas and was liberal-minded in the very best sense.

Dr. Max Westbrook, if you're out there, "THANK YOU!" I remember you with gratitude and admiration.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:35 PM
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9. Thank you for the info!
I will now go sulk for being an idiot.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 07:10 PM
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16. I'd likely have thought the same thing
if I hadn't had Dr. Westbrook for as many courses as I could get. :)

Enough with the sulking - go have some fun!
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:15 PM
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4. So is the fake word "islamofascism" on the final?
Or does having a "degree in religion" give students the right to just make shit up?
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:16 PM
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5. So he is pro-rapist, anti-science, pro-fiscal irresponsibility and a liar too?
Sounds like the perfect republican.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:19 PM
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6. Huck was always telling tall tales about life on the Mississippi
between pulls on his corncob pipe.
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:19 PM
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7. And we all know about those religion majors, wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
;)

Religion majors at our evangelical college had the reputation of being horndogs. They were the ones most likely to have a quick wedding and a baby less than nine months later.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:49 PM
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10. A BA in religion could be considered a generic theology degree,
but it is NOT a Theology Degree.

'Theology' and 'religious studies' are semanticly equivalent, but a Theology Degree is a clearly defined doctorate in Theology - which he never completed.
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XboxWarrior Donating Member (369 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:57 PM
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11. WTF?
is a theology degree?

is that like a degree in Satan Clause?
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:24 PM
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13. LOL.
Pretty much.

As a Doctor of Theology, when you argue the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin, people are supposed to take you seriously.
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DaveJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:59 PM
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12. Who really cares how many hours he has?
I mean there is a big difference between hours toward something and actually completing something, and I'm a little confused why a major political figure would think it significant to mention how many hours he has toward completing a degree he apparently never finished. Frankly, I don't even remember how many hours were required to complete the degrees I have, since I'm mainly thinking about the future.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 07:01 AM
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14. kicking for the LYING HYPOCRITE factor.. . . . . n/t
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 07:16 AM
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15. Well, to be fair, he once wrote a paper on the ninth commandment.
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