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MrObama Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 12:55 PM
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Bill Maher: Why Do Christian Conservatives Love Israel?
 
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Veritas_et_Aequitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 01:06 PM
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1. A pretty good analysis. A couple of more things.
1) According to Revelation, the Jewish people would convert to Christianity or die. A minor point, but just wanted to clarify.

2) What Maher doesn't explore is how this ties into their views on Russia and Iran. If one is to take Revelation literally, one will find that it is predicted that an empire of the north, Gog, and and empire in the east, Magog, will launch an attack on Israel that will lead to the battle of Jerusalem in which Jesus Christ leads the celestial armies into victory over the forces of the anti-Christ. Since the foundation of Israel, many evangelicals and fundamentalists have identified Gog and Magog as the USSR/Russia and Iran respectively. Thus any saber rattling towards those countries can be explained within this context.
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Kalifornia.Kid Donating Member (603 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 01:07 PM
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2. "Six million (Jews) died in World War II and now they want the rest"
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 01:09 PM
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3. And this stupidity is going to last longer than the pug party.
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lyonspotter Donating Member (751 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 03:08 PM
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11. And how will Obama's
Christian Faith play into all of this?

Will he also continue to support Israel to no end so that the prophecies may become complete?
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 01:25 PM
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4. Thinking process
I don't think that's the thinking process going on either. With religion...fundie or moderate....there is at some point NO thought process at all. At some point thinking just stops. Otherwise they'd all reject the prehistoric guess that there is some supernatural thing called a god. Faith is the end of inquiry.
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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 01:49 PM
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5. Religion is the opium for the masses
Thats right, im a full-blown Commie now baby. GoBama
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 02:24 PM
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6. "Faith is the end of inquiry"
Great line, think I need to steal it for my sig line.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 02:31 PM
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7. I believe I "stole" it from the Freedom from Religion Foundation
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JimboBillyBubbaBob Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 03:07 PM
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10. Agreement
Well said Sir.
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 02:39 PM
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8. I think it's tied the biblical prophesy of Israel being strong again at the end of the world
Edited on Thu Nov-06-08 02:46 PM by Nothing Without Hope
A lot of these far-right evangelicals are looking forward to the end of the world quite soon, when they will be raptured into eternal bliss and the rest of us will be consigned to eternal agony. Nice folks.

But a strong Israel fits into their apocalyptic world view. They think the world can't end unless that part is in place, and they really want the world to end. So as I see it, it's not really about Israel as a real-world country containing real-world people, it's about getting to their own heavenly reward as soon as possible.
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 02:50 PM
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9. K&R Worth watching.
I always enjoy watching Bill discuss religion.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 06:14 PM
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12. I've been saying this for years now
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