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The Death of American Religion

leonard32 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 5:21 AM
"The Death of American Religion": Yaaay! The sooner the GOP embraces that notion the sooner we can become a vibrant, winning party again. The way to do that is to swamp the fundamentalist zealots with more libertarian thinking in our party. republicanism should be more than an enforced belief in a bible, a christ, or a jehovah. republicanism, rather, is a belief in small government and individual responsibility. pure republicanism believes that charity begins at home, and that it is our family, not religion, that builds our ethos. the numbers tell it all. religious apathy in america is gaining. republicans shouldn't fight that--we should accept that trend, and prepare for a flood of new republican recruits, instead.
Joycey Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 8:10 AM
You are planning to use family as a base when you have made family baseless. A baseless family will not be a healthy family. Children will not obey your rules and why have them? You are groundless. Your religion says life is meaningless. Why even bring your children into a meaningless existence? It is cruel. They will have no hope. Or they will misplace hope.
David3036 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 3:22 PM
If you only do good deeds because you expect a reward in the afterlife. that is NOT morality. That's fear. True morality is doing good deeds because we all love and care about each other. That is what we teach our kids, and it is NOT meaningless.

The real cruelty is teaching children that they will burn in hell if they don't behave, and that they are only in this life to prepare for the next one. It amounts to child abuse to raise kids that way.
Joycey Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 7:16 AM
leonard this proves my point. You are anti-God. You are anti-Christ. You are anti-Bible. Anti is something. It is not nothing.
Joycey Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 7:17 AM
Hatred of God is a system of thought and it affects your actions.
David3036 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 3:11 PM
For the umpteenth time, one CANNOT hate an entity he does not believe exists.
David3036 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 5:36 AM
You said it! If only Shaprro's headlilne were really true.The Republican party will not be able to win a presidential election again until it shakes off the religious influence that has gotten a stranglehold on the party.

The true conservative is the Barry Goldwater version -- he did, after all, write the book on conservative politics ("Conscience of a Conservative"). He once expressed anger at having to “endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate.”

He issued this warning: “I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of 'conservatism'."
Joycey Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 8:03 AM
Why are the OBAMA dumbmasses trying to give those who are on the side of GOOD advice. We do not care about a party. We the People care about liberty. Liberty as defined by our Founders. Not as defined by heathen libertarians and liberal commies.

In the aftermath of the re-election of President Barack Obama, conservatives searched the heavens and the earth for answers. Some suggested that Mitt Romney lost because Republicans didn't reach out more to Latino voters; some suggested that Romney lost because his "get out the vote" system fell apart on Election Day. Romney himself said that he lost because President Obama separated voting groups with particularly calibrated "gifts" designed to curry their favor.

In truth, Mitt Romney lost for the same reason that traditional marriage lost on Election Day: America is becoming a less religious country. And that bodes ill...