McCain campaign endorses Palin’s claim that the Iraq war is a task ‘from God.’


The Muslims who ran airplanes into the twin towers were also fighting a religious war. There is no place for advocacy of war and violence by any faith.  Politicians who fight wars for religious reasons and claim God is on their side are not the ones we want running our country.

Discussion on reddit here.

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  1. anti mccain
  2. sarah palin
  3. 2008 election
  4. dogs of war
  5. religious war
  6. anti god

Comments


Seth says
BTW, this is not anti god ... this is anti misuse of God ... this is anti lieing about what you know about God ... this is about a politician trying to get an advantage with people by pandering to their religion.  This is about human behavior, not God's behavior ... that is unless you want to buy that Palin knows more about God's will than you do yourself.

Seth says
M 2008-09-09 17:29:40 10462
The nuances are to subtle for a liberal partisan.  She said essentially "not my will but God's will be done" in reference to going into battle.  Do what you do for a greater power beyond yourself. The Godless won't appreciate that.

Not necessary to call me names, it does not enhance your point.  "Not my will but God's will be done" is not much better than claiming God on your side ... still implies intentions for the will of God.  Politicians should not pander to faith ... apparently that is a preacher's preview.  The more they pander to faith based beliefs, the more our political body starts feeling like Islam.  I would think that Americans do not want that from their politicians ... we can see where it has lead the Muslim world.  Do we need to go down the same path? 

Mark de LA says
seth 2008-09-10 01:01:58 10462
M 2008-09-09 19:21:58 10462
The problem with dedicating oneself to God's will for people like the terrorists is that they never test their intent by the Golden Rule. A thorough understanding of the Golden Rule up and down the tree of life as well as at the same level can go a long way toward knowing that your actions are in accord; everything within that being permitted. I don't think lies & smears are any part of it.

Terrorists don't act out of some lack of religious practice - rather they act because they have been manipulated to their deeds by politicians.   Sliding down that slope started way back when the first politician started telling their constituents about God's will.  I'm very suspect of  religious messages from politicians. Some of the messages i hear from Palin make me very uneasy. 

Get over it! This country was founded by people who wanted to practice their religion freely! They did not want to nor did they hide it in the corner. The separation of church & state is mostly a recent obsession of the godless. 

Seth says
M 2008-09-09 19:21:58 10462
The problem with dedicating oneself to God's will for people like the terrorists is that they never test their intent by the Golden Rule. A thorough understanding of the Golden Rule up and down the tree of life as well as at the same level can go a long way toward knowing that your actions are in accord; everything within that being permitted. I don't think lies & smears are any part of it.

Terrorists don't act out of some lack of religious practice - rather they act because they have been manipulated to their deeds by politicians.   Sliding down that slope started way back when the first politician started telling their constituents about God's will.  I'm very suspect of  religious messages from politicians. Some of the messages i hear from Palin make me very uneasy. 

Mark de LA says

Declaration of Independence: ... We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

... sends a chill or a fear, eh?


Mark de LA says
source: ... There has been some hard-core journalistic malpractice on this one. The Associated Press ran this headline about a speech she gave at her church: "Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'"
In the story, they omit the first part of the sentence they're quoting along with the entire previous sentence for good measure.
Here are her actual words: "Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending them out on a task that is from God. That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan."
Palin is clearly praying that we're doing the right thing in Iraq, something sensible for an introspective woman of faith concerned about the lives of our troops to do. She's not saying that she just received a text message from heaven's BlackBerry ordering her to launch missiles. Sorry to disappoint you.
And for those of you who think politicians asking God for guidance is offensive, might I remind you of this famous politician's prayer:
 
"Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will." --Barack Obama

... of course the libs will continue to smear from fear, lie & cry!


Mark de LA says
Thanks, Abe for the clarification!


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