MUSLIM Invocation Opened Republican Convention!

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  1. Carolyn Dee

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    If this not the right place to post this, please move it and if anyone has a news article to do with my angst, please post it. Thank you!
    Did anyone see the Muslim Imam open up the Republican convention on Monday night? He was a rather unsmiling person, very dry and spoke two quotes from the Koran, urging listeners to obey "God" (he did not say Allah).
    I was stunned (should not have been) at seeing such an affirmation of the so-called Culture War in my living room - here was a Muslim instead of a Christian praying for divine blessings! We are "supposed" to be a Christian nation. In times past, didn't the convention(s) open with a Christian invocation!?
    Even if the speaker had been Hindu, Buddhist or Other, my angst remains the same.
    Never bow the knee to the Muslim Allah :mad: .
    But pray that their eyes be opened to the God of the Bible. [​IMG]
     
  2. JGrubbs

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    Was that before or after the contemporary Christian musicians took the state? :rolleyes:
     
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    CD,

    I can't find anything that says the Republican party is a Christians-only club. While I'm at it, I can't find anything that says the US is a Christian only club. The day the US becomes a Cristian-only club is the day I leave the country.

    While you mentioned "Hindu, Buddhist or Other", I'm willing to bet dollars to donuts that you wouldn't be upset if a Jewish Rabbi had opened in a word of prayer.

    BTW, "Allah" is the Arab word for "God". That's how the Arabic OT and NT translate it.
     
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    I would like for you to be gone by the weekend, please. Nothing would please me more than for the U.S. to be 100% Christian. Today the U.S., tomorrow the world.
     
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    What's so surprising about that ? It's called politics , dear sister !

    If we had been bombing and killing Buddhists, you can be sure a Buddhist woulda been asked to do the convocation, just to show it's not about religion, y'know what I mean ?
     
  6. Carolyn Dee

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    Artimaeus - yes, I would like to see the U.S. 100% Christian too! If people object to that idea, then I must wonder how they would feel about a "100% Christian-heaven". [​IMG]
     
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    I think I accidentally sent this without adding my thoughts. So here it is: Any prayer to any God besides the real God, should upset us christians. They are really praying to satan.
     
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    I would like for you to be gone by the weekend, please. Nothing would please me more than for the U.S. to be 100% Christian. Today the U.S., tomorrow the world. </font>[/QUOTE]I'm with Artimaeus here. What a blessing it would be to see America, and all Americans, repent and turn to God! One nation under One God!

    Diane
     
  9. Alcott

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    Oh, you wouldn't qualify?
    Well, if not now, maybe you will have your chance to 'leave the country' in the future Kingdom, which will be Christian-only; everyone will believe in Christ
     
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    When we all get to heaven what a day of rejoiceing that wii be.When we all see Jesus , we'll sing and shout the victory.
    A Christian nation is more in line with what those who wrote our constitution had in mind than what we are now.
    When we pray we aught to be careful who we pray to.
     
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    Not only that I wonder what percentage of these muslim Americans who are military age have stepped up to the line.
     
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    But of course, it's certainly not going to affect the way anyone votes here, is it? Watch and see. Some Christian right wingers will find a way to justify it, and make it right, because George W. Bush was behind it.
     
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    One should not stand behind the man because he says he is a Christian. Anyone can claim to be that. You say "Christian Right Wingers" as if that is a bad thing, Rosell? Do you believe so?

    AVL1984
     
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    What's wrong with being a Christian right winger ?

    And maybe you can credit Christian right wingers with having their own brains and spunk instead of insinuating that they're GWBush puppets, or do you consider intelligent only those who think like you.
     
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    I moved this topic to the Politics Forum - Yes, I'm Back! With more RESOLVE than Ever to vote CP! This is yet another reason why!

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    A Muslim opened in prayer? Could it be that GW Bush is converting to Islam? I know that he now holds Ramadan celebrations in the White House, and said that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Maybe something big is in the works.
     
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    I didn't catch it...

    But, I heard on Christian Radio this morning on the way into work that Greg Laurie (Harvest Church in California) gave the invocation last night and basically used it to preach a sermon...

    Couldn't find a transcript, though...
     
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    Artimaeus, Carolyn Dee, Bro.Bill, Alcott and dianetavegia.

    The last (make that only) time a group of baptists established an all-christian country it went extremely wrong.
    http://www.informationblast.com/M%FCnster_Rebellion.html

    Still if you guys do decide to kick out everybody else my country will be happy to take in a substantial number of those Jews, you'll be exporting....
     
  19. KenH

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    I don't think Munster is a good parallel for the spread of the gospel by peaceful means(which is the only way it truly spreads).
     
  20. Johnv

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    Sure, we can INDIVIDUALLY be bothered. However, we COLLECTIVELY support religious liberty. That includes the right of people to worship as they please. There are those here who will say that Jews worship a false deity, or that Catholics worship a false deity, or that Mormins do, or that SDA's do, etc. Everyone is entitled to their own personal beliefs, whether or not anyone else agrees with their position. I certainly do. However, I also support the right of each individual in this country to worship as he/she sees fit, without duress from anyone else.
     

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