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Re: Government Is "God" To The Left
Reply #10 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 11:17am
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Billie,   I meant to give you credits in the OP.  It was this post that inspired me to start this thread:


Jeff wrote on Apr 24th, 2018 at 2:24pm:
...Anti-gun Americans have the mentality of ignorant fearful children and they yearn for a strong Father figure to provide for them and keep them safe from all harm.


This need for a "Fatherly" figure extends to spirituality, too. (IMO)  Once they embrace government as their Lord and Saviour, there is no longer any need (or desire) for God.  They stop going to church. 

The statistics show this is true.  In the past 20 years or so, believers have been moving away from religion.

Republicans (generally) are strong believers in God.
  
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Re: Government Is "God" To The Left
Reply #11 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 12:48pm
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RubyHypatia wrote on Apr 25th, 2018 at 9:06am:
Don, let Canada start taking in as many poor immigrants as the U.S. does and you will see religiosity rise in your country. 


You're blaming immigrants for religion's popularity in the US??

Actually Canada takes in more immigrants on a per capita basis and our friend burnsred finally came to agree that would be the proper measure, as opposed to land area.

If you're condemning religion, as it sounds to me, then we have something in common!
  
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Reply #12 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 12:54pm
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RubyHypatia wrote on Apr 25th, 2018 at 9:12am:
Billie, Obama was elected by way of media inspired affirmative action.  He would have never gotten their attention, adoration, and support if he was a white dude.  They even threw Hillary under the bus for him.


I just have to say, Obama was one of the greatest presidents the US ever had from the point of view of the rest of the world. And his greatness will be remembered by the world, as Americans slowly get over their racism and come to agree.

Obama can't be appreciated for his greatness until the racism has declined. Unfortunately, the US wasn't ready for a black president. The south considered him 'uppity' and 'presumptious' right from the beginning.

As proof of that, Trump uses and promotes racism by pandering to the racism in the US. Those kind of people have wet dreams over the notion that Obama was an Ethiopian.

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Reply #13 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 2:55pm
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SkyChief wrote on Apr 25th, 2018 at 11:17am:
This need for a "Fatherly" figure extends to spirituality, too. (IMO)  Once they embrace government as their Lord and Saviour, there is no longer any need (or desire) for God.  They stop going to church. 

The statistics show this is true.  In the past 20 years or so, believers have been moving away from religion.

Republicans (generally) are strong believers in God.
Don't confuse religion with Faith, they are often not connected at all, and Faith in God does not require religion.

However Faith in "Socialism" as a god does require the "religion" of government, because the "Socialist" god promises to bring about an earthly paradise of, by and for men, through the actions of men's created governments alone.
  
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Reply #14 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 2:56pm
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Sicklers Dink wrote on Apr 25th, 2018 at 12:54pm:
I just have to say, Obama was one of the greatest presidents the US ever had from the point of view of the rest of the world.
Libertarians mostly see him as Bush III.
  
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Reply #15 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 6:40pm
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Don, most of the immigrants we get are religious, Catholic to be specific.  And the U.S. has about 20% of the world's immigrant population.  Canada has about 3%.  Big difference.
  
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Reply #16 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 6:45pm
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RubyHypatia wrote on Apr 25th, 2018 at 6:40pm:
Don, most of the immigrants we get are religious, Catholic to be specific.  And the U.S. has about 20% of the world's immigrant population.  Canada has about 3%.  Big difference.
What? Which post of dear Donat's are you referring to?

The French were all immigrants before they started being born in Canada weren't they?
  
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Re: Government Is "God" To The Left
Reply #17 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 6:48pm
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First of all, Obama is an American.  I don't care where he was born because his mother was American so that means he is as well.  Also, he crappity smacked up healthcare.  Obamacare is like the cure being worse than the disease.  It didn't solve anything.  And the economy was sluggish under his eight year watch, big government tends to do that to economies.  You lefties can call Trump a racist all you like.  The, "racism" label is your favorite weapon after all.  But if the economy continues to improve under Trump, that's what people will remember (the health of their wallets).
  
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Re: Government Is "God" To The Left
Reply #18 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 6:56pm
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RubyHypatia wrote on Apr 25th, 2018 at 6:48pm:
First of all, Obama is an American.
It seemed to me that Obama hated the essential idea of America.

Can people who hate the ideas behind America and try to destroy them be called "Americans"?

Anti-Americans is what they used to be called.

  
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Re: Government Is "God" To The Left
Reply #19 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 7:31pm
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The Opposition wrote on Apr 24th, 2018 at 10:02pm:
Government is God to the Left? That's ridiculous.

The government exists.

So you Believe in "Existence"
  
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