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(CNN)   Is Obama the wrong kind of Christian? Well, he does seem to care more about the musty old teachings of Jesus of Nazareth than the holy, bootstrappy word of Republican Supply Side Jesus   (religion.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 200
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2012-10-22 09:39:54 AM  
"Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount - a passage that is so radical that it's doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application?"

What inconvenient questions.
 
2012-10-22 09:41:39 AM  
Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy?

None. The answer is none passages.
 
2012-10-22 10:15:16 AM  
Well that was a frustrating piece on a number of levels.

- Emotion over deeds
- Separation and Establishment clauses ignored
- Sanctioned forms of "legitimate" Christianity

This is one of the primary reasons I left the church as a teenager. My relationship to God is between me and God (if such an entity exists - I am now agnostic). Not between me and the Churches and the crusty men who control them.
 
2012-10-22 10:20:13 AM  
Great. More of the "Obama is a Christian" meme. When will people let it go?
 
2012-10-22 10:20:19 AM  
He's an Ethiopian Christian, that's his problem.
 
2012-10-22 10:21:08 AM  

exick: Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy?

None. The answer is none passages.


Hey bingo!
 
2012-10-22 10:21:33 AM  
If faith is that important, then when he is running against a non-christian that shouldn't matter.
 
2012-10-22 10:22:08 AM  
At this point Jesus is not the right kind of Christian. That religion has been bastardized for years. How many different translations/interpretations of the farking bible are there? You'd think if it were the word of "God" you'd only really need one...
 
2012-10-22 10:22:33 AM  

Cletus C.: Great. More of the "Obama is a Christian" meme. When will people let it go?


I know, everyone KNOWS he's a muslim!

But that's why the meme is funny, right?
 
2012-10-22 10:23:46 AM  
But he went to the kill Whitey Christian church, and that was only to hide his sekrit muslinenity,
 
2012-10-22 10:23:51 AM  
liberation theology....it's for every nice ethnic, politically radical activist boy and girl. Join now.
 
2012-10-22 10:23:52 AM  
Again, the answer is none, as we have no state religion.

Morals should never be drafted into law, nor traditions, nor religious doctrine. The state should only be concerned with matters which empirically can be shown to be significant, and further the cause of security in life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and privacy.
 
2012-10-22 10:24:03 AM  

exick: Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy?

None. The answer is none passages.


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None. None passages.
 
2012-10-22 10:24:14 AM  
He doesn't use the bible out of context to justify hate, greed, and discrimination......so in the eyes of "christian" conservatives....yes he is the wrong kind.
 
2012-10-22 10:24:35 AM  
This is getting ridiculous. The only people who would even think to ask this question are exactly the same type of people who should be horrified at the thought of a Mormon president. American voters have completely lost their marbles.
 
2012-10-22 10:24:40 AM  
If BO is the "wrong" kind of Christian, Mittens is the really, really, REALLY wrong kind of Christian.

/America loves prods
 
2012-10-22 10:24:51 AM  
Andrew says Obama is actually an enemy of Christianity. In his book, Andrew argues that the Founding Fathers were Christians who created a "covenant Christian nation" and calls for a "national repentance."

"I think he's an anti-Christ," Andrew says. Cass, of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, says Obama's emphasis on helping the poor through social justice isn't Christianity.

Christians who talk about "social justice" are often practicing "warmed-over Marxism," Cass says.

"Do I believe in caring for the poor and oppressed? Yes. But you don't do it along the lines of communistic redistributing."


FARK.
THESE.
IDIOTS.
 
2012-10-22 10:25:40 AM  

Cletus C.: Great. More of the "Obama is a Christian" meme. When will people let it go?


Okay, I laughed.
 
2012-10-22 10:26:45 AM  
Shouldn't we be asking if a plurality of voters are the wrong kind of Christian?
 
2012-10-22 10:27:35 AM  
I wish this country cared more about who could do a better job than what imaginary person they say they talk to.
 
2012-10-22 10:28:00 AM  
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. -- Gandhi
 
2012-10-22 10:28:00 AM  
And yet, neither one of the 'Behind the Veil' vids have been greenlit.
 
2012-10-22 10:28:07 AM  

skullkrusher: If BO is the "wrong" kind of Christian, Mittens is the really, really, REALLY wrong kind of Christian.


It's astounding that, on the eve of the election, people *still* haven't been arsed to find out exactly what Mormonism espouses. It's not just "Jesus Meets The Indians", people. It's some really weird shiat.
 
2012-10-22 10:29:34 AM  

God's Hubris: I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. -- Gandhi


Except that weird story about the fig tree.
 
2012-10-22 10:29:39 AM  
I dream of a day when politicians have no need to spout their religious beliefs in order to get elected. Of course, I and everyone reading this post will be long dead before that happens.
 
2012-10-22 10:29:52 AM  

God's Hubris: I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. -- Gandhi


I HAVE NEVER HEARD THAT QUOTE BEFORE BUT IT IS A GOOD ONE I BET MANY PEOPLE WILL CHANGE THEIR LIFESTYLES IF ONLY THEY HEARD IT
 
2012-10-22 10:31:09 AM  

sprawl15: God's Hubris: I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. -- Gandhi

I HAVE NEVER HEARD THAT QUOTE BEFORE BUT IT IS A GOOD ONE I BET MANY PEOPLE WILL CHANGE THEIR LIFESTYLES IF ONLY THEY HEARD IT


OK!
 
2012-10-22 10:31:22 AM  

Thigvald the Big-Balled: Andrew says Obama is actually an enemy of Christianity. In his book, Andrew argues that the Founding Fathers were Christians who created a "covenant Christian nation" and calls for a "national repentance."

"I think he's an anti-Christ," Andrew says. Cass, of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, says Obama's emphasis on helping the poor through social justice isn't Christianity.

Christians who talk about "social justice" are often practicing "warmed-over Marxism," Cass says.

"Do I believe in caring for the poor and oppressed? Yes. But you don't do it along the lines of communistic redistributing."

FARK.
THESE.
IDIOTS.


Jesus Christ.

/see what I did there?
 
2012-10-22 10:31:24 AM  

sprawl15: God's Hubris: I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. -- Gandhi

I HAVE NEVER HEARD THAT QUOTE BEFORE BUT IT IS A GOOD ONE I BET MANY PEOPLE WILL CHANGE THEIR LIFESTYLES IF ONLY THEY HEARD IT



YELLING AT PEOPLE FOR QUOTING TRUTH WON'T MAKE YOU MORE RELEVANT TO THE DISCUSSION!
 
2012-10-22 10:31:36 AM  
Its time for....Common Sense Jesus!


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Ant
2012-10-22 10:32:19 AM  

exick: Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy?

None. The answer is none passages.


This.

While it is possible that there are some good lessons in the Bible, they are not lessons that teach ideas that are exclusively Christian in nature. Treating others as you would like to be treated is not a concept that was invented by Judaism/Christianity.
 
2012-10-22 10:32:20 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-22 10:32:28 AM  

theorellior: skullkrusher: If BO is the "wrong" kind of Christian, Mittens is the really, really, REALLY wrong kind of Christian.

It's astounding that, on the eve of the election, people *still* haven't been arsed to find out exactly what Mormonism espouses. It's not just "Jesus Meets The Indians", people. It's some really weird shiat.


not to mention it all happened after the in the modern age and after the advent of the printing press. People KNOW John Smith was full of shiat.
 
2012-10-22 10:32:38 AM  
More code words? We get it, he's black.
 
2012-10-22 10:33:25 AM  

sprawl15: God's Hubris: I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. -- Gandhi

I HAVE NEVER HEARD THAT QUOTE BEFORE BUT IT IS A GOOD ONE I BET MANY PEOPLE WILL CHANGE THEIR LIFESTYLES IF ONLY THEY HEARD IT



You what other quotes from a religious icon American Christians seem to have never heard before?
 
2012-10-22 10:34:09 AM  
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2012-10-22 10:34:14 AM  

God's Hubris: sprawl15: God's Hubris: I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. -- Gandhi

I HAVE NEVER HEARD THAT QUOTE BEFORE BUT IT IS A GOOD ONE I BET MANY PEOPLE WILL CHANGE THEIR LIFESTYLES IF ONLY THEY HEARD IT

YELLING AT PEOPLE FOR QUOTING TRUTH WON'T MAKE YOU MORE RELEVANT TO THE DISCUSSION!


WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT GHANDI'S PERSONAL TASTES

DO YOU KNOW IF HE LIKED PEAS MORE OR LESS THAN CARROTS?
 
2012-10-22 10:35:13 AM  
Has Obama gone to church in the last four years? I know he left the church where sermon Jeremiah Wright preached.
 
2012-10-22 10:35:15 AM  

sprawl15: God's Hubris: sprawl15: God's Hubris: I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. -- Gandhi

I HAVE NEVER HEARD THAT QUOTE BEFORE BUT IT IS A GOOD ONE I BET MANY PEOPLE WILL CHANGE THEIR LIFESTYLES IF ONLY THEY HEARD IT

YELLING AT PEOPLE FOR QUOTING TRUTH WON'T MAKE YOU MORE RELEVANT TO THE DISCUSSION!

WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT GHANDI'S PERSONAL TASTES

DO YOU KNOW IF HE LIKED PEAS MORE OR LESS THAN CARROTS?


GHANDI shiat IN A DIAPER! LOL WHO CARES WHAT HE SAYS!?
 
Ant
2012-10-22 10:35:16 AM  

FarkedOver: At this point Jesus is not the right kind of Christian. That religion has been bastardized for years. How many different translations/interpretations of the farking bible are there? You'd think if it were the word of "God" you'd only really need one...


The right kind of Christians are described in here:
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2012-10-22 10:35:35 AM  
i47.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-22 10:35:42 AM  

sprawl15: God's Hubris: sprawl15: God's Hubris: I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. -- Gandhi

I HAVE NEVER HEARD THAT QUOTE BEFORE BUT IT IS A GOOD ONE I BET MANY PEOPLE WILL CHANGE THEIR LIFESTYLES IF ONLY THEY HEARD IT

YELLING AT PEOPLE FOR QUOTING TRUTH WON'T MAKE YOU MORE RELEVANT TO THE DISCUSSION!

WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT GHANDI'S PERSONAL TASTES

DO YOU KNOW IF HE LIKED PEAS MORE OR LESS THAN CARROTS?


Gandhi also didn't say it but whatevs. Point stands. Gandhi was too smart to make silly generalizations though.
 
2012-10-22 10:35:59 AM  
This goes for ALL religions...

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2012-10-22 10:36:57 AM  
howthehelldidienduphere.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-22 10:37:39 AM  
 
2012-10-22 10:37:45 AM  

FarkedOver: GHANDI shiat IN A DIAPER! LOL WHO CARES WHAT HE SAYS!?


HE SMOKED POLE IN COLLEGE

skullkrusher: Gandhi also didn't say it but whatevs.


now dont know wat to beleave
 
2012-10-22 10:38:38 AM  

sprawl15: now dont know wat to beleave


that's Buddhist
 
Ant
2012-10-22 10:38:45 AM  

Rann Xerox: I dream of a day when politicians have no need to spout their religious beliefs in order to get elected. Of course, I and everyone reading this post will be long dead before that happens.


That day has already been and gone.
 
2012-10-22 10:39:15 AM  

sprawl15: FarkedOver: GHANDI shiat IN A DIAPER! LOL WHO CARES WHAT HE SAYS!?

HE SMOKED POLE IN COLLEGE

skullkrusher: Gandhi also didn't say it but whatevs.

now dont know wat to beleave


"The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their validity."

-Ghandi
 
2012-10-22 10:41:34 AM  

theorellior: skullkrusher: If BO is the "wrong" kind of Christian, Mittens is the really, really, REALLY wrong kind of Christian.

It's astounding that, on the eve of the election, people *still* haven't been arsed to find out exactly what Mormonism espouses. It's not just "Jesus Meets The Indians", people. It's some really weird shiat.


there's quite a bit of weird/interesting stuff about Romney that hasn't been really talked about, vice.com did an intresting seiries about the Mormons still living in Mexico and they spoke to one of Romney's second cousins, seemed like a very nice man actually.
 
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