Submitted by Scott Oates on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 1:14am
1 John 3:17-18
If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
So, after the deplorable acts of recklessness of this week, do "our" demonstratively heartless Governor and his rich, freedom-fried buddies in the NC House and Senate claim to be Christian? Can they do something in the interests of the people of North Carolina they are supposedly "serving?" All I've seen them do for their fellow man is to limit and deny care to the sick and the poor.
In case you missed it, the N&O is reporting that the next official end of the world as we know it will be on May 22, 2011. That's when today's current cult of Christian crazies believes the Big Guy will return to earth to harvest true believers in advance of the entire planet being engulfed in the cleansing fires of heaven.
To my way of thinking, this belief is no more or less insane than a host of other beliefs, including the belief that homosexuality is a sin or that god has a sweet spot in her heart for America, the world's undisputed king of arms dealing. If you are a politician using your religious beliefs as a justification for your policy positions, you are exactly as daft as the lunatic in this photo.
I like god as much as the next guy, but you have to admit, religion does attract a good amount of crazy. So when a candidate tells me he or she depends on god to help make policy decisions, you'll forgive me if I get a little nervous. Have all the morality you want, but would you please keep your god out of my public policy? I'd be ever so appreciative.
When god's on your side, you never have to worry about your own place in heaven.
Chris Broughton, the man who brought an assault rifle and a handgun to the Obama event in Arizona last week, attended a fiery anti-Obama sermon the day before the event, in which Pastor Steven Anderson said he was going to "pray for Barack Obama to die and go to hell", Anderson confirmed to TPMmuckraker today.
"I don't obey Barack Obama. And I'd like Barack Obama to melt like a snail tonight," Anderson said in the sermon.
Thanks for the nice Sunday morning. Things were going along pretty well until one of your zealots complained that I didn't capitalize your name in something I posted. So give it to me straight: do you even care?
How blogging works is a mystery to me. Surprising things happen all the time. Some stuff sticks for awhile. A lot more doesn't. It's a blur of information, and focus is hard to find. I've been wondering lately if a weekly theme might have any value.
So without further adieu, here is our first-ever topic of the week, complete with a fancy blue button you may soon be able to push.
Let's talk about God.
The latest Gallup Poll shows a significant shift away from Republican House candidates among religious white voters.
Religious Whites Disproportionately Shift Away from GOP
Change could reflect impact of Foley situation
The loss of support for Republican House candidates shown in the latest USA Today/Gallup Poll occurred disproportionately among religious white voters as opposed to less religious whites and nonwhites. At this point, religious whites are equally as likely to say they will vote Democratic as Republican, a marked change from their strong tilt toward the Republicans in surveys conducted June through September.
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