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Prayer in the Capitol
Skeeve
I'm not sure what I make of this.

I'm on the Family Research Council mailing list. Tony Perkins and his gang put out some weird shit...frequently.

This was the last item on today's mailing:

One Caucus, Under God...

Hours before the turmoil would unfold, the Congressional Prayer Caucus gathered in Statuary Hall on Sunday under the Capitol dome. Together with families in churches all across America, they lifted up our great nation and prayed for God's guidance. One congressman told me it was the first time in 130 years that members had held a church service on the site. As we try to cope with these frightening new realities, let's hope--no, let's pray--that this is the beginning of true change in America.


I like that last sentence. As if prayer has made any difference at all these last couple of days.

The bold text is mine and I'm not sure I like what it says.
Edited by Skeeve on 03/22/2010 19:53
"The world is my country, and do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
 
catman
I'm sure I don't like what it says.
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
 
Doubting Thomas
Actually I'm glad to hear that no church services have been held in the past 130 years at the Capitol, but disturbed to hear that they did it this time. I seriously hope that this isn't a new trend.
You're just jealous because the voices are talking to me and not you.
 
Sinny
they are trying to make it sound like they are praying for Obama and his ideas of 'change'. That's BS they are scared with the new Health Care Reform and scared the changes might not be what they want or turn out the the way they want.
 
Skeeve
Well, they prayed that the health care bill wouldn't pass. I guess Gawd hates America.
"The world is my country, and do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
 
Doubting Thomas
No, they see it as a sign of the end times. Obama the antichrist is pushing the US toward socialism and eventually one-world government which will pave the way for the second coming of Jesus and the final battle of Armageddon.

Which, if this truly is God's plan, then why are all the fundie Christians against it?
You're just jealous because the voices are talking to me and not you.
 
JohnH
DT, your comment on Obama as the anti-christ is interesting. Apparently a recent Harris poll reports that 14% of all americans and 24% of self identified republicans think Obama may be the anti-christ.

I have with some frequency gotten into trouble with expressing my opinions regarding the intelligence of the american people. Then something like this comes along and all I can think about is how easy it is for many americans to be convinced of things that are simply not true.

The percentage of people who believe him to be a socialist is also significant, 40%. This is probably more telling than the anti-christ number. 40% of the american people either do not know what a socialist is or they believe propaganda and not observable fact.
 
Bob of QF
JohnH wrote:
DT, your comment on Obama as the anti-christ is interesting. Apparently a recent Harris poll reports that 14% of all americans and 24% of self identified republicans think Obama may be the anti-christ.

I have with some frequency gotten into trouble with expressing my opinions regarding the intelligence of the american people. Then something like this comes along and all I can think about is how easy it is for many americans to be convinced of things that are simply not true.

The percentage of people who believe him to be a socialist is also significant, 40%. This is probably more telling than the anti-christ number. 40% of the american people either do not know what a socialist is or they believe propaganda and not observable fact.


Indeed. On Rachel Maddow's show the other day, a woman had a sign protesting "government health care".... she advocated "keep government out of my Medicaid".... seriously.

These people are brain damaged. That's the only thing that makes any sense...
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catman
"[K]eep government out of my Medicaid"...it seemed funny at first, but it's actually extremely unsettling. Is this what we have come to?
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
 
seeker
JohnH wrote:
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The percentage of people who believe him to be a socialist is also significant, 40%. This is probably more telling than the anti-christ number. 40% of the american people either do not know what a socialist is or they believe propaganda and not observable fact.


Most people in the US conflate socialism and communism with totalitarianism.
 
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