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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:48 PM
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Lawrence O'Donnell gets biblical on Rush Limpballs. The pill pusher
asked "What would Jesus take?"
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:49 PM
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1. He's giving a flat out sermon here
WTF???
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:52 PM
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2. He's preaching to the choir
:-)

And he's got a point
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:06 PM
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13. That was the best television I've seen in a year. nt
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:52 PM
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3. Exposing the hypocracy of Republicans who claim the be Christians.
When they are mutually opposing philosophies.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:43 PM
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17. It's just one of those things I HAVE TO point out;
"Hypocrisy" is a failure of integrity whereby one propounds virtues and behaviors that they do not engage in, or condemns behaviors that they routinely engage in.

"Hypocracy" is our current form of government.

Hope that clears things up.
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:53 PM
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5. Nothing wrong with a little liberal Christianity
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 07:57 PM by senseandsensibility
especially to throw it back in rush's face. I can't believe that rush actually tried to go "religious", getting it all wrong of course. Someone needs to set the record straight, and I love Jesus's teaching on the rich's duty to help the poor. Talk about socialism.
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:59 PM
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10. I believe that Jesus was a teacher and there is no harm in repeating the most important lessons
And from what I have read they are to take care of people, love people, forgive people and on......

And interestingly that is the same gist I find in many other religions. They all seem to say the same thing and they all get bastardized by some people who want it to say different.

(Just talking about Jesus here, not enough info on the rest)
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cordelia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:56 PM
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22. Very nicely said.
I like your signature, too. A lovely sentiment.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:19 PM
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23. You are correct he was a rabbi
one of those little known details. Jesus lived at a time when rabbinic Judaism was taking form. Rabi Akiva and him had a lot in common. Rabbi means teacher.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:52 PM
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4. This is one of the best fucking rebuttals of the religionists I have ever seen.
it is absolutely beautiful. Amazing. Perfect.
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:54 PM
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Totally agree.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 07:55 PM by DURHAM D
He took it to him.

Note: This was supposed to nest under cliffordu's comment.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:04 PM
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12. It is AFAIK.....
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:54 PM
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6. Nicely done.
Hope Franklin Graham was still in the studio to hear it, he proved to be as uninformed as Rush.


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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:54 PM
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7. Lawrence did good, but
people like Rush don't really believe in anything but their check book and the power they have.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:55 PM
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8. Larry makes me happy when he talks about religion
because he makes all the points I want made, things that need to be said. He knows his stuff.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:57 PM
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9. Many of Rush's listeners are libertarians who don't care... *but*...
...the rest of his listeners are quite religious and give quite a big shit about what they believe Jesus said.

Nice that Rush left himself open and Lawrence entered left with a big paddle.

And btw Lawrence did a number on Graham's head tonight, too. Graham was babbling before his segment was over trying to use an avalanche of blather to avoid Lawrence's question about what Graham has given up to follow Jesus.
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IcyPeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:03 PM
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11. I had to change channels
the Graham guy was bad enough then he went on and on with rush.... i just don't want to hear all of this religiosity - it just went on too long.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:28 PM
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15. That's too bad, you missed Franklin going down in flames
it was a beautiful thing. :evilgrin:
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:19 PM
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14. I LOVE this kind of thing. The other side always
thinks that liberals know nothing about religion so I love when one of ours takes them down. I went all thru private Christian schools instead of public schools. I REMEMBER what I was taught ... so they needn't think they can pull that shit on me!
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:47 PM
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19. Use their own ammunition against them.
Take the good stuff in the Bible about helping the poor and hungry against them.

They should take the good stuff: The Beatitudes, "judge not lest ye be judged", "as you did it unto the least of them, so also you did it unto me", and toss the weird stuff.

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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:52 PM
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21. And then toss in the fact that Jesus talked as much about NASCAR as he
did about gay people or abortions!
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:57 PM
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24. Yup.
They have to ignore the hateful stuff Jesus said, since he cussed out a fig tree out of season and condoned killing your disobedient children, and sending people to hell, not to mention the OT mass murders.

They should save the four or five pages of good stuff in the bible and throw away all the nonsensical rules.

They would end up with a couple of Psalms, the Beatitudes, "judge not lest ye be judged", "as you did it unto the least of them so also you did it unto me" and a few other things.

But they don't. They think they have to keep the whole mess of Jewish history, village gossip, ancient fairy tales from older religions, entirely made up stuff like Joseph and Mary having to travel for the tax assessment, and generally ridiculous stuff. I found out about the editing job they did at the Council of Nicaea at the orders of Emperor Constantine.

If you want to know what really happened, get Isaac Asimov's Guide to the Bible - two volumes.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:37 PM
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16. WWJT? Not oxycontin... n/t
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noel711 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:47 PM
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18. I'll bet Laurence's catholic school nuns were proud!
Although I usually detest proof texting,
this was great television.
But he forgot one:
Acts 4: 32-37,
where the believers held 'all things in common,'
and 'sold evrything they had' to help those in need.

Ah, those fundies think they have Jesus in the palm
of their hands...

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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:50 PM
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20. Rush is as Ayn Randian as it gets, so it really shows what a
pathetically shallow creature he is to even attempt to bring up the subject of Jesus.
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