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SoutherDem Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:31 PM
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Every Life is Valuable???
Those conservative Christians who flock to the Republican party do so often because of their belief that Every Life is Valuable. Both are against abortion and euthanasia because life is precious, or though they say. With a philosophy that every zygote must be born and every dying person must endure to the bitter end, one would think they would be the ones who are marching in the streets to support medicare, medicaid, assisted housing, and all other forms of the social safety net. Yet, they seem to enjoy seeing suffering because from 30 seconds after the birth they totally forget about those precious lives until they are lying in a bed racked with pain hoping for death to get a little relief, then once again they step in and tell us once again how precious life is. Those years in between those same precious lives are a drag on the economy and they dont give a care what happens. They feel if they dont make a sufficient income to pay for food, housing, and health insurance all while saving for retirement which should be enough to cover the possible long term illness toward the end of life, they have made bad choices and they deserve what they get.

To me, this is insane! Would it not make more sense for those conservative Christians who feel life is a gift of god demand that those precious lives have a minimum standard of living, including good housing, food to eat, health care and the other necessities of life? Shouldnt they pull the bible off the shelf and read some of those words in red? It seems Christ had a word for those, Hypocrites!

Before those of you who are Christian reply with "not every Christian is that way", I realize not every Christian who votes Republican feels this way, but I know many who can forgive all other evils as long as they are voting for candidates who are pro-life. May be it is time for them to form the Christian party who really supports life, the beginning, end and that big chuck in the middle.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:34 PM
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1. I walked away from religion decades ago and never looked back and far
better for it!
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SoutherDem Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:36 PM
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2. Me too,
I was in the church for 28 years, now I am an Atheist.
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:04 PM
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7. It took me about 60 years to finally admit I no longer believed.
I've been at peace ever since.
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:40 PM
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3. It's the reptilian thing. Life and death, fear and assault. Responsibility
does not fit into the frenzy.That's why that kind of thinking should not be given power.
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SoutherDem Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:47 PM
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4. I started to write this from the other point of view,
Since Republican don't want a social safety net and are wanting to cut it to shreds to give tax cuts to the rich, shouldn't they support abortion and euthanasia, even to the point of demanding an abortion for anyone not making a certain income and forced euthanasia if you haven't saved for retirement or you medical cost get to high?
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:28 PM
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5. If FOX pulls them in that direction, they will. It's frightening how
gullible they are.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 09:08 AM
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6. And not only gullible, but easily controllable too, to take action against the best
interests of themselves, those around them and mankind. They have no rudder of their own, other than the direction FOX and the like steer them. They are pawns. Goebbels would have loved the ease with which they can be propagandized.
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:06 PM
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8. It's the authortiarian mentality.
They need daddy to tell them what to do.
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