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  1. #1 Have The Republicans' Actions Lately Reminded Anyone Else Of A Certain Easter Story? 
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    ChoppinBroccoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) your Ignore list Fri May-06-11 01:24 AM
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    Have The Republicans' Actions Lately Reminded Anyone Else Of A Certain Easter Story?

    You've got Trump and the Birthers running around demanding to see birth certificates and college transcripts and pretty much anything else they can think of that would inconvenience Obama in any way (which, by the way, is a common tactic used by lawyers in order to pressure people into settling or dismissing their lawsuits--flood them with discovery requests and make them work SO hard just to give you the things you asked for that it's actually easier for them to just give up), and you've got Sarah Failin and the Deathers demanding to see pictures of Osama Bin Laden's body, and about 100 other right-wing A-holes demanding to see this and that and the other. I find it curious that this sort of thing is happening right around Eastertime, a time when the right-wing Bible-bashers SHOULD be remembering some of the things that are actually contained IN the Bible (as opposed to just waving their Bibles in people's faces).

    Anyone else remember the story of Doubting Thomas, who demanded to put his fingers through the holes in Jesus' hands and feet, and demanded to put his hand in the spear wound in Jesus' side before he'd believe it was actually Jesus? Hmmmmmm, let's think back to that story. Does the Bible (and by extension, the Christian religion) deal KINDLY with Doubting Thomas, and ENCOURAGE this kind of behavior? Hmmmmmmm.
    1. So, it's so hard are out of the range of expectations for this president to provide information that many presidents and presidential candidates have provided, some voluntarily, some after being asked.

    2. So now they are saying quite outright that Obama is god and we must take everything he says by faith, or else we aren't following the Bible.

    LOL And they wonder why they, and Obama are ridiculed.

    freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Fri May-06-11 01:27 AM
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    1. That was very good, my green kindred.
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    Anyone else remember the story of Doubting Thomas, who demanded to put his fingers through the holes in Jesus' hands and feet, and demanded to put his hand in the spear wound in Jesus' side before he'd believe it was actually Jesus? Hmmmmmm, let's think back to that story. Does the Bible (and by extension, the Christian religion) deal KINDLY with Doubting Thomas, and ENCOURAGE this kind of behavior? Hmmmmmmm.
    Actually the New Testament does not discourage questioning the reality of something. Christ answered Thomas after Thomas felt the wounds this way

    Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
    John 20:29

    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
    C. S. Lewis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol View Post
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    1. So, it's so hard are out of the range of expectations for this president to provide information that many presidents and presidential candidates have provided, some voluntarily, some after being asked.

    2. So now they are saying quite outright that Obama is god and we must take everything he says by faith, or else we aren't following the Bible.

    LOL And they wonder why they, and Obama are ridiculed.
    Simplistic thinking... Comparing doubts of Obamas BC to Thomas the Apostles doubts in our risen lord .
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    Don't you know that Obama is the risen lord?
    The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Don't you know that Obama is the risen lord?
    Not my risen lord and I suspect not yours either !
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    Jesus didn't browbeat Thomas and insist that he believe without proof, he offered to let Thomas do exactly what he had demanded. Jesus had nothing to hide and acted accordingly. Their analogy does not make the point they were hoping it would.
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    1. So, it's so hard are out of the range of expectations for this president to provide information that many presidents and presidential candidates have provided, some voluntarily, some after being asked.
    I'm not saying that he shouldn't, but which other Presidents have shown a birth certificate in the course of running for or remaining in office?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Don't you know that Obama is the risen lord?
    Good point, Obama isn't claiming to be a supernatural being, he's claiming to be an American citizen. But if Carol wants to put her hand in one of his holes, she's welcome to try. Anything is possible.
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    Jesus was a Muslim?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    I'm not saying that he shouldn't, but which other Presidents have shown a birth certificate in the course of running for or remaining in office?

    Every one who has been asked.
    I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
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