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Tue Feb 18, 2020, 10:39 AM

Christian Lawmakers Group Blames Satan After Twitter Poll Goes Badly Awry


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Christian Lawmakers Group Blames Satan After Twitter Poll Goes Badly Awry
The National Association of Christian Lawmakers posted a Twitter poll about religion in politics. They didn’t like the response.


A group ostensibly representing Christian lawmakers launched a poll on Twitter over the weekend asking if America would be better off with more Christians in elected office.

It didn’t go well:

After more than 16,000 replies, the answer was an overwhelming “no,” which received 95.8% of the vote. In response, the group accused “atheists and Satanists” of “religious persecution” for voting in the poll.

Congress is overwhelmingly Christian, far out of proportion with the people they represent. According to a Pew survey last year, the Senate and House are nearly 90% Christian, compared with 65% of America as a whole. ........(more)

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/christian-lawmakers-poll-satanists_n_5e4b7a2bc5b65f25da4e4ca4






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Reply Christian Lawmakers Group Blames Satan After Twitter Poll Goes Badly Awry (Original post)
marmar Feb 2020 OP
Thomas Hurt Feb 2020 #1
safeinOhio Feb 2020 #2
bluecollar2 Feb 2020 #8
safeinOhio Feb 2020 #10
bluecollar2 Feb 2020 #51
mgardener Feb 2020 #44
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2020 #52
Mariana Feb 2020 #3
Coventina Feb 2020 #4
rzemanfl Feb 2020 #5
mountain grammy Feb 2020 #26
Crunchy Frog Feb 2020 #6
underpants Feb 2020 #7
marmar Feb 2020 #9
yaesu Feb 2020 #11
OMGWTF Feb 2020 #17
not_the_one Feb 2020 #23
Wounded Bear Feb 2020 #12
Post removed Feb 2020 #16
leftieNanner Feb 2020 #21
Caliman73 Feb 2020 #32
leftieNanner Feb 2020 #35
Caliman73 Feb 2020 #48
calimary Feb 2020 #36
PatrickforO Feb 2020 #40
stopbush Feb 2020 #43
leftieNanner Feb 2020 #46
Lonestarblue Feb 2020 #28
aggiesal Feb 2020 #31
Turin_C3PO Feb 2020 #41
flying_wahini Feb 2020 #13
stopbush Feb 2020 #14
Ingersollman Feb 2020 #30
OMGWTF Feb 2020 #15
forgotmylogin Feb 2020 #18
BlueIdaho Feb 2020 #19
Iggo Feb 2020 #45
EveDibb Feb 2020 #20
barbtries Feb 2020 #22
rurallib Feb 2020 #25
wryter2000 Feb 2020 #34
barbtries Feb 2020 #54
PatrickforO Feb 2020 #39
VOX Feb 2020 #24
lonely bird Feb 2020 #27
aggiesal Feb 2020 #29
MissMillie Feb 2020 #33
wyldwolf Feb 2020 #37
PatrickforO Feb 2020 #38
rickyhall Feb 2020 #42
vlyons Feb 2020 #47
MrScorpio Feb 2020 #49
czarjak Feb 2020 #50
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2020 #53

Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 10:44 AM

1. conservative magical thinking at its finest.

If you don't like the facts, it is a conspiracy and you are being persecuted.....look at Dear Leader Bedbug.

Nothing is his fault, it is always someone out to get the paranoid nutjob.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 10:56 AM

2. Floods in the Bible Belt.

Must be Satan too.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:22 AM

8. I thought flooding

Was because of gay people.

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:54 AM

10. Only in California

other than that it's the devil.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:50 PM

51. I thought it was earthquakes

Out west. I get all my plagues, earthquakes and floods mixed up now....


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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:31 PM

44. Well then...

Who causes tornadoes?
Atheists?
Or Democrats?

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Response to mgardener (Reply #44)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 03:14 PM

52. Feminists.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:04 AM

3. Almost all elected officials in the US are Christians already. nt.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:08 AM

4. This makes my heart smile.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:13 AM

5. Nice turn of phrase. Mine too now that you pointed it out. n/t

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Response to Coventina (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:42 PM

26. Mine too.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:16 AM

6. So they basically want to get rid of the Jewish people, and tiny number of Muslims

in elected offices, and one or two self proclaimed atheists? And that means they're the ones being persecuted?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:21 AM

7. Well GREAT! Now Satan has bots

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Response to underpants (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:39 AM

9. Lol

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:55 AM

11. I blames satan also

the orange one with 666 under his bad hair plugs.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:04 PM

17. And his fidiot followers with their MAGAt hats -- the mark of the Beast on their foreheads

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:17 PM

23. I like that! Sign of the beast on their forehead.... MAGA

 

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:56 AM

12. 90% of congresscritters may claim to be Christians...

not many of them act like Christians.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:14 PM

21. Sorry, not fair

I am a Christian and attend the Episcopal church. We have a thoroughly inclusive church and a group of people committed to working hard for the betterment of our fellow humans. I'm not an Evangelical - which is probably a better term for you to use.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:58 PM

32. Therein lies the problem.

Christianity whether evangelical, mainstream, etc... is such a vast and sometimes arbitrary distinction that when people say things like, "that is not very Christian" the phrase isn't very informative. I take it to mean that it isn't the way that Christ, as depicted in the Gospels, would act. However, Christ's 3 years of public preaching (which are the Gospel accounts) is preceded by the Old Testament, which is part of the Christian doctrine (despite conflict as to whether Christ was the continuation, fulfillment, or destruction of the old ways). It is followed by the Acts of the Apostles and the various "early Church" letters (mainly Paul, who wasn't really an Apostle) which lays out the interpretation of Christ's teachings to followers.

It is easy to pick parts of the Bible and teachings and say, "This is what it means to be Christian" and those people aren't doing it right. It is the same mentality that right wingers use when they say that LGBT people are going to hell, etc... I know that there is no mention of homosexuality during Christ's public preaching period and it is ambiguously related in Paul's writings. The Old Testament discusses it in a vague manner as well. The point is that the Bible was written from oral tradition, translated, interpreted, and is preached by different Christian groups in very different ways and each and every one of those groups claims to have the "correct" interpretation.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:03 PM

35. Excellent Post

The "Christians" being discussed in this thread are the kind who say that The Bible is the "Word of God" and that every one of those words is sacrosanct without the benefit of thought, introspection, and (yes) prayer.

I'm one of those "do unto others" kind of Christians.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:40 PM

48. Yep.

I was raised Catholic which we all know, has its share of horrific history. There are very liberal Catholics and VERY Conservative Catholics In my many years practicing, I met many wonderfully kind priests and sisters, and some who wore the faith as a cross; real fire and brimstone type people.

Catholics were reviled by many Protestant groups because we did not adhere to the "solo scriptura" doctrine which states that the Bible is the inerrant word of God and should be the only guide. They accuse Catholics of "making stuff up" and following the Pope rather than following Christ. The parish and schools that I went to were very focused on the social gospel as well and social justice rather than the punitive nature of hellfire and damnation.

I have always seen religion in two ways. There is a beauty in the spirituality and self improvement aspects of faith. However there is always the "social control" and manipulation that turned me off.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:14 PM

36. I get that.

Catholic school inmate here. Doesn’t seem unreasonable to point to evangelicals. They got their oats up during reagan, who realized they were an untapped wealth of earthly political strength, and votes. And h harnessed then and put ‘em to work. Their aggressive “MY religion or death!” pushing and posturing, trying to force themselves into the mainstream and control all has worked WAY too well.

There’ve been many religious movements and loud splashy public offensives before, but the evangelical jones to rule and control and subdue all its perceived competition for public allegiance AND, most important, dollars, was all-encompassing.

And they used all those contributions from the suckers - OOPS! I mean, the faithful - to build TV studios and radio studios and produce programming and content galore to run on every station, network, and platform they could find.

The aggressive evangelical movement really screwed our country, AND our democracy. We were set up to keep church and state SEPARATE. The evangeliCal movement hates that more than Satan, because they believe in power even more than they believe in love of God. And that’s REALLY what they “worship.” That’s why so many of ‘em gravitate toward trump. They basically believe power makes you god, when you boil it down to its essence.

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Response to calimary (Reply #36)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:26 PM

40. Yes. It is the human tragedy. The two greatest illusions

that beset our species, that keep us from 'growing up,' are the lust for power and the lust for wealth.

Get rid of those, and we can really make some progress.

Of course, those darned capitalists with their ideas on shareholder primacy will get in the way. In fact, if a movement begins for our species to shuck the greed and political ambition, the capitalists will certainly kill those in charge of that movement.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:31 PM

43. You still depend on make believe as the basis of your faith. Your faith still says

to go out and evangelize the world to your cause.

Pity those who need religion as a spur to work for the betterment of humanity when good old secular humanism is sufficient.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #43)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:35 PM

46. You know nothing about my faith

Just as I would not ask you to change yourself or "evangelize" you, I don't think it's your place to tell me what is in my heart. Sorry, this thing cuts both ways.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:48 PM

28. Not really.

The ones you’re describing are the mostly white rabid Trump supporters who claim to be Christian while worshipping the devil named Trump. Some Christian denominations, like Episcopalians, actually are Christians.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:56 PM

31. WOW, not to stereotypical ...

Nothing like throwing ALL Christians into the self-absorbed, self-aggrandizing elitists tent.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:29 PM

41. That's an ugly, ugly, remark.

I’ve known plenty of decent Christians, most of them liberal and compassionate. Evangelicals aren’t the whole of Christianity.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:59 AM

13. Uh, 'pretend' Christians, you mean. Politicians just play like they are so they can get votes.

I am an atheist and I act more like a Christian than they do.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:02 PM

14. Will we ever rid ourselves of the scourge of Christianity?

Sometimes I have my doubts.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:52 PM

30. Probably

only when we die.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:03 PM

15. Blame Satan because owning up to your own bullshit is too hard for these fkers.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:08 PM

18. "Wolves surprised sheep vote negatively in poll for higher wolf population..." (n/t)

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:10 PM

19. Get off the cross, we need the wood. nt.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:32 PM

45. Anyway, you can never get that third nail in.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:10 PM

20. Typical

As a former Southern Baptist as I've always said I'd rather be in hell with the non-believers then in heaven with these hypocrites.


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:16 PM

22. i don't believe they're overwhelmingly christian.

i doubt many of them believe in gawd. they use religion, plus they are too cowardly to admit they are non-believers.

isn't there something in the bible about by their actions you will know them?

a more accurate telling would be that an overwhelming number of lawmakers profess to being christian. not that they are.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:30 PM

25. Are you saying perhaps they are hypocrites?

And claim Christianity only for the votes? Why wouldn't that earn them a spot deep in the bowels of Hell?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:01 PM

34. According to Jesus, they're hypocrites

He told people not to stand on the corner spouting their piety like the hypocrites. (Paraphrasing here.)

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Response to rurallib (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 03:44 PM

54. if i believed in hell

i would be quite certain they're headed in that direction

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Response to barbtries (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:22 PM

39. Yes, judging a tree by its fruit.

But these people aren't even trees - more like noxious weeds.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:25 PM

24. Satan wears three gallons of bronzer and sports a multi-directional comb-over.

You’ll find him on Twitter or the golf course, or maybe bellowing clouds sulphuric bullshit at a “rally” where he feeds off the blind adoration of his ignorant, easily-duped worshippers.

To hell with him.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:45 PM

27. National Association of Christian Lawmakers?

My ass. What a bunch of bullshit. Just another IRS avoidance scam. Investigate every single "charity" to ensure they are following the rules. That way the conservawhiners can't claim they are being singled out.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:51 PM

29. This wasn't a clue of what to expect? ...

An attempt to raise $500,000 via GoFundMe stalled at less than $20,000,
more than half of which came from a single anonymous donor.


IDIOTS!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:59 PM

33. I always thought that online polls were not scientific

and they could always use that excuse instead of blaming Satan

But then again... that would just prove the point that they were trying to use an un-scientific poll to back up their political position.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:19 PM

37. I wish I could blame Satan when things go awry. :)

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:20 PM

38. I saw this.

Maybe this 'overwhelming negative response' to this bible-thumping idiocy will carry through to the election in November.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:30 PM

42. I don't believe in magic.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:37 PM

47. I have come to detest Christianity

One of the greatest forces for evil in the world. Instigator of countless wars, oppression, torture, and entrenched poverty for centuries. Its stupid religious tenets go unquestioned by the adherents. Between a virgin birth and Jesus escaping earth's gravity to ascend into heaven, wherever that is? Praying to an invisible sky god to wave his magic wand and suspend the laws of physics to grant people's prayers. They just seem to miss the whole point about practicing peace, tolerance, generosity, compassion, and forgiveness.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:41 PM

49. They should be blaming themselves

Because that’s where the most obvious problem lies.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:43 PM

50. "Believe like me or else"?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 03:16 PM

53. I'm willing to consider that Twitter itself is the work of the Devil.

And anyone who uses it is doing Satan's work.

Yeah, that makes sense.

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