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  •  I disagree some (0+ / 0-)

    About "making a place for them". Hell, christians are the base of the democratic party. All elected federal democratic officials are christians except for one Muslim and a few Jews who are also persons of faith. The President is a person of exceptional faith as are his cabinet members. The SCOTUS is made up of persons of faith too and it goes up and down the Democratic Party from mayors to dog catchers.

    Perhaps you mean we should make room for the wingnuts? We even have a few of those in the party so I doubt the solution is making room for them.

    America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

    by cacamp on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 07:31:30 PM PST

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    •  And here I disagree (0+ / 0-)
      All elected federal democratic officials are christians except for one Muslim and a few Jews who are also persons of faith.
      Pete Stark (still with us for a few months, and Barbara Lee is a Baptist-- oh well. But hey, we've gained Kyrsten Sinema!)

      “The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.”

      by Marko the Werelynx on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 08:41:18 PM PST

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      •  :). I almost took that line out (0+ / 0-)

        I figured folks would argue that non-point and miss the main point which is christians rule both the Democratic Party and the nation so there is no need to "make room for them".

        America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

        by cacamp on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 08:49:05 PM PST

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        •  You should have at least edited it (0+ / 0-)

          because every open atheist elected to public office is a step toward a more open society and a more honest discussion of the role of belief in public life.

          If you're going to try to make a point please don't do it by flinging crap.

          To call it a "non-point" just pisses me off. To call it a "non-point" is dismissive of the progress that has been made against the towering wall of crazy that leads over 60% of people in the US to tell pollsters that they'd be less likely to vote for someone who doesn't believe in God.

          This is about dumping prejudice and fear.

          Yeah, so the country is run by Christians with poor reading comprehension skills (see the Biblical book of Matthew-- oh, the first 6 chapters or so), what's new?

          A glimmer of hope and progress-- that's what's new.

          You sure "figured" correctly didn't you? Sheesh, how I do go on...

          “The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.”

          by Marko the Werelynx on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 09:47:11 PM PST

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        •  'Course, I'm not really pissed off (0+ / 0-)

          It takes more than that to get under all my fur and thick skin.

          Thought I'd add that. I didn't mean to sound so strident and angry.

          It was meant to be just a heads-up that when you write nonsense while trying to make an important point your entire message will be ignored as nonsense. Hyperbole may have worked for the Roves of the political sleazery but when thoughtful people get together to discuss things they should perhaps keep their arguments grounded a bit more firmly in reality.

          “The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.”

          by Marko the Werelynx on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 01:26:32 AM PST

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