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    Quote Originally Posted by skipster View Post
    Spider,

    I understand that people may think about things differently. Strict literal interpretation of the Bible does not necessarily deny ALL scientific evidence. Maybe it would deny some scientific evidence, but we should remember that the Bible is full of literary allegories, allusions, and analogies. It was never meant to be taken by the letter on everything, and Huckabee has said that. Huckabee and his record as a governor have shown us that faith and government can peacefully and successfully coexist.

    But, if you don't people hwo profess their faith, use their faith to gain voters, or use literal interpretations of the Bible, you apparently don't like Barack Obama. As talked about on NBC's Meet the Press, Obama has distributed fliers to Kentucky churches telling them how he is a good Christian man who believes in not only sitting in church, but doing the work of God, which is a literal Bible interpretation.

    Remember th outcry in the media and by liberals when they thought there was a cross in the background of one of Huckabee's commercials? There was an enormous outcry about him pushing his faith on others, even though the commercial had NOTHING to do with faith and the perceived cross was just a bookshelf. Well, we see the hypocrisy from the media and from the liberals, because there is no outcry at all and Obama's fliers show him in church with a cross -- a real cross, not a bookshelf.

    So, if you don't think you can vote for someone who has used a literal interpretation of the Bible in his campaign, you certainly can not vote for Obama.
    If it is all about choices then he most certainly CAN vote for Obama if he so chooses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctc View Post
    I didn't see anything wrong with the joke. I didn't bust a gut either. It's no secret that Obama is anti- NRA and totally against citizens owning guns - almost as if he walks around in fear that someone will take a shot at him.
    Wow, your world is warped man.

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    Maybe if you used a PASSWORD it'd be easier to see where he was coming from.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke - 1984-2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer View Post
    Wow, your world is warped man.
    I was thinking the same thing. It's a different world for some. Still it's pretty insensitive to joke about a presidential candidate being shot.
    "All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." -- Abraham Lincoln

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    Default Re: Huckabee jokes about Obama being shot

    Quote Originally Posted by skipster View Post
    Spider,

    I understand that people may think about things differently. Strict literal interpretation of the Bible does not necessarily deny ALL scientific evidence. Maybe it would deny some scientific evidence, but we should remember that the Bible is full of literary allegories, allusions, and analogies. It was never meant to be taken by the letter on everything, and Huckabee has said that. Huckabee and his record as a governor have shown us that faith and government can peacefully and successfully coexist.
    I agree with that 100%, and if that's what Huckabee really believes, then I misjudged him. Again, I have no problem with a religious candidate, no matter what the religion, as long as he doesn't in any way allow his religious beliefs to influence his presidential decisions. I know that it's often hard to determine where pure morality ends and religion begins since they do overlap, but I will again offer an example of what I feel to be the difference:

    It's okay for an elected official to object to gay marriage because he feels that it is inherently immoral, like having sex with an animal, but it is not okay for an elected official to object to it because the Bible condemns homosexuality or because a particular religion calls it a sin.

    . . . and by the way, who said I was going to vote for Obama? I'm still undecided, and the choice of running mates will play a role in my decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctc View Post
    Spider,
    Declaring that there isn't scientific evidence that the earth is much younger and that there is scientific evidence saying that the earth is absolutely billions of years old is nonsense. I invite you to the world of scientific creationism. I read much from www.answersingenesis.com . May I suggest you go there and "search" for some interesting articles that might enlighten you.
    I have been watching some great pieces called "Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution" by Dr Jobe Martin. He is a dentist that was once an athiest and who was teaching evolution at Baylor Dental College in Dallas. He even was the dentist for one of the presidents. His evolution beliefs were brought into question by a couple of his students. He researched what they had to say and then began researching animals. As a result, he became a creationists and a Christian.
    Here's a link -
    http://bibleprobe.com/beetle.htm

    Hi, Coach,

    I'll tell you something about my faith. I have faith that the mainstream scientific community are seekers of truth, no matter where the evidence may lead. I have faith that they do not ignore or discard evidence that doesn't support the current accepted theories. I have faith that generally accepted scientific theories are based upon sound research and observation, not junk science. And I know that putting Doctor or Dentist in front of someone's name, or Ph.D. after it, does not necessarily enhance his or her credibility.

    In friendship,
    Spider
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    I agree with that 100%, and if that's what Huckabee really believes, then I misjudged him. Again, I have no problem with a religious candidate, no matter what the religion, as long as he doesn't in any way allow his religious beliefs to influence his presidential decisions. I know that it's often hard to determine where pure morality ends and religion begins since they do overlap, but I will again offer an example of what I feel to be the difference:

    It's okay for an elected official to object to gay marriage because he feels that it is inherently immoral, like having sex with an animal, but it is not okay for an elected official to object to it because the Bible condemns homosexuality or because a particular religion calls it a sin.

    . . . and by the way, who said I was going to vote for Obama? I'm still undecided, and the choice of running mates will play a role in my decision.

    I agree with you in theory, but I agree especially that it's difficult to seperate "pure morality" from religion. I know that for myself, my religious beliefs so strongly influence my moral beliefs that I don't think I could ever unravel the two, even if I wanted to. I do think that elected officials should try to consider the needs of others who do not share their faith (gay marriage being a good example).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    I imagine we'll start to hear quite a bit of balderdash from all the candidates.

    Huckabee is definitely an idiot.
    *chortle*

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    Hi, Coach,

    I'll tell you something about my faith. I have faith that the mainstream scientific community are seekers of truth, no matter where the evidence may lead. I have faith that they do not ignore or discard evidence that doesn't support the current accepted theories. I have faith that generally accepted scientific theories are based upon sound research and observation, not junk science. And I know that putting Doctor or Dentist in front of someone's name, or Ph.D. after it, does not necessarily enhance his or her credibility.

    In friendship,
    Spider

    Spider for the vast majority of this I heartily agree. However, I do believe there are those in the scientific community who have a predisposed notion about climate change and are totally opposed to open debate.

    (BTW... I really like your pics!)

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