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Sun Apr 8, 2012, 03:06 PM

 

Billy Graham's daughter: "I would not vote for a man who is an atheist."



The daughter of televangelist Rev. Billy Graham says that it’s important to discriminate against candidates who are atheists because politicians “should have a fear for almighty God.”


“I would not vote for a man who is an atheist,” she declared. “Because I believe you need to have an acknowledgement, a reverence, a fear for almighty God. And I believe that’s where wisdom comes from.”


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Q: What about a woman who was an atheist? Would you, could you, with a woman?

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Reply Billy Graham's daughter: "I would not vote for a man who is an atheist." (Original post)
Joseph8th Apr 2012 OP
Turbineguy Apr 2012 #1
SamG Apr 2012 #2
Joe Shlabotnik Apr 2012 #3
Curmudgeoness Apr 2012 #4
AlbertCat Apr 2012 #5
dmallind Apr 2012 #6
and-justice-for-all Apr 2012 #7
Rob H. Apr 2012 #8
sakabatou Apr 2012 #9
dimbear Apr 2012 #10
jaded_old_cynic Apr 2012 #11
Iggo Apr 2012 #12
laconicsax Apr 2012 #13
Odin2005 Apr 2012 #14
mr blur Apr 2012 #15

Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 03:11 PM

1. Groucho Marx: "I wouldn't belong to a club that would have me as a member."

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Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 03:34 PM

2. I would not vote for anyone who comes from the sperm of

 

Billy Graham.

Obvious mental capacity issues there, and genetically predisposed psychotic tendencies in all his descendants.

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Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 03:38 PM

3. How about an acknowledgement and reverence for the constitution.

I think we have no shortage of irrational fear already.

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Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 03:54 PM

4. Did anyone expect anything else?

From a Graham relative? This family made a boatload or two of money praising the lord. I expect no less from her.

But in answer to your question, it is funny how she worded that comment. But I have a feeling that there is no atheist who would be worthy. What else is new?

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Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 04:19 PM

5. I believe that’s where wisdom comes from.

Well, Deary, you'd better buck up on the "acknowledgement, a reverence, a fear for almighty God", because your wisdom seems almost nonexistent.




Fortunately, few care what she thinks.

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Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 04:24 PM

6. An attitude she shares with 51% of voters

I'd be surprised if anyone that brainwashed with godbledygook were in the sane 49% to be honest.

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Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 05:22 PM

7. Such thinking is dated and out of line with reality..

can the person do the job or not simply based on there skills? that is the only question.

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Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 06:06 PM

8. Unfortunately, most people wouldn't

including (I suspect) a fair number of the religious contingent right here on DU.

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Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 06:52 PM

9. Yes, I should fear a deity instead of doing my job

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Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:02 PM

10. Politicians are ordinarily skilled liars: it doesn't come up.

You would never have guessed about Reagan, for instance.

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Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:05 PM

11. Wow.

So according to her wisdom comes from fear? Words fail me.

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Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:42 PM

12. Don't be silly. She wouldn't vote for a woman at all.

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Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:51 PM

13. What does she post under in R/T?

 

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Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:51 PM

14. This is why I think there are a good number of closet non-believer politicians.

I think many politicians are smart enough to be skeptical of religion, but also know that coming out is political suicide.

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Response to Joseph8th (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 03:56 PM

15. As pointed out at Atheist Revolution:



Consider the following statement for a moment:

I would not vote for a man who was Black.


Aside from a handful of teabaggers, I suspect that most people would recognize this statement as bigotry. Why? The statement implies that all people who belong to the specified category (i.e., Black) are unfit to hold office simply because of their membership in this category. Since the category is irrelevant to this judgment, we have both a falsehood and an unwarranted generalization. This is bigotry, and most people correctly identify it as such.

Now let's examine the actual quote from the Rev. Billy Graham's daughter, Anne Graham Lotz:

I would not vote for a man who was atheist.


Once again, this is bigotry. But this time, many people refuse to see it as bigotry. In the U.S. at least, bigotry against atheists is still socially acceptable. We are working on changing that, but we've got a long road ahead.

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