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    @CultOfReason
    Religion and politics... totally separate.
    This has nothing to do with who should be President. Nothing.
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    @steve-chicago
    Agree, unless the person running for president plans on using his religious beliefs to inform his policies. Not saying Romney is doing that, but it is something that we should be vigilant of for any candidate, including Obama.
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    @CultOfReason Agreed. He has as much right to his beliefs, and Dawkins does to Atheism. But when a politician uses his personal religion as public policy, that is where I want to draw the line.
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    @Keyjo Yes it is. Christophobe- One with an irrational fear or hatred of Christians. Sometimes practiced by people who think they know everything. We fear what we do not agree...
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    @mimi57
    I noticed you got your definition from the "Urban Dictionary". But you left out the second definition from that same page. Probably an accidental oversight on your part, so, for completeness I will include it below:

    2. Christophobe
    An insult used by Christian fundamentalist extremists against anyone who disagrees with their twisted, hateful interpretation of scripture, and the homophobia, sexism and racism that it implies. Part of a greater sentiment among Christians that they are persecuted, despite the fact that Christianity is the most powerful and publicly accepted religion in this country, most government officials are Christian, including the President, as well as most notable figures in the media. Some funamentalist Christians want a world in which public schoolchildren are forced to pray to Jesus Christ, homosexuals are actively persecuted, non-Christians are second class citizens and women with unwanted pregnancies end up bleeding to death from self-administered abortions. Anyone opposed to this twisted fantasy of what would in actuallity be a hellish and depressing future is labeled a "Christiophobe."
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    Dawkins is the delusional fool here. He attacks Romney in regards to religion, yet 0bama is religious as well and not one mention of him. Dawkins is nothing more than a callous twit.
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    Actually he does mention Christianity, and Islam. Speaking of the Bible, and the Koran. But that isn't the point of what he's saying. He's pointing out that Mormonism is based off a Con Man.

    "Well, in spite of 140 years of silence, the records did surface. Rev. Wesley Walters discovered the documents in the basement of the Chenango County, New York, jailhouse at Norwich, N.Y. in 1971. The records, affidavits, and other data show conclusively that Joseph Smith was arrested, went to trial, was found guilty as an imposter in the Stowell matter of "glass-looking." It is not a matter of debate, opinion or religious preference. It is a proven historical fact"

    Google Glass-Looking, then google how Smith "founded" mormonism, and you will see why he's a fraud, as is the religion.
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    @ir0nw0lfe And your point? I wasn't suggesting he was. Simply explaining the point of the article. No different than Republicans bashing Obama for being "Muslim", well I guess it is different, because Obama's not a muslim. Though Romney does believe in Mormonism.
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    @ir0nw0lfe Which has nothing to do with the point of my post. I wasn't inferring anything. Just stating facts. So why pick my post to respond to with this? I don't believe Romney has the ability to lead this country, but it has little to do with his religious beliefs. It's more his flip flopping on issues, and his pitiful record as Governer that infers he lacks the ability to be a good President.
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    You forget, Mr. Dawkins, that the majority of Americans voted for a massively inexperienced hot air balloon in 2008. Mr. Romney is NOT running for pastor, as he's said on several occasions. He's running for President of the United States and has more leadership qualities and economic background to more than qualify him for president. So take your atheism and look in the mirror when you call someone a massively gullible fool.
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    After listening to the speeches by Hilary and Mr. Romney this morning regarding the murder of our ambassador and 2 others in Libya, I say Romney any time. His speech didn't cut any edges or try to coddle anyone's feelings, he just put it out there.
    Then comes obama with his feely touchy little speech. No one in any other country is afraid of us because they know obama hasn't got the guts to really do anything.
    Bring on the Mormon, at least he'll take action instead of sitting on his hands or playing golf or basketball or campaigning. Anything obama can do to keep him from facing reality.
    Romney isn't running for America's pastor, but he will make a good president. He is very sharp in finances and managing people.
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    @Bambi ...Absolutely! I cannot believe some of these reporters and pundits trying to make Romney appear to be in the wrong. Obama has no backbone for the USA.
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    I think being a community organizer and Diplomat is more important than having experience with private equity. Romney has shown that he isn't ready to handle real conversations about real global problems. He lacks diplomatic skills.
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    @BigD1391 ...Diplomacy hasn't worked so well with radicals, has it? Maybe it's time somebody stood up for America and let these violent and evil attackers know we aren't apologizing to enemies. You seem to forget that Mr Romney has years of leadership experience, including governing a state, running companies, and bringing our olympics out of the hole and into profit and pride.
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    @ACTSmom
    I applaud your rhetoric. But the position he takes is very dangerous. It's not about apologizing or not apologizing, it's about his mentality- and how he would approach diplomatic situations in which he could easily provoke unwanted blowback because of his adamancy.
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    If we are supposed to have separation of church and state then Romney's religion is irrelevant. There hasn't been a Christian president yet who forced his religion on the people. Secular humanism however has become the official religion of the US and it's proponents proudly disrespect Christainity. Romney will preserve and respect my freedom of religion and that is all I ask of him regarding this subject. I do not need Dawkins approval.
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    You should read up on why a morman should never be president. If he is a good morman his religion is relevant. A morman prophet had a vision from god that one day a morman would be president to avenge the us govt for their mistreatment of their prophet joesph smith. So if he is a good morman he will follow any thing the morman church leaders say was in their " new visions" the research I did on mormans shocked me. I googled why a morman should never be president, then found some articles from ex mormans explaining their holiest of secrets. They dont care about your religion or mine.
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    @Kajai A vote against Romney is a vote for Obama. Watch what Obama's cozy relationship with the muslims got the US this week. Romney's religion isn't going to get my family killed for being Christians.
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    @Realthinker. Pfft! Stay uninformed if u want but you should just google it and find out for yourself. You should really balance your info on both religions, mormans have a disturbing past also. Obama's religion is Christianity so your comparison is misguided.
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    @Kajai I seriously question Obama's veracity when it comes to his "religion". He has claimed to be a muslim on several occasions.
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    @Realthinker and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I personally don't believe the things I've seen about him being muslim. But why not inform yourself throughly with the other religion too? That is what baffles me. Romney should not just get a pass, look into it. I'm telling you it was shocking I promise it will make you think differently about how Romney's religion.
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    "I'm surprised this guy's ego doesn't have him thinking that he is a god". Generally that is precisely the problem.
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    @Realthinker Ironically, the Mormons are taught that they are becoming a god. Ergo, Dawkins has far more in common with the Mormons than he thought.
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    James 2

    24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

    26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
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    Careful, Mary. The quote Dawkins tweeted from Brigham Young is not in the Book of Mormon. That's like taking a quote from the Pope and saying it's from the Bible.
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    @PolitixMary - Good - I have been impressed by how you guys correct things quickly when someone points them out.
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    The only any religion can sustain it's self is the dedication of 'Massively Gullible Fools'. Religion is a form of insanity that afflicts about 90% of humanity. The only salvation is most of those who accept mythology as fact don't allow it to rule their public life.
    So yes I agree with Dawkins but the criticism apply to all religions, just the details of the insanity are different.
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    Hmm. Let’s see. Richard Dawkins alleges that he proves that there is no God. And in doing so sets himself up as the most intelligent being in the universe. Curious.

    It appears that Dawkins is a self-diluting narcissist with delusions of grandeur.
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    Here's the problem with Dawkins' argument: Since virtually every President has been of the Christian faith, that means according to Dawkins they have ALL been gullible fools, including Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln. Dawkins also chooses to believe that Obama is an atheist, because he likes him, despite absolutely no evidence to support this claim. Isn't that exactly the kind of illogic he castigates among the faithful and claims to be superior to?

    I am not a Christian or a Mormon. Like Dawkins, I could spend my days criticizing those faiths and the people who hold them, in an effort to feel better about myself by sneering at others. But unlike Dawkins, I'm a grown-up.
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    @Capt_Morgan02
    Well, his atheism is merely a position of disbelief based on a lack of empirical evidence. It is in no way a statement of truth, so I see that as a kind of straw argument. His facts on Mormonism are verifiable if you are so inclined to research it, so no need for the parenthetical.
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    .....this guy is a real nut-job!! atheist, obama juice drinker...who wants more socialism,...less-god,, and god forbid, honesty!!
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    Richard Dawkins is one of the most visible, verbal and condemning of Christianity. Why does he or anyone think he's qualified to say anything about whose faith should keep them from being elected? He has no grounds to stand on except his enormous ego.
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    I don't agree with anything this idiot says. In fact, I have learned that any position this idiot takes, I would be most happy to take the opposite. Moreover, the fact that he supports Obama is enough said about that hateful moron.
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    No, Dawkins was born in Kenya...Interesting. He's getting old and
    will no doubt find out fairly soon "IF" there is indeed a God or not.
    Seeing as atheists don't believe we have souls, I think he may be
    surprised. He may just find that it is him who is the" Gullible Fool".

    In his 1986 book The Blind Watchmaker, Dawkins writes; "I have
    no explanation for complex biological design. All I know is God
    isn't a good explanation, so we must wait and hope somebody comes up eith a better one." Sounds like a confused fool to me.

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    No, sounds like an honest person who admits the limitations of his knowledge and doesn't need to make up explanations to fill a gap in knowledge without regard to actual, verifiable evidence.
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    @CultOfReason Yeah, sounds like a real big gap to me... There are many things I cannot "prove". Christians believe in faith, and Faith requires no proof... my dad was atheist, I know
    what they don't believe. However, this is about choosing a
    president, and has nothing to do with atheism.
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    @mimi57 siad: "However, this is about choosing a president, and has nothing to do with atheism. "

    I can agree with that, as long as religion is kept out of policy and decision making.
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    If Richard Dawkins is an atheist then how does he have the right to say Romneys beliefs are a fraud. I guess being a Muslim is better. I can remember when President Kennedy was running for office. The cry then was "Oh, my gosh, he's a catholic."
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    Not at all. The only Gullible fool is Dawkins. He too will bow at the feet of the Jesus Christ. So he is indeed gullible. Don't believe it, really do not care. Truth is what I believe in, take or leave it.
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    Who bow at Jesus feet? Why not Mohammed, or Zeus? Why would you bow at anyone's feet? Bowing is the desire of men. Religious people are so amusing. They ignore science until their prescriptions run out.
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    @Buzzfriendly Meh Meh Meh. Don't like it. Don't really care. Go back to what you were doing. Hope you find that funny.
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    @Buzzfriendly No need to defend the truth my friend. It does not need me to defend it to you are anyone else. My faith does not require it. Nothing more I can add. Enjoy
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    This sounds more like a threat than a reminder. Maybe you should remember that this is America, where we don't kill people for their beliefs or lack thereof and where each of us have Constitutional rights that allows just that.
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    From what I've read about O'Hair (correct spelling), she and her son and granddaughter were murdered by a nut job who used to work for them. It was about kidnapping and murder, with half a million dollars in gold coins involved. She and her family were apparently not murdered because of their atheism.
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