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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:39 PM
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Do you know anyone who really says Bush was chosen by God?
Have any of you ever personally met a person who said in explicit language that George W. Bush was chosen by God for the presidency?
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A_Possum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:40 PM
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1. my sister says jesus wants us to vote for him
and if you vote for Kerry you're going to hell.

Yeah. In so many words.

*sigh*
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:41 PM
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4. Yikes.... you know... I bet my brother would say the same thing...
but I have no intention of asking him.
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FullCountNotRecount Donating Member (860 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:58 PM
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18. RUDY GIULIANI ON MTP after 9/11
RUDY said that Dumbo was chosen by God. That's another reason why I hate Rudy.
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prodigal_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 07:46 PM
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23. yeah, I trust the word of an
unrepentant adulterer on whom god has chosen.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 10:18 PM
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28. I must've missed that one MTP or perhaps I was going for a whiz.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:50 PM
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12. What if you don't believe in hell?
Where does your sister think those of us who don't believe in hell are going if we vote for Kerry? geez, never mind. :eyes: A narrow minded and self-serving attitude.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 07:12 PM
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21. If you don't believe in Hell...
that just means that you're definitely going to Hell. :evilgrin:
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prodigal_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 07:47 PM
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24. Ooooh, I don't believe in
Tahiti. :think: Guess that mean I'm definitely going!!
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:40 PM
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2. Thank God No... though I'm sure if I asked some of my neighbors
I could find a few.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:40 PM
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3. if you find one, tell them he was chosen by god to be a one-termer.
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pelagius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:47 PM
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10. Yes, I've met them...
...and I'm reminded of a story told by William Sloane Coffin. It seems that a certain young man showed up on Coffin's doorstep, demanding to be taken in. He stated that God had told him to go to work with Coffin.

"Well," replied Coffin, "After He spoke with you, he contacted me and said He'd changed His mind."
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cheshire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:43 PM
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5. No but know a mental hospital to send them too if I find one.
Edited on Sun Oct-10-04 06:43 PM by dieharderdem
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:44 PM
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6. My cousin
Says God placed chimp in the Whitehouse because of the "last days"....wars and all the other crap we are "supposed" to endure before the coming. Frankly,I find it very hard to imagine God being this thoughtless and cruel to place that moron in office.In reality,I think the DEVIL put that miserable pile of shit in office.
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JohnOneillsMemory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:44 PM
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7. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia in a piece called 'God's Justice and
Ours.'

He actually wrote that democracy interferes with God's choice of leader. See my signature quote.

http://www.prodeathpenalty.com/scalia.htm
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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 11:10 PM
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33. oops-a-dupe n/t
Edited on Sun Oct-10-04 11:23 PM by FizzFuzz
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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 11:22 PM
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35. unbelievable, isn't it?
I was gonna say "oh god" but changed my mind... heh

And yes, I have a co-worker. Dedicated earnest evangelist. Thinks abstinence programs work. Thinks SEan Hannity is a tower of journalistic integrity. Supports the death penalty. Supports the rights of zygotes over the woman carrying them. Thinks watching Fox news and CNN is doing his duty to listen to all sides. Prays to God, who answers him. Yes, he actually thinks his internal proddings are god's voice. God tells him to vote for Bush.

I tried to explain some facts to him. He has alot of respect for me and also respected the fact that we were able to talk without getting argumentative. He so earnestly wants to do right, its sad to see how very indoctrinated he is. Maybe a fact or two that I gave him started a wheel turning somewhere. He seemed to stop a second when I told him about the thousandthousands of women and infants dying because of SmirkCo gag rule, which killed many women's health clinics in 3rd world nations. He didn't quite believe me when I tried to explain some of Gov. Bush's executions in Texas--mocking the woman who pleaded for her life, showing no mercy to the man whose legal defense slept through the trial.

I dunno. Did anything stick? I hope so. don't think I want to talk politics with him anymore, though. Talking to walls gets frustrating.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:46 PM
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8. Yes!
A co-worker.
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teamster633 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:53 PM
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14. Just remember that the same God that put *...
...in the WH put William Jefferson Clinton in there twice and is fixin' to put John Forbes Kerry in there in a little over 3 weeks. There are many of us who fervently pray that this will be the case.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:46 PM
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9. Yes, we have 3 neighbors who believe that.
One of them was in our home and heard me say the war was wrong. She went ballistic, saying we must not question our leaders. She said Bush did not even need the election, he was chosen by God. It was a battle for good and evil, she said.

We were shocked, asked her why Iraq was invaded..she said you know...the tower thing. I said how would you feel to find out that Iraq did not do the tower thing.....she nearly flipped.

We asked her to leave. Two other neighbors are not quite as far gone, but they do believe that Bush was appointed by God. And yes, they have said so. They had signs last year in their yards...given out by their church....saying we support the war, we support the president.

Incidentally the latter two I mention are school teachers with masters.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:48 PM
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11. Not me because I avoid people with irrational religious beliefs, but
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:50 PM
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13. the president of the college, many colleagues, many students
Edited on Sun Oct-10-04 06:59 PM by bobbieinok
they believe this

some students say, however, I really started paying attn when I read the Bible and I became a democrat because that's the party whose goals are closer to the NT

one can 'learn' a lot in OK

grammar edit
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teamster633 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:56 PM
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17. While you might be able to READ the Bible and be...
...a repug, there is no way you could BELIEVE the Bible and not be a Democrat.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:54 PM
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15. They won't say it to me
but I know several people who probably believe that.
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readmylips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:55 PM
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16. My dumb religious sister-in-laws...
They live in Phili. They must be mad that their local paper endorsed John Kerry. Also my step daughter-in-law has my 4 step grand daughters saying to vote for bush, he's our christian president. Poor girls are so brain washed by their sick Mom, but she doesn't clean house or prepare a meal for those girls. That would be the christian thing to do.
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 07:08 PM
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19. Sadly, yes.
I don't even waste my time reasoning with that.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 07:09 PM
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20. I don't move about in those circles
but we have some very RW looking churches around here including a Southern Baptist one just down the street. If I was so inclined, I could probably find a few people who believe that, but there wouldn't really be much point in it.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 07:21 PM
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22. Another thought here. Putting words in God's mouth
could possibly be blasphemy and would also seem to break both the first and second commandments. Anyone else see a conflict here between traditional Christianity and the claims that God has chosen anyone above any other? It comes in conflict with the tradition of free will. It states that God gives us a choice between good and evil and doesn't interfere with our choices. I don't think any real Christian would make the claims the Bush backers are making about Bush being chosen.
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MatrixEscape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 08:06 PM
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25. Didn't God
harden Pharaoh's heart?

Vote for Pharaoh on the Pyramid Ticket! ;)
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onecitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 09:54 PM
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26. You mean other than him?
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 10:06 PM
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27. I know two people who have told me Bush was chosen
by GOD. I told them sure, out of the six or seven billion of us roaming the planet Earth, the hand of GOD reached down out of the clouds and pointed his finger at George, a man that can't spell banana! God must be drunk!
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Carson Donating Member (560 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 10:19 PM
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29. No, and I attend church twice weekly. n/t
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WLKjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 10:20 PM
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30. I have met a few
when you see one thier eyes are glazed over....you know, that serial killer or slightly retarded look.
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 10:26 PM
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31. My whole family says Bush was Chosen by Gawd!
all brainwashed by the ASSemblies of Gawd.

Every day, I hate religion more and more!
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Inulro Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 10:48 PM
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32. "Elect Jesus Again"
That is on a local auto dealership's sign here in my town. Beneath that is a Bush/Chaney sign.

Off topic.. but today there was a limo with an elephant statue on the roof and tons of bush/Chaney and keep marriage sacred signs on it on display. It looked fanatical to say the least. The Republicans are campaigning hard here in rural south Georgia. Makes me think they are worried about losing their base.
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lgardengate Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 11:15 PM
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34. My Family and most of moms church friends.
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