The Audacity of Obama's Secularism

Feb 7, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The American Spectator

The secularists of the French Revolution regarded the Roman Catholic Church as the last obstacle to atheism's final triumph.

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Mar 4, 2012
 
Epicurus wrote:
Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)
Ministers wonder how I can be wicked enough to attack the Bible.
I will tell them:
This book, the Bible, has persecuted, even unto death, the wisest and the best.
This book stayed and stopped the onward movement of the human race. This book poisoned the fountains of learning and misdirected the energies of man.
This book is the enemy of freedom, the support of slavery.
This book sowed the seeds of hatred in families and nations, fed the flames of war, and impoverished the world.
This book is the breastwork of kings and tyrants -- the enslaver of women and children.
This book has corrupted parliaments and courts.
This book has made colleges and universities the teachers of error and the haters of science.
This book has filled Christendom with hateful, cruel, ignorant and warring sects.
This book taught men to kill their fellows for religion's sake.
This book funded the Inquisition, invented the instruments of torture, built the dungeons in which the good and loving languished, forged the chains that rusted in their flesh, erected the scaffolds whereon they died.
This book piled fagots about the feet of the just.
This book drove reason from the minds of millions and filled the asylums with the insane.
This book has caused fathers and mothers to shed the blood of their babes.
This book was the auction block on which the slave-mother stood when she was sold from her child.
This book filled the sails of the slave-trader and made merchandise of human flesh.
This book lighted the fires that burned "witches" and "wizards."
This book filled the darkness with ghouls and ghosts, and the bodies of men and women with devils.
This book polluted the souls of men with the infamous dogma of eternal pain.
This book made credulity the greatest of virtues, and investigation the greatest of crimes.
This book filled nations with hermits, monks and nuns -- with the pious and the useless.
This book placed the ignorant and unclean saint above the philosopher and philanthropist.
This book taught man to despise the joys of this life, that he might be happy in another -- to waste this world for the sake of the next.
I attack this book because it is the enemy of human liberty -- the greatest obstruction across the highway of human progress.
Let me ask the ministers one question:
How can you be wicked enough to defend this book?
Hi and bravo for that quotation from the great Ingersol.
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Mar 4, 2012
 
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Exactly-- "gods, guns and gays" or some such sh7t is what the ReTHUGlicans run on...
... or in one word? Hate.
the correct reason for why people fly high over Kansas is not to get hit by slam dunks and rebouts and three point shots by their great basketball team. Do not blame the Midwest more than other parts of the country. Iowans helped launch Obama's run for President with his caucus victory in 2008, and we voted for him in the general election too. Kansas and Nebraska and the Dakotas, and Texas and Oklahoma, are one step further west of us. Don't forget the states of Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona further west. And watch out for what happens in Montana in the Senate race. Not to mention the South, or midstates like Tennessee, Arkansa, Kentucky.
You are commenting below your level of IQ out of annoyance with the rightwing nuts, I know. I wish I could tell you what thread I have found that is so interesting because there are so many intelligent skeptics posting on it, but I do not want to get fundies notified.
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By who? Santorum? Romney? The first is simply insane and the second is so out of touch he doesn't realize that a million dollars is a lot of money. Either one getting elected to the presidency makes the world a much scarier place.
There was a poll in Iowa showing that Ron Paul would be the strongest GOP candidate against Obama. I thought that was interesting. Ron Paul is the sanest of the GOP candidates now, because of his anti-war views, compared with their war-mongering views. His economic views are nuts based on the austrian economist ideology he has, but it is not because he is sold out to all the crooked monopoly capitalists that the others are indebted to.

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polymath257 wrote:
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He was correct. There is way too much ignorance in the heartland based on fundamentalist religion that is proud of stupidity and gun-toting idiots that think they are hot-sh*t because they have a rifle. I know. I grew up in central Kansas. There is a reason people of some class and intelligence fly over that state.
i had to drive across kansas on the way to denver one day... on the way back i crossed the state at night because i was so sick of having to look at winnit ridden sun flowers that i could puke.

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<quoted text> There was a poll in Iowa showing that Ron Paul would be the strongest GOP candidate against Obama. I thought that was interesting. Ron Paul is the sanest of the GOP candidates now, because of his anti-war views, compared with their war-mongering views. His economic views are nuts based on the austrian economist ideology he has, but it is not because he is sold out to all the crooked monopoly capitalists that the others are indebted to.
The problem is that Ron Paul *is* the sanest of the bunch and he is still nuts when it comes to many topics. So who, exactly, do you think would actually win against Obama? Santorum? I certainly hope not. If he can actually get elected, this country can be buried immediately. Romney? At least he knows how to run a business--that is, if you don't mind him firing everyone. Then you have Gingrich running on a morals platform (!!!?!). Is anyone actually fooled by that?

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i had to drive across kansas on the way to denver one day... on the way back i crossed the state at night because i was so sick of having to look at winnit ridden sun flowers that i could puke.
I grew up in central Kansas. There are pretty areas of the state (flint hills are wonderful), but for the most part it is boring and flat. But then, so is Illinois. Worse, Kansas has never had any desire to actually see anyone educated or to actually improve its economic situation. Instead of calling someone encouraging education a 'snob', how about helping people to take advantage of the one well-recognized way to pull yourself up the economic ladder?
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As 4 Your Other Question - It's All The Same Insanity...

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His chair is center on the world stage, his pen is a hammer. Nancy & Reid achieved what they promised.

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Blowbama .... what a hypocritical dick!!
On one hand, he floats out to Americans that he is a man of Christian faith, while on the other other, he quips during a San Francisco fund-raiser to far-left, limousine liberals that America's Heartland is comprised of "people who cling to guns and religion".
What a jerk!!!
Last time I checked, there was no religious test required to be president.

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Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Exactly-- "gods, guns and gays" or some such sh7t is what the ReTHUGlicans run on...
... or in one word? Hate.
Like you don't own a gun.

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havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> There was a poll in Iowa showing that Ron Paul would be the strongest GOP candidate against Obama. I thought that was interesting. Ron Paul is the sanest of the GOP candidates now, because of his anti-war views, compared with their war-mongering views. His economic views are nuts based on the austrian economist ideology he has, but it is not because he is sold out to all the crooked monopoly capitalists that the others are indebted to.
Ron Paul has some good ideas, I agree-- unfortunately?

He has some really, really >>bad<< ideas as well--

-- and those bad ideas are too costly to make up for his scant few good ones.

Pass.
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madscot wrote:
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Last time I checked, there was no religious test required to be president.
I thought the comment was more about how obama catered to the christians while among them and stabbed them in the back when it was convenient. Major league hypocrisy.

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madscot wrote:
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Last time I checked, there was no religious test required to be president.
In fact, the constitution says very clearly that no religious test is allowed for any office of the United States (Article VI):

"The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."

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I thought the comment was more about how obama catered to the christians while among them and stabbed them in the back when it was convenient. Major league hypocrisy.
You thought wrong.

Classic godbottery.
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Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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You thought wrong.
Classic godbottery.
My apologies, comrade. I wll watch my thoughts so big brother will still love me.

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Obama is just another false Christian. If you support abortion or homosexuality, you are NOT saved !!!!!!!!!!

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I thought the comment was more about how obama catered to the christians while among them and stabbed them in the back when it was convenient. Major league hypocrisy.
stabbed them in the back with what?

mr obama is a christian... what he said is that people in the mid west idolise their guns. so why do you have a problem with that? it's true.

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Obama is just another false Christian. If you support abortion or homosexuality, you are NOT saved !!!!!!!!!!
www.scribd.com/doc/22629976/They-Shall-Re ...
Your abject hate for anyone different that you is duly noted.

Thanks for playing!

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stabbed them in the back with what?
mr obama is a christian... what he said is that people in the mid west idolise their guns. so why do you have a problem with that? it's true.
Yep.

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My apologies, comrade. I wll watch my thoughts so big brother will still love me.
Only under the Genuine Christian™ idiocy do you need to worry about what you >>think<<.

Under normal rules?(you know-- reality) Your thoughts are your own-- nobody can read them but you.

As for your "comrade" comment? Tell that to your communistic Jewsus-- he sternly advocated selling ALL your sh7t and living in a commune.

I think that is a >>stupid<< idea myself.

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