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Senate Derp, DERP. Derpitimus Maximus. Derpity deeeeeeerp...

Discussion in 'Community' started by VadersLaMent, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    So, the derp continues. With Chuck Norris!



    Here's the link it comes from

    "Gena then cites the statistic that in 2008 more than 30 million Evangelical Christians stayed home on Voting Day and Obama won.
    She quotes President Ronald Reagan, saying, "You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into 1,000 years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.”"

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  2. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Mr Legit Rape has returned.

    Akin responds to fake and non-fake Bill Nye responses

    “This name calling by Bill just shows his true colors.That’s how all these atheists are. They anger god with their gays in the military, lesbians on the Supreme Court, all this promiscuity in Hollywood and in music and on the streets. Then we have this guy Bill Nye going around saying we can’t teach the word of god to our children! Of course this angers god and that is what is causing these hurricanes. Bill Nye said any place, any time. Well I’m naming the Creation Museum in Kentucky, September 15th at noon sharp. I’ll be there to debate real, legitimate science. We’ll see if Bill has the guts to show up."​

    Wow! He hit everything in one go! Hollywood, gays, science, creationism. (I am actually trying to find out if this is all fake. Some say it is, some say it is not but everything appears to add up with every page I vist to check.)​


     
  3. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Ah, one thing akin knows less about than rape: science.

    Also lol at falling for an onion like stunt.
     
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  4. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  5. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    We all know about conservatives' strained relationship with certain science topics.
     
  6. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Fixed.
     
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  7. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    No, they're generally on the correct side on GMOs and Nuclear energy (topics liberals have a difficulty with).
     
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  8. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    And here I thought it was just Akins and some outdated study from the 60's.

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  9. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  10. Valairy Scot

    Valairy Scot Backpacking One Pack a Day Mod of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    By their standards, they do. If you can call them "standards." :rolleyes:
     
  11. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Voting Dem? Going to Hell



    Paprocki concludes with a warning that while he is “not telling you which party or which candidates to vote for or against,” backing the Democratic Party may put your eternal salvation at risk: “a vote for a candidate who promotes actions or behaviors that are intrinsically evil and gravely sinful makes you morally complicit and places the eternal salvation of your own soul in serious jeopardy.”
     
  12. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  13. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't get this. I mean, I'm a Christian and this kind of stuff makes me incredibly angry. I mean, look at the fiscal policies Mitt Romney is probably going to put into place if he's elected. How are those policies not immoral? How is massive deregulation not immoral and sinful when it was massive deregulation that led to the last financial crisis? How is it not immoral to raise taxes on the middle class and lower them on the upper class? Christianity is all about compassion to those less fortunate (Christianity being the religion espoused by Christ, not the religion so many people claim it is today), so how is it Christian to slash Medicare and Medicaid? How is Christian to continue to give even more power to those who are most powerful and disenfranchise those who are least powerful? Is Jesus really on Wall Street's side? I doubt it. The one time we see him interacting with a marketplace in the Gospels, guess what He did. He kicked over the tables because of price gouging and called the sellers a "den of thieves." That right there tells me that Jesus has no place in the current Republican party.
     
  14. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If religious doctrine is non-negotiable for believers, then it makes some sense that voting against the precepts of that doctrine can be considered a form of apostasy. Roman Catholic doctrine purports to be even more non-negotiable than other Christian doctrines, such as the various manifestations of megachurch protestant christianity, which come across as extremely squishy.

    On the other hand, I'm not sure the Pope makes Catholics responsible for the moral behavior of other autonomous adults. It's really hard to equate supporting a pro choice candidate with being morally liable in the eyes of god for other people's decisions about terminating pregnancy.

    In my case, I'm not christian, but I oppose Obama's drone assassination campaign, which murders children, just like legal abortion, according to the Pope. A vote for Obama is like saying I want a penny or two of every tax dollar I send to the government to go toward killing civilians in Pakistan. Voting for Obama in this case is slightly more analogous to being an accessory to murder than the pro choice problem.

    Yet, I'm certain Mitt Romney will continue this program too if elected. Now what? Are Christians best served by abstaining from participation in the electoral process? Are Christians morally obligated not to pay federal taxes? Maybe.
     
  15. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Regarding Christians and taxes... isn't this where render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's comes in?
     
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  16. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I really like this post. I wish more people asked these questions. It comes down to, I think, rulership. Or perhaps a better phrase is entitlement to power. "We must tell you what to do." Religion is a powerful tool of power. So is money. Religion and money? Whew! What you are pointing out is a great irony. The Right...gov/corporate backers/religious leaders/...say one thing yet do another OR say exactly the bad thing they will do but make it seem so nice because God.
     
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  17. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    Apparently these guys missed the Bible verses that state that collective guilt went out with Christ. Each person is responsible for his/her sins and only his/her sins, not the government's, not society's.
     
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  18. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Why is it moral to force the wealthy to pay for other people? Why is it moral to force businesses to comply to massive amounts of regulation which hinder them and therefore make them less productive and so they increase prices and lay off more workers? Why is it moral to take something from one person and give it to another?

    ^ Therein lies the argument of the Right. Force is not freedom, Jesus advocated freedom and so would not support the "socialist" freedom-hating policies of the Left.

    Remember that to them, more government = Communism. And Jesus was no Commie
     
  19. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    Jesus was no commie?? Jesus said to the rich man, "Sell all that you have and give it to the poor, take up your cross and follow Me." It also says, in one verse, "It is easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter Heaven."
     
  20. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    But did Jesus force those beliefs on people? Or did he merely preach and hope they followed? It was choice whether you decided to follow his ideas or not, choice is freedom.
     
  21. Valairy Scot

    Valairy Scot Backpacking One Pack a Day Mod of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Is it moral to force the less wealthy to subsidize the tax shelters and benefits of the wealthy?
     
  22. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    The Republicans claim to be Christian. If they don't follow the teachings of Christ, they have no claim to the name.
     
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  23. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    But like most religious people I would bet they pick and choose which parts to follow depending on what fits them. Plus wouldn't anyone regardless of their political leanings want to believe that their deity agrees with them and endorses their actions? I'm sure many of the worst people in history thought God agreed with what they did.

    And the hypocrisy of the Right is obvious, they say force is wrong yet they seek to force their belief on everyone.
     
  24. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    Gotcha, you were being sarcastic.
     
  25. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Conversely, are we also going to say people have no claim to being a Christian if they don't hold to ""I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."? Or any of the other things that I'd be glad that they don't follow that come out of the Bible?