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Originally posted by randomname
a patriot can't be a Christian, because you can't serve God and the united states both. they're in conflict.
Here we go, yet another example of a religious group, UNsurprisingly the Christians, DEMANDING to be catered to. The city is under NO obligation to these people
Since, I don't believe Jesus/Yeshua was born on december 25th., I don't have a problem with this.Unfortunately,a lot of christians do celebrate Jesus/Yeshua's birthday on that pagan date.
A true patriot would protest the display of ANY and ALL religious displays in their government buildings.
I disagree with you ,I think that true patriots would be basically christians.
Do patriots wipe their behinds with the constitution?
Because forcing your religion into government is the most ANTI patriotic thing I can think of!
MamaBeth you inspired a new thread with this stance. www.abovetopsecret.com...
When Israel captured Jerusalem and the West Bank (not to mention Gaza, Sinai and the Golan Heights) in the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war, conservative Christians sensed that history had entered the latter days. L. Nelson Bell, the father-in-law of evangelist Billy Graham and editor of the influential journal Christianity Today, wrote in July 1967: “That for the first time in more than 2,000 years Jerusalem is now in the hands of the Jews gives the students of the Bible a thrill and a renewed faith in the accuracy and validity of the Bible.”
following the 1967 war, Israel gained an increased share of US foreign and military budgets, becoming the “western pillar” of the US strategic alliance against a Soviet incursion into the Middle East, particularly after the revolution in Iran took the country out of the US orbit. It is during this period that AIPAC and other pro-Israel organizations started shaping US foreign policy.
Fourth, the Roman Catholic Church and mainstream Protestant denominations began to develop a more balanced approach to the Middle East, bringing them closer to the international consensus on the Palestine question. Pro-Israel organizations interpreted this shift as being anti-Israeli and, in turn, began to court conservative Christians. Marc Tannenbaum of the American Jewish Committee captured this sentiment well when he told the Washington Post: “The evangelical community is the largest and fastest-growing bloc of pro-Jewish sentiment in this country.”
A surprising development, and arguably the lynchpin in forging the fundamentalist Christian-Zionist alliance, occurred in March 1977, when Carter inserted the clause “Palestinians deserve a right to their homeland” into a policy address. Immediately, the pro-Israel lobby and the Christian right responded with full-page ads in major US newspapers. Their text stated: “The time has come for evangelical Christians to affirm their belief in biblical prophecy and Israel’s divine right to the land.” The text concluded with a line that took direct aim at Carter’s statement: “We affirm as evangelicals our belief in the promised land to the Jewish people … We would view with grave concern any effort to carve out of the Jewish homeland another nation or political entity.”
"Let me say this as plainly as I can: by Aug. 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end."
a "senior administration official" acknowledged that the 50,000 U.S. troops remaining in Iraq beyond the deadline will have the same combat capabilities as the combat brigades that have been withdrawn.
We are currently drawing up plans to withdraw the remaining 50,000 troops soon, very soon, if you'll only elect me for another term.
My opponent has no plans drawn up to reduce that number anytime soon, and he........