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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:41 PM

Pic Of The Moment: GOP Congressman Says Republicans "Own" Christianity



Republican: "You can't call us out by quoting the Bible. We own Christianity."


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Reply Pic Of The Moment: GOP Congressman Says Republicans "Own" Christianity (Original post)
EarlG Jan 2016 OP
2naSalit Jan 2016 #1
PatrickforO Jan 2016 #39
2naSalit Jan 2016 #47
PatrickforO Jan 2016 #48
AlbertCat Jan 2016 #2
niyad Jan 2016 #24
sinkingfeeling Jan 2016 #3
yuiyoshida Jan 2016 #4
czarjak Jan 2016 #5
valerief Jan 2016 #7
hibbing Jan 2016 #6
valerief Jan 2016 #8
PatrickforO Jan 2016 #40
valerief Jan 2016 #46
progressoid Jan 2016 #9
cindyperry Jan 2016 #10
Ilsa Jan 2016 #11
daleanime Jan 2016 #13
reflection Jan 2016 #21
paleotn Jan 2016 #23
turbinetree Jan 2016 #12
SeattleVet Jan 2016 #14
markbark Jan 2016 #33
SoapBox Jan 2016 #15
appalachiablue Jan 2016 #16
markbark Jan 2016 #34
PatrickforO Jan 2016 #41
DhhD Jan 2016 #37
HockeyMom Jan 2016 #17
greymattermom Jan 2016 #28
PatrickforO Jan 2016 #42
jimlup Jan 2016 #18
wolfie001 Jan 2016 #19
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2016 #20
montana_hazeleyes Jan 2016 #22
niyad Jan 2016 #25
47of74 Jan 2016 #26
jalan48 Jan 2016 #27
IronLionZion Jan 2016 #29
Justice Jan 2016 #30
47of74 Jan 2016 #43
TBF Jan 2016 #31
Madmiddle Jan 2016 #32
47of74 Jan 2016 #45
LeftishBrit Jan 2016 #35
47of74 Jan 2016 #44
ancianita Jan 2016 #36
FiveGoodMen Jan 2016 #38

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:47 PM

1. Yes, and that's precisely why

you have no place in our government. You can own your religion but you can't force it on everyone else, if you can't accept that, you aren't psychologically or philosophically fit to hold office in this country... but I'm guessing those words/terms are just too big to fit in your tiny, monosyllabic vocabulary.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 01:33 PM

39. LOL...bonk! What? Bonk!

Bonk! Over! Head!

What?

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #39)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 12:31 AM

47. Sorry...

My rant at the jerk in the picture who said that stupid thing is what that was all about.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #47)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 12:59 AM

48. No need to be sorry!

Your post was fun. He IS a monosyllabic jerk.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:48 PM

2. "We own the entire tradition"

 

They can have it ...

the entire genocidal, arrogant, puritanical, spooks-in-the-sky obsolete tradition.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 10:39 PM

24. don't forget patriarchal, woman-hating. . . .

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:48 PM

3. Jesus wept.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:59 PM

4. Meanwhile, some where....



The Buddha is laughing

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:10 PM

5. Reeducation?

Why does that sound familiar?

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Response to czarjak (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:29 PM

7. Jawohl!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:22 PM

6. WWJD

Deny health insurance to as many people as possible, cut any sort of assistance to the needy, and kill as many people as possible.

Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:30 PM

8. Yes, but the Christian god only wants you to make as much money as you can. How

else can you tell if he likes you? This is the thinking of The Family.

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Response to valerief (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 01:37 PM

40. Yes it is. I wonder how many people on this thread know

about the happy little organization known as the family.

Because according to them, it doesn't matter how many people you've killed or how odious you are, if you are rich then you are one of God's select. Or elect. Or whatever. It's the modern version of might makes right.

Remember when the author of those exposes on the family was on Bill Maher and Maher was rendered speechless? I still remember that. Maher didn't know what to say. Literally.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #40)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 08:57 PM

46. I don't remember that, but I remember watching him being interviewed a few times on Rachel.

That was back before MSNBC became the The Trump Channel.

I read about half the book. The Family's bullshit rationalization doesn't surprise me. What surprises me is how any poor schmuck can listen to their shit and STILL believe in their god.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:37 PM

9. In your face Pope Francis!

I gotta say, that conservative Christians really don't like it when you "bonk" them with Bible verses that contradict their version of morality.

At least that's what I've discovered on Facebook.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:49 PM

10. Have they

Went completely crazy

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:54 PM

11. Wow. He really unzipped his pants on this.

Christianity is a faith, not a tradition; it's owned by anyone who wishes to believe, accept, and practice it. He mocks it by treating it as a commodity to be exploited.

I think he needs a re-education, and maybe, to examine the basis of his faith, if he has any.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 03:30 PM

13. +1

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 08:32 PM

21. Eloquently put. N/t

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 10:33 PM

23. The operative word here is exploited...

...They've been doing that to Christianity since the 70's.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 03:23 PM

12. Hey, Brat.......................I'm going to lay this at your "Christian" feet of hypocrisy ........

and I don't care if its fair to do it or not, because it just shows what the past has done and what it is being presented today.................let me give you a head's up on your re-education of "people", there is an entire country of people that is and are really tired of re-education process and look at where they are now, this microcosm of this country from the past just shows the mentality of this culture in so many ways today.

Were going to step outside the box of this discussion on this topic Brat....................so follow along if you can, if your not so blinded by your right wing logic and if you come onto this thread.

Why don't "YOU" and your ilk first of all apologize for what the "Christian Europeans" did to the Indigenous People of this country and there genocide-------------you know that little finicky thing where colonial - setters would ship Indigenous people's children to be re-educated in the ways of the Christian world after they pillaged and lied about everything else.

Here's a prime example of this process from yesterday being played out today in the logic .......................

For example, when the Indigenous children were sent back, to let's say to the Christian Pennsylvania area and there infamous "schools" for re-education back East, if the Indigenous Children didn't conform, they were subjected to beatings, you know having the living crap beat out of you. Why may you ask-------------good question---------simple -------------------because they didn't like the Christian Bible thumping teachings, they were taught the value of and the meaning of pride for oneself and the tribe and the land.

But the ones that came out of these "schools" would do the same thing that the "Christian" handlers did and taught them, they started beating there own children------------do you see a pattern here from yesterday to the present Brat, just try to put two and two together on what is happening in this country has we speak.

Let, me give you some facts---------- Brat, in the culture of the Indigenous People, they/we do not or did not prior to be placed in the re-educated process of the Christian schools back in the day, did the Indigenous People, they did not hit there children---------------there was reason for that and the reason was not to the perpetuating of a continued violence in the tribe, to have a break down in the the core values.

But Brat, while at the same time your "Christian" values were raping the lands and doing other nefarious things like breaking treaties under the guise of a "Christian" valued society at all costs, beating the children, it was the Christian way.

And then you said this Brat....................this really is sick and twisted........................

"If you lose the moral argument, you'll lose the policy argument every time," he said. "We need to regain the moral argument where we're so strong."

Your "Christian" logic of this, is being played out everyday in this present culture, look no further than in Oregon and in the Grand Canyon Region, Nevada and in other places ---------------and yes----------------- you sure do own your Christianity-----------your Christianity is nothing more than genocide in my opinion, and the continuation of greed--------------from as far back from yesterday until the present------------------all of it is, it is someone in empty suit----------------you have no respect to values in my opinion---------------none


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 03:49 PM

14. Translated from GOP-ese:

it's really just their way of phrasing "Gott Mit Uns".



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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 09:28 AM

33. Hey! We got mittens too!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 04:06 PM

15. WTF?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 05:43 PM

16. This extremist slipped into office in VA which is crawling with plenty of RW conservatives

from Newt on down the line. Dave Brat arrived from Michigan and Minnesota. I feel very sorry for the college students who must listen to the Randian neoliberal economics he teaches and the rest of his fascist views.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Brat

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 09:31 AM

34. Remember

This was the guy that "Primaried" Eric Cantor, thinking that Cantor was "too liberal"

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Response to markbark (Reply #34)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 01:42 PM

41. LOL, well let's not wax too nostalgic for Cantor.

He too was a right wing extremist. He merely had a bit better vocabulary than 'bonker' here seems to have.

What we really need is to find a way to eradicate the ignorance that allows people like this asshole to get voted into high office when instead we should be laughing him under a rock.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 11:32 AM

37. Another similar movement: I think the Macedonians have a college in Ohio.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/107830450


Seems extremist are moving in on GOP seats. Faith as a Reich.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 06:09 PM

17. Is the Pope a Christian?

Have they heard what he has to say about poverty, income inequality, global warming, compassion, other religions, etc., etc.

True Christianity isn't just about the rich, birth control, abortion, or gay marriage.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 04:38 AM

28. Great question to ask them

They would probably say no because Catholics aren't Christian. But let them say this on microphone sometime, please.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #28)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 01:43 PM

42. That WOULD be a happy little poopstorm, wouldn't it?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 06:22 PM

18. Hysterical and unfortunately true

these folks are absolutely drooling insane. You can't make this stuff up.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 08:22 PM

19. What a deluded, demented asshole!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 08:26 PM

20. They were on the wrong side of that tradition...

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:31 PM

22. This calls for a Smite Down.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 10:43 PM

25. dear asshole--FU.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 12:23 AM

26. The aptly named Rep. Brat.

 

Dear Rep Brat,

FUCK YOU.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 04:27 AM

27. These folks live in a fantasy in more ways than one.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 08:14 AM

29. Republicans like to own stuff

since sharing is socialism and they don't have any tolerance for some long-haired Jewish peacenik who throws money lenders out of his temple like some kind of job killer.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 08:41 AM

30. Ever hear of the First Amendment Brat?

We can quote anything we darn well please!

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Response to Justice (Reply #30)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 02:31 PM

43. First Amendment Brat

 

Hmmmm....there's some definite possibilities with that name....

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 09:10 AM

31. I found a good history of the takeover

of the republican party by the evangelicals on this site: http://theocracywatch.org/taking_over.htm

Lots of info that explains how this was a very calculated takeover.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 09:27 AM

32. The most religious people I know

 

are not even religious by definition. They live a sweet life, away from the lies of the pulpit and by their deeds and friendship reek of religion. Republicans that make this religious claim are, some of the more selfish self center fools I've ever seen!

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Response to Madmiddle (Reply #32)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 02:35 PM

45. Yeah I noticed that too

 

Some of the nicest people are those who are never in church, while some of the meanest are in church every Sunday. We have that here were I live - some of the nasty old pieces of work who love to shout their racism, homophobia, religious bigotry, and so on never miss Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday morning. Meanwhile if challenged they start in on how holy they are, how they'll always in church or how they belong to the reich to life.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 09:49 AM

35. Vile man

Incidentally, in the UK, 'bonking Republicans' would mean something that I'd definitely rather not do, especially if that Republican in David Brat!

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #35)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 02:32 PM

44. Or boffed

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 10:44 AM

36. He can tell that to Jesus and Paul.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 12:21 PM

38. "if people want compassion, they have to go through me"

Read the bible. That's just exactly what Jesus said. "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes to the father..."

Is that a tradition worth keeping?

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