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Huckabee: Amend Constitution to be in 'God's standards'

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DCP

posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 03:56 PM
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Your missing my point....Someone said that homosexuality did not play a part in Sodom and Gomorrah , and all i am saying if you are a man talking about raping a man, that is gay. I would say that the crowd would not be doing something they didn't like.

Do you think the crowd was going "we should stone them, yeah that will teach them." Someone else was like, "we could hit them with these big clubs, that will teach them." Then someone from out of the blue said, "you know if i stick my penis in their butt..." It just shows that some of the crowd practiced homosexuality and it was tolerated, and everyone can take it from their where they want to go with it.




posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by DCP
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Look at the actions over words, i mean, take this founding principle of the American government...all men are created equal. so how were there slaves??


getting ot but:

non anglo people were not considered human.


DCP

posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 04:05 PM
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wow...i wouldn't say that about the founding fathers, but you helped me to proved my point to weedwacker...just because the Constitution does not name Christianity as the "official" religion of America it is the official religion of America



posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 04:06 PM
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I see it quite the opposite to one of these posts.

If a president believes in a god, and believes he is carrying out god's will. Then any mistake, or poor judgment will simply be blamed on their god.

Committed atrocities in war? God willed it.

Revoked rights and freedoms? God willed it.

I have a VERY hard time trusting people who believe everything is part of a master plan of some god.

Being president without believing in god doesn't mean you think of yourself as the highest power. The people are the highest power, and always will be.
You remain to be only one man. If the people really want something, it WILL happen. Hence, the people are the highest power.

I'd trust a man believing in the people over a man ignoring the people and obeying a 2000 year old fairy tale and day.



posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 04:12 PM
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Originally posted by DCP
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wow...i wouldn't say that about the founding fathers, but you helped me to proved my point to weedwacker...just because the Constitution does not name Christianity as the "official" religion of America it is the official religion of America


I guess I'm missing something here - help me out

'wouldnt say what about the founding fathers'?



posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 04:17 PM
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Originally posted by DCP
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There is right and wrong.

gay issue is hot these days so is teachers having sex with their students. My understanding was that Marry was a young girl(early teens) and Joesph was older(late teens), or in other words Joseph would have been locked up for statutory and many other crimes in today world. I don't think Hukabee wants teachers having sex with their kids, but i see what you are getting at, but everyone's opinions are not right.

that women carring that unwanted child more then likely took part in an act to consume that child. If she knows she doesn't want a child don't do the act to make the child, or at least use protection. I guess that is one of god's law but i always thought it was common sense.


There is right and wrong, but there are lines drawn between the two that are not as bold as in other circumstances. What if said to-be welfare recipient did use protection. There is no contraceptive that is 100% full proof. "Oops" happens all the time. What if she was raped? What if the fetus doesn't develop right and it will be born with a condition that leaves it with only enough brain activity to realize how much pain it is constantly in and that it will never be able to live an even half full (or half empty) life? What if she met somebody, and then by the birds and the bees, became pregnant - then learned that they were twins separated at birth (it almost happened; www.sltrib.com...)? What if by having the child, the doctors say she will die and the child may or may not survive?

Changes things, doesn't it. If not, it should.

In the end, you're absolutely right "everyone's opinions are not right" - which is why I don't need Chuckabee who's imaginary friend says that mine is wrong taking office. The reason being, a great deal of rights and wrongs are contextual. There are also rights and wrongs that are defined by imaginary friends and since the majority might not have the same imaginary friend, it cannot be made law.


DCP

posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 04:19 PM
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i do see your point, but you are talking a difference of believing in God and using belief in God as an excuse to do something. God can be used as a tool. whether that tool is used for good or evil depends on the person wielding the tool.

i will bet on the one person with nukes over a bunch of people without nukes any day of the week


DCP

posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 04:27 PM
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I don't believe i ever said what my opinion of gay marriage or abortion is, but i like your argument either way

but, most of America does have the same "imaginary" friend as Huckabee. It is just that that"imaginary" friend tells different groups different things

This has been fun but now its off to the bar



posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 04:30 PM
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Originally posted by DCP
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I don't believe i ever said what my opinion of gay marriage or abortion is, but i like your argument either way

but, most of America does have the same "imaginary" friend as Huckabee. It is just that that"imaginary" friend tells different groups different things

This has been fun but now its off to the bar


It has been fun indeed. Funny, I'm off to the same place. God or no god, I think we've discovered what brings all Americans together; beer.



posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 04:32 PM
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As far as my response to you originally and your reply, what if someone came to your door who you knew was an ex-con and asked for shelter in your home, what would you do?


Depends on the person, but I might tell them to buzz off.

Which is besides the point, I am pointing out the apparent Biblical view, not my own.

The bible condemns lack of compassion and inhospitality to strangers as grave sins repeatedly and consistently. They are themes that run through almost every major part of the document.

Homosexuality, on the other hand, is barely mentioned at all.



posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 04:34 PM
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memoir,

Have a Sam Adams for me!!!

What's more American than that? (and don't say 'Bud')...



posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 04:45 PM
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Our modern ideas about "gay" and "straight" didn't even exist them.
And most men that rape other males are not men that consider themselves "gay" even today.

What is clearly offensive to God in the passage is that his angels are sent to visit Lot dressed as travelers, and that the locals are so mean-spirited towards strangers and outsiders that they threaten to attack and rape them, not realizing they are the instruments of God.

The Bible is not at all vague about the reason why Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed, it is quite clear, as I pointed out. And is has nothing to do with some modern notion of what's "gay"...



posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 05:32 PM
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Mike Huckabee is just as big as a religious fanatic as he leaders of the Taliban were. While he might not be a terrorist, this is proof positive that he intends to impose his will, and beliefs upon the entire country.



posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 06:12 PM
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Reply to Bekker44 "So he can travel the country with his Jim Neighbors impersonation"....
Snort, cough, cough, snort ROFL!!!!. Bekker always cracks the hell out me.
Do we REALLY want another pres who has a red phone to God? I'm personally really morally sick over 150000k to 500000k dead people in a foreign land paying the price 'of a bad man'. Or was it the oil...hmmmm.
Sickness, and madness. Period.



posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 08:34 PM
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Thats it Im moving to mars screw this. I bet he was met with thunderous applause too. Hey while hes at it he should just make it illegal for women and african americans to vote or maybe round up all those homesexuals god hates so much and gas em. Hes an inch from all that. WE ARE SCREWED.



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 02:08 AM
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OMG this is insane beyond insane.

Bible thumping does not belong in world affairs.
what is this crap?
Separation of Church and state is the only way to go.



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 08:02 AM
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Yay, another fundie who thinks he's on a mission from God....sound like anyone we know? We've had 8 years of it, we're not going to take even 4 more.... Not like this guy really had a chance in hell anyhow....


Of course, our other choices aren't so hot either....



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 01:13 PM
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I haven't seen the whole speech, but I'm certain that Huckabee is speaking of a Constitutional amendment to define marriage and the family.

I do not support such an amedment, but doing so hardly makes Huckabee a nut.

We should all remember what it takes to amend the Constitution.

One man can't do it.

uspolitics.about.com...

en.wikipedia.org...


[edit on 2008/1/17 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Jan, 18 2008 @ 12:49 AM
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Next thing ya know we will hear about him being out in the backwoods with Chuck telling him to squeal like a pig while he's got squirrel frying away in his popcorn popper.

And every time I see him being interviewed I'm always wondering what the hell is he looking at.



posted on Jan, 18 2008 @ 01:02 AM
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I don't see a problem with church and state, as they should never be an issue, its church and law thats the problem.

If congress wants to have a prayer every session so be it, so long as its not LAW

The Constitution says Congress shall pas NO laws respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise of it..

meaning NO laws, For it or against it, none what so ever.

Meaning if a local community privately funds a monument on public property of the 10 commandments, even if a minority doesn't like it, NO law can be passed which bans it...

Nor can a law be passed to put it there....

Now if how the majority of that community decides it doesn't want it there they have a right to vote it out, as private citizens.

The Government is to have no role whatsoever in any religion the only role it has is to protect the peoples rights to practice whatever faith they chose without interference.


Changing our very simple system of law which essentially protects ones rights to Do, Say, Own, and believe whatever they want so long as they don't hurt anyone or violate another persons rights to do the same...

To fit ones religious ideology is WRONG as those are personal beliefs which have nothing to do with the protection of rights and doing so also violates our fundamental and birth right to Life, Liberty, And the pursuit of happiness.


I personally don't believe in many peoples personal practices but those are my personal beliefs, Who am I to force my personal beliefs on someone else through law?

just because I believe something doesn't make me right, and if they aren't hurting anyone, who cares what they do with their body on there property?

Who cares what they believe, who cares what I believe, If everyone would simply mind their own business things would be so much simpler...




[edit on 18-1-2008 by C0le]



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