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A baffling mystery that has troubled Americans since early November may finally have an answer; how did Obama, with so much opposition arrayed against him, manage to eke out the votes to win the election? Demographic data suggests Obama had the support of a previously ignored coalition. Continue Reading

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  1. DLL
    1 year ago

    Our country never lived under a communist regime before. It is going to soon. Just wait as we all get the government we deserve. Atheism is universal to the fascist dictatorships,socialist and communistic regimes. Freedom of religion is always suppressed under these regimes. History proves it time and time again. All religions suffer persecution under these regimes,Christians and Jews suffer the most. Atheistic regimes offer nothing much to believe in any which way,from a spiritual or a materialistic perspective. Atheistic regimes are about power,manipulation and domineering principals that do more in the end,to eliminate rather than enhance freedom. The times we are in are ones of severe persecutions for all people's today because the ultimate point of view is none at all,because all that is no good has become permissible and that which was universally accepted as good and moral is now called judgemental and mean spirited. No morals,no faith equals no love. No love equals lost freedom. Violence and hatred is what the atheistic regimes have historically achieved. Stalins Russia,Hitlers Germany,Suddam Hussains Iraq,Marxist regimes,look and see,where are they now? Gone? Or are they in form starting under American and European governments to be re established once again. Facts are a matter of what a person will accept to be acceptable and truth for themselves alone. What is right or wrong in the end is what infighting is about between various groups of organised individuals.

  2. John
    1 year ago

    The Liberal Media and Money ::that's what elected the president!!!!!

  3. judy claar
    1 year ago

    Bill Sr. and Joseph Rogers, I enjoyed your posts. Both were in my estimation, adult, and very well said. I agree wholeheartedly with you. Not just because I am Catholic. Because what you voiced is rational truth.

    @To my atheist friends whom God loves, I understand your plight. Ted Stossel also is an agnostic/atheist who wishes he could be a Christian. He desires to believe, but his conscience will not let him. He says, "According to the Rassmussen Poll, Christians are happier, live longer, marriages tend to last longer with fewer divorces, etc., Yes! he wishes he could Believe, but he cannot.
    To point out some atheists feeling unfairly treated, (which in my opinion, is totally ridiculous!), I refer you to a few nights ago, when the President of Atheists was on Bill O'riely, and the President of A. said they felt "left out" because they were not recognized and did not have Their Holiday. To which Bill replied, "Celebrate whatever you want". "Christmas is Christmas. It's a National Holiday. What do you want to celebrate?" He said, "The Winter Solstice." Bill said, "So celebrate the Winter Solstice."
    Really, the Winter Solstice is three days before Christmas Eve. One does not need a National day to celebrate it...it happens at night. I mean, you are going back to the Druids and before. We do not need their to be a National Holiday just to justify somebody's Ego/s. I am Catholic, and I can celebrate Winter Solstice. Or Summer Solstice. It just seemed immature to me. If you are talking witches and warlocks, well, that is not my pagan cup of tea. However, this is a Free country, and yes, you even can do that. How it makes one feel better, is not natural, I am sure. How much it deals in real Reality? To conclude, I understand that some of you are searching... start on a trek to prove the Bible wrong. If you stick with it, really stick with it, you will be found. Prayerful Blessings to All...

  4. Laurie
    1 year ago

    I was intrigued by the concluding statement - "If we desire to keep a Christian nation then we should redouble our efforts now before Obama's fifth column dictates the outcome of our political future."

    The United States has never, in any official sense, been a "Christian" nation. It is simply a nation where the predominant cultural expression of religious sentiment has been one or another of the multitude of often antagonistic Christian denominations and cults.

    As such, the U.S. is an outstanding example of a secular state being tolerant of religious attitudes and practices, no matter how backward and delusional they may be.

    Religious groups should thank their lucky stars that they are tolerated by the more enlightened, secular population, rather than pronounce their own quaint beliefs as "foundational" to the country's ideals and ethics.

  5. KarlVDH
    1 year ago

    Rose... honest question... if Obama supporters, Liberals and the like are "sheep," what does that make Conservatives? The wolves?

  6. Colin Walls
    1 year ago

    Incidentally a tranche of the 2011 census results for England and Wales have been published. As can be seen from this report - http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171776_290510.pdf the drop in religiosity over the last 10 years seems to have been substantial, from 72% reporting themselves as Christian in 2001 to just over 59% in 2011 and there has been a substantial increase in those with no religion, from around 15% to 25%.

    Of course this is only identity, if you want actual practice then you have to go to more detailed surveys, such as this one - http://ir2.flife.de/data/natcen-social-research/igb_html/index.php?bericht_id=1000001&index=&lang=ENG. It would seem that over half of those that identify as religious don't ever attend a service or meeting. And in a nod to this site, some 32% of those brought up as Catholic end up as no religion.

    So what has this to do with this article? Simply that it probably reflects what will probably happen in the States over the next few decades, just a little slower than it is happening in Europe.

  7. TheGreyPiper
    1 year ago

    No kidding, the Kos must be shuffling all their trolls this way. There's just too much rubbish to respond to, but then, that's what trolls do. What Ross Perot called "gorilla dust." More lies, distortions, and misrepresentations than in a half hour with ol' Tingles on PMSNBC.

    To address just one of the most egregious distortions, so - called "separation of Church and State": possibly one of the most abused quotes in history. If you are speaking of the Constitution, it is not in there. To correctly understand the intent of the First Amendment's clause that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" one must understand the context the Colonies were emerging from, where the Church of England was the official "established" church of the nation. The reigning monarch was (and is) the head of the Church of England. Bishops of the Church sit in Parliament, simply because they are bishops of the Church; and the monarch appoints those bishops. Church property is government property. (A number of other European countries also maintain established churches, and oddly enough, those are some of the countries our American liberals are most eager to hold up as examples for us.)

    This is the scenario which the 1st Am. was meant to prevent -- on the federal level. An interesting fact even less well known is that until after the Civil War, when the provisions of the Bill of Rights were FIRST considered as extending to all the several States -- a number of States did indeed have their own established churches! The American Episcopal Church (our own flavor of the Anglican Church) was the official Church of Virginia, and the Congregational Church was established in Massachusetts.

    "Or prohibit the free exercise thereof." The second half is sometimes dismissed by those who are overly enthusiastic about the first half. Freedom to practice your faith inside the four walls of your home is rubbish. That's no freedom at all. Driving religious expression from the public eye is tyranny and oppression, and those who advocate this know it.

    I'll close with a well-known quote from one of those Founders some people here seem terribly tentative and ambiguous about: in the sense that a handful of their quotations are trotted out eagerly, but most of the time they themselves are dismissed airily and sneeringly as those old dead white guys.

    John Adams: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

  8. Rose
    1 year ago

    Whoa! Atheists, Obama voters out in force in the comment section. I wonder who told these "sheeple " to direct their animosity and hate here?

  9. Truth
    1 year ago

    This article is written about "blame" approach instead of just writing down your thoughts and being truthful. Leave the "anti" thoughts out of your article and just say what you consider truth.

  10. EnoNomi
    1 year ago

    Liberals and members of the Christian Left, along with atheists and others, reject the Ayn Randian anti-Jesus message of the GOP and the Religious Right that says we, as a society, should abandon the poor and the sick and elderly. They criminalize poverty. There is no compassion in the GOP, no empathy for those less fortunate. Why save a child from abortion only to abandon it to poverty and a poor education? Why condemn individuals from forming loving unions. While the GOP claims to be the Christian Party, I find their actions to be anything but. They are the party of the self, the party of hate, and the party that is most unlike the message of Jesus.


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