inquiringmind said... Just like here is America, many Jews and Arabs desire to use religious arguments to buttress political positions. It is as wrong there as it is here.
And as wrong for Western political cartoonists and atheists as well. “COEXISTENCE” makes for a catchy bumper-sticker sentiment, but it falls far short of making a substantive political statement. The concept is simplistic, impotent, and counterproductive in the face of jihad, genocide, and total war. Christian love alone has the power to transform tribalistic God-haters (both in the West, the Near-East, and beyond) into people who love their enemies.
What a ridiculous cartoon. If anything, it points to the Intern's self-absorbed persecution complex. While the he and his waterboys whine about his being “persecuted,” a major actual crisis of persecution escapes their notice.
Leave it to Intern loyalists to trip over one another rushing to defend their tepid Redeemer before any facts have been gathered. Predictably naive and hilarious. And leave it to Clay Bennett to shun geopolitical substance and portray this event as a simple example of someone’s insanity. Also predictably naïve and hilarious.
If the Intern only had his lack of trust among Republicans to worry about, his problems would be typical for a Democrat. However, most Independents and a growing number of Democrats no longer trust him or see him as fit to lead.
“53 percent of those polled said Obama is not honest or trustworthy. 56 percent of respondents said they did not admire Obama, disagreed with him on important issues and said he does not inspire confidence, while 53 percent said they do not see him as a strong and decisive leader.”
54 percent — said that Obama is incapable of leading the country and getting the job done.
Obama Is First As Worst President Since WWII
Some delicious irony for the aforementioned historically ignorant on this issue: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel06-2.html
(Don’t miss Thomas Jefferson’s “church” attendance practices around the time he wrote about the "wall of separation.")
After one uncivil offense, the likes of Con-man are barred from participating. Common sense almost always prevails. File a suit when it does not.
Were others disallowed? Not signing up or not showing up hardly constitutes being discriminated against. Must Christians be silenced until representatives of other faiths come forward to participate? The proportion of prayers offered by various religions will likely reflect demographic realities and other non-discriminitory factors. Why is this so shocking?
I stand corrected. Muslim prayers have not yet been offered there. However, Baha'i, Jewish, and Wiccan prayers have been given. No one was disallowed. No one was compelled to pray or asked to convert. My point stands. It is atheists who want to alter the Constitution and muzzle religious voices in the public square.
Justice Kennedy's majority opinion is illuminating.
The First Amendment requires no demographic quotas in order to publically acknowledge and thank God and to ask for His protection and guidance. Uncomfortable with this amendment & its historical interpretation? Then revoke or further amend it. Don't use court cases to impose your views on others.
Muslim prayers were offered at the city council meetings in question. No Christian complained. Only atheists.