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Finally decided it belonged here more than anywhere else; mods, if you want to move it that won't bother me.

This guy has gone absolutely, completely bonkers. To think that he actually was a 3 star general and served as national security adviser is a very frightening thought.



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that guy's been crazy for quite a while. I've been gabberflasted by things he's said quite often lately.
 

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Here's my guess. This is part of the Republican-Politician-Prison-Complex. Republican politicians, soldiers, corrupt or ignorant people do something that lands them in jail, then they quadruple down on it, on religion and craziness, and that gets them either elected or re-elected as Republicans. It's a revolving door. So I think it means he's going to run for office.
 

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This is probably more appropriate for the Church-State Separation forum.

Yes, he is bonkers, and obviously his beliefs about one religion for the country are in violation of the Constitution regarding freedom of religion. Some patriot, huh?

That said, why are we still clinging to the One Nation Under God crap (and In God We Trust or God Bless America for that matter) in the first place? Particularly as we grow more secular and atheistic every year? And what about the polytheists, who might prefer use of the term "Gods" rather than "God"?
 

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No idea whether Flynn is a True Nutter, or just playing the fools (though I lean towards nutter). Either way, this seems to happen a lot to those who are phobic about white Americans loosing their near domination of American politics as it slowly peaks of the future horizon. Their shrillness probably is getting worse as more Americans become more comfortable with being non-religious as well...
 

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If we have to have one religion, my vote is for Rastafarian. :) One nation under the influence of weed couldn't be worse than what we have now.;)

But, I agree that Flynn is nuts and potentially dangerous to democracy.
 

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Yes, he is bonkers, and obviously his beliefs about one religion for the country are in violation of the Constitution regarding freedom of religion. Some patriot, huh?

Your error isn't that you expect logical consistency, it's that you don't understand the logical inconsistency is about protecting power and that further it extends to all things conservative, not merely religion.
 

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He's pressing for his own damnation, when you consider his supposed faith affiliation, and what Jesus taught about lusting after political power. Even if they "win", they lose.
 

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It didn't used to say "one nation under god", just "one nation". If the "under god" part causes a problem then the logical conclusion is that it should be taken back out.
 

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That said, why are we still clinging to the One Nation Under God crap (and In God We Trust or God Bless America for that matter) in the first place? Particularly as we grow more secular and atheistic every year? And what about the polytheists, who might prefer use of the term "Gods" rather than "God"?
Depends on how they vote, I suspect.
 

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Theocracy, let’s get it over with!

But don’t forget. Jesus didn’t charge people for health care. Damn socialist!
 

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Let's put a bunch of different sects (baptist, catholic, evangelicals...) all in the same room, well armed, of course, and see if they can agree on the appropriate doctrine first. 😉
 

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Whatever people do on their free time and whatever their personal beliefs are is their business. I still can't wait to get my evangelical wife's take on this singular religion statement when I get home though.
 

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Theocracy, let’s get it over with!

But don’t forget. Jesus didn’t charge people for health care. Damn socialist!
He created the need, so no credit for free healthcare.
 

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Tell them to invoke state religion on a state by state basis. Start by asking the evangelicals in Utah if they are cool with that.
 

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Tell them to invoke state religion on a state by state basis. Start by asking the evangelicals in Utah if they are cool with that.
I shouldn't find that funny, but I do.
At this moment at least.

Full Disclosure: I've had a couple of glasses of cheap vino.

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Finally decided it belonged here more than anywhere else; mods, if you want to move it that won't bother me.

This guy has gone absolutely, completely bonkers. To think that he actually was a 3 star general and served as national security adviser is a very frightening thought.



Ruth

OK... Phase 1 trials:
Christianity has to pick their one true form before they make their entry into the ring
Phase 1, sprint 1: Narrowing the Baptists.
War between the following sects will choose the Baptist representative to enter the one true Christianity battle:

Phase 1, Sprint 2: Choose the winning Methodist
Battle will ensue among the Methodists to pick their representative to fight for the one true christianity:

Sprint 1 and 2 above will take approximately 100 years. Sprint 3 - Sprint 1,036 for the rest of the denominations another millenia...
This will leave us with 1,036 candidates for the representation of Christianity in the battle against all of the other non-christian religions.

.... Baptists... Fight!
 

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Finally decided it belonged here more than anywhere else; mods, if you want to move it that won't bother me.

This guy has gone absolutely, completely bonkers. To think that he actually was a 3 star general and served as national security adviser is a very frightening thought.



Ruth

OK... Phase 1 trials:
Christianity has to pick their one true form before they make their entry into the ring
Phase 1, sprint 1: Narrowing the Baptists.
War between the following sects will choose the Baptist representative to enter the one true Christianity battle:

Phase 1, Sprint 2: Choose the winning Methodist
Battle will ensue among the Methodists to pick their representative to fight for the one true christianity:

Sprint 1 and 2 above will take approximately 100 years. Sprint 3 - Sprint 1,036 for the rest of the denominations another millenia...
This will leave us with 1,036 candidates for the representation of Christianity in the battle against all of the other non-christian religions.

.... Baptists... Fight!


I looked for Westboro Baptist Church, but I didn't see it.

Do they go by another name, here in the Trump era? I don't think referring to the U.S. military as an army of fags would work so well nowadays, amongst TeaParty Republicans, but who knows?

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Finally decided it belonged here more than anywhere else; mods, if you want to move it that won't bother me.

This guy has gone absolutely, completely bonkers. To think that he actually was a 3 star general and served as national security adviser is a very frightening thought.



Ruth

OK... Phase 1 trials:
Christianity has to pick their one true form before they make their entry into the ring
Phase 1, sprint 1: Narrowing the Baptists.
War between the following sects will choose the Baptist representative to enter the one true Christianity battle:

Phase 1, Sprint 2: Choose the winning Methodist
Battle will ensue among the Methodists to pick their representative to fight for the one true christianity:

Sprint 1 and 2 above will take approximately 100 years. Sprint 3 - Sprint 1,036 for the rest of the denominations another millenia...
This will leave us with 1,036 candidates for the representation of Christianity in the battle against all of the other non-christian religions.

.... Baptists... Fight!


Why? Let every sect decide on their champion and have a battle royale. No need to winnow the field first.
 
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