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(The Daily Dolt)   The Democrats remove the word "God" from their official platform. Conservatives react with nuance and tolerance. Just kidding, they're already saying the heathen Dems are waging a "War on God"   (thedailydolt.com) divider line 155
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2012-09-05 07:37:48 AM
Big tent Dems, bring em all in under the big tent.

Just because "God" isn't in their platform, maybe a Jewish person wrote G-d. Or they wanted to be open to Muslims. Or pagans. Or Wiccans. Or his noodley appendages might bless everyone.

OR maybe we are just ok with who we are and where we are going that we don't need to invoke the name, just follow some good practices of treating everyone nicely. (which is what Jesus said, anyway)
 
2012-09-05 07:38:34 AM
If there is a God, it is hard to imagine him giving a fark about either the Republicans or the Democrats.

Considering that He would have the whole universe to play with as sort of the ultimate model railroad layout, would He really bother with Jimmy Carter and Clint Eastwood?

OTOH, that hurricane idea was the sort of thing I would do if I were God.
 
2012-09-05 07:47:58 AM

mr_a: OTOH, that hurricane idea was the sort of thing I would do if I were God.


If I were God there would be smiting. Lots and lots of smiting.
 
2012-09-05 07:49:25 AM
Oh Christ, this is a bad time to take a stand on this bullshiat.
 
2012-09-05 07:52:07 AM
Are the Dems showing the atheists in their ranks some love here or are they simply trolling the GOP into another ill fated fauxrage campaign in which they once again look like the boy-who-cried-wolf's retarded brother?

Both?
 
2012-09-05 07:52:29 AM
Nonsense, the Democrats aren't Klingons.
 
2012-09-05 07:52:56 AM
I'm of the opinion all of those dumbocrat commies really need to get their shiat together because I noticed a lot of last night's speakers mentioned God, as in "God bless America."
 
2012-09-05 07:58:12 AM
This is awesome! "Rile 'em up, and let the Far Right expose their general horribleness to the rest of the country, then rince and repeat as necessary". That is masterful work on the part of the Dems.
 
2012-09-05 08:00:30 AM
Sure, referencing God in political speeches is silly (WTF does "God Bless America" even mean?) but people love it and right before the election isn't the time or place to stir that shiat up.

Anyway, all I know is I want to smack the smarmy douche who wrote TFA. He sounds like a real twat with an over-inflated sense of how funny he is.
 
2012-09-05 08:06:57 AM

mr_a: If there is a God, it is hard to imagine him giving a fark about either the Republicans or the Democrats.


This. Although if he were going to give a fark about either of them, I would be inclined to think he'd be PO'ed at the GOP for using him for political advantage.
 
2012-09-05 08:08:48 AM

Mugato: Sure, referencing God in political speeches is silly (WTF does "God Bless America" even mean?) but people love it and right before the election isn't the time or place to stir that shiat up.

Anyway, all I know is I want to smack the smarmy douche who wrote TFA. He sounds like a real twat with an over-inflated sense of how funny he is.


I also noticed a lot of 'God Bless America' last night at the DNC. Also, a lot of 'we are the greatest nation on EARTH!' I'd make a HORRIBLE politician. I'm a borderline Atheist (See "Agnostic"), so I'd refuse to say that 'god bless' crap, and, although I think the U.S. is still one of the best nations on Earth, it is still only ONE of the best nations on Earth. I don't buy into this 'American Exceptionalism' BS.
 
2012-09-05 08:10:02 AM
From

"We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential."

to

"We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth - the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us."

rlv.zcache.com
 
2012-09-05 08:14:05 AM

Cythraul: although I think the U.S. is still one of the best nations on Earth, it is still only ONE of the best nations on Earth. I don't buy into this 'American Exceptionalism' BS.


...and if there is a God, I sincerely doubt he does either. It's shameless pandering to the religious right.
 
2012-09-05 08:23:17 AM
How Christ-like of the GOP.
 
2012-09-05 08:23:44 AM
John Milton would like a word.
 
2012-09-05 08:24:02 AM
I wish they were. That mass mental illness that has plagued humanity needs to die.
 
2012-09-05 08:24:34 AM
Good.

Let the regressive, knuckle-dragging authoritarians throw a hissy fit.

Keep your god in church where he belongs.
 
2012-09-05 08:25:01 AM

Mugato: Sure, referencing God in political speeches is silly (WTF does "God Bless America" even mean?) but people love it and right before the election isn't the time or place to stir that shiat up.


Anybody who gives half a rat's rotten ass about this wasn't going to vote for the Democrats anyway.
 
2012-09-05 08:27:05 AM
Pretty sure I heard "God Bless America" a few times.

Didnt they end the night on a prayer?
 
2012-09-05 08:27:59 AM
I can understand *why* the Dems would do that, but jesus, that's just one other way to turn off the middle ground. It's like both the GOP and the Dems are finding ways to alienate middle America.
 
2012-09-05 08:29:15 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: Anybody who gives half a rat's rotten ass about this wasn't going to vote for the Democrats anyway.


While that's true, it does have the potential to motivate the fundies who might not otherwise have gotten off their couch to vote for a heathen Mormon.
 
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2012-09-05 08:29:17 AM
If there is a God, I'm pretty sure any war us petty humans can come up with will still fall just a liiiittle bit short of being successful. So if they really had conviction and wanted to see the left crumble, they'd encourage such a 'War on God' to see the smiting happen.

/I guess they are more realistic than they want to admit.
 
2012-09-05 08:32:53 AM
Mitt Romney failed to mention Afghanistan in his acceptance speech last night. Are Republicans waging a war on Afghanistan?
 
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2012-09-05 08:33:46 AM

Great_Milenko: Mitt Romney failed to mention Afghanistan in his acceptance speech last night. Are Republicans waging a war on Afghanistan?


Nah.. who would wage war on Afghanistan? pshaw.
 
2012-09-05 08:34:16 AM

Great_Milenko: Mitt Romney failed to mention Afghanistan in his acceptance speech last night. Are Republicans waging a war on Afghanistan?


I think they would technically be waging a war on the war in Afghanistan.
 
2012-09-05 08:35:11 AM
(reads the before and after versions) I like the new version better.

And if the Republicans actually believed in God, they wouldn't spend every waking hour lying their asses off.
 
2012-09-05 08:35:25 AM
They don't have to promote it. Just can't deny the right to practice religion. This is an overwhelming "so farking what".
 
2012-09-05 08:36:21 AM

xanadian: I can understand *why* the Dems would do that, but jesus, that's just one other way to turn off the middle ground. It's like both the GOP and the Dems are finding ways to alienate middle America.


Or it could be that god has no business being a part of a political platform. I don't begrudge anyone their beliefs, but do not make your beliefs an official postion of the US, we are not a Christian nation, nor a Muslim or Jewish nation. We are a secular nation and I absolutely despise that our national motto is "In God we trust", especially when people bring up the founding fathers as a part of their influence for how we should run the country because I am pretty sure they chose "E Pluribus Unum" which translates to "Out of many, one" which is not only a more fitting motto, but is exactly what many at the DNC were driving home, that Democrat or Republican, old or young, male or female, black, white or brown, we are one nation, one people, of many backgrounds and we all deserve the opportunity to succeed in life.

Also the last few words of Michelle Obama's speech: "God Bless the US".
 
2012-09-05 08:37:11 AM

NateGrey: Pretty sure I heard "God Bless America" a few times.

Didnt they end the night on a prayer?


Pretty sure every speaker said "God bless America" or some such, and yes they did end with a benediction.

It's almost as if they view worship as a personal matter, that the majority of them proudly and happily embrace, but that the party doesn't see fit to foist on anyone through their platform or through their governing.

How terrible.
 
2012-09-05 08:39:40 AM
If true, it is a very calculated risk on the Democrats part.....
 
2012-09-05 08:41:06 AM
Geez, didn't Ted Strickland, a minister and former Governor quote from scripture when he referred to some guy named Matthew...maybe it was a different Matthew, like that commie who writes some good articles exposing GOP garbage in RollingStone.
 
2012-09-05 08:42:19 AM
The War on God started when Dems fought for equal rights for women, gays, and minorities. God seems to hate those people.
 
2012-09-05 08:42:56 AM

Pavia_Resistance: mr_a: OTOH, that hurricane idea was the sort of thing I would do if I were God.

If I were God there would be smiting. Lots and lots of smiting.


And yet, God steered the hurricane away from Tampa. IF there is a God, which now I doubt. :-/
 
2012-09-05 08:43:25 AM
I'm going to go with a review of what the Democrats, and the GOP, each have done to further the cause of Freedom of Religion....

Dems: Do what ya want. Just don't be a dick about it.
GOP: You WILL be Evangelical Christian or nothing.

Hmmm. Tough choice.
 
2012-09-05 08:43:48 AM
Really now, the old phrase was 'God-given potential'.

Anyone here have something that God gave them? Anyone?
 
2012-09-05 08:44:28 AM
My party can kiss my ass. Mitt Romney is the 'War on God'. Fking hypocrites. At least the Democrats aren't trying to sell a non-Christian bishop up as a Christian.
 
2012-09-05 08:44:36 AM

dlp211: Or it could be that god has no business being a part of a political platform


I don't disagree. However, the vast majority of people in this country, right or wrong, self-identify as Christian, or at least believing in some higher power. I'd LIKE to think that the more moderate people would look past this kind of thing, but...well, a person is smart, but PEOPLE are dumb.
 
2012-09-05 08:45:05 AM
O'Reilly is the very definition of a Moran! When will FOXNews fall from it's own shiatty product. OkOk
I know, but even in America this fetid crap shouldn't float for more than a cycle or two. WTF?
 
2012-09-05 08:45:29 AM

Alphax: Really now, the old phrase was 'God-given potential'.

Anyone here have something that God gave them? Anyone?


Republicans

/shudders
 
2012-09-05 08:46:41 AM

Alphax: Really now, the old phrase was 'God-given potential'.

Anyone here have something that God gave them? Anyone?


Genetic predispositions to depression, anxiety, and melanoma?
 
2012-09-05 08:46:47 AM
Who needs God when you have Father Obama?

akidabroad.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-05 08:46:56 AM

xanadian: but...well, a person is smart, but PEOPLE are dumb.


Nah, I'm pretty sure there are a lot of individuals apart from a group who are pretty dumb.
 
2012-09-05 08:49:49 AM
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"Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfarking Republicans in this motherfarking temple!"
 
2012-09-05 08:49:52 AM

Cinaed: I'm going to go with a review of what the Democrats, and the GOP, each have done to further the cause of Freedom of Religion....

Dems: Do what ya want. Just don't be a dick about it.
GOP: You WILL be Evangelical Christian or nothing.

Hmmm. Tough choice.


..yeah. right. you will be an evangelical christian, unless the other guy is a blahpers.. then you can be a fking satanist, and suddenly all that evangelical talk goes out the window. assholes. they've been beating that drum for so fking long, to where an athiest didn't have a chance in hell.... but this year, because of the Aweful Scary Blahpers, they're willing to chuck damn near 30, 40 years of bullshiat because Anybody But OBlahpers.
 
2012-09-05 08:51:12 AM

DrD'isInfotainment: Geez, didn't Ted Strickland, a minister and former Governor quote from scripture when he referred to some guy named Matthew...maybe it was a different Matthew, like that commie who writes some good articles exposing GOP garbage in RollingStone.


His quote came directly from the 21st page of the 6th chapter in Griftopia. You can tell from all the class warfare.
 
2012-09-05 08:52:16 AM
Oh my name it is nothin'
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
I's taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And the land that I live in
Has God on its side.

Oh the history books tell it
They tell it so well
The cavalries charged
The Indians fell
The cavalries charged
The Indians died
Oh the country was young
With God on its side.

The Spanish-American
War had its day
And the Civil War too
Was soon laid away
And the names of the heroes
I's made to memorize
With guns on their hands
And God on their side.

The First World War, boys
It came and it went
The reason for fighting
I never did get
But I learned to accept it
Accept it with pride
For you don't count the dead
When God's on your side.

When the Second World War
Came to an end
We forgave the Germans
And then we were friends
Though they murdered six million
In the ovens they fried
The Germans now too
Have God on their side.

I've learned to hate Russians
All through my whole life
If another war comes
It's them we must fight
To hate them and fear them
To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely
With God on my side.

But now we got weapons
Of the chemical dust
If fire them we're forced to
Then fire them we must
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
And you never ask questions
When God's on your side.

In a many dark hour
I've been thinkin' about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I can't think for you
You'll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side.

So now as I'm leavin'
I'm weary as Hell
The confusion I'm feelin'
Ain't no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
If God's on our side
He'll stop the next war.
 
2012-09-05 08:52:26 AM
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They're in good company.
 
2012-09-05 08:53:30 AM

karnal: Who needs God when you have Father Obama?

[akidabroad.files.wordpress.com image 450x632]


That picture is a shoop.

Romney, on the other hand, is An Official Official Of His Church... and not just any 'got a calling' and set up a church between the Family Dollar and the Money Tree at the strip mall minister, but an ordained-have-to-pay-an-exorbitant-membership-fee-yearly-and-have-cont rol-over-many-believers'-lives Official.

The hypocrisy is worse than the madness which brought us Palin.
 
2012-09-05 08:54:48 AM
And even that, apparently, is not enough, as "Atheists plan protest at Democratic National Convention today."
 
2012-09-05 08:55:19 AM

Cythraul: I'm a borderline Atheist (See "Agnostic"), so I'd refuse to say that 'god bless' crap, and, although I think the U.S. is still one of the best nations on Earth, it is still only ONE of the best nations on Earth. I don't buy into this 'American Exceptionalism' BS.


*internet fistbump*

I'm with you. Also seems odd to me that some people on the right seem to regard the US Flag like a religious icon. ( I remember that BS controversy from the late 80's)

If I were Christian, I would think holding symbols of the State in such regard would be akin to blasphemy.

/ not that it shouldn't be shown respect, just like anyone else's flag (eg. Union Jack, the Maple Leaf flag, the German Bundesflagge, ect,ect)
 
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