Should politicians be allowed to write books on faith?



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pgd
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03 Feb 2011, 5:58 pm

Sen. Joseph Lieberman writing book about Sabbath
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110203/ap_ ... lieberman/
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Future Titles
How My Faith Became Stronger At The Clinton White House by Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky - co-authors
Why I Believe Torture (waterboarding) Is Good by George Bush, Jr. (saved Christian)
Why I Believe Torture (waterboarding) Is Bad by Barack Obama (saved Christian)
Why I Believe I Am Descended From The Sun God by the Emperor of Japan (unsaved, non-Christian)
Why I Believe The Roman Senate Will Declare Me A God by Julius Caesar (unsaved, non-Christian)
Why I Am A Saved Scientologist From Hollywood And Bound For Glory by Tom Cruise (actor, saved Scientologist)(faux future title)
Why I Am A Saved Protestant Christian by Ned Flanders - next door neighbor to Homer Simpson
How I Lost And Found My Faith By Reading Posts At WP (on the topic of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion) by Believer Anonymous
and so on...
Words: attempt at humor, humor, irony, satire, etc.



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03 Feb 2011, 5:59 pm

Sure. They're still free to express their faith.

I just wish that it'd be more of a determining factor of why NOT to vote for such a person.


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03 Feb 2011, 6:02 pm

skafather84 wrote:
Sure. They're still free to express their faith.

I just wish that it'd be more of a determining factor of why NOT to vote for such a person.


On the flipside, people could also argue that a good reason why one shouldn't vote for a liberal is because liberals believe in moral relativism and can't get it through their heads there is such thing as right and wrong.

You want to start persecuting people based on the fact they are religious and think there is no problem with that, then obviously you shouldn't be in office.



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03 Feb 2011, 9:13 pm

pgd wrote:
Sen. Joseph Lieberman writing book about Sabbath
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110203/ap_ ... lieberman/
---
Future Titles
How My Faith Became Stronger At The Clinton White House by Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky - co-authors
Why I Believe Torture (waterboarding) Is Good by George Bush, Jr. (saved Christian)
Why I Believe Torture (waterboarding) Is Bad by Barack Obama (saved Christian)
Why I Believe I Am Descended From The Sun God by the Emperor of Japan (unsaved, non-Christian)
Why I Believe The Roman Senate Will Declare Me A God by Julius Caesar (unsaved, non-Christian)
Why I Am A Saved Scientologist From Hollywood And Bound For Glory by Tom Cruise (actor, saved Scientologist)(faux future title)
Why I Am A Saved Protestant Christian by Ned Flanders - next door neighbor to Homer Simpson
How I Lost And Found My Faith By Reading Posts At WP (on the topic of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion) by Believer Anonymous
and so on...
Words: attempt at humor, humor, irony, satire, etc.


In a free country anyone can write a book on anything that it pleases him to write.

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03 Feb 2011, 9:29 pm

[quote="Inuyasha"]
On the flipside, people could also argue that a good reason why one shouldn't vote for a liberal is because liberals believe in moral relativism and can't get it through their heads there is such thing as right and wrong.
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Im just amazed that our country is not in worse shape than it is. The progressive movement has been going on since the early 1900's, if 100 years have passed and they still have not completely succeeded yet, they dont have their act together.

but see my signature below, i believe moral relativism/relativists will eventually utterly and totally destroy this country, only God Himself could do more damage.


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03 Feb 2011, 10:48 pm

I would be more concerned about the general population who would buy and read these kind of books than the politicians who write them.



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03 Feb 2011, 11:08 pm

As far as I am concerned, anybody can write a book about anything they want.

If they can find a publisher and people want to buy the book then good for them.

This is called free speech.



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03 Feb 2011, 11:11 pm

Why not? As long as they aren't actively trying to incorporate their religious beliefs into our laws, they aren't doing anything unconstitutional.


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04 Feb 2011, 12:13 am

they can write whatever they want



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04 Feb 2011, 10:32 am

Wombat wrote:
As far as I am concerned, anybody can write a book about anything they want.

If they can find a publisher and people want to buy the book then good for them.

This is called free speech.


More like free write.

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04 Feb 2011, 10:44 am

Inuyasha wrote:
On the flipside, people could also argue that a good reason why one shouldn't vote for a liberal is because liberals believe in moral relativism and can't get it through their heads there is such thing as right and wrong.



You talking about moral relativism is laughable....you the person who doesn't consider statutory rape to be "rape rape". :roll:


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04 Feb 2011, 11:31 am

TeaEarlGreyHot wrote:
Why not? As long as they aren't actively trying to incorporate their religious beliefs into our laws, they aren't doing anything unconstitutional.
but believe me if they could get away with it they would


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04 Feb 2011, 11:45 am

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Im just amazed that our country is not in worse shape than it is. The progressive movement has been going on since the early 1900's, if 100 years have passed and they still have not completely succeeded yet, they dont have their act together.

but see my signature below, i believe moral relativism/relativists will eventually utterly and totally destroy this country, only God Himself could do more damage.


Well it beats bloody religious morality; killing for apostasy and homosexuality, putting down women, and convincing half the world there is something inherently evil about sex. I'd take a million moral relativists before I'd watch Ireland absorb the cesspit of American Ethics.


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04 Feb 2011, 11:51 am

richardbenson wrote:
TeaEarlGreyHot wrote:
Why not? As long as they aren't actively trying to incorporate their religious beliefs into our laws, they aren't doing anything unconstitutional.
but believe me if they could get away with it they would


You mean like with abortion issues or faith based projects being given money or faith driven initiatives like abstinence only "sex ed" programs?


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04 Feb 2011, 11:56 am

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You mean like with abortion issues or faith based projects being given money or faith driven initiatives like abstinence only "sex ed" programs?


It's fine to be Religious and a Political, but the two always intermingle. Faith Schools should be shut,and unintelligent design should be pulled.


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