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10 years ago @ Big Government - Help! The Democratic P... · 2 replies · 0 points

It's not that he wanted you to be poor, it's more that he didn't want you to concern yourself with having material wealth. He did say that it's difficult (although not impossible) for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God...more difficult than passing a camel through the Eye of the Needle. You can make of that what you will. People justify their materialism all kinds of different ways.

10 years ago @ Big Government - Help! The Democratic P... · 0 replies · 0 points

Do I have to agree with everything a candidate supports?

Because then I'd have to run for office myself, or not vote. I'm sure you and your little mutual back-scratching society here are all in lock-step behind whatever candidate the Tea Party faction has offered you this week, but I don't place a lot of credence in the idea that Ron Paul is a racist (or certainly that I am), given the effect his policies would have as far as benefitting African Americans, from the drug war to the terror war to the theft of the wealth of a generation by vulture capitalists.

I voted for Ron Paul for the first time in 1988, so it's not like it's some convenient new position for me to adopt. I don't even believe in race, other than to acknowledge that it's an artificial, unscientific categorization of people with zero real-world importance not foisted on it by people with a vested interest in exploiting the issue.

10 years ago @ Big Government - Help! The Democratic P... · 0 replies · -1 points

Yes. Reality going by.

10 years ago @ Big Government - Help! The Democratic P... · 1 reply · -2 points

Be careful what you wish for. You might get it.

10 years ago @ Big Government - Help! The Democratic P... · 7 replies · 0 points

The shocking thing, to me, is this assumption that because I disagree with you politically, I must be an anti-Christian, even a Devil quoting Scripture. You take this position despite 40 years of CONSTANT demagoguing of religion and exploitation of religious voters by the Religious Right and the conservative movement. The "religious left" is a relatively new phenomenon, at least where it's been a part of the national political conversation, so I guess it may be a little weird to see people that consider themselves left of center staking a claim to religious values. Your certitude, however, that nobody that disagrees with you is capable of being a genuine Christian, is patently offensive and intellectually empty. It isn't surprising, though.

10 years ago @ Big Government - Help! The Democratic P... · 6 replies · -2 points

What does any of that have to do with Atlas Shrugged and the modern Tea Party GOP's reverence for that idiot Ayn Rand? I don't know if you read my post or not, but that's what it was about. Here's a hint: Rand hated those things you described, because she thought of them as an affront to her juvenile "philosophy" of self-interest.

Further, Jesus (in case you haven't read the New Testament either) specifically instructs his followers to eschew their worldly possessions and give without ceasing to the poor. "For whatsoever you have done for the least of these, so have you done for me." The Tea Party GOP would be telling hippie Jesus feeding the poor to get a job and shut his mouth.

It's been stinking around here for quite a while.

10 years ago @ Big Government - Help! The Democratic P... · 0 replies · -1 points

Easter is not a mistranslation. It's the DIRECT USE OF A PAGAN FERTILITY GODDESS' PROPER NAME to celebrate the supposed resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.

But I guess that's part of His plan...

10 years ago @ Big Government - Help! The Democratic P... · 1 reply · -2 points

Are you even capable of explicating that "thought?" It's definitely a mish-mash of words, but I don't think they mean anything in that order.

10 years ago @ Big Government - Help! The Democratic P... · 3 replies · -5 points

I did vote for Obama, in the absence of a sane alternative (Sarah Palin??), but I've been abandoned on that issue by the President, who has proven a more adept proponent of a variety of Republican policies than Republicans care to admit. In fact, they're now forced to abandon their former positions because Obama now occupies them, and they can't stand to be in the same *country* with an uppity black man and his uppity wife. That's why you can't find a candidate worth a damn...they've all changed their tune in the last three years as Obama took up their causes even while they were telling us what a socialist Kenyan dictator commie he is.

I won't be voting for Obama next year. Ron Paul, or not at all.

You were saying?

10 years ago @ Big Government - Help! The Democratic P... · 20 replies · -4 points

Really? I think it neatly identifies the conundrum facing the person that is conflicted by the disconnect between Randian Objectivism and Christian faith. On the one hand, the Tea Party Randite cannot be bothered with holding up his fellow man on his back, bearing the weight of the world, and on the other, he cannot be excused from doing so because he claims to follow the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, who wept and suffered and died on the cross in the name of bettering the lot of his fellow man.

It's a serious question for those that claim to be Christians and supporters of Randians in government like Paul Ryan. I doubt many of them lose much sleep over it at night, because hypocrisy is easier than integrity.