In a recent interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, Paul Ryan discussed his deep faith and what it was like growing up within a Catholic home. He said it was especially meaningful for him to attend mass every week because he was not only worshipping Jesus, but appreciating an ancestor whose blood line flows through his veins this very day.
“Listen Bret, my relationship with Jesus is not only that of gratitude for what he did for me and the rest of civilization, but also of knowing that he’s family. The blood of Jesus lives inside me. There are very few individuals who can say they are a direct blood relative of Jesus Christ, but I’m one of them. I’m one of the lucky ones, and now my children are as well. Just think, Bret. Just think… if I’m able to become Presi… I mean Vice President of the United States of America, we will not only be a nation of holy dwellers, but be able to say, Jesus is truly in charge… Wouldn’t that be swell, Bret… wouldn’t it?”
Puzzled, Bret Baier asked Ryan how he knew he was a direct descendant of Jesus Christ.
“You just know these things, you know? You just feel it in your gut. I know that not only is Jesus in my heart, but he’s blood.”
Baier said, “You do realize you can’t just go around telling people these sorts of things. People are going to think that you are full of yourself, and slightly crazy.”
Ryan replied, “That’s just the risk I’m going to have to take. The truth is for those that feel it, not for those who know for certain what is or isn’t.”
We’ll have to see in the coming weeks before the election if Ryan’s new admission of being related to Jesus gives him and Mitt Romney a boost at the polls. Only time will tell. People seem to believe anything these days.