Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Some of the cops when leaving said "God Bless America"over their cruiser speaker when being cheered by the public.

You anti-American fascist Democrats must hate that.

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Well, I guess the Devil made them do it.
Gee, Allah would never direct this sort of horror, hey?
that would be today's Modern Pseudo Liberal's excuse would be and want everyone to believe besides then want the Federal Government to pay and provide for an exorcism in hopes it works then say he is cured.
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The mind distorting, hateful and vile propoganda from the "far away wayyy,wayyy NON-exotic!" needs halted however.
This is AMERICA, land of DEMOCRACY! NOT mujahideen, dark age, barbaric communism regimes!!
GOOD JOB BOSTON!
America is the land of all and any. always has been.

we should back off of the unwarranted arrogance so the rest of the world will finally get over Bush. starting a war for no good reason has put us in the position of being a aggressor who cares not about the results of our aggression. notwithstanding that arrogance i mentioned that somehow allows us to attack all and any just because they're a different ethnicity or because they're not Christians.

as for barbaric....

Christian Jihad

Laying Down the Sword: Why We Can’t Ignore the Bible’s Violent Verses

The most painful passages come in the books of Joshua and Judges, which Jenkins describes as an “orgy of militarism, enslavement, and race war.” The Israelites, emerging from the desert after their escape from Egypt, attack Canaanite cities, whose people are described by the biblical narrator as very wicked. God commands the Israelites to exterminate the inhabitants—men, women, children, and animals alike, until nothing is left alive. Likewise in the Book of Samuel, King Saul eventually loses God’s favor not for his bloodthirstiness in war but for his restraint—he fails to annihilate his enemies. The prophet Samuel denounces him for sparing some of the Amalekites, takes up a sword, and personally hacks the captive King Agag to pieces. To make matters worse, says Jenkins, God sometimes deliberately “hardens the hearts” of other peoples, using them to chastise the sinful Hebrews. Then He raises up Judges, righteous Israelites, to smite and destroy them in turn. It’s almost as if He wanted the highest possible body count.

Jenkins offers a useful thought experiment, asking readers to view these stories through the eyes of the Canaanites themselves. To them, the Israelites would seem as terrifying as the Janjaweed militia of Darfur in our own day, or as the Lord’s Resistance Army of Uganda, whose leader, Joseph Kony, has justified the mass torture and killing of men, women, and children in God’s name.

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For centuries Jews and Christians have struggled to come to terms with these stories. One option was always to take them at face value and act accordingly. Crusaders in the Middle Ages, militant Christians on both sides during the wars of religion that followed the Reformation, and extremist Zionists in Israel today have taken the stories as evidence that killing your enemy without mercy is exactly what God wants. Sometimes, in their view, we must accept that God’s purposes are inscrutable but nevertheless just and righteous.

Similarly, the genocidal passages settled the consciences of European empire-builders between 1500 and 1900. They attributed “Canaanite” wickedness to their American, African, and Asian enemies, then exterminated them, noting that in doing so they had emulated God’s chosen conqueror, Joshua. One of the difficulties of becoming Christian for Native Americans and Africans since then has been God’s apparent willingness to victimize people like themselves en masse.

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In Jenkins’ view, ministers and worshipers should face up to the genocidal texts because they are an integral part of the Bible, whose Old and New Testaments, he believes, depend on one another. He invokes the authority of Martin Luther, who reminded the excitable first generation of Protestant Bible readers not to take any passage out of context, always to think of the overall meaning of a book, and to be attentive to the setting and specifics of a passage. Deuteronomy 7, for example, can then be understood not as a claim that it’s right for Christians to massacre their enemies but as “a call to absolute dedication.” If we continue to ignore or deny these texts rather than face up to them in their proper context, we will be taken by surprise when another fanatic uses them to justify murder.

That’s asking a lot of ordinary Christians because only sustained study in the historical-critical method can lead them to understand and share his conclusions. Jenkins must know he’s aiming far higher than most congregations are willing to stretch. As I reached the last chapter of Laying Down the Sword, I had mixed feelings. On the one hand this book is a wonderful example of the kind of rigorous work Christians must do if they are to retain intellectual credibility—Jenkins is doing just what Mark Noll asked for in his 1995 manifesto The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. He’s also right to show the unreasonableness of thinking that Islam is essentially a religion of violence and war and Christianity a religion of peace. On the other hand it’s hard to escape the feeling that he is making excuses for the biblical authors. Perhaps it is true that they used the language of genocide only figuratively, but in doing so they gave warrants to people who not only committed actual genocide but claimed God’s blessing for it into the bargain.

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The Saudi Marathon Man

“Investigators have a suspect—a Saudi Arabian national—in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned.” That’s the New York Post, which went on to cite Fox News. The “Saudi suspect”—still faceless—suddenly gave anxieties a form. He was said to be in custody; or maybe his hospital bed was being guarded. The Boston police, who weren’t saying much of anything, disputed the report—sort of.“Honestly, I don’t know where they’re getting their information from, but it didn’t come from us,” a police spokesman told TPM. But were they talking to someone? Maybe.“Person of interest” became a phrase of both avoidance and insinuation. On the Atlas Shrugs Web site, there was a note that his name in Arabic meant “sword.” At an evening press conference, Ed Davis, the police commissioner, said that no suspect was in custody. But that was about when the dogs were in the apartment building in Revere—an inquiry that was seized on by some as, if not an indictment, at least a vindication of their suspicions.

“There must be enough evidence to keep him there,” Andrew Napolitano said on “Fox and Friends”—“there” being the hospital.“They must be learning information which is of a suspicious nature,” Steve Doocy interjected.“If he was clearly innocent, would they have been able to search his house?” Napolitano thought that a judge would take any reason at a moment like this, but there had to be “something”—maybe he appeared “deceitful.” As Mediaite pointed out, Megyn Kelly put a slight break on it (as she has been known to do) by asking if there might have been some “racial profiling,” but then, after a round of speculation about his visa (Napolitano:“Was he a real student, or was that a front?”), she asked,“What’s the story on his ability to lawyer up?”

By Tuesday afternoon, the fever had broken. Report after report said that he was a witness, not a suspect.“He was just at the wrong place at the wrong time,” a “U.S. official” told CNN.(So were a lot of people at the marathon.) Even Fox News reported that he’d been “ruled out.” At a press conference, Governor Deval Patrick spoke, not so obliquely, about being careful not to treat “categories of people in uncharitable ways.”

.... It might be comforting to think of this as a blip, an aberration, something that will be forgotten tomorrow—if not by this young man. There are people at Guanátanmo who have also been cleared by our own government, and are still there. A new report on the legacy of torture after 9/11, released Tuesday, is a well-timed admonition. The F.B.I. said that they would “go to the ends of the earth” to get the Boston perpetrators. One wants them to be able to go with their heads held high.

“If you want to know who we are, what America is, how we respond to evil—that’s it. Selflessly. Compassionately. Unafraid,” President Obama said. That was mostly true on Monday; a terrible day, when an eight-year-old boy was killed, his sister maimed, two others dead, and many more in critical condition. And yet, when there was so much to fear that we were so brave about, there was panic about a wounded man barely out of his teens who needed help. We get so close to all that Obama described. What’s missing? Is it humility?

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The moron libs still trying to claim jihad boy as a right winger. The ignorance of the left has no end.
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Hey Reddit, Enough Boston Bombing Vigilantism

It's only the illusion that what we do online is not as significant as what we do offline that allows this to go on.

.....Guys, this isn't dissecting the quality of an animation on the PS3: this is a human being whose role in an act of terrorism is being debated in a public forum because of people's observations of the "tension" in his grip on his bag?

This is not how civil society works. There is a reason that police have procedures around investigations and evidence. Due process is important. It exists to systematize justice, and in doing so prevent the sort of excesses common when people take justice into their own hands. And if anything, we don't have *enough* due process in this country.

All of these statements are obvious. And it is possible to see what some set of Reddit users are doing as insubstantial or silly. At best, they help the investigation. At worst, it's a distraction. But we need to take both the rhetoric and actions of this group seriously. It doesn't matter that it's happening in a forum, and not around a burning cross.

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As new details about the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings came to light, confusion on Twitter led some users to mistake Chechnya for the Czech Republic.

The names of the distinct regions trended on the social network after two suspects in the bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, were described by family and law enforcement as "brothers from a Russian region near Chechnya."

In response, Twitter users made crude "infographics" and shamed misinformed tweets, in an apparent effort to correct the Chechnya-Czech Republic error.

However, the error was couched in a broader misperception, as some media used the suspects' purported origins to make suggestions about their alleged motivations. On Friday, Fox News reported on the "ties between Islamic extremist groups and Chechnya," postulating that the suspects could be motivated by "Islamic radicalism."

In interviews Friday, Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the suspects, said that the Tsarnaev brothers are not Chechen, had never been in Chechnya and insisted that the bombings had nothing to do with Chechnya or Islam, the predominant religion in the region.

In a statement posted Friday to his Instagram feed, Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov suggested the bombing suspects were products of an American upbringing.

"It is necessary to seek the roots of evil in America," Kadyrov wrote, according to a translation from Foreign Policy.

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The moron libs still trying to claim jihad boy as a right winger. The ignorance of the left has no end.
The moron cons still trying to claim jihad boy as a left winger. The ignorance of the right has no end.

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What kind of propoganda, would turn an intelligent 19 year boy, into a terrorist bomber?
GOOD JOB BOSTON!
The propaganda of Islam and the Boy Messiah.

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<quoted text>that would be today's Modern Pseudo Liberal's excuse would be and want everyone to believe besides then want the Federal Government to pay and provide for an exorcism in hopes it works then say he is cured.
The Boy Messiah will bring the surviving brother to the White House for a Beer Conference in the Rose Garden. Allah Akbar.
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The propaganda of Islam and the Boy Messiah.
the propaganda of hate toward Islam and Obama from the right.

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America is the land of all and any. always has been.
we should back off of the unwarranted arrogance so the rest of the world will finally get over Bush. starting a war for no good reason has put us in the position of being a aggressor who cares not about the results of our aggression. notwithstanding that arrogance i mentioned that somehow allows us to attack all and any just because they're a different ethnicity or because they're not Christians.
as for barbaric....
Christian Jihad
Laying Down the Sword: Why We Can’t Ignore the Bible’s Violent Verses
The most painful passages come in the books of Joshua and Judges, which Jenkins describes as an “orgy of militarism, enslavement, and race war.” The Israelites, emerging from the desert after their escape from Egypt, attack Canaanite cities, whose people are described by the biblical narrator as very wicked. God commands the Israelites to exterminate the inhabitants—men, women, children, and animals alike, until nothing is left alive. Likewise in the Book of Samuel, King Saul eventually loses God’s favor not for his bloodthirstiness in war but for his restraint—he fails to annihilate his enemies. The prophet Samuel denounces him for sparing some of the Amalekites, takes up a sword, and personally hacks the captive King Agag to pieces. To make matters worse, says Jenkins, God sometimes deliberately “hardens the hearts” of other peoples, using them to chastise the sinful Hebrews. Then He raises up Judges, righteous Israelites, to smite and destroy them in turn. It’s almost as if He wanted the highest possible body count.
Jenkins offers a useful thought experiment, asking readers to view these stories through the eyes of the Canaanites themselves. To them, the Israelites would seem as terrifying as the Janjaweed militia of Darfur in our own day, or as the Lord’s Resistance Army of Uganda, whose leader, Joseph Kony, has justified the mass torture and killing of men, women, and children in God’s name.
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....if it ain't Bush-Bashing then try some anti-Christian innuendo!

You jerks on the left are so predictable it ain't funny.

They just caught two Slavic Democrat Terrorist Muslims and here you go off into Biblical History showing us how bad Christians are.

Go play with your Koran, Doodette.

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You really are this stupid.
You don't know what a pie chart is.
My God, no wonder your posts are so inane
I tried to help you & I get this crock.
You are beyond help. It is obvious you have been left in the forest way to long. I feel sorry for you.

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the propaganda of hate toward Islam and Obama from the right.
You are a poor Salesman For Satan, Doodette.

He's gunna burn yer azz if you can't do better.
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....if it ain't Bush-Bashing then try some anti-Christian innuendo!
You jerks on the left are so predictable it ain't funny.
They just caught two Slavic Democrat Terrorist Muslims and here you go off into Biblical History showing us how bad Christians are.
Go play with your Koran, Doodette.
so anti-religion bashing is a bad thing?

Christians sure as hell don't own the franchise on religion. just go take a look at the Constitution.

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So what's the Boy Messiah gonna say about this? That's the $64,000 deficit-busting question.

How does he frame this without letting the word 'Islam' enter into a national discussion on killing by Muslims? Bombs and the 2nd Amendment?

How does he keep the religious egg from sticking to his lying face?

Maybe he'll just hold a Press Conference and recite the Azan to Oprah Winfrey while America vomits.
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sonicfilter wrote:
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America is the land of all and any. always has been.
we should back off of the unwarranted arrogance so the rest of the world will finally get over Bush. starting a war for no good reason has put us in the position of being a aggressor who cares not about the results of our aggression. notwithstanding that arrogance i mentioned that somehow allows us to attack all and any just because they're a different ethnicity or because they're not Christians.
as for barbaric....
Christian Jihad
Laying Down the Sword: Why We Can’t Ignore the Bible’s Violent Verses
The most painful passages come in the books of Joshua and Judges, which Jenkins describes as an “orgy of militarism, enslavement, and race war.” The Israelites, emerging from the desert after their escape from Egypt, attack Canaanite cities, whose people are described by the biblical narrator as very wicked. God commands the Israelites to exterminate the inhabitants—men, women, children, and animals alike, until nothing is left alive. Likewise in the Book of Samuel, King Saul eventually loses God’s favor not for his bloodthirstiness in war but for his restraint—he fails to annihilate his enemies. The prophet Samuel denounces him for sparing some of the Amalekites, takes up a sword, and personally hacks the captive King Agag to pieces. To make matters worse, says Jenkins, God sometimes deliberately “hardens the hearts” of other peoples, using them to chastise the sinful Hebrews. Then He raises up Judges, righteous Israelites, to smite and destroy them in turn. It’s almost as if He wanted the highest possible body count.
Jenkins offers a useful thought experiment, asking readers to view these stories through the eyes of the Canaanites themselves. To them, the Israelites would seem as terrifying as the Janjaweed militia of Darfur in our own day, or as the Lord’s Resistance Army of Uganda, whose leader, Joseph Kony, has justified the mass torture and killing of men, women, and children in God’s name.
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We did NOT start the 9/11 fires.

SADDAM DID-in KUWAIT.

And Christianity, nor any religion (or lack thereof), does not FORCE itself on anyone. People themSELVES, are the manipulators of such.
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....if it ain't Bush-Bashing then try some anti-Christian innuendo!
You jerks on the left are so predictable it ain't funny.
They just caught two Slavic Democrat Terrorist Muslims and here you go off into Biblical History showing us how bad Christians are.
Go play with your Koran, Doodette.
and....are they Muslims? can you prove it? do you want to go down in flames just like all of the right wingers who were so sure a Saudi teenager had planted the bombs?

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