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Wrong-headed thinking

October 23, 2013

Richard Saunders’ Letter to the Editor on Oct. 3, titled, “War on Christianity,” is typical wrong-headed Democratic thinkin....

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CMReeder

Oct-23-13 12:30 AM

You need to learn that being a Christian does not mean you are a republican.

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mikekerstetter

Oct-23-13 3:55 AM

CMReeder-"You need to learn that being a Christian does not mean you are a republican."

You need to realize that the writer didn't say you needed to be republican to be a Christian.

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sideliner

Oct-23-13 5:29 AM

This whole "I am more Christian than tho" argument is ridiculous, regardless of who started it.

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VinceKnauff

Oct-23-13 5:29 AM

What you need to learn, Chuck, is to become informed on topics that you choose to comment on. Brushing up on reading comprehension in order to become able to understand what is written wouldn't hurt either, Chuck.

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sideliner

Oct-23-13 5:30 AM

<<< excuse me... "thou"

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gavinf56

Oct-23-13 5:37 AM

What are some of the local charities for the poor and needy in the area which are not "faith based"?

The American Rescue Workers, The Salvation Army, Sojourners and others are faith based charities and many parishioners of the local places of worship donate their time, money, and goods to these charities to help the needy.

Is there an example of a local charity which is not faith based and which gets a large part of their donations from someplace other than local places of worship?

* Note: Government agencies and tax dollars do not count.

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MrShaman

Oct-23-13 6:11 AM

"If social programs were pared back to serve only the truly needy, no Republican would have a problem with them. Instead, Democrats are bankrupting our country to buy votes." - James D. Lewis

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I'd say our (present) "bankrupt"-status is (MORE) due to the insistence-upon/pursuit-OF those "phantom" WMDs.

When you consider what a "Christian really is", they ALWAYS manage to successfully-encourage War (as an option)...always HAVE!!!

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See:

Christian Atrocities | Victims of Christianity | Catholic Church Inquisition | Crusades

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MrShaman

Oct-23-13 6:18 AM

CMReeder-"You need to learn that being a Christian does not mean you are a republican."

You need to realize that the writer didn't say you needed to be republican to be a Christian." - mikekerstetter

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'Tis true...he "only" ALLUDED to that connection; typical of "christians"/"conservatives"/bigots, nationwide.

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MrShaman

Oct-23-13 6:21 AM

"What you need to learn, Chuck, is to become informed on topics that you choose to comment on. Brushing up on reading comprehension in order to become able to understand what is written wouldn't hurt either, Chuck." - VinceKnauff

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Gee...how "wordy"!!

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-23-13 6:32 AM

There are many non-Christians in both parties; the fields are ripe for harvest.

Christians from either party should be glad to share the gospel message with anyone from either party.

Some people don't believe in God and therefore places of eternal life or separation from God.

Some people believe that they will get to heaven because they were a "good person". They think they can help others, donate money to the poor, protest abortion, be kind, be baptized, or attend a certain denomination to qualify to enter heaven but God says that "For by grace you are saved through faith, not of yourself; it is a gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." -Eph 2:8-9

To be a Christian, you need to trust in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to pay the penalty of your sin; you must have faith in him. "God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son [Jesus] that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." -John 3:16

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-23-13 6:50 AM

There are Christians in both parties. Thier views on what a Christian is in re. to charity is what differs. Repubs. for the most part believe in giving a hand up.Provide the tools needed to become self sufficient, education, job training, life skills, as most poor would rather work and be independent.Dems. believe in giving a hand out with no motivation or help to become self sufficient. JMHO

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Darlin

Oct-23-13 7:36 AM

Excellent letter! Sadly Chucky and Shamwow will never understand the depth of Christianity. Their God that they worship is the Democratic party. Pathetic.

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spike2

Oct-23-13 8:05 AM

Does anyone have even one statistic? United Way, Favors Forward, among others are not based on any religious belief or disbelief.

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MrShaman

Oct-23-13 8:16 AM

"There are many non-Christians in both parties; the fields are ripe for harvest." - ToTEXASfromPA

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Ah, yes..."harvest".

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See:

Murder In The Bible

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gavinf56

Oct-23-13 8:16 AM

Spike, you are correct, United Way is not faith based. Interesting note, Roger Staubach a deeply devout Christian, is featured on their homepage.

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CMReeder

Oct-23-13 8:19 AM

You all need to reread the letter. He attacks Democrats as being not Christian and gives examples of how they are not. This means that he thinks Republicans are Christian and Democrats are not. He is NOT speaking to faith but to ideology, political conservative ideology.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-23-13 8:20 AM

This discussion was started by a liberal who tried to twist words to suit his purposes.

Much like the same way evil twists words to ensnare the unsuspecting.

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MrShaman

Oct-23-13 8:21 AM

"There are Christians in both parties. Thier views on what a Christian is in re. to charity is what differs. Repubs. for the most part believe in giving a hand up.Provide the tools needed to become self sufficient, education, job training, life skills..." - Tgrammiex4

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Yeah....we've noticed....

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See:

GOP VOWS ADDITIONAL CUTS AS DEMOS CRY, `HEARTLESS!'

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CMReeder

Oct-23-13 8:21 AM

"Excellent letter! Sadly Chucky and Shamwow will never understand the depth of Christianity. Their God that they worship is the Democratic party. Pathetic."

Really!

Well darlin you can not get your head out of conservative ideology to put a toe in the Christianity wading pool.

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gavinf56

Oct-23-13 8:21 AM

By and large, persons of faith tend to contribute more to charity because their places of worship present a portal in which to give that is not available or present for those who do not attend weekly services.

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CMReeder

Oct-23-13 8:22 AM

If anyone knows how to twist evil it is you Erik.

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MrShaman

Oct-23-13 8:26 AM

This discussion was started by a liberal who tried to twist words to suit his purposes.

Much like the same way evil twists words to ensnare the unsuspecting." - eriklatranyi

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Still a big fan o' those fairy-tale books, are you?

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gavinf56

Oct-23-13 8:32 AM

This letter is in response to a previous letter that stated "Conservatives" do not keep in line with the tenements of the Bible which they "preach".

I thought the letter yesterday wad a better response, but this one isn't bad.

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-23-13 8:49 AM

As long as we have an inept President and administration when it comes to creating jobs ( and i mean manuf. jobs, not part time Wally World & McDs min. wage jobs)or bringing them back to this country, there will be the overwhelming need for charity.Hopefully, the NEXT President will do a better job on that front, I don't care what party he/she is.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-23-13 9:30 AM

Liberals are burning crosses again.

Alan Grayson uses burning cross to compare Tea Party to KKK.

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