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Sun Jan 31, 2016, 11:42 PM

Donald Trump tries to put money on Communion plate

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On Sunday the Republican front-runner, who is a Presbyterian, attended a non-denominational church with his wife Melania in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

He took Communion but momentarily became confused and tried to put some money on one of the silver plates being passed around.

"I thought it was for offering," he explained and laughed.

The pastor told Mr Trump that "Jesus will guide your decisions". Mr Trump replied: "Thank you, I need that."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/donald-trump/12132971/After-tomorrow-Donald-Trump-could-be-unstoppable.html

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Reply Donald Trump tries to put money on Communion plate (Original post)
kpete Jan 2016 OP
milestogo Jan 2016 #1
Roy Rolling Feb 2016 #28
gratuitous Jan 2016 #2
world wide wally Feb 2016 #6
malaise Feb 2016 #17
arcane1 Feb 2016 #26
alfredo Feb 2016 #39
NightWatcher Jan 2016 #3
3catwoman3 Feb 2016 #4
KentuckyWoman Feb 2016 #5
malaise Feb 2016 #18
KentuckyWoman Feb 2016 #36
MisterP Feb 2016 #7
Initech Feb 2016 #8
KamaAina Feb 2016 #9
louis-t Feb 2016 #30
moose65 Feb 2016 #10
flygal Feb 2016 #11
MisterP Feb 2016 #22
LittleBlue Feb 2016 #12
catbyte Feb 2016 #13
benld74 Feb 2016 #14
7962 Feb 2016 #42
Myrina Feb 2016 #15
oberliner Feb 2016 #16
nxylas Feb 2016 #21
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2016 #35
Geeks On Hugs Feb 2016 #52
Dont call me Shirley Feb 2016 #19
rpannier Feb 2016 #40
annabanana Feb 2016 #48
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2016 #20
GreatGazoo Feb 2016 #23
loudsue Feb 2016 #24
nxylas Feb 2016 #37
libodem Feb 2016 #25
lumberjack_jeff Feb 2016 #27
mainstreetonce Feb 2016 #29
brooklynite Feb 2016 #31
gcomeau Feb 2016 #32
czarjak Feb 2016 #33
NCjack Feb 2016 #34
PatrynXX Feb 2016 #38
packman Feb 2016 #41
PoliticAverse Feb 2016 #43
FairWinds Feb 2016 #44
Hulk Feb 2016 #45
Feeling the Bern Feb 2016 #46
sulphurdunn Feb 2016 #47
retrowire Feb 2016 #49
hughee99 Feb 2016 #50
Warpy Feb 2016 #51

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 11:52 PM

1. Even a Presbyterian child would know the difference

between communion and the offering.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 04:31 PM

28. Rookie Mistake n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 11:52 PM

2. Okay evangelicals, you can quit pretending it's about morality and stuff

It's all about power and prejudice since you're backing this man.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 12:25 AM

6. This^

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:17 PM

17. Thread winner

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 03:54 PM

26. I hate having him to thank for exposing it. n/t

 

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 09:29 PM

39. They are authoritarian followers, religiosity is just a symptom.

Jesus is just a token until a Franco, Marcos, or Stalin comes along.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 11:54 PM

3. Maybe he was tipping the priest

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 12:20 AM

4. What a complete...

...phony. Any bets on how long it has been since he attended a church service?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 12:24 AM

5. Trump is such a lazyass.

Geez you'd think if he's going to pass himself off to Christians he'd at least educate himself on a just a little bit of the culture.

He really does think he can just phone it in.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:18 PM

18. He does not give a flying fugg

and to be honest I'm loving how he's exposing all the hypocrites on the right.
I detest his racist, fascist views but some of this is freaking hilarious

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Response to malaise (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 07:03 PM

36. It does kindof function like a scarlet letter.

Without fail every Trump supporter I have met is a bigot and most of them are evangelicals.

In fact, one of them is my sister in law, who flat out told me I'm going to hell because I believe dinosaurs were here a lot more than 6000 years ago. (She thinks they were just really old and really big lizards that people used for transportation to spread out and populate the planet)

Yes, this has been both a tragedy and a comedy.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 01:29 AM

7. reminds me of when Reagan pitched his host into the wine after Nancy's slipped

"I watched the minister move on, shaking his head, staring at these blobs of gunk floating in his wine."
http://www.nytimes.com/1988/02/07/books/watching-over-mommy-and-the-president.html
http://www.salon.com/2013/07/17/a_fisher_king_in_the_white_house_partner/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 12:41 PM

8. But I thought he was the most religious guy on the planet!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 01:42 PM

9. Was the reading from Two Corinthians?

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 04:48 PM

30. "Two Corinthians walk into a bar...."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 01:46 PM

10. This is what I keep asking people!

I say something like "Do you REALLY think Donald Trump is a Christian?"

The answer is, of course, that they don't really give a shit if he goes to church or not. They will literally sell their souls to the devil as long as the Republicans win. They see it like a sporting event: the objective is to WIN, at all costs. They really do not care what the candidate says, as long as he's a Republican and they see him as a winner. It's all about winning to them. I have never seen anything like it. They don't care about policy or principles. All they want is to kick Obama out of the White House and replace him with a "real American."

It's just like the governor in Kentucky, who campaigned on dismantling Kynect, whom many people in Kentucky like and think it's working. They didn't care about that, as long as a Republican won.

Jimmy Carter is the only President in my lifetime who I can truly say is a Christian, and it's because of his actions, not his words. Trump is about the furthest thing from a Christian that I can imagine.

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Response to moose65 (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 01:49 PM

11. ^this

Well said!

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Response to moose65 (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:35 PM

22. *scoffing noise* since when have fundies ever worried about what the Bible SAID?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 01:58 PM

12. He's clearly not religious at all

 

Any religious right who support Trump are deluding themselves.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:05 PM

13. What a dumbass.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:06 PM

14. Being Catholic, the only Communion plate I have ever seen

was long ago, when the altar servers would hold one under the communion receivers chin, during Communion to prevent a possible tumble to the floor of a host.

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Response to benld74 (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 12:44 AM

42. And its called a "platen"

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:11 PM

15. I wonder what Melania thinks of all this bullshit ...

... certainly can't be what she had in mind when she signed the pre-nup ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:15 PM

16. His lack of religious fundamentalist fervor is a good thing

 

That's actually semi encouraging.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:33 PM

21. Not when it's replaced by narcissism

Trump is religious all right, it's just that his "god" is himself.

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Response to nxylas (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 06:39 PM

35. Yuppers. nt

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Response to oberliner (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 01:33 AM

52. Trump is far worse

The man is a psychopath.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:26 PM

19. Was the Communion tray empty when it got to Donald or did he empty it then try to leave a tip?

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 10:51 PM

40. The wine was not great and the cookies were a little dry

But, you gotta leave a tip
The Donald will send over a few bottles from his dungeon

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Response to rpannier (Reply #40)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 09:26 AM

48. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!. . .

perfect!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:28 PM

20. I picture him saying, "Can't they put some cheese on these crackers?".

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 02:36 PM

23. Ann Richards said GWB bought his first pair of cowboy boots when he ran for office.

Trump has obviously never been to church, opened the Bible or even been briefed on the culture.

Earlier Trump referred to the body of Christ as "my little cracker" and claims to like the Old and New Testaments equally.

"When I drink my little wine -- which is about the only wine I drink -- and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness, and I do that as often as possible because I feel cleansed," he said.


http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/18/politics/trump-has-never-sought-forgiveness/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 03:13 PM

24. Another George Bush. Republicans are so stooooopid!

All this country needs is another embarrassment of a president, and another republican to crash the economy and start a war.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 07:19 PM

37. Hey, Trump is really smart

He has one of the highest IQs known to man. He said so himself.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 03:52 PM

25. What's that verse about the eye of a needle

A rich man and getting into heaven? His children are Jewish by some accounts which shields him against any claims of antisemitism.

A fraud for all Religions. He's a sideshow, carnival barker, play acting a role. In no way is he a genuine human being.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 04:07 PM

27. noob. nt

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 04:34 PM

29. Please deposit Two Corinthians

and pass it on

Isn't that how church works? I go all the time.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 04:57 PM

31. You should always tip for good service...

...I mean, they bring the food and drink right up to your mouth.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 05:04 PM

32. In fairness...

 

...I wouldn't know what the plate was for either if I just walked in and sat down in the church.

But in *more* fairness I also wouldn't attend the church I had never had any interest in before in a phony baloney show of piety to try to cynically woo voters. So boo hoo for Trump.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 06:17 PM

33. But, but...

"I take my little cracker and my wine." Dumbass thinks communion is about sin absolvement. Ticket punched for the Pearly Gates, huh?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 06:20 PM

34. He thought he was in a bar. /nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 07:27 PM

38. prefer getting it straight from the cup

but I guess thats unheard of anymore I still would rather do it from the cup. yes it's real wine. although sugared down so one can drink it. If your 14-15 it's the only legal way to drink wine once your confirmed. (May 1990 for me) Trump is Presbyterian but they merged with the UCC and ELCA in 1997 or so.

taken from wikipedia on the matter - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presbyterian_Church_%28USA%29

Formula of agreement
Old Whaler's Church (Sag Harbor)

In 1997 the PCUSA and three other churches of Reformation heritage: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Reformed Church in America and the United Church of Christ, acted on an ecumenical proposal of historic importance, known as A Formula of Agreement. The timing reflected a doctrinal consensus which had been developing over the past thirty-two years coupled with an increasing urgency for the church to proclaim a gospel of unity in contemporary society. In light of identified doctrinal consensus, desiring to bear visible witness to the unity of the Church, and hearing the call to engage together in God's mission, it was recommended:

That the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Reformed Church in America, and the United Church of Christ declare on the basis of A Common Calling and their adoption of this A Formula of Agreement that they are in full communion with one another. Thus, each church is entering into or affirming full communion with three other churches.[54]

The term "full communion" is understood here to specifically mean that the four churches:

recognize each other as churches in which the gospel is rightly preached and the sacraments rightly administered according to the Word of God;
withdraw any historic condemnation by one side or the other as inappropriate for the life and faith of our churches today;
continue to recognize each other's Baptism and authorize and encourage the sharing of the Lord's Supper among their members; recognize each other's various ministries and make provision for the orderly exchange of ordained ministers of Word and Sacrament;
establish appropriate channels of consultation and decision-making within the existing structures of the churches;
commit themselves to an ongoing process of theological dialogue in order to clarify further the common understanding of the faith and foster its common expression in evangelism, witness, and service;
pledge themselves to living together under the Gospel in such a way that the principle of mutual affirmation and admonition becomes the basis of a trusting relationship in which respect and love for the other will have a chance to grow.

The agreement assumed the doctrinal consensus articulated in A Common Calling:The Witness of Our Reformation Churches in North America Today, and is to be viewed in concert with that document. The purpose of A Formula of Agreement is to elucidate the complementarity of affirmation and admonition as the basic principle of entering into full communion and the implications of that action as described in A Common Calling.

The 209th General Assembly (1997) approved A Formula of Agreement and in 1998 the 210th General Assembly declared full communion among these Protestant bodies.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 11:47 PM

41. Well, if he had taken the communion wafer

He would have burst into flame. Thank the gods he didn't.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 12:48 AM

43. He should have just claimed it was a tip... n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 02:18 AM

44. Yeah, Most of us Christers are more subtle about it . .

 

but we know it's that cash on the plate that buys the indulgences.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 03:08 AM

45. A complete ass-hat.

Jesus, are we the dumbest nation on the planet?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 07:09 AM

46. Newsflash: Trump had an asshole transplant, but the assholes rejected him.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 08:40 AM

47. Authoritarian religion

 

needs an authoritarian god and authoritarian leaders for authoritarian followers to follow.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 10:46 AM

49. HOW MUCH MONEY DID HE PUT IN

Too much: EGO

Too little: Asshole.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 09:40 PM

50. It actually sounds like there are DUers upset that

A republican candidate isn't religious enough. Never thought I'd see that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 09:42 PM

51. OK, that's really funny

I'm an atheist and I haven't set foot in a church for decades but even I know the difference.

That pretty much seals his fate among the religiously insane as well as the merely observant.

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