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    Post Itís Time to Tell the Truth: Republicans Arenít Christians

    It’s Time to Tell the Truth: Republicans Aren’t Christians

    June 2, 2013 By Allen Clifton
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    Republicans don’t get a lot of things, but they really don’t get Christianity—because it’s not what they follow.

    See, a few decades ago the leaders of the GOP did something very intelligent. History shows one of the easiest ways to manipulate, and control, people is through their religion. You can get people to do horrific things in the name of “their god” by convincing them that their actions are acceptable because they are the true believers, and those they oppose are the “heathens.”

    You see this with radicals of every faith. These radical leaders take a handful of excerpts from whatever book they follow and manipulate millions into believing whatever they want.

    Republicans knew two key issues could easily control millions — abortion and homosexuality. Once they identified their two key manipulation points, all they needed to do was tie in whatever political ideology they wanted with these two religious-based beliefs and they could create a political party that was worshiped more like a faith than a political idea.

    And that’s exactly what they did. I always encourage people to stop saying Republicans represent Christianity, and call them out on what they really worship.

    I call it “Republicanity” and I consider it a cult. It’s a perversion of Christianity mixed with a political set of man-made beliefs. These people view their devotion to the GOP on the same level they do their belief in God. To them, the Republican Party is the party of “real Christians.” They don’t need facts or reality to support their political beliefs, they have “faith.”

    Except, your political beliefs are supposed to be based on facts — not faith.

    I’m a Christian, and these people damn sure don’t represent my faith. What they follow is some mix of Ayn Rand economic ideologies and a couple of select passages from the Bible.

    Which I always find hilarious considering Ayn Rand thought religious people were stupid and insane. So people like Paul Ryan, who built his economic ideology on her teachings while claiming to be a devout “Christian,” just show their ignorance by claiming to believe in both. How exactly can someone build an economic platform based on a woman who completely contradicted Christianity, while claiming to be a follower of Christianity?

    It makes absolutely no damn sense.

    See, the whole point of being a Christian means you follow the teachings of Christ. I’ve actually seen many of these “Christians” try and say Jesus would support cuts to welfare and side with the top-down economic policies of the Republican Party.

    As I’ve said before, whether you believe in Jesus Christ or not is not the issue, what he symbolized and his story aren’t really debatable. He spent his life helping the poor, sick and needy. He never once spoke about homosexuality or abortion. He embraced those from the lowest rungs of society by saying that those for whom much had been given, much is expected. He taught love, hope, compassion and forgiveness. He warned against those who would manipulate the word of God for their own selfish ambitions. He opposed greed and encouraged giving.

    You know, the exact opposite of what Republicans stand for.

    But that doesn’t matter to these people because they oppose abortion and homosexuality—again, two things Jesus never spoke of.

    And honestly, can you name one other “Christian” value Republicans claim to value? Because I hate to break it to them, but guns weren’t invented by Jesus. Saying you have a “God-given right to bear arms” is just ignorant. God didn’t grant anyone the right to bear arms, a bunch of slave owning rich white men did in the late-1700′s. Many of which weren’t even Christians.So please, stop calling Republicans “Christians”—they’re not.

    I can’t count the times I’ve heard people say they don’t consider themselves Christians any longer because of the ignorance of the Republican Party. Millions have abandoned Christianity because these people have hijacked a faith to distort it for their own political gains.

    It’s time real Christians take back their faith from these people who’ve turned so many sour on Christianity. It’s time they rise up against these ignorant fake Christians and call them out directly on the truth. They don’t follow Christianity.

    They follow Republicanity. They worship Reagan, guns and greed—not Jesus Christ.



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    Don't over generalize , my friend. Most members of my church, including my wife, are Republicans and fine Christians.
    My wife is the finest person I know.
    And she despises the tea party as much as you and I do.
    She considers every issue and what is right.
    Not like larry and his fellow sheeple who blindly drink the neo-con kool-ade.
    And my church has honest Christians, not vile haters like johnnyd and larry wilson.
    May God bless all of you.

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    Defending republicins again hondo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    Don't over generalize , my friend. Most members of my church, including my wife, are Republicans and fine Christians.
    My wife is the finest person I know.
    And she despises the tea party as much as you and I do.
    She considers every issue and what is right.
    Not like larry and his fellow sheeple who blindly drink the neo-con kool-ade.
    And my church has honest Christians, not vile haters like johnnyd and larry wilson.
    Not all republicans follow a faith that believes Jesus was Messiah.
    Some of them are Gasp! Jews.
    Some of them are Gasp Gasp!! Muslims.
    Some of them are GASP GASP GASP!! Buddhists!!!
    Some of them are Atheists as well as others.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sev View Post
    Not all republicans follow a faith that believes Jesus was Messiah.
    Some of them are Gasp! Jews.
    Some of them are Gasp Gasp!! Muslims.
    Some of them are GASP GASP GASP!! Buddhists!!!
    Some of them are Atheists as well as others.
    Sounds like you have asthma.
    May God bless all of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    Sounds like you have asthma.
    ROTFLMAO!!!!

    Good one! thanks for the laugh. I needed a good laugh today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    Don't over generalize , my friend. Most members of my church, including my wife, are Republicans and fine Christians.
    My wife is the finest person I know.
    And she despises the tea party as much as you and I do.
    She considers every issue and what is right.
    Not like larry and his fellow sheeple who blindly drink the neo-con kool-ade.
    And my church has honest Christians, not vile haters like johnnyd and larry wilson.
    Hi Hondo,
    I don't know about others, but in my case, when I am bashing REpiglicans, I'm bashing the ones serving in office, not every person who votes for them. I think Diablo feels the same as I do.

    The only thing I can say about those who vote for Repiglicans, is that IMO,, they are voting on religious opinions, instead of voting for what is best for our country, and also, you know how I feel about organized religion, in general, not a fan myself.

    But the colossal obstruction by the Repiglicans, and their constant lies and witch hunts, leading no where, wastng millions upon millioons while pretending to be austere and pious, just makes me want to throw up!

    An excellent example?....The inspector General has already investigated this entire IRS, situation, and found no wrong doing. There is absolutely nmo evience of any wrong doing by the PResident, or the Whhite House, in any of the current multi million dollar Repiglican witch hunts, NONE! ALL have been investi9gated by independent investigative authorities.

    The reason the Tea Party groups were targetted, is because they were the main ones tryng to break the law, doing political work, when the law states, no tax exemptions unless the groups are ONLY involved in work for social welfare. Those RWers who testified yesterday were a total JOKE! They suffered NOTHING!

    None of those groups should have tax exemptions, not those from the Left or the Right. The law regarding tax exemptiongs states:

    "Not organized for profit but operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare."

    The Tea Party is an obvious political organization. Repiglicans are tryng2 conjure up something sinister, that doesn't exist, as always, and ISSA, former car thief, suspected arsonist, using inflamatory language from day one, insulting the President and the entire administration, even the Press Secretary at the White House, and the Attorney General, while Repiglicans have consistantly assaulted the IRS, and the President, unconscionable obstruction& mud slinging, ONLY thing they have done for five years!

    Since Repigs had The Hill in 1995, They have cut the IRS budget, throwing out twenty-five thousand IRS workers, made the tax code far more complex, always favoring the wealthy tax evaders, and gross polluters, and we have millions more filing returns now, W/fewer workers to handle it.

    Like Bill Maher always says,

    "Republicans are always saying Goverment doesn't work, then they get into office and prove it"


    America has no problems that won't vanish as soon as we overwhelmingly vote Repiglicans out of office! There is no serious problem we face, that hasn't originated from failed Repiglican policies, corruption, obstruction annd gross lies and deceit!

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    Sure, Gayle, I understand. And my post brought about some clarification, didn't it? My wife comes from a long line of very conservative Republicans. Also, a long line of Christians. As far as I can see , she does her best to lead the Christian life. Not the organized religion stuff, but as Jesus would have it.
    She has kept her eyes open over the years and she has become disgusted with what her party has become.

    When the tea party marched in our town a few years ago, she called them Nazis and told them to get out of town.
    Many in my church are good honest folks who would help their fellow man in any way they could. But they need educated as to what their party has become.
    I try at every opportunity I get.

    As that fountain of gaseous explosions, larry wilson, likes to burp, " Words mean things." Without actually reading the article, I immediately came to the defense of my wife.
    May God bless all of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    Sure, Gayle, I understand. And my post brought about some clarification, didn't it? My wife comes from a long line of very conservative Republicans. Also, a long line of Christians. As far as I can see , she does her best to lead the Christian life. Not the organized religion stuff, but as Jesus would have it.
    She has kept her eyes open over the years and she has become disgusted with what her party has become.

    When the tea party marched in our town a few years ago, she called them Nazis and told them to get out of town.
    Many in my church are good honest folks who would help their fellow man in any way they could. But they need educated as to what their party has become.
    I try at every opportunity I get.

    As that fountain of gaseous explosions, larry wilson, likes to burp, " Words mean things." Without actually reading the article, I immediately came to the defense of my wife.
    Understood friend. And, I have no doubt whatsoever that a fine person, and good man, such as I know and have laways known you to be, would be married to a wonderful lady.

    But, you have to agree with me, (And Diablo) that these pious religious nutjobs make you (ME) want to throw up!

    I know your wife isn't that kind, but undersstand, many of them are that kind, and few know what is actually going on in the world, at least that has been my experience.

    I have known Diablo for a very long time as well, and he, too, would take the shirt off his back to try to help his fellow man.

    Sometimes when we are speaking in generalities, people misunderstand. Hence, I try to be very specific, like when I call Republicans, Repiglicans, LOL! But, when I do so, I'm really talking about the Repiglican slimebags who are in office, not everyone who votes for them, although, this forum does have a history of people who vote Repiglican, which does not put those voters in a very good light, I must say!
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