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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:31 AM
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How can a party that's in it for the money, be more moral?
I never got that?
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:36 AM
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1. It's a question of balance. Some people associated with any party
are in it for the money. Some are not.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:37 AM
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2. Because money = morality, just like money = speech.
:eyes:

Frickin' criminals.

NGU.


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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:38 AM
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3. THEY can not be MORE moral............
and THEY have proved it with their (lack of) words and actions. THEY just have BETTER ADVERTISING with a hell of a lot MORE pundits telling YOU that THEY ARE MORE MORAL.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:39 AM
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4. How can a party that believes we should all take care of ourselves
salivate to get their paws on our treasury?

How does the "Christian" Right deal with the fact that Jesus was a fiscal, social and ideological Liberal?

How can "conservatives" try to preserve a uniquely America past that never existed?

How can "small government" Republicans support a Unitary Executive who grabs more power than FDR dreamed of taking?

One asks oneself.

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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:40 AM
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5. Also, remember the latest twist in Christianist theology...
...about how God rewards moral superiority with money. Ergo, the richer you are, the more morally superior you must be.

Don't ask ME for clarification, my version of Christianity still includes the Beatitudes, so I'm obviously an outdated fossil. That "Blessed are the poor" stuff is SO ten minutes ago, y'know...

ironically,
Bright
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:05 AM
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7. BINGO - Depends on how we define 'moral'
Our society/culture puts more value on wealth than deeds therefore, those with the most are valued more. To justify this ridiculous value system, society/culture plays the God Card: If God loves you more, you get more. If you have little, it is because God decided you are to be punished. That allows society to villainize the poor and sets the stage for continued abuse/victimization of the poor.

Man created God to justify man's own values. God changes as man's needs to validate behavior changes. There are times when human being actually hang their good behavior on God's will. Such times are few and far between in human history.

The systems assures that poor will remain poor, allowing for the continuing delusion that rich = good/moral. The poor are the American Untouchables.

Actually, rich just = powerful. What the rich do with that power is up to them. Sadly, too many seem to only use it to garner more riches.

Boy, they are really moral. :eyes:
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:41 AM
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6. Didn't you get the memo? The rich are anointed by Calvinist gawd
and we can trust them to be holy and righteous, just as the accursed poor can be trusted to be criminals, every last one of them.

The rich will undoubtedly put their money to good use creating heaven on earth just as soon as they've managed to get it all.

Yes, I'm a sarcastic old bat. But this is how they think.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:09 AM
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8. You're spot on.
It's obscene how these churches (or cults, really) roll around in their wealth, as if they've been chosen by god to be rich. Of course they're all going to heaven too! :eyes:
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