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In reference to letter writer Sharon Smith's comments about Sarah Palin's "religion and guns," she mentions it sounds Talibanish, so she thinks.

Well, guess what Ms. Smith, your thinking is warped. In fact, it is disappointing, and scary, to know that narrow-minded people with your views are allowed to vote.

You asked, "If Jesus were here, would he have a gun?"

I ask you, if Jesus were here, would he vote pro-choice and support gay marriage?

I'm with John McCain and Sarah Palin.ÂAs a Christian, I'm tired of sitting back and letting liberals run this country into the ground!

Tonya Stokes

Grovetown

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paladin5
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paladin5 10/02/08 - 01:40 am
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Tonya, I am a Christian too,

Tonya, I am a Christian too, but I believe Christ came in the flesh to save MANKIND, not to be a Political Activist. HE did not try to reform the Roman Government or even the Spiritual leaders at the time. He preached, He healed, and He pursued the Mission that His Father had ordanined him to do. He provided a way for each person to prepare for their eventual death and Eternal Life within the midst of Human Endeavor and the Prophecy that portrays the results of our Endeavors and Events.

The individual choices we make either as a person or a political group would be irrelevant, insignificant, and way beneath His Purpose on Earth. For those who believe Discernment beyond our daily and historical endeavors is a constant effort for mere mortals.

One Discernment is clear. He gives All of Us Free Will to choose our Paths. We were condemned to a Secular World; our individual choices are the basis for our consequences. So keep focused and look up if you believe, but consider how pathetic to put him in our Secular dilemmas, liberal or conservative.

carolinaboy
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carolinaboy 10/02/08 - 02:05 am
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paladin5, He came to tell the

paladin5, He came to tell the world the TRUTH!

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 10/02/08 - 05:18 am
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Here, here paladin....don't

Here, here paladin....don't you just love the way the fundamentalists just know what Jesus would do? Jesus had many opportunities to speak out against the Romans...he just said "give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's. Folks you will be judged for every one that you turn away from Christ by your words and actions. Conversion by attractions, not by fear or legislation.

pofwe
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pofwe 10/02/08 - 05:43 am
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Tonya, thank-you. Your letter

Tonya, thank-you. Your letter is "right-on." Smitty's talibanish word smithing is way off base from Sarah Palin's "religion and guns," stand. How these libs can stretch the truth with a clear conscience is "talibanish" in itself. 10-4?

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 10/02/08 - 05:48 am
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These people, if living in

These people, if living in previous ages, would be the leaders of the Inquisition, witch burnings, and would be saying the earth was the center of the universe and that the earth was flat. Don;t you all realize that God intentionally gave us free will? He could have create a world that didn't allow free will, but He gave us the opportunity to choose. I bet you'd all force you children to love you if you could. Conversion by attraction, folks, not by force or fear.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 10/02/08 - 06:13 am
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Boy, I need to proofread

Boy, I need to proofread better, lol.

randon
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randon 10/02/08 - 06:14 am
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Yesteday's polls show that

Yesteday's polls show that the women's vote is now going to Obama/Biden by about 15 percent, so this little shoot-from-the-hip selection by McCain has badly backfired. I just saw Palin's response to Katie Couric's question about the Supreme Court; it was painful to watch.

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KSL 10/02/08 - 06:31 am
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Well, I am a woman and I

Well, I am a woman and I won't be voting for Obama. But I do take issue with religion being brought into the campaign. I do take issue with the premise that it is Christian vs liberal. It's politics, pure and simple.

TechLover
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TechLover 10/02/08 - 06:36 am
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I'm glad you called what Paln

I'm glad you called what Paln did a "response" because it certainly wasn't an answer. She has answered very few questions. Of course they were hard questions like "What magazines have you read lately?" My wife who was not an Obama supporter and probably was not going to vote for him, has now changed her mind. She said she can't let Palin be VP. It also speaks to McCain. He didn't have the backbone to stand up to the far right in his party to pick who he wanted for VP, then he picks someone like this. It doesn't say much for his judgement.

TechLover
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TechLover 10/02/08 - 06:41 am
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There was just a news story

There was just a news story about 22 churches testing the IRS by telling their parishoners to vote for McCain. They say it's a freedom of speech issue and that they should be able to say whatever they want in the pulpit. They are. They should just all lose their tax exemptions.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 10/02/08 - 06:42 am
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His best choice would have

His best choice would have been Lieberman.

marandan
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marandan 10/02/08 - 06:53 am
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How is MCcain's choice of

How is MCcain's choice of Palin, any less of a good pick than the Dems pick of OBAMA? It seems that we are voting on style issues, than by their proven track record.

TechLover
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TechLover 10/02/08 - 06:54 am
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He wanted Lieberman. The far

He wanted Lieberman. The far right had a hissy fit. If McCain was such a maverick and as strong as he claims to be, hw would have stuck to his guns.

TechLover
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TechLover 10/02/08 - 06:57 am
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Obama is intelligent and

Obama is intelligent and articulate. He thinks through his answer instead of rambling about nonsense. He also at least answers the question.

shivas
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shivas 10/02/08 - 07:01 am
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Nonsense. Everyone knows

Nonsense. Everyone knows Jesus is a right-wing Republican who supported the bombing of civilian targets in Iraq, Lying to Americans to fight a war of oil, and the failure to provide health insurance to children.

marandan
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marandan 10/02/08 - 07:04 am
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So, Mccain and Palin are

So, Mccain and Palin are intelligent and articulate as well. They just aren't graduates of acting classes. But they are real people, with the countrys' best interests at heart.

pofwe
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pofwe 10/02/08 - 07:04 am
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Tech, say what? "at least

Tech, say what? "at least answers the question." Yeah, like "thats beyond my pay scale"? Unbelievable unless we believe what we want to believe.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 10/02/08 - 07:06 am
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Hey, He did say "The poor you

Hey, He did say "The poor you will always have with you", the Fundamentalists and Republicans(one in the same?) are just making sure that the Word is true.....

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 10/02/08 - 07:09 am
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Heck marandan, McCain barely

Heck marandan, McCain barely graduated at all! He was 894th in a class of 899.....

TechLover
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TechLover 10/02/08 - 07:20 am
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As I've posted before, the

As I've posted before, the question was "when does life begin?" (or something close). Not everyone agrees on that. Some believe at conception, some at viability. The Jewish faith believes it's at birth. A philosophical question. I'm sure if they'd asked what magazine he had read lately he could have answered it.(unlike someone who shall go nameless but her initials are SP)

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 10/02/08 - 07:27 am
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The hard core Obama

The hard core Obama supporters can't wait for America to be a crippled version of France.

TechLover
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TechLover 10/02/08 - 07:35 am
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And the fundamentalist hard

And the fundamentalist hard core right wing can't wait for America to be a Christian version of Iran.

pofwe
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pofwe 10/02/08 - 07:37 am
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Tech, say what? "at least

Tech, say what? "at least answers the question." Yeah, like "thats beyond my pay scale"? Unbelievable unless we believe what we want to believe, and we do.

TechLover
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TechLover 10/02/08 - 07:40 am
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Pof: Did Palin write that

Pof: Did Palin write that last post?

randon
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randon 10/02/08 - 07:42 am
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TL--It couldn't have been

TL--It couldn't have been Palin; even that made more sense than what she would have said.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 10/02/08 - 07:43 am
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Here's a list of some of the

Here's a list of some of the great accomplishments by religious fundamentalists: The Crusades, thousands of Middle Eastern Christians murdered; The Inquisition, thousands murdered for "heresy"; Salem witch trials, hundred burned at the stake;The Holocaust, MILLIONS of Jews murdered; and last but not least.....9/11, 3000+ killed for religious ideology. Now THAT is an impressive resume......

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 10/02/08 - 07:49 am
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The terror Palin sends

The terror Palin sends through the testicle free nethers of the left makes it clear they still don't how to deal with a smart, competent woman. They can't just "put her aside" like Obama did Hillary...to his chagrin.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 10/02/08 - 07:51 am
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pat....you're more qualified

pat....you're more qualified than Palin,and that's not saying a whole heck of a lot....

randon
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randon 10/02/08 - 07:54 am
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Smart, competent woman?

Smart, competent woman? Surely you aren't talking about Palin. Have you heard her? Have you been listening?

ZenoElia
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ZenoElia 10/02/08 - 07:55 am
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Obama's comment, "beyond my

Obama's comment, "beyond my pay scale" is one I would have made myself. I don't think I should pre-judge anyone who is faced with a life or death decision about them self or their unborn child. That said, I don't approve of killing babies. Obama could have said that but would have alienated his liberal followers, so he answered like a politician and deferred the important decisions like that to the 'higher authority', whom I believe he meant as God who has authority over us all. God said the life is in the blood. It's why blood is necessary to remove sin, and why the OT symbolizes the truth about why Christ should die to remove our sin. Since blood has life in it, then once conception occurs and the cells begin division, the life-blood of the mother begins to feed the growing organism we call the fetus/embryo. Thus, life began before conception in both parents, and actively reproduces itself via the blood already alive in the mother who carries the child, once conception has occurred. This POV is consistent with science. But personal irresponsibility and self-interests are what changes the individual's clear directive into the 'gray' area we now have.

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