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Canadians would rather elect and Atheist or Transgender person than Evangelical

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posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I think/hope it has more to do with the last fed govt, being conservative and evangelical to some degree...people got tired of it..pushback if you will.




posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: vonclod

You can't really separate people and their beliefs. They will always go together.

However anyone who makes a major point to affiliate themselves with some Group belief system should always be suspect.

Anyone who's running for office shouldn't make a point out of selling themselves as a Christian any more than they should be doing that as an Atheist. Because that means they're already saying I'm "this thing" before I am just an open minded person.

When I hear someone say, "I'm a Republican, A Christian and an American" or something like that. To me it just means they have created 3 layers of Dogma you have to get through before you actually start speaking to the real person.



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: CB328




Canadians would rather elect and Atheist or Transgender person than Evangelical


That is the case in most part of the world, is it not? (Evangelicals are the Intelligent Design crowd, right?)



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: mOjOm

I can't disagree with that



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:13 PM
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originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: DBCowboy

I think/hope it has more to do with the last fed govt, being conservative and evangelical to some degree...people got tired of it..pushback if you will.


This identity bullsh#t politics is beginning to annoy me.



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:14 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
So it doesn't matter the message or the platform.

Just that the person be gay or trans.

Oh Canada!


But in the US, it's the opposite. So would you say that preferring an evangelical here is the same dumb logic?



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

At this point all politics are annoying the sh#t out of me.
I off to enjoy some sun



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:16 PM
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Hope for all..



Surprised a Muslim wasn't on the list!



could have a mixture of those traits.


Obama is available....




posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:16 PM
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A Transgendered Atheist would be interesting as Canadian Prime Minister.



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

I don't care.

Really, I don't give a sh#t.

It's the message that's important. Not the sexual preference of the one delivering it.



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:21 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Abysha

I don't care.

Really, I don't give a sh#t.

It's the message that's important. Not the sexual preference of the one delivering it.


Agreed 100%



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:29 PM
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I don't care what one does in the bedroom or which magic dragon in the sky they prefer. As long as none of these personal things influence actual policy.

Harper was a supposed bible thumper, and I really didn't see a lot of that influence his mandate. Conservatism, sure, but nothing evangelical. A few MP's from bible thumping backgrounds wanted to reopen abortion and he shut that right down, correctly identifying that Canadians don't want that brought up again.

Stockwell Day had a shot at becoming PM until his hard right christian beliefs were broadcast out. That was almost twenty years ago as well. Lost big time as he came across as a preachy bible thumper.

Kathleen Wynne is a gay premier of Ontario and I don't really see her sexual identity influencing anything. Don't like her either but I don't think her policies would change if she liked dudes.



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:34 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: TruMcCarthy
Not surprising, Canada is very socialist, and they have no tolerance for Christians.


Cults do horrible things in politics. I don't blame them.


Horrible things like build Western civilization? Starting the University system? Patronizing the arts?
Building amazing cathedrals and furthering the sciences?
Preserving the ancient classics of Greece and Rome by hand copying the ancient texts?

Sadly, people are no longer taught the real history of European civilization.
The Catholic church was responsible for most of the advances even in fields such as agriculture, international law, geometry and astronomy
Even Galileo was sponsored by the church in his work, he was even loaned a telescope by a cardinal who saw the value of his work.
Without the "cult" we would still be living in the dark ages more or less.
Or living under Islamic rule with it's historic love of individual freedom.

Eta: I'm a Protestant but won't deny credit where it is due.
Any group large enough to control countries will inevitably have it excesses and mistakes.
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posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:34 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Abysha

I don't care.

Really, I don't give a sh#t.

It's the message that's important. Not the sexual preference of the one delivering it.


What if that sexual preference involved pizza?



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:49 PM
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If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. John 15:18-19

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Psalm 2:1-4


I believe "Hell in a hand basket" is the colloquial expression.



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:55 PM
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originally posted by: Josephus
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. John 15:18-19

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Psalm 2:1-4


I believe "Hell in a hand basket" is the colloquial expression.


Art thou shall use a tongue whom a sheep may speak as ye own mouth


I really prefer modern english.



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 07:02 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: CB328

How about they just elect a normal human being instead of some whack job? No one should be elected that is too far left or right.


The US should heed your advice as well, considering our current twitter in Chief.



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 07:30 PM
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originally posted by: TruMcCarthy
Not surprising, Canada is very socialist, and they have no tolerance for Christians.

Haven't spent much time up here have you?



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 07:32 PM
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26 Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
Luke 9:26



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 07:37 PM
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originally posted by: DupontDeux
a reply to: CB328




Canadians would rather elect and Atheist or Transgender person than Evangelical


That is the case in most part of the world, is it not? (Evangelicals are the Intelligent Design crowd, right?)



Yeah, evangenlicals are the ID crowd the same way that blacks are those fried chicken eating, watermelon loving folk.




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