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Wed Feb 15, 2012, 10:39 PM

Washington Post Poll: Is There a War on Religion?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-user-polls/post/is-there-a-war-on-religion-in-america/2012/02/15/gIQAKBEwFR_blog.html

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Reply Washington Post Poll: Is There a War on Religion? (Original post)
RainDog Feb 2012 OP
MindandSoul Feb 2012 #1
RainDog Feb 2012 #2
sarcasmo Feb 2012 #3
Tx4obama Feb 2012 #13
spanone Feb 2012 #4
RainDog Feb 2012 #5
Zookeeper Feb 2012 #9
southernyankeebelle Feb 2012 #6
AnnieBW Feb 2012 #7
patrice Feb 2012 #8
RainDog Feb 2012 #10
patrice Feb 2012 #11
RainDog Feb 2012 #12

Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 10:43 PM

1. No, but there sure is a war on women!

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Response to MindandSoul (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 10:45 PM

2. so far the numbers agree with you

48% said it is given too much protection when I voted.

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Response to MindandSoul (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 10:49 PM

3. For sure a war on women, religion is Nuts!

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Response to MindandSoul (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 02:54 AM

13. +100. n/t

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 10:52 PM

4. so, this controversy is manufactured? or inflated by the media?

from the play in the media

you'd think the entire country was up in arms.

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 11:01 PM

5. this poll came from an editorial by Eugene Robinson

who has this to say:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/drumming-up-a-phony-war-on-religion/2012/02/14/gIQAdvpUER_story.html

Drumming up a phony war on religion

Seriously? Are we really going to pretend that Christianity is somehow under siege? That the Almighty would have been any more offended Sunday than he was, say, in 2006, when Madonna — who could sue Minaj for theft of intellectual property — performed a song during her touring act while being mock-crucified on a mirrored cross? While wearing a crown of thorns? Even at her show in Rome?

The “war on religion” alarmists are just like Minaj and Madonna in one key respect: Lacking a coherent point to make, they go for shock value.

Among the loudest voices, predictably, are those of the Republican presidential candidates. Guess who’s to blame for the attack on all God-fearing Americans who go to church every Sunday to hear sermons about the sacrifice and triumph of Jesus Christ. Hint: He got in trouble four years ago, during his presidential campaign, for going to church every Sunday to hear sermons about the sacrifice and triumph of Jesus Christ.

President Obama is indeed waging a war on religion, Mitt Romney claimed last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Romney promised to rescind every “Obama regulation” that somehow “attacks our religious liberty.”


iow, it's the Republican Primary and Republicans claim the religious are being attacked - some nutters, like Santorum, may believe it. Romney, of course, believes it's true for the corporate people who live in his magic underpants.

The irony - or rather, not irony - it's the Republican Primary - is that legislation at this time is focused on regulating women's naughty bits - the conventioneers need their religio-porn to go with the rest of the swill.

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Response to RainDog (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 01:52 AM

9. I love Eugene Robinson! No b.s. there. n/t

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 11:09 PM

6. LOL, I just voted it showed 50% say they have to much influence.

 

Guess there is no war.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 11:38 PM

7. Yes. My religion

Paganism.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 01:45 AM

8. People do react to religious oppressors I guess if they didn't react no one would say there's a war.

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Response to patrice (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 01:54 AM

10. or it's a good way to fire up the extremists

birthers to vote for Santorum.

anyone who thinks that christians are being oppressed by having insurance cos pay for birth control are irrational.

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Response to RainDog (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 02:19 AM

11. LOTS of stuff going on over at FB, some of it un-helpful anti-religious bullshit coming from

putative athiests (who could indeed be trolls trying to make atheists look bad), some of the rest of it serious as shit stuff about how tax exemptions for churches amount to the state establishing religious dogma ("Pro-Life" anti-LGBTQ marriage). Seeing some calls for religious taxation.

IMHO, it may be that winning isn't the RNCs only main priority at this time; pulling a rock hard fired-brick utterly reliable voting base out of this insanity is at least as important as winning, because their survival as a party depends upon it and people like Santorum with Palin in the wings are the voting-block sheep-herders.

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Response to patrice (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 02:51 AM

12. FB?

I think religious institutions are businesses and should be taxed like any other - and given exemptions for actual charity work. I don't think they deserve exemption b/c of their beliefs. There's no reason for the govt. to decide what is and isn't a religion by providing a tax exemption for some of them and excluding others.

that Republican rock hard base has been there for decades. They're the same ones who supported Bush until the bitter end. 20-30% of this nation seems to be comprised of religious zealots who have no other way of coming into power unless they form an alliance with the greediest motherfuckers in this nation.

they continue to alienate the majority of Americans. Any fiscal conservative who continues to align with them is an idiot - worse than an idiot. (see above)

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