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Old 08-07-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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When I was younger I wondered too why "Christians" would be republican . To this day I'm still confused
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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You guys, I don't want to upset you or anything, but only liberal Christians who follow Christ's teachings and love their fellow man - and woman - will go to heaven.

However, I would point out - given the tone of the threads on this forum - you will enjoy hell, as Mark Twain said, for the conversation, because most of the conversations on here are more inspired by El Diablo than by Jesus Christ.
Sorry, I am Jewish, and don't believe in the devil or hell.

I will also say, some of the rudest, foulest, most evil and racist, bigoted people I have ever met, are those who boasted they were liberal.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:02 PM
 
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Minnesota is very religious, and is hardly heavily Republican.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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Minnesota is very religious, and is hardly heavily Republican.
THe Twin Cities are heavily Democratic. Most of the rest of the state leans Republican. I would guess that, as with most places, its urban areas are less fervently religious than rural areas.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:50 PM
 
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Right-wing Christian fundamentalists are not vaguely Christian. Christ was a leftie - an extreme leftie. Fundamentalists are not religious, they are sectarian exhibitionists. Their Bible-thumping narcissism ("look at me! look at me! I'm going to heaven and you're not!") does not have anything in common with Christ's teachings.
Correction, Jesus wasn't a leftie, he was a freaking radical. He disliked the rich. He believed you and all of us shall be judged by how we treat the poor and the weakest among us. He hung with the poor, the destitute the forsaken. He commanded you to forgive your enemies. He commanded you to turn the other cheek even as you were abused. Can you imagine? Can you imagine not only how radical these ideas were then, but how radical they still are today? How many so-called Christians actually try to live out those principles?

I think some...some...of those Bible-thumpers know deep down inside that they are not living out those principles. THe abortion issue gives them something upon which to hang their hats. No, they can't bring themselves to love those lazy poor people, but they can love those "unborn babies." That makes a good substitute for the least among us. For most, I honestly doubt they ever give the ideas he advanced much thought. How could they and then behave as they do?
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:10 PM
 
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THe Twin Cities are heavily Democratic. Most of the rest of the state leans Republican. I would guess that, as with most places, its urban areas are less fervently religious than rural areas.
And you might be guessing wrong. There is a Lutheran church on almost every street corner of the main roads in Minneapolis and its burbs.

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Old 08-07-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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Correction, Jesus wasn't a leftie, he was a freaking radical. He disliked the rich. He believed you and all of us shall be judged by how we treat the poor and the weakest among us. He hung with the poor, the destitute the forsaken. He commanded you to forgive your enemies. He commanded you to turn the other cheek even as you were abused. Can you imagine? Can you imagine not only how radical these ideas were then, but how radical they still are today? How many so-called Christians actually try to live out those principles?

I think some...some...of those Bible-thumpers know deep down inside that they are not living out those principles. THe abortion issue gives them something upon which to hang their hats. No, they can't bring themselves to love those lazy poor people, but they can love those "unborn babies." That makes a good substitute for the least among us. For most, I honestly doubt they ever give the ideas he advanced much thought. How could they and then behave as they do?
So true, but it's not what the conservatives who supposedly live for Christian values want to hear, they are much more interested in lambasting gay people, and sure they love the unborn, but the second a child is born it's just another lazy useless thief that STEALS their tax money.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:30 AM
 
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Jesus believed in charity not forced re-distribution of wealth. Also liberalism in general promotes the destruction of Christian values. For example, Look how liberals have destroyed the institution of marriage with their handouts to mothers who have out-of-wedlock children.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:33 AM
 
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And you might be guessing wrong. There is a Lutheran church on almost every street corner of the main roads in Minneapolis and its burbs.

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Without question, you will find higher percentages of church-goers in rural areas of Minnesota than in the Twin Cities. It is the same in Wisconsin and other Great Lakes states.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:35 AM
 
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What about a post about Democrats? Democrats can be heavily Christians. Why so one-sided? If you count Mormonism, you have to include Senator Harry Reid D-Nevada, who happens to be a Mormon just like Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney.
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