The role of "God" at the Democratic Convention.

Sep 17, 2012 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.newyorker.com

For Heaven’s Sake

If you happen to be a Republican campaign operative and/or a Fox News Channel chat host, that unexpectedly joyful Convention in Charlotte the other week made for glum viewing.

One of the few points of light on the right was the discovery, just as the festivities were getting under way, that the Democrats had drafted a platform that—like George Washington’s farewell address, Abraham Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech, and the Constitution of the United States—does not mention God by name. Hallelujah

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If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
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That is what is WRONG with the dumbocraps in a nutshell! No God, no peace. Know God, know peace! Amen!

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God has no place in government....JUST READ THE CONSTITUTION....

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CHECK SIX wrote:
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
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ToManyLaws wrote:
God has no place in government....JUST READ THE CONSTITUTION....
God has a place in men's hearts....and "government" is made up of men......

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CBOW wrote:
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God has a place in men's hearts....and "government" is made up of men......
Keep god in your heart...OUT OF LAWS.......You know like the constitution says...
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ToManyLaws wrote:
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Keep god in your heart...OUT OF LAWS.......You know like the constitution says...
psst, the constitution keeps the govt't out of religion...not the other way around...

too bad your anger exceeds your knowledge...
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Keep god in your heart...OUT OF LAWS.......You know like the constitution says...
What "laws" are you referring to? One nation under God is a statement, not a law.
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Jane Dough wrote:
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psst, the constitution keeps the govt't out of religion...not the other way around...
too bad your anger exceeds your knowledge...
Exactly, King Henry the 8th comes to mind....
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Exactly, King Henry the 8th comes to mind....
the most dangerous thing coming from the left is the idea that our rights are found in the constitution rather than our limits placed on govt. being there...

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What "laws" are you referring to? One nation under God is a statement, not a law.
I am saying the religous want laws made to force there beliefs.

On nation under god was not added until the 1900,s....ALL REFERENCE TO GOD WAS ADDED ONCE THE PURITANS TOOK OVER.....Time to get all that religous crap back out of our nation-----LIKE FOUNDING FATHERS MEANT.

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the most dangerous thing coming from the left is the idea that our rights are found in the constitution rather than our limits placed on govt. being there...
TRY TO MAKE LAWS BASED ON RELIGION AND THERE WILL BE WAR AND YOUR SIDE WILL BE CRUSHED..........

THE CONSTITUTION PRVENETS LAWS OF ANY ONE RELIGION BEING MADE....no matter what you nazi fascist christians lie about.

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What "laws" are you referring to? One nation under God is a statement, not a law.
Antigay laws, anti-birth control, anti-woman...and for a hundred years, anti-blacks.

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Hmmm..NOT ONLY was GOD brought up in the Demo convention but also at the Repub's also..HAS anyone asked God if HE wanted His name mentioned at all?? Didn't ANYONE bother to send Him a memo??
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THE CONSTITUTION PRVENETS LAWS OF ANY ONE RELIGION BEING MADE.....
yes, sloth, this is another way of saying govt cannot interject itself into a religion...by establishing a national religion...

now a ruth...a baby ruth?

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yes, sloth, this is another way of saying govt cannot interject itself into a religion...by establishing a national religion...
now a ruth...a baby ruth?
yea yea yea...Now you get it. And if any law got made to lets say support a christian or muslim or jewish belief that would be saying we support this religion or that....SO NO NO NO NO NO LAWS CAN BE MADE WITH RELIGOUS BELIEFS....
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yea yea yea...Now you get it. And if any law got made to lets say support a christian or muslim or jewish belief that would be saying we support this religion or that....SO NO NO NO NO NO LAWS CAN BE MADE WITH RELIGOUS BELIEFS....
again, you have it backwards...
you do grasp they are talking about god during the party platforms, right?

what do you make of that?

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Hmmm..NOT ONLY was GOD brought up in the Demo convention but also at the Repub's also..HAS anyone asked God if HE wanted His name mentioned at all?? Didn't ANYONE bother to send Him a memo??
Many are sent, but few are read.

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again, you have it backwards...
you do grasp they are talking about god during the party platforms, right?
what do you make of that?
So are you ok with a law being made lets say that is based on christian religion???
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So are you ok with a law being made lets say that is based on christian religion???
psst, check the ten commandments against our laws...
hmmm....

I am not christian, but I am not delusional either...

AGAIN, see how BOTH Parties discuss god during the convention?
How does that jibe with anything you are saying?
it doesn't.

beliefs are not banned from govt for being religiously based.
do you think they are?
that only secular morality is allowed into gov't?
if so, you are very wrong.

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