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    OMG what a bunch of nonsense spilling out of this man's mouth that is discussed in this article!!! But I do believe the author is on to something! Except, he should not be lumping all Christians together because that shows that he is lacking in knowledge of the many differences in how Christians look at the world and it's problems. He is talking about right wing Christians here and it should be clarified that there are many left leaning Christian Dems that do not think this way.
    "The difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans believe people are fundamentally bad, while Democrats see people as fundamentally good." With that philosophical premise, former Oklahoma Rep. J.C. Watts (R) isolated the differences between members of the two political parties in the clearest manner I've ever heard, and the implications of his statement are considerable, as it explains many Republican policies for at least a generation.
    "We are born backwards into this world," he said. "We are born bad ... no one has to teach a child how to behave badly — they are born knowing how to do that ... we teach them how to be good. We become good by being reborn — born again ... Democrats believe that we are born good, that we create God, not that he created us. If we are our own God, as the Democrats say, then we need to look at something else to blame when things go wrong — not us."
    While I didn't hear Watts use the term "sinner" specifically, men being born "bad" seems an equivalence. As the Christian faith says we are all born sinners, and therefore "bad," no wonder welfare recipients are often portrayed by many Republicans as irresponsible, lazy and exploiting the system. Continuing Watts's logic, while Democrats would see welfare recipients as good people who have fallen on hard times, Republicans see them at bad people — sinners — whose personal failings and lack of faith put them in the bad position. No wonder those who share Watts's views want to cut government programs, and let the church handle relief, as it is only with the guidance of the church that they can become "good," while no amount of government support can possibly do that.
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    Default Re: The difference between Republicans and Democrats

    I wonder, does the author hear voices?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    I wonder, does the author hear voices?

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    I don't have a problem with the author except where he lumps all Christians together at the end of the article, it is the man he is quoting in the article that I have a big problem with. I think the author really nailed the mentality of too many Republicans.
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    Default Re: The difference between Republicans and Democrats

    If you're a true Christian you would not link yourself to either party, both sides are equally evil and controlled by even more evil people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass View Post
    If you're a true Christian you would not link yourself to either party, both sides are equally evil and controlled by even more evil people.
    Meaning if your a true Christian you will not vote? Is that what you are saying? Well, we could take this further kickass and say if a person is a true Christian, they will not go to church because let's be honest, there is probably evil in every church on this planet. I think that is a pretty judgmental statement you made.
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    Default Re: The difference between Republicans and Democrats

    No! It's a true statement and your analogy sucks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass View Post
    No! It's a true statement and your analogy sucks!!!
    And I think your statement sucks too so we are even!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    And I think your statement sucks too so we are even!
    What you did was put words in my mouth, some of us here like to do that, I think it's a control thing? You generalized my statement and twisted it's meaning to make your point but I never mentioned a church or it's members. My statement was about how one see's the pervasive evil in Washington and as a Christian should separate themselves from that evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass View Post
    What you did was put words in my mouth, some of us here like to do that, I think it's a control thing? You generalized my statement and twisted it's meaning to make your point but I never mentioned a church or it's members. My statement was about how one see's the pervasive evil in Washington and as a Christian should separate themselves from that evil.
    I did not take anything and twist it. Your statement said what it said. You are always accusing me of taking what you say and twisting it or taking it the wrong way. Not too many ways to take that statement kickass. You sure are wording it differently now. Control? Give me a break. There is a difference between defending my view and control. Something you do not seem to understand even though you get as vocal as you want with me about your disagreements with my views. I am not going to spend my morning arguing with you about my comment. You have your views and I have mine and we have never agreed on anything so I don't expect that to start happening now. Your opinion is just as valid as mine. And mine is just as valid as yours. Just stop accusing me of taking and twisting your comments and their meanings. You do a very good job of that with me actually. Enough said.

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    Default Re: The difference between Republicans and Democrats

    If that's the case why'd you waste time with posting again, to get the last word in? LOL!!!

 

 
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