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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:50 AM

Only a fool would paint all people who worship the same God, with the same brush!

A few years ago, I was listening to a a progressive radio show and some of the callers were calling in bashing Christians, because of statements that were made by Palin, Beck, and O'Donnell. They failed to see the hypocrisy. The one caller in particular, was infuriated because the GOP had come out against the Islamic center in NY and were condemning all Muslim's, based on the actions of the 9-11 terrorist.

I thought isn't that the same thing you're doing to Christians? The Christians I know are just as diverse as our country. Some are gay some are straight, from all different races, politically parties and genders. We all know that the troublemakers in any group always get the most attention from the media.

The God that I believe in teaches me to take care of the poor, reach out to the oppressed, and to never lie, cheat, steal or use his name in a divisive way. Some within the republican party, have used fear, bigotry and hate in order to gain power. They use Christianity the same way that Bin Laden used Islam, which is truly despicable.

People often ask why won't the "Moderate Muslim's" speak out against nuts like Bin Laden. I ask why won't "Moderate Christians speak out against nuts like Pat Roberson, James Dobson, and all of the other people within the GOP who have distorted the teachings of Christ?

A wise person will learn to separate religious people from religious extremists.

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Reply Only a fool would paint all people who worship the same God, with the same brush! (Original post)
rainlillie Nov 2012 OP
Lydia Leftcoast Nov 2012 #1
47of74 Dec 2012 #4
okasha Dec 2012 #2
Fortinbras Armstrong Dec 2012 #3
47of74 Dec 2012 #5

Response to rainlillie (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:46 AM

1. Moderate Muslims DO condemn terrorism and Saudi-style oppression

but they're not "colorful" enough for our news media, so they're ignored.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:00 PM

4. Yes

I was in Turkey last spring. The people there were quite friendly - friendlier, I might add, then many of the right wing Christians here.

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Response to rainlillie (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:06 PM

2. There are lots of fools out there.

Unfortunate.

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Response to rainlillie (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:55 AM

3. Afew years ago, I was having a discussion with a libertarian

He had been saying that he believed in individualism, and followed it up with "You liberals are all alike ..."

Stating the blatant inconsistency is left as an exercise for the reader.

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Response to rainlillie (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:13 PM

5. Especially now....

....when you have loud mouthed piles of excrement like Mike Huckabee running their mouths off in the wake of the school shooting.

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