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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 02:54 PM
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2. And Barry Goldwater is "No Republican!"
Edited on Fri Nov-20-09 02:54 PM by Touchdown
Face it. They co-opted your faith. They own it now.

It is you that is not a Christian anymore. It's been stolen from you.
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  -Anyone who actually READS the Bible would agree... HopeHoops  Nov-20-09 02:48 PM   #0 
  - The GOP Fundies aren't Christians, "they" are the evil we were warned of... n/t  RKP5637   Nov-20-09 02:51 PM   #1 
  - And Barry Goldwater is "No Republican!"  Touchdown   Nov-20-09 02:54 PM   #2 
  - That's how I see it, too.  FiveGoodMen   Nov-20-09 02:55 PM   #4 
  - Interesting Proposition...  Jeff In Milwaukee   Nov-20-09 03:01 PM   #12 
     - Ebionites, Nazarites, Messianic Jesus People, Essenes, Christian  roguevalley   Nov-20-09 09:56 PM   #68 
  - GOP Fundies are not Christians inasmuch as they are not Christ-like  elocs   Nov-20-09 02:55 PM   #3 
  - "No True Scotsman"  Dogtown   Nov-20-09 03:06 PM   #14 
  - It isn't up to me to tell anyone if they are a Christian or not.  Shell Beau   Nov-20-09 02:57 PM   #5 
  - there are good christians and bad christians. it's annoying when  jonnyblitz   Nov-20-09 04:56 PM   #27 
     - Christians often act un-Christian. I will never  Shell Beau   Nov-20-09 05:15 PM   #31 
     - I call that "bashing gays at a clam bake".  HopeHoops   Nov-21-09 05:26 PM   #79 
     - A person claiming to be a christian is not suppose to be perfect  rebel with a cause   Nov-20-09 10:17 PM   #71 
  - It is said that in the end days the church will turn 'evil' (if you will)  The Straight Story   Nov-20-09 02:57 PM   #6 
  - So that would make Pat Robertson the Anti-Christ.  Jeff In Milwaukee   Nov-20-09 02:58 PM   #9 
     - Spent many years studying eschatology  The Straight Story   Nov-20-09 03:02 PM   #13 
     - I spent a lot of time studying eschatology to prove the Rapture and concluded it's a false doctrine  elocs   Nov-20-09 03:16 PM   #16 
        - I would agree (nt)  The Straight Story   Nov-20-09 04:56 PM   #26 
     - Sure does!!! He is one evil SOB! n/t  RKP5637   Nov-20-09 03:07 PM   #15 
  - The GOP fundies are racists  treestar   Nov-20-09 02:57 PM   #7 
  - They as a group are the antichrist.  kestrel91316   Nov-20-09 02:58 PM   #8 
  - Hypocrites is what I call them.  sweetpotato   Nov-20-09 02:58 PM   #10 
  - Christianity is defined differently depending on the group you belong to.  Ozymanithrax   Nov-20-09 03:00 PM   #11 
  - Words have meanings unless a good dem can blow up abortion clinics  stray cat   Nov-20-09 03:22 PM   #19 
  - There was a time in history when Democrats owned slaves and denied...  Ozymanithrax   Nov-20-09 05:15 PM   #30 
  - Yeah, Jesus was white, had blond hair and blue eyes.  HopeHoops   Nov-20-09 04:47 PM   #24 
     - Yes, it is astonishing, but that doesn't mean...  Ozymanithrax   Nov-20-09 05:17 PM   #32 
        - Real Christians don't watch FOX  HopeHoops   Nov-20-09 05:21 PM   #36 
           - Christianity is a belief system that can be used by anyone.  Ozymanithrax   Nov-20-09 05:24 PM   #38 
           - BINGO!  HopeHoops   Nov-20-09 05:26 PM   #40 
           - Ozymanithrax  Diclotican   Nov-20-09 10:07 PM   #69 
              - I appreciate the historical perspective.  JNelson6563   Nov-21-09 07:44 PM   #81 
           - An old study (link lost to me, sorry) ranked Fox as most anti-Christian by a factor of 2.  phasma ex machina   Nov-21-09 09:14 PM   #86 
  - Worshippers of Baal. Or devil worshippers.  damntexdem   Nov-20-09 03:18 PM   #17 
  - We are talking about religion, and relgion is not reasonable or logical.  Ozymanithrax   Nov-20-09 05:18 PM   #34 
  - Yeah, it's like they worship a god that would kill kids with a bear  Goblinmonger   Nov-21-09 09:21 PM   #89 
  - There must be bottom line attributes that make one a Christian in the same way  elocs   Nov-20-09 03:20 PM   #18 
  - They turned a religion about love joy and acceptance into an apocalyptic death cult.  YOY   Nov-20-09 03:26 PM   #20 
  - They are Satan's foot soldiers masquerading as Christians. "Kill your president for Jesus!"  Kablooie   Nov-20-09 03:26 PM   #21 
  - Most arguments are about the meaning of words.  immoderate   Nov-20-09 03:31 PM   #22 
  - "free-market" capitalism is their religion and the dollar sign is their icon.  DailyGrind51   Nov-20-09 04:17 PM   #23 
  - Anyone who reads the bible should agree that it is the most violent collection of vile ever written  UndertheOcean   Nov-20-09 04:55 PM   #25 
  - Anyone who actually READS the Bible would agree...  ZombieHorde   Nov-20-09 05:10 PM   #28 
  - umm dang..that sounds like a witch to me :)  winyanstaz   Nov-20-09 08:47 PM   #56 
  - Oh! Pentecostals!  demwing   Nov-21-09 06:39 PM   #80 
  - I Read My Bible Daily  ConnorMarc   Nov-20-09 05:13 PM   #29 
  - Pharisees and scribes were religous leaders akin to the Taliban, not  Ozymanithrax   Nov-20-09 05:20 PM   #35 
  - I Figured I'd Have At Least One Dissenting  ConnorMarc   Nov-20-09 05:23 PM   #37 
     - Re: Camel/eye of the needle saying in the Bible  stopbush   Nov-20-09 09:00 PM   #58 
  - Jesus was into kicking ass, condemning, and killing & torturing sinners.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-20-09 05:26 PM   #41 
  - Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!  ConnorMarc   Nov-20-09 05:28 PM   #42 
  - And back to the cherry picking.  Shell Beau   Nov-20-09 06:05 PM   #43 
  - BINGO! We have a winner.  stopbush   Nov-20-09 06:12 PM   #45 
     - All verses need to be read in their full context, but thanks for  Shell Beau   Nov-20-09 06:28 PM   #48 
        - The "read Jesus in context" argument hurts, rather than helps your view.  stopbush   Nov-20-09 07:02 PM   #50 
        - Ok, this is America and I do have the right to hold such beliefs, so  Shell Beau   Nov-20-09 07:33 PM   #51 
           - It's not my fault that this thread was put in GD - where you feel free to make religious comments -  stopbush   Nov-20-09 08:34 PM   #52 
              - I simply replied about the "cherry picking" and the Jesus is the most  Shell Beau   Nov-20-09 08:49 PM   #57 
                 - Did I say that Jesus was "the most loathsome person in history?"  stopbush   Nov-20-09 09:09 PM   #59 
                    - No you didn't say he was the most loathsome person in history.  Shell Beau   Nov-20-09 09:38 PM   #66 
        - There are other ethical guides that are not self contradictory.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-20-09 09:47 PM   #67 
  - +1 A Proverb a day keeps the demons away. nt.  phasma ex machina   Nov-21-09 09:20 PM   #88 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Nov-20-09 05:17 PM   #33 
  - Is GrovelBot a Christian?  HopeHoops   Nov-20-09 05:24 PM   #39 
  - I disagree very strongly, because I find the basic message of Jesus and the Bible  stopbush   Nov-20-09 06:09 PM   #44 
  - You mean that nasty stuff that Jesus said about loving your neighbor as yourself,  elocs   Nov-20-09 06:46 PM   #49 
     - I mean the stuff like saying that unless you hated your immediate family, you cannot love Jesus.  stopbush   Nov-20-09 08:47 PM   #55 
     - Gandhi also liked beating his wife. nt  ZombieHorde   Nov-20-09 09:11 PM   #61 
        - And gentle Jesus, meek and mild had no problem fashioning his own scourge  stopbush   Nov-20-09 09:18 PM   #62 
           - Because people conform their Gods to themselves. nt  ZombieHorde   Nov-20-09 09:21 PM   #63 
           - And, of course, people only know how to identify a god when they see one  stopbush   Nov-20-09 09:29 PM   #65 
           - stopbush  Diclotican   Nov-20-09 10:22 PM   #72 
              - Many people get really pissed off but don't resort to violence.  stopbush   Nov-21-09 10:55 AM   #77 
  - The word you're looking for is "Pharisees".  baldguy   Nov-20-09 06:15 PM   #46 
  - Thank you. That's what I would say. Don't insult Pagans.  johnaries   Nov-21-09 02:23 AM   #76 
  - They are the crowd shouting, "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!"  patrice   Nov-20-09 06:17 PM   #47 
  - As a Pagan, I truly appreciate you knowing there is a big difference .....  winyanstaz   Nov-20-09 08:45 PM   #53 
  - I don't agree that  Beregond2   Nov-20-09 08:47 PM   #54 
  - The problem is that the Bible is a contradictory mess.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-21-09 02:03 AM   #73 
     - There are plenty of reasons to think Jesus  Beregond2   Nov-21-09 08:23 PM   #82 
  - I love this desire to pawn off all the bad in religion onto 'them'  Bluenorthwest   Nov-20-09 09:10 PM   #60 
  - A good point.  stopbush   Nov-20-09 09:23 PM   #64 
  - ""Suck in the idiots" is a powerful strategy."  dysfunctional press   Nov-20-09 10:12 PM   #70 
  - "The Bible" is a construct.  Swamp Rat   Nov-21-09 02:11 AM   #74 
  - The foul, judgmental crap is all in there too. Jesus didn't make it go away, he added some.  LeftyMom   Nov-21-09 02:14 AM   #75 
  - There was a time when I would have agreed with this.  Beregond2   Nov-21-09 08:38 PM   #84 
     - That's nonsense. There is no human need for religion,  LeftyMom   Nov-21-09 08:57 PM   #85 
     - +1 G-d programmed us using C, wrote the truth in our hearts, and made us hungry for spirituality. nt  phasma ex machina   Nov-21-09 09:35 PM   #90 
  - Personally, I'm not their judge, but I can still be critical and say fuck 'em!  lonestarnot   Nov-21-09 10:57 AM   #78 
  - I'm on my 15th book of the Bible.  Sheltiemama   Nov-21-09 08:29 PM   #83 
  - Man, this never gets old for some people, does it?  Goblinmonger   Nov-21-09 09:16 PM   #87 

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