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1200FPS Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 11:37 AM
Excellent piece by Jonah. I keep wondering where are all the screeching "separation of church and state" fanatics whenever President Zero starts yammering (incorrectly) that the Bible supports his socialism -- as if Jesus' plan all along was for the government to help the poor by screwing the rich, confiscating a bunch of money, flinging most of it at bloated gvt bureaucracy and at his liberal cronies (green boondoggles, Planned Parenthood, unions, etc.), and then giving 15% of it to "the poor."
Carl469 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 1:26 PM
There is nothing "fanatic" about keeping church and state separate. (Spare me the line about how chruch-state separation "appears nowhere in the Constitution" -- I've heard it a thousnad times and it's always misleading). I resent the idea that a presidential debate should be a venue for resolving disputes over Catholic doctrine, Presbyterian doctrine, Baptist doctrine or any other religious doctrine.
Rondoman Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 10:31 PM
The fact is though, that one's political and moral position is determined by his spiritual position. To separate one from the other is hypocritical and empty. The Constitution does not say that the "church" cannot control the state, but that the state cannot make laws regulating the free exercise of religion. The liberal position is that religious practice must only be lip service and not an active part of one's actions and that any intrusion by one's beliefs violates the Constitution. Not so, only the state is to be limited, not religious liberty.
1200FPS Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 10:53 PM
Put down the weed, carl. Nobody suggested a religious fight at the debates. You totally ignored my point: the perpetually offended anti-religionists have nothing to say when BHO claims his policies are a reflection of Bible teachings.

Apparently, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden are both theocrats willing, nay eager, to use state power to impose their religious views on the rest of us.

In last week's vice presidential debate, moderator Martha Raddatz asked the two Roman Catholic politicians "to tell me what role your religion has played in your own personal views on abortion."

"I don't see how a person can separate their public life from their private life or from their faith," confessed Ryan. "Our faith informs us in everything we do. My faith informs me about how to take care of the vulnerable, of how to...