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Mon Dec 27, 2021, 01:31 AM

So do I have this correct? A number of politicians, and would-be pols, are posting

pictures of their "christmas" cards showing them and their families with assault weapons? From what I vaguely remember from catechism, this holiday celebrates the birth of a being, one of whose titles was "prince of peace". Pretty sure that does not mean being armed with things designed to kill as many people as possible as quickly as possible ( also vaguely remember something about "thou shalt NOT kill". I could be misremembering.), and claiming to be doing it in that entity's name. Personally, if I were that entity, I would be a trifle miffed.

Am I missing some logical connection here? Was some new version of that story recently discovered? A new rosetta stone? Or are they all just lying, pandering hypocrites who think all the rest of us are stupid?

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Reply So do I have this correct? A number of politicians, and would-be pols, are posting (Original post)
niyad Dec 2021 OP
Stargleamer Dec 2021 #1
Skittles Dec 2021 #2
niyad Dec 2021 #22
Solly Mack Dec 2021 #3
niyad Dec 2021 #23
Solly Mack Dec 2021 #37
IbogaProject Dec 2021 #4
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2021 #5
wnylib Dec 2021 #7
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2021 #9
wnylib Dec 2021 #12
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2021 #13
wnylib Dec 2021 #15
Schmice3 Dec 2021 #8
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2021 #14
NutmegYankee Dec 2021 #20
niyad Dec 2021 #24
Celerity Dec 2021 #6
dchill Dec 2021 #10
eShirl Dec 2021 #11
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2021 #38
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2021 #16
albacore Dec 2021 #17
niyad Dec 2021 #25
albacore Dec 2021 #18
niyad Dec 2021 #26
Irish_Dem Dec 2021 #19
niyad Dec 2021 #28
Irish_Dem Dec 2021 #33
JHB Dec 2021 #21
niyad Dec 2021 #27
GoCubsGo Dec 2021 #29
Hekate Dec 2021 #30
niyad Dec 2021 #31
traitorsgalore Dec 2021 #32
niyad Dec 2021 #34
malaise Dec 2021 #35
niyad Dec 2021 #36

Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 01:54 AM

1. Here's a notable one who resists:

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 01:54 AM

2. are you just now figuring about that repukes are hypocrites?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 11:21 AM

22. No. But this christmas card with weapons thing is just bizarre.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 02:06 AM

3. From the NRA bible. Heston .30-06:1 - Jesus Swept. Heston .30-06:2 - the room with his gold AR-15.

They truly delight in death. No matter what they say.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 11:22 AM

23. Ah, that is one problem. I have never read that one.

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Response to niyad (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 08:51 PM

37. Me neither but I'm sure it says that somewhere.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 02:25 AM

4. The Bible is like a rorschach chart

The Bible is like a rorschach chart, the evangelicals and the fascists both prefer the old testament with all it's violence, trickery and getting over and totally skip the huge amount of ethics in either old or new testaments.

I saw a report where most of the Jan 06 mob are from specific precincts where diversity is increasing and these nitwits are freaking out.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 03:21 AM

5. During required religion classes in school, we had to memorize and were tested on The 10 Commandments

"Thou shalt not kill" was one of the top ones. It didn't specify exceptions, that's all it said and was very straightforward.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 03:40 AM

7. In the catechism of the Lutheran Church,

Thou shalt not kill is interpreted to include not doing any type of bodily harm to anyone. Spreading disease would come under that prohibition.

Thou shalt not steal is interpreted to include any type of dishonesty, i.e. lying, dissembling, and deceitfulness.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 03:44 AM

9. That sounds good to me!

Of course, when we were kids, we just tried to memorize the list so we could pass the test. And I remember that I got them all.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 03:50 AM

12. I'm tbinking about all those Trumpists

in Midwestern states like Minnesota and Missouri that have large populations of people from Scandinavian countries and Germany, who are Lutheran, and wondering how they square their politics with their religion.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 03:57 AM

13. I've thought about that as well, how those who claim to be Christian at all can support someone like him

And we keep hearing that these "Christian" groups are his supporters.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 04:04 AM

15. I expect that sort of hypocrisy from

fundamentalists whose religious commitments tend to be somewhat shallow due to popular emotional appeal, but don't expect it as much from mainline religions.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 03:41 AM

8. It depends on the translation

Thou shalt not commit murder. There's a difference.

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Response to Schmice3 (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 03:59 AM

14. Well, those Republicans who support no regulation on guns are responsible for the rash of school

shootings - which are clearly murder.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 10:09 AM

20. In modern translations, it is Thou shall not murder.

Which implies that acts of self defense are acceptable.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 11:23 AM

24. Then I did remember correctly.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 03:22 AM

6. They want to kill any and all they deem an enemy, and bring forth a christofascist

techno dictatorship.

I fail to see why so many Americans cannot see the long wave end game these usurpers are desirous of.

Even more deluded are the rubes who think that the Rethug Party will someone be reformed and simply go back to just a 'normal' level of shitbaggery if only those damned 'bad apples' can be booted out.

History doesn't work like that, and the US is so not immune to history, dispute all the ridiculous American Exceptionalism bollocks that so many chose to slurp down.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 03:46 AM

10. They don't care about THAT Jesus!

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 03:47 AM

11. to quote the Charlie Brown Christmas Special,

Peace on Earth, good will toward Men.

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Response to eShirl (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 10:23 PM

38. You're right. I remember "A Charlie Brown Christmas" especially well,

Not only have I seen it many times over the years, but we put on the play at school (and brought it to other nearby schools - same school where we were required to memorize The 10 Commandments) and I was Charlie Brown! It was an all girls' school.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 07:31 AM

16. They are celebrating Alt-Right Jesus, that chisel-jawed white guy who hates brown immigrants. . nt

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 07:46 AM

17. Bo Hines... Repub congressional hopeful in S.C. nt

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Response to albacore (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 11:24 AM

25. That was the pic that got to me last night.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 07:48 AM

18. Her with... and endorsed by... MTG and Cawthorn...

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Response to albacore (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 11:25 AM

26. Crazy endorsing crazy.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 10:06 AM

19. What kind of society gives children assault weapons?

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 11:27 AM

28. A very sick and disturbed one.

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Response to niyad (Reply #28)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 03:22 PM

33. Yep. Same kind of citizens who won't wear masks to protect

their own family and fellow citizens. And sees a sociopathic leader as a good guy.

Our society is sick and disturbed.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 10:25 AM

21. A sign of something they would all strongly deny if they knew the word...

Syncretism. The melding of elements of different belief systems.

Religious conservatives tend to sneer at this as a "pick one from column A, pick one from column B" affair, but, predictably, don't recognize when they do it themselves.

They make their brand of Christianity central to their self-identity, but can't bear to think that other favored beliefs at be in conflict. So they blend it all together so much that there is no conflict unless you view it from the outside.

Christianity at odds with Capitalism? With Patriotism? Nonsense! Here's Jingo Supply Side Jesus! Check out his guns! And that big, sweet house he has! Wouldn't want anyone to treat him like a leper, after all.

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Response to JHB (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 11:26 AM

27. I have not heard that word in a very long time. Thank you.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 11:34 AM

29. I caught a bit of Joey the Scar this morning...

He was on the verge of a conniption over this. Rev. Sharpton was one of his guests. Needless to say, Rev. Al was not pleased, either. Both said their very Christian parents would all be horrified, as everyone should be.

Yes, they are all lying, pandering hypocrites who think everyone else is stupid. That goes without saying.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 11:59 AM

30. Well spotted.

Good discussion, too.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #30)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 12:18 PM

31. Thank you. This just continues to boggle my mind.

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Response to traitorsgalore (Reply #32)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 08:27 PM

34. Sickening.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 08:31 PM

35. The real war on the message of Christmas

They are confusing peace with piece.

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Response to malaise (Reply #35)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 08:41 PM

36. Exactly.

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