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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by firestarter, Oct 5, 2011.
link to Huffpost story
I can see I'm going to have to revisit my beliefs...
Try as I might, I can't find the part of the story where Palin says God spoke to her, as your thread title suggests. I see she says she prayed on it, which isn't quite the same thing, and a fair bit of strategy discussion.
But A for effort in Misrepresentation 101.
Maybe now that she's not running, folks around here will hopefully start ignoring her.
Praise the Lord.....
....He works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.
This is an uncalled for thread and one of just pointless bashing. It is a great example of pointless bashing by the non religious .
Oh, I think that the amount of typing spent discussing Sarah Palin in this forum surely warrants a little thread to mark her passing into the political wilderness.
Very nice. How about this?
I can't find the part of the story that says she didn't talk to god.
She based her decision on 'much prayer'.
Must have talked to god. Unless there isn't one?
Looks like God knows what's up.
Her base, like Bachmann's and probably Perry's is simply too narrow.
She wasn't in it for the office anyway, it was all about the money.
I was hoping all three stooges would run but I guess not.
so you are going to try to defend your thread title with that line? Really that is rich.
Sorry but this is proof that anyone with any religious thinking here gets pointless bash.
Your thread title is what the issue is. Not the part about Palin. You made a thread title and it is pretty clear that it has nothing to with Palin but instead a chance to attack a another group.
While you may have a point with the post of firestarter's that you quoted, what about the point he made about her decision coming after much prayer? Either she prayed and felt God spoke to her about not running, or she prayed and didn't get an answer from God, which clinched her decision not to run. What do you see happening there?
Agreed. But it certainly is not a surprise.
I like that "prayer" and "serious consideration" are two separate entities.
No, I don't really feel the need to defend my thread title to you.
The point is deadly serious.
I'm sorry - but if a person who may potentially be in control of the most powerful country in the world places an imaginary being as their #1 influence, then it's time for rational people to speak out.
God was one of the main reasons Palin was unsuitable for high office. That she sites god as the main reason for removing herself from the running (and she does say exactly that) has a sweet justice to it.
Good point. I read where Palin even went so far as to say, "I am a Christian, and I am a devout Christian. I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe that that faith gives me a path to be cleansed of sin and have eternal life."
Edit: My bad. Wrong attribution. It was actually Obama who said that. But he should get a pass, since he's not [Dr. Evil voice] Sarah Palin [\Dr. Evil voice].
You can say whatever you like about Obama... I'm no Democrat!
Christopher Hitchins thinks that Obama is probably an atheist, and the 'god speak' is something he had to do to get elected.
And The Public Breathe A Huge Sigh
Common sense prevails in the Republican party
Perhaps not, but you must be a dancer. I'm enjoying watching your moves as you dance around this thread/argument that you started concerning Sarah Palin but can't seem to finish.
The points are simple but seem to have flown over your head.
Palin was a liability, especially because her actions were driven by the irrationality of religion.
She's now chosen to take herself off the playing field, citing her devotion to god as the main reason (and saying how she'd prayed before deciding)
This is sweet irony; that the reason she was dangerous becomes the reason we're rid of her
Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief (especially Republicans!)
Some might say that Palin was just a foolish cynic, who took herself out of the running when she realised she'd never get GOP support to stand. I prefer to be more charitable, and take her at her word when she says that prayer and her wish to 'devote ourselves to god' as the real reason.
I wish I could dance. It would be a great skill to have.
No Rodimus- it's proof that anyone who uses religion to gain power gets bashed. She's no more a Christian than I am.
How insulting do you want to get? Rational people? Just because you have problems with others belief's doesn't mean you are rational. It means you have an agenda to push under the guise of bashing people who believe differently than you. Your kind of people are the ones American's should be wary of....
So when God acts in a manner you deem acceptable you decide that it's justified. Right....