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Republican right wing now blames God for their defeat!

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#1 Pastafaris

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:17 AM

At first they were convinced that the election was in the bag, thanks to God's support, but since the evil Kenyan socialist won, now they feel He has abandoned them.  An interesting link and a sign of just how loony the Fundy's actually are.  http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/?p=8499
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#2 Vetr

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 21:45 PM

If their attitude is that God has abandoned or betrayed them, or that God was wrong, then it's a good illustration of how religious they actually aren't.  If that's what they're saying. But from what I can see, Pat Robertson - who's being widely quoted in many a derisive article - was saying that he thought he'd heard from God and, as it turns out, he obviously hadn't.

To my mind that constitutes quite an impressive admission coming from one of these people.  It's not enough to let him off the hook, of course: I've no doubt before long he'll be back claiming to have a direct hotline to the Almighty.  You don't earn forgiveness for wrongdoing while you refuse to stop doing it.  And don't mistake this for support: I'm no fan of anyone who professes belief in a single, all-powerful, all-seeing, all-knowing entity and then claims to be able to speak for it.  To me, the very idea that a mere human could do that is utterly ludicrous.

But I thought the News Corpse article did make one very interesting point:

News Corpse said:

What the right missed was that all of the left-leaning agenda of the Democratic Party had far more in common with God’s agenda than the rank selfishness and greed of the GOP. Democrats advocated for health care (healing the sick), immigration (brotherhood), financial assistance (caring for the least among us), income equality and separation of church and state (giving Caesar his due), and deescalation of hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan (blessed be the peacemakers). What’s surprising is that Republicans could oppose all of these things and still think they were doing God’s work.

This was interesting because it implies that these are good things (I'd agree that they are) and that they're consistent with the teachings of Jesus (I'd agree with that, too).
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