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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, Jul 14, 2010.
When asked to comment, God declined.
If a democrat said, "God wants Obama wants Obama outta there," would that be an acceptable thread title? I ask because I'm in my car (on my iPhone), and can't access the forum rules. [Apologies for mispellings.]
Just curious. Thanks!
I hope you're parked.
I'm not sure what you're asking, but here's the nearest relevant rule to what I think you asked:
Since the topic title is a slight exaggeration of what Angle said, I don't know that this rule applies. But if it's gonna be a big deal already with just the second post, I'll change it.
Don't change it on my account. I'm not a strict constructionist.
EDIT: Alas, it appears I am too late. It was much more exciting when the thread title was, "God wants Harry Reid outta there."
America's soaking in this kind of rhetoric... so Ms. Angle just gets to join the line.
I'm not a fan of, "everything happens for a reason."
I prefer, "everything happens."
But I think I'm in the minority on that one.
God told me he wanted anyone to beat Harry Reid.
1) So much for a secular government
2) She is comparing herself to iconic Bible figures?
3) She listens to an invisible man in the sky
4) Way to pander to your base
I'm a Buddhist/Atheist.
But I don't think politicians should check their religious beliefs when they enter office.
I expect that their faith will influence their decisions.
Just as I imagine my beliefs would influence mine.
Really?? Your phone bills must be insane if you talk to Him on a regular basis.
Guess what? We're all godless atheists who want to see you all destroyed.
At what point do we get back to debating real issues?
why is it that a person of faith always thinks god has their 6? I mean even when it hurts another one of the same faith god is supposed to take sides in politics or football or religion.
people tend to treat god like a slave that is always there to support them and is always on their side.
Considering that as of 2008 76% of Americans identify themselves as Christian, why is this a big deal?
She has her faith and she follows it? Is this offensive to you?
Maybe when she is in office and starts deciding to slash spending "Because God told [her] to," then you can get your panties in a bunch.
God told Bush to attack Iraq, but I guess that was no big deal. You really don't see why this kind of thinking is dangerous?
BTW- this is not a theocracy, and this woman is an insult to Christians.
It's not that these people believe in god, it's that they feel that god speaks to them over others, and that it is gods will to see another person, or group of people, defeated.
The Onion wrote a great satirical article similar to this issue; God Angrily Clarifies 'Don't Kill Rule'
How about instead of insulting a woman who is making a personal decision (Running for office, not crafting policy) based on her faith, and instead lets attack one of the most prominent US policy makers who is crafting policy based on her faith.
More nutjobs from your side of the pond
You think we're Pelosi fans? Seriously?
When are conservatives going to move their collective heads out of their asses and realize that most people are not playing sides, but rather just want to see government work for a change and do the right things?
On this point, Matt and I are in full agreement.
There's nothing wrong with people expressing their personal faith... like when Nancy Pelosi spoke before a Catholic group and talked about her connection with God.
Nothing wrong with it at all.
I wonder... Matt didn't ridicule Nancy for that... did he?
This woman is comparing her election campaign to Moses freeing the Israelites and the life of Jesus Christ, and people are going to actually vote for her?
When they work in public office they should keep their nonsense firmly under wraps. Did you hear the one about church n state?
I certainly did not. I have no problem with a person of faith holding office, although I would prefer if they kept it out of their policy making decisions. GWB and NP are both guilty based on evidence. Sharron Angle is n ot crafting policy based on her faith. She made a personal decision to run and claimed God told her to. Politicians have been incurring God for years. Republicans and Democrats both. To attack Angle on this is slimy and pretty hilarious, actually.
More insults from a liberal? Shocking.
So- Excuse me? When did I claim you were Pelosi fans? Oh yeah, I didn't.
When will liberals pull their collectivist heads out of their asses and stop mincing words to fit their agenda?
They made our nut job keep his mouth shut.
"We don't do God".
I wish we hadn't. He would probably have been kicked out earlier.
1) Pelosi was pandering. If anything by voting on the abortion issue the way she did she voted counter to the tenets of her stated faith.
2) I think it's sad that politicians in the US even need to justify/state/flaunt their religious beliefs.
3) My problem IS with elected officials who force the tenets of thir religious beliefs into their political agenda. Just how does an extreme Christian politician pushing his/her religious agenda differ from what the Taliban did in Afghanistan?
I am only defending the fact that she is not crafting policy around religious beliefs. She has made a personal decision to run for office based on her beliefs, and to attack her on this is just tooo low.