The role of "God" at the Democratic ...

The role of "God" at the Democratic Convention.

There are 105 comments on the www.newyorker.com story from Sep 17, 2012, titled The role of "God" at the Democratic Convention.. In it, www.newyorker.com reports that:

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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“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

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#21 Sep 17, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
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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.
Ours laws are more based on ancient Greece and old Roman rules....Both of which were not christian.

Again I ask....ARE YOU OK WITH A RELIGOUS BELIEF BEING MADE INTO LAW???
Jane Dough

Montpelier, VT

#22 Sep 17, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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Ours laws are more based on ancient Greece and old Roman rules....Both of which were not christian.
Again I ask....ARE YOU OK WITH A RELIGOUS BELIEF BEING MADE INTO LAW???
if ITS MORAL.

blah blah...
moral codes include religious ones...

so YES.

AGAIN, see how the parties speak of god...HOW DO YOU FIGURE?

were you an OWS person...I bet yes...
too much anger, not enough knowledge...

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#23 Sep 17, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
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if ITS MORAL.
blah blah...
moral codes include religious ones...
so YES.
AGAIN, see how the parties speak of god...HOW DO YOU FIGURE?
were you an OWS person...I bet yes...
too much anger, not enough knowledge...
So your ok with a religous belief being made into law...WOW YOU REALLY DO HATE THE CONSTITUTION...

One religions belief doesnt line up with anothers...SO CANT BE DONE.
Jane Dough

Montpelier, VT

#24 Sep 18, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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So your ok with a religous belief being made into law...WOW YOU REALLY DO HATE THE CONSTITUTION...
One religions belief doesnt line up with anothers...SO CANT BE DONE.
it scares me that you have the same vote as me...

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

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#25 Sep 18, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
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it scares me that you have the same vote as me...
Well it scares me you have same vote as me..You want religion to rule us and run our lives and you want to change the constitution to fit your nazi fascist christian beliefs... Your a traitor and should not get a vote much less equal one to a PATRIOT LIKE ME...

Your an enemy of this nation and WE THE PEOPLE.
CBOW

Dover, PA

#26 Sep 18, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
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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...
You are so right. The constitution was forged on the principal of freedom from government, including the encroachment into our religious beliefs.
Jane Dough

Montpelier, VT

#27 Sep 18, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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Well it scares me you have same vote as me..You want religion to rule us and run our lives and you want to change the constitution to fit your nazi fascist christian beliefs... Your a traitor and should not get a vote much less equal one to a PATRIOT LIKE ME...
Your an enemy of this nation and WE THE PEOPLE.
umm...no. since I am not religious, i hardly want that...
you are two dimensional and overly angry..
again, did you join OWS?
I bet you did.

I am merely telling you the reality that ones morality is not excluded merely for being religious based. just as your morality is far from irrelevant just because it is not religious based?
follow me so far?

oh forget it...just go on and on calling people fascist nazi and proving your ignorant hypocrisy.
CBOW

Dover, PA

#28 Sep 18, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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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.
Once again, what laws are you referring to? Laws are also enacted by those who force their beliefs of a non-"religious" nature on us as well. Example-Obamacare. Who's "belief" was it that forged an idea that healthcare is an entitlement?
CBOW

Dover, PA

#29 Sep 18, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
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Antigay laws, anti-birth control, anti-woman...and for a hundred years, anti-blacks.
Anti women? Which law is anti women? Anti abortion is not a religious ideal since many who aren't religious find it just as appalling as many religious individuals.
CBOW

Dover, PA

#30 Sep 18, 2012
Colorado Chick wrote:
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??
DUH!

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#31 Sep 18, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
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umm...no. since I am not religious, i hardly want that...
you are two dimensional and overly angry..
again, did you join OWS?
I bet you did.
I am merely telling you the reality that ones morality is not excluded merely for being religious based. just as your morality is far from irrelevant just because it is not religious based?
follow me so far?
oh forget it...just go on and on calling people fascist nazi and proving your ignorant hypocrisy.
If your not religous then the religous far right nazi,s should make you scraed. If they get there way you will be forced at gun point to go to church and bow down and worship...IT IS COMING IF WE DONT FIGHT THEM.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

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#32 Sep 18, 2012
CBOW wrote:
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Once again, what laws are you referring to? Laws are also enacted by those who force their beliefs of a non-"religious" nature on us as well. Example-Obamacare. Who's "belief" was it that forged an idea that healthcare is an entitlement?
Healthcare should be a basic right....I care for all people not juts myself. All people should be able to get healthcare.

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#33 Sep 18, 2012
I don't know what kind of wimpy God you all believe in.
The GOD from the Bible doesn't need to be defended by the DNC or RNC.
Jane Dough

Montpelier, VT

#34 Sep 18, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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If your not religous then the religous far right nazi,s should make you scraed. If they get there way you will be forced at gun point to go to church and bow down and worship...IT IS COMING IF WE DONT FIGHT THEM.
no. It isn't.

for the last time, your hatred is based on your ignorance.
Read more, hate less.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

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#35 Sep 18, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
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no. It isn't.
for the last time, your hatred is based on your ignorance.
Read more, hate less.
Really???? I do hate anyone who attacks the constitution....ALL PATRIOTS SHOULD....
CBOW

Dover, PA

#36 Sep 18, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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Healthcare should be a basic right....I care for all people not juts myself. All people should be able to get healthcare.
Why? "Able to get" healthcare. They are able to get healthcare, just not afford healthcare. So, who is obligated to pay for "that" healthcare? The individual receiving it? The government? Somebody else?
CBOW

Dover, PA

#37 Sep 18, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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Really???? I do hate anyone who attacks the constitution....ALL PATRIOTS SHOULD....
Hatred is WRONG. It's referred to as malice. Anger, on the other hand, can be righteous.
Jane Dough

Montpelier, VT

#38 Sep 18, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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Really???? I do hate anyone who attacks the constitution....ALL PATRIOTS SHOULD....
you butcher the constitution with your juvenile interpretations of it.

you are what you claim to hate.

For starters, do you think our rights are derived from that document?

Second, from wiki:

"Fascists opposed the laissez-faire economic policies that were dominant in the era prior to the Great Depression.[263] After the Great Depression began, many people from across the political spectrum blamed laissez-faire capitalism, and fascists promoted their ideology as a "third way" between capitalism and communism.[234]
Fascists declared their opposition to finance capitalism, interest charging, and profiteering.[264] Nazis and other anti-Semitic fascists considered finance capitalism a "parasitic" "Jewish conspiracy".[265] Fascist governments introduced price controls, wage controls and other types of economic interventionist measures.[266]
Fascists thought that private property should be regulated to ensure that "benefit to the community precedes benefit to the individual."[267] Private property rights were supported but were contingent upon service to the state."

guess whose beliefs most mirror nazi fascism?

YOURS.
how about that!

Read more... insult less.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#39 Sep 18, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
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you butcher the constitution with your juvenile interpretations of it.
you are what you claim to hate.
For starters, do you think our rights are derived from that document?
Second, from wiki:
"Fascists opposed the laissez-faire economic policies that were dominant in the era prior to the Great Depression.[263] After the Great Depression began, many people from across the political spectrum blamed laissez-faire capitalism, and fascists promoted their ideology as a "third way" between capitalism and communism.[234]
Fascists declared their opposition to finance capitalism, interest charging, and profiteering.[264] Nazis and other anti-Semitic fascists considered finance capitalism a "parasitic" "Jewish conspiracy".[265] Fascist governments introduced price controls, wage controls and other types of economic interventionist measures.[266]
Fascists thought that private property should be regulated to ensure that "benefit to the community precedes benefit to the individual."[267] Private property rights were supported but were contingent upon service to the state."
guess whose beliefs most mirror nazi fascism?
YOURS.
how about that!
Read more... insult less.
Your more then free to move to Iran....Hear they let religion run there nation...You would fit right in...TRY TO GET RELIGION INTO LAW AND THERE WILL BE WAR AND YOU ANZI FASCIST RELIGOUS FREAKS WILL LOSE...GOT IT HITLER BOY..

YOU DONT GET TOT ELL ME HOW TO LIVE..........
CBOW

Dover, PA

#41 Sep 18, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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Your more then free to move to Iran....Hear they let religion run there nation...You would fit right in...TRY TO GET RELIGION INTO LAW AND THERE WILL BE WAR AND YOU ANZI FASCIST RELIGOUS FREAKS WILL LOSE...GOT IT HITLER BOY..
YOU DONT GET TOT ELL ME HOW TO LIVE..........
If the way you are living is okay with you, then why all the anger? I guess you worry too much about your fellow man, including what they think.

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