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Religion and Politics III: Foreign Policy.

Original post made by Tom Cushing, Danville, on Aug 31, 2011

Well, this may be a mercifully brief edition, as I’ve been basking in the green Sierra. My overheated synapses were gloriously sanctified in the restorative waters of Huntington Lake. In this late summer reverie, I feel like the psalmist…

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Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet
a resident of another community
on Aug 31, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Dear Editor and Tom,

There is a near-poet in Alamo named Alamo Ron that can use words and oxymorons ("Alamorons") to reflect thoughts back into commentary on this forum's exchanges. Alamo Ron looks at local thought and holds a mirror to commentary with cunning humor.

I celebrate that capability!

Together, you made your point more than asked any question. I was in Viet Nam for our Christian war against communism and saw the complete stupidity of that nonsense. I see current wars as a combination of empiralism in oil management and stupid efforts to control minority that takes Islam to extremes.

All doesn't matter today as we face another round of nonsense as USAmerican ignorance celebrates their crusade against other religions. Never mind it is all about the oil, "America" was attacked on 9/11 and we must respond with our military might against those not actually involve in this small group of criminals that actually did the mass murder.

Does that make sense?

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Posted by Dirk
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Well, when GWB was asked whether he talked to his father regarding his actions in Iraq, he replied that he consulted a higher father, so I suppose we may assume that he was doing God's work there.

There may be some good people who choose out of all the lessons that could be extracted from the Bible that of "love your brother", but I don't believe that they include many of our conspicuously religious politicians. For them, religion seems to be a tool for being elected more than a guide how to act in the world, although it appears that some of them do seem to feel it important to help Israel in order to assist God in bringing biblical prophecies about the final days to realization.

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Posted by Normal mainstream republican
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Amen. Sadly there are too many conspicuously religious politicans, even worse are the crusaders who want to elevate them. I don't vote for, or like anybody's religion in my government.
Allowing religion to influence the primary, will insure the reelection of Obama.

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Posted by Normal mainstream republican
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Our founder's wrote there is not to be any religious test for American Presidents. We've had many different religions thruout our history... Nixon was a QUAKER ! Romney's father didn't have a problem...he was reelected to THREE terms, as a popular mainstream Governor of Michigan, where Mitt was raised...not in Utah. Dems elected MORMON Harry Reid as their Senate big deal for Romney the father, or Harry Reid.... BUT, they never had to pass the gaunlet of today's new activist evangelicals !
TODAYS judgemental evangelicals, just had to show their true colors. This shows just how desperate Perry's team is, to stoop to playing the religion card. As the evangelicals have infiltrated the Republican party in recent years (starting when Rev Pat Robertson beat soon-be-president Papa Bush, in IOWA surprise there, they always pick the religious quaranteed losers,picked revivalist Huckabee in '08). they have attempted to manipulate the nomination process....thus driving many away, who want to stay republican. I do hope the mainstream 'indepependents' turn out for the primary, and pick the nominee....a winner ! Otherwise, Obama stays.