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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:27 PM

As Christians split over Trump, minority faiths make their mark

From the article:

Muslim women were elected to Congress for the first time. The number of non-religious elected officials expanded. And for the first time in memory an incumbent senator mentioned the upcoming Hindu holiday of Diwali in an acceptance speech.
Religion was not the story in yesterday’s midterm elections, but the national vote was not without some compelling — and telling — stories with implications for faith in American politics.


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https://religionnews.com/2018/11/07/election-roundup/

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Reply As Christians split over Trump, minority faiths make their mark (Original post)
guillaumeb Thursday OP
struggle4progress Thursday #1
guillaumeb Thursday #2
Haggis for Breakfast Thursday #3
Voltaire2 Friday #4
Act_of_Reparation Friday #5
guillaumeb Friday #8
Act_of_Reparation Yesterday #11
trotsky Friday #6
Major Nikon Saturday #9
ck4829 Friday #7
MineralMan Saturday #10

Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:48 PM

1. We can have a great and strong and diverse country

if we can only survive the current crop of rightwing whackjobs

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:53 PM

2. And if we can survive the blatant cheating.

The GOP cannot win on the issues, so cheating is their only winning strategy.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:15 PM

3. "Faith in politics"

Should be an oxymoron.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:16 AM

4. What was the split G?

Oh let’s see, Protestant 60-40 for fascism. Catholics, to their credit were 51-49 against fascism. People with no religion were 70% against fascism.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 08:55 AM

5. But China and North Korea herp a derp a derp

Argle bargle wubby wub atheist badz bazinga boingo whuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrr-pop!

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:58 PM

8. I understand that such references make you uncomfortable.

References that suggest that intolerance is a human trait.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 08:27 AM

11. Is that what they suggest?

Nope. Try again.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:39 AM

6. Yep, continuing the trend that the MAJORITY of religious people in this country are conservative.

NOT liberal.

This frustrates people like g to no end. The truth hurts.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 09:24 AM

9. The more fanatical they are...

The more fascist they are. Very telling that.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:36 PM

7. K&R

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 10:16 AM

10. One of those Muslim women lives in my area.

She won her seat in Congress, not because of, nor in spite of, her beliefs. Her campaign was not based on her being a follower of Islam. Instead it was based on the needs of the district she will serve. She is strongly bounded by those needs, that remain unfilled. That she is a Muslim was irrelevant, frankly. The vast majority in her district are not Muslims. They voted for her solely on the basis of her positions on issues relevant to that district.

There are no implications regarding faith in her election. She was the superior candidate for that constituency. Period.

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