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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:15:09 PM PST
DocMMV says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:17:35 PM PST
My motto: Don't think in terms of insiders and outsiders.

Mankind is one.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:18:40 PM PST
DocMMV says:
Um...because they are?
Have you ever analyzed the positions of the Religious Left? They're left alright; completely left God behind. Left the straight and narrow. Left righteousness in pursuit of tolerance. Left clarity for fog.
Just throw that salt on the road.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:22:55 PM PST
Left the past behind. Left narrow mindedness. Left bigotry. Left hatred.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:25:04 PM PST
libloon2 says:
Bubba says: //The Roman Catholic Church is also actively opposing Marriage Equality, birth control, and abortion; that makes them far more like fundamentalists and the Christian Right than liberal Christians.//

There is a writer/demographer named Stephen Mumford. According to him, the Catholic Church has "bought" and infiltrated Christian Right groups to oppose just those things mentioned.
The Catholic Church wants the mentioned things made illegal.
It thinks that having those things above-board "legal" somehow undermines the "authority" of the Catholic Church.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 12:34:13 PM PST
It's all very simple, the religous right is wrong.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:37:06 PM PST
menetta

Enlightenment values. See Spinoza's 'Treatise on Religion and Politics' it's all in there.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:39:12 PM PST
menetta

You've been reading too much (any) David Barton. The Founders were of the Enlightenment. No God in the Constitution, 'not a Christian nation'.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:42:25 PM PST
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Bubba says:
The Catholic Church is so used to getting its own way for the entire time that it has existed, that it can't stand having things that go against its teaching being legal. It also can't stand being subject to secular laws, as shown in the pederasty scandals.

Contrary to the protestations of some Catholics, the Catholic Church hasn't changed at all since the Inquisition, it has simply changed its tactics.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:48:11 PM PST
What does that have to do with what we are discussing?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:51:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 2:45:35 PM PST
I am among the religious left and I have definitely not left God behind. He/She/It is with me all of the time guiding me. What is left righteousness? What is wrong with tolerence. Left--fog? What is salt on the road have to do with anything?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:52:55 PM PST
I have often wondered what happened to the Catholic church that I left in the 1980's. I don't recall them ever being involved with politics with the exception of admonishing us to serve the poor.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:57:21 PM PST
Rev. Otter says:
<<admonishing us to serve the poor>>

socialism!!!1!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 1:02:12 PM PST
How is serving the poor spiritually, socialism?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 1:06:17 PM PST
DocMMV says:
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Posted on Nov 7, 2012 1:22:04 PM PST
Anne Rice says:
I do think that the Religious Right has lost political
power and credibility politically with Obama's victory.
The Tea Party and the Religious Right did not achieve any
major change in either the Senate or the House with this election.
And I think things will quiet down as the result.

As I believe in the separation of church and state, I am pleased.

I think this will be good for all involved.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:03:06 PM PST
Astrocat says:
Serving the poor is socialism? Perhaps, but then your Jesus was a socialist, and that's what he recommended.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:06:42 PM PST
Kathleem,
If serving the poor is socialism, then Jesus was a socialist.
John

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 2:09:12 PM PST
DocMMV says:
Is it possible that you people don't understand "charity"? Charity is not socialism and is a natural outgrowth of fullness. Fullness comes from capitalism (successful capitalism).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:29:55 PM PST
Rev. Otter says:
<<Charity is not socialism>>

correct, charity is not socialism. additionally, social safety nets -- unemployment, medicare, food stamps -- are not "socialism" either.

for a good operational definition of socialism, see Acts 2:44-45. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:38:19 PM PST
DocMMV says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:45:16 PM PST
How is my spiritual path hilarious? Again, "What is left righteousness? What is wrong with tolerence. Left--fog? What is salt on the road have to do with anything?"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:46:21 PM PST
There are those who have said that Jesus was the original socialist.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:52:52 PM PST
Doc: "Is it possible that you people don't understand "charity"? Charity is not socialism and is a natural outgrowth of fullness. Fullness comes from capitalism (successful capitalism)."

I understand that charity can come from the government or from private sources. Personally, like manI think that serving the poor can be done more equitably through the rule of law, therefore, through government. Charity from private sources depends on the whims of the various nonprofit organizations, many churches. For example, a local mission will not feed the poor and homeless unless they listen to a sermon. I find that kind of charity to be despicable.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 3:34:04 PM PST
I think we saw yesterday what is being "phased out of American society." Thank God!
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