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Politics AND Religion, all in one thread !

By Mickster269 ·

"Six weeks after urging voters to elect only "tried and true" Christians, Senate candidate Katherine Harris is questioning her opponent's faith by saying he "votes completely contrary" to Christian principles. "

"Harris said that God did not intend for the United States to be a "nation of secular laws" and that failure to elect "tried and true" Christians would allow legislators "to legislate sin."

She said "God is the one who chooses our rulers" and suggested non-Christians "don't know better.""

Now, that's what I want to see in an elected official. Compassion and all that.

Ironically, her opponent has the following resume:

"Nelson is a non-denominational Christian who was baptized Baptist. He grew up attending Baptist and Episcopal churches and joined First Presbyterian Church after moving to Orlando last year, according to spokesman Bryan Gulley.

He has served as chairman and vice chairman of the National Prayer Breakfast and, when in Washington, D.C., attends weekly prayer breakfasts with other elected officials."

I am so glad I don't live in Florida.

Edit: I can't spell my way out of a paper bag.

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"Legislate sin"?

by TonytheTiger In reply to Politics AND Religion, al ...

That would be a neat trick :)

He has served as chairman and vice chairman

There's the problem.... vice chairman


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Ah, my bad.

by Mickster269 In reply to "Legislate sin"?

I missed the "Vice" part.

No wonder this man shouldn't be elected to office!

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If Florida elects her

by NickNielsen In reply to Politics AND Religion, al ...

they deserve what they get. But with all those Godless d*mnYankee retirees down there, I don't think it can happen.

As for spelling your way out of a paper bag, I've always found that "abracapocus" works well... :^0

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Chosen by God? Or chosen by the people?

by Schuyler In reply to If Florida elects her

The last person God ever 'directly' chose as a "leader of people" was Jesus, the Christ of Nazareth. Ever since then, man has chosen every single elected official that has been placed into office. Man is the one responsible for choosing, all public, and in some cases private, officials, not God. So buck up people and stop complaining or accusing God for electing so-called, self-professing Christians, or non-Christians into any public or private office. The people have made their own bed. Now it is up to them to sleep in it.

How does that saying go? Oh yeah. Give them enough rope and they will hang themselves.

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by Tig2 In reply to Politics AND Religion, al ...

She must have missed the memo. You know, the one about glass houses and throwing stones?

Or in more biblical terms, removing the timber from her own eye before attempting to remove the speck from Nelson's.

People like her give Christians a bad name.

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Yes and no

by jdclyde In reply to Politics AND Religion, al ...

As many of todays Christians, (especially ones that vote for people with a "D" by their name), they are "Caffeteria Christians". They seem to think it is like a buffet, where you can pick and choose which parts of religion they like and which they don't.

Very few major religions support abortion-at-will laws. If you vote against what your beliefs are, then it shows you have no convictions in your own beliefs.

While we don't want a fire-and-brimstone person in office, I don't think we want anti-religious people their either. The people that hide behind religion, but do not support it are suspect.

Morality is not a bad thing. Expecting and even demanding some form of moderation in public is good for the WORLD. If you don't think so, what would you say when the guy in the trench coat sits across the street from a grade school, self-serving? Not acceptable behaviour in public. do you have to be a religious nut to think this way? No, but you are a very disgusting human if you think that it should be allowed.

Can't people be "DECENT" anymore?

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NO! and no

by JamesRL In reply to Yes and no

Harris makes the mistake of attacking someone for being a non Christian, who evidently has some credentials as a Christian. Bad move.

First of all, I may be Christian, but I don't take someone's religion as a reason for voting for someone. I've voted for Hindhus and Muslims who were conservatives and felt the same way I do on issues. And frankly I don't judge a "Christian" on what they say but on what they do. I would look at voting records, support for charitable causes etc.

They are plenty of strident people who claim religion as a consuming factor in their life who do not demonstrate a consistent moral code in their life. There are aethiests who are very moral.

I wouldn't vote for Harris if thats how she choses to attack her opponents. It would violate one of the two prime laws Jesus handed down.


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Maybe and no

by jdclyde In reply to NO! and no

"and felt the same way I do on issues."

And there is a difference between that and someone that votes against the way you feel in an issue, correct? Christians would have a hard time justifying topics like abortion-at-will.

If someone is not voting in alignment with their professed beliefs, you do have to question them. Someone with no convictions either way is just someone who beleives in nothing.

No, I would not recommend attacking someone in this fashion, but you do have to wonder if the tone and text is true to the way it was delivered AND keep in context to who the audiance is.

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by TonytheTiger In reply to NO! and no

It's not what they believe (or say they believe), it's what they do!

[added: It's not what they feel either! (we've had more than enough of that already)]

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But that is what SHE said

by jdclyde In reply to Agree

He has not voted in line with HIS proclaimed Christian faith.

Is that something valid to point out to Christians? I would say yes, but it could have been said better.

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