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Fri Jul 14, 2017, 01:18 AM

"Ive looked on a lot of women with lust. Ive committed adultery in my heart many times. "

That is what you have heard from the Jimmy Carter Playboy interview. Have you ever wondered what the actual last liberal US President said? Over 4 decades ago he said this:

http://www.playboy.com/articles/playboy-interview-jimmy-carter

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Reply "Ive looked on a lot of women with lust. Ive committed adultery in my heart many times. " (Original post)
flotsam Jul 2017 OP
NanceGreggs Jul 2017 #1
TexasProgresive Jul 2017 #8
WinkyDink Jul 2017 #2
Solly Mack Jul 2017 #3
whathehell Jul 2017 #4
Solly Mack Jul 2017 #5
whathehell Jul 2017 #16
Solly Mack Jul 2017 #17
whathehell Jul 2017 #18
Solly Mack Jul 2017 #19
whathehell Jul 2017 #20
Solly Mack Jul 2017 #21
whathehell Jul 2017 #22
Solly Mack Jul 2017 #23
whathehell Jul 2017 #25
Solly Mack Jul 2017 #27
whathehell Jul 2017 #30
Solly Mack Jul 2017 #31
whathehell Jul 2017 #32
Solly Mack Jul 2017 #33
whathehell Jul 2017 #34
Demsrule86 Jul 2017 #6
TexasProgresive Jul 2017 #9
Demsrule86 Jul 2017 #11
TexasProgresive Jul 2017 #14
Demsrule86 Jul 2017 #15
boston bean Jul 2017 #26
TexasProgresive Jul 2017 #36
nini Jul 2017 #35
TexasProgresive Jul 2017 #7
wishstar Jul 2017 #10
n2doc Jul 2017 #12
Solly Mack Jul 2017 #13
kentuck Jul 2017 #24
mdbl Jul 2017 #28
BeyondGeography Jul 2017 #29

Response to flotsam (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 01:58 AM

1. Your point being? n/t

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 06:12 AM

8. I think you might be too quick to judge flotsom's post.

I had never read the interview and the only thing that was put out was the quote about lusting in his heart and adultery. The link to the interview is received by me with thanks. I see that President Carter is now the same caring thoughtful man he has been his whole life. I have saved the interview to my bookmarks because it is so good to read how a person can be on the right road politically through the guidance of his Christian faith. It is amazing that so many are filled with hatred and are judgemental claim to be doing the same. Mr. Carter is a role model for any to follow whether they are theists, atheists or agnostics. Franklin Graham etal are the antithesis of Christ, Buddha and Gandhi.

Rant over- Just read the interview, it is very good.

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 05:41 AM

2. I begrudge this decent, honorable, and kind man NOTHING.

 

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 05:43 AM

3. So have I but I've never grabbed one by the pussy because I thought it my right.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 05:59 AM

4. Yes, I think we all get that distinction

without, perhaps, having to spell it out.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 06:04 AM

5. The neighborhood grandmothers always carried a hanky for the vapors.

They told dirty jokes within their group when they got together.

But then would always deny it later.

Same with the pastors I grew up around.

People are funny that way.

I am often amused by them.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 07:44 AM

16. Uh huh

Sounds like your background may have been especially "funny".

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Response to whathehell (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 07:49 AM

17. and that only took almost 2 hours!

Bravo! It's a big day!

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 07:55 AM

18. Lol...Some of us have these things called "lives".

Those take us away from here from time to time.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 07:58 AM

19. Apparently your life this morning involves responding to me.

Or you wouldn't have bothered to at all.

That's very kind of you to take the time to spread your joy.



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Response to whathehell (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 08:27 AM

21. Sis, actually.

But, yes, to each their own.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #21)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 08:38 AM

22. "sis"?

Not "sis" or six, actually. After learning to spell, I'd suggest you

try the same with counting.. Just a thought.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 08:40 AM

23. You said bro for brother. I played along and said sis for sister. I'm female.

But, again, thank you for spreading your joy.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 08:48 AM

27. You're so delicious I want to eat you.


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Response to whathehell (Reply #30)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 10:44 AM

31. I'm happy to see your life so fulfilled.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #31)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 10:47 AM

32. Yeah, you too.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #32)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 10:51 AM

33. Yes! Thank you! A timely comeback. At last.

Whew.

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 06:07 AM

6. Welcome to DU... why post this drivel though?

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 06:16 AM

9. Your response is exactly the point flotsom is trying to make (IMO)

People don't know anything about what President Carter said in the interview. It is very good. The only thing they remember is what the media reported- Lust in heart-committed adultery. Just follow the link and read the interview. Most all of us here at DU respect Mr. Carter. This interview gives us even more reason. Jimmy is consistent.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 06:27 AM

11. I know all about President Carter as it happens...but a 40 year old article which

was never particularly flattering to Carter why post that on a Democratic site? There are way better ways to to make the point you describe...and I don't buy it.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 06:51 AM

14. I think the interview is extemely flattering and the fact that

Mr. Carter 40 years ago is the same as Mr. Carter now is great. If you don't like it maybe you should alert on flotsam's post.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 07:24 AM

15. It didn't help him at the time...if you go back and look...and frankly I hate all the

lust in the heart BS.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 08:46 AM

26. It's behind a pay wall.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 11:39 AM

36. I was able to read it free.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 11:17 AM

35. Maybe the OP should have elaborated a bit more to make his point clear

There's not one response from the OP - it's hit and run click bait.



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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 06:11 AM

7. Thanks for posting this.

I never read the interview before. My wife has a saying, "People don't change, they become more of who they really are." This is certainly true of this great man. Thanks again.

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 06:25 AM

10. Few people have read the entire long interview-quite interesting in retrospect

A great interview encompassing so many aspects of Carter's life and views

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 06:33 AM

12. The RepubiCON dominated media loves to take things out of context

The Carters have been married for 71 years. That is Love.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 06:34 AM

13. Yep. Exactly right.

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 08:41 AM

24. As I recall, the interviewer asked him if he had ever "sinned"?

He's probably as close to a saint that we will see in our lifetimes.

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 08:59 AM

28. Thanks for posting

Never read the entire article before. Carter was a great man and still is. Maybe if you had worded the title of the post differently it wouldn't enflame old negativity - but hindsight is 20/20 right?

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Response to mdbl (Reply #28)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 09:25 AM

29. It's a great read; the much-ballyhooed lust-in-heart

answer included. A reminder of what a good and substantial man he was/is:

Christ says, Donít consider yourself better than someone else because one guy screws a whole bunch of women while the other guy is loyal to his wife. The guy whoís loyal to his wife ought not to be condescending or proud because of the relative degree of sinfulness. One thing that Paul Tillich said was that religion is a search for the truth about manís existence and his relationship with God and his fellow man; and that once you stop searching and think youíve got it madeĖat that point, you lose your religion. Constant reassessment, searching in oneís heartĖit gives me a feeling of confidence.

I donít inject these beliefs in my answers to your secular questions.

(Carter clenched his fist and gestured sharply.)

But I donít think I would ever take on the same frame of mind that Nixon or Johnson didĖlying, cheating and distorting the truth. Not taking into consideration my hope for my strength of character, I think that my religious beliefs alone would prevent that from happening to me. I have that confidence. I hope itís justified.

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