Bush and the Purpose-Driven Life

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  1. ScottEmerson

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    According to Rick Warren on the 700 Club, President Bush and the majority of his staff are going through the Purpose-Driven Life together. I think that's wonderful, and I hope that the book will get him back on track. I think it is a good sign that any of our elected leaders are committed to learning more about their faith!

    (If this should be in the Politics forum, please move it there. I thought with the Warren discussion, it would be appropriate here.)
     
  2. Pennsylvania Jim

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    That's great. I hope it's not simply propoganda aimed at a certain segment of the voting public, like so many other things. If not, maybe they'll stop promoting homosexuality in government, lying us into bloody wars, and squandering the financial well-being of future generations through massive, out-of-control spending. But I'm not holding my breath.
     
  3. Dr. Bob

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    Every election year, the Republicans start rattling the cage of 1/3 of their party base - evangelical christians.

    Got the "under God" issue in the pledge. Can see that this might also be politically motivated.

    I would pray not. Just enough of a realist, though . . .
     
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    Dr.Bob,I think anything a poltician does is suspect, even if I do like Bush, mostly.
     
  5. Pennsylvania Jim

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    Yep, and like lap dogs we jettison our principles, insult our Saviour, and line up at the polls for the same Republican hacks who continue abortion on demand, promote the homosexual agenda, lie us into wars, and squander the treasure of future generations.

    Let's cut the excuses, folks. Republicans now hold the White House, Senate, and House. 3500 babies per day continue to be slaughtered and they do NOTHING. The PBA ban is a fraud designed to give them a cheap ticket to the pro-life vote with no political risk.

    The spending level of Bush and the Republicans would embarass the Democrats, were it possible. Makes the Clintons look conservative.

    On and on, practically every issue.

    Let's put a stop to it by voting for someone else for awhile.
     
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    Who? Nearly all liberals are staunch supporters of abortion and the homosexual agenda. There are some libertarians that sway more toward our issues but even those guys sometimes hold views that are in conflict with ours such as drug legalization issues. I don't support voting for some fringe candidate who has no chance of winning just because the forerunners may not completely fit into our molds of what the perfect candidates should be. I believe that attitude is in part why Clinton got elected in the first place. I believe that on another thread a poster alluded to the fact that change is not a dramatic process but mostly a long series of steps toawd a distant goal. The anti-abortion movement is a classic example. After all these years we are finally seeing a shift in public attitudes toward the issue and, although the war still rages on, I do not believe anti abortionists are as much on the defensive. The real problem is that Christians seem to shed their civic responsibility after stepping out of the voting booth and then complain when policies aren't going our way. We need to be active in that period between the elections to show the politicians the influence we have. And going back to the original arguement. For example in California, it would probably be easier to influence a moderate politician such as Arnold Scwarznagger to subscribe to your views than it would be to get the same results with a leftist fanatic like Gray Davis.
     
  7. Pennsylvania Jim

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    "...Well, friends, you can stay on the bus if you want to, but I'm getting off! The Republican Party is a fraud! It has become even more dangerous than the Democratic Party because it says one thing and does another. The Democratic Party robs you at gunpoint, while the Republican Party picks your pocket when your back is turned. Both of them are stealing us blind!

    To all of our pragmatic conservative "leaders" out there, keep cheerleading for the Republican charlatans, but you should at least be honest enough to tear out those great stories of David and Daniel from your Bibles. You do not really believe them, anyway. To Gary Bauer, thanks for telling the truth. To Christians and conservatives everywhere, how long will you ride this death trap of a bus? There is an omnipotent God that can deliver us, but He won't, not as long as we have given our hearts to the platitudinous promises of a prevaricating political party. Many of us say we trust God. It is now time to prove it! Get off the bus!"

    See the whole excellent piece here: http://covenantnews.com/baldwin020226.htm
     
  8. Forever settled in heaven

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    i missed the Warren discussion, but here's a link i thot was happily provocative:

    http://spindleworks.com/library/riddlebarger/denom.htm

    if the article's right, then Bush n Falwell's hyping this up isn't gonna be good for the East Coast. :(
     
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    Agreed, Dr. Bob and PA Jim.

    I was blind, but now I see.

    It's a pretty bad state American politics are in. :(

    How can I vote for a Democrat, knowing what their stated platform is?

    How can I vote for a Republican, knowing they are liars, trying to appeal to my "Evangelical Christianity" as well as the Muslim vote - speaking out of both sides of their mouths?

    How can I vote for a third party, knowing they won't have a chance?

    What a quandry. What a quandry. :(

    Where are the patriots? Where are the patriots? [​IMG]
     
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    At www.constitutionparty.org . [​IMG]

    If you don't vote for what you want, you won't get it. :cool:

    The Constitution Party is as close as a limited government Christian is going to get to a party for whom he will rarely, if ever, have to apologize for voting for its candidates.

    An acquaintance of mine is the current Arkansas chairman of the Constitution Party. You can hear about a 20 minute long interview of him at www.cparkansas.org . Just click on "Must hear radio!" in the center of the page.

    Another great audio treat is at www.constitutionparty.org/audio_archive.htm . Click on "Be a True American Hero: Vote your conscience and stand for what's right!" by Peg Luksik
     
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    Well, friends, you can stay on the bus if you want to, but I'm getting off! The Republican Party is a fraud! It has become even more dangerous than the Democratic Party because it says one thing and does another. The Democratic Party robs you at gunpoint, while the Republican Party picks your pocket when your back is turned. Both of them are stealing us blind! Well, Pennsyvania Jim,
    All I can think to add is, ALL politicians that are ALWAYS on the TV(even if they don't have a clue Sen Byrd), no matter how good they may seem they are hiding something, Any politician that actually tries to stand for something never gets anywhere because this country is too self centered and votes for the best commercial that the candidates put forth. Until all Christians actually, earnestly PRAY, this country's going to continue to go downhill. Think what you may(freedom of speech-in the usa anyway)With Bush in office, consider this a pause in our downhill slide until such a time as God removes him from office.
     
  12. Pennsylvania Jim

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    Carl, there are some good politicians worthy of the votes of Christians, even in the Republican Party.

    Bush is not a pause in the downhill slide. He endorses and practices nearly every policy that promotes the slide.
     
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    So, Ken, does that mean the Constitution Party gets your vote and NOT the Libertarian Party? :confused:
     

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