Best
248 Comments
Post
  • #128
    !
    @kamikat65 Oh I did not know you were the Lord. I did not know you had the ability to search someone's heart. God, you being all powerful and all, I thought you would have come up with a better screen name.
  • #129
    !
    @Waynestew Can't you give me a break, besides I didn't mean anything wrong with what I posted. I was just stating what he admitted to! Also if you were a Christian, you wouldn't hassle people like you just did to me! I guess maybe you are young and haven't grown up yet, I forgive you!:)
  • #130
    !
    @Denizen_Kate I swear if I were not already a believer these "so-called Christians" would not be able to convince me. These Christians are some of the most judgmental people on the planet. I wonder sometimes if they are reading the same Bible as I.0
  • R Load more replies

  • #29
    !
    God have no place in politics..history has shown us, since in the biblical days that the same politician we choose- thinking of good thoughts are the same politician that curpt the world more.
  • #34
    !
    @marine1 are you talking about atheist or the media? If I ever had to testify in court, I would not say "so help me god" I am not sure, but I think they removed that at least as far as TV court dramas say. people intent on lying on the stand have no qualms about lying whether it's on a bible or a blank book.
    I find it disturbing that the Congressional house has a chaplain and they pray before most sessions including the fiscal cliff bill. I am an atheist who was religious at one point before I went to college. I don't believe in trying to convert people to my way of viewing things and I certainly don't want people trying to convert me. I believe in separation of church and state and believed that when I was religious and still believe it as an atheist. a true irony in life is that atheist usually do not try to convince people that there is no god yet religious people are constantly trying to convince people there is a God most likely because their faith is nothing but a feeling. The hypocrisy is blaring.
  • R Load more replies

  • #30
    !
    As pointed out in an earlier post, "So Help Me God" is optional. President Obama has stated numerous times that he is a Christian. He is making an oath to our country and God. He actually used two Bibles of noteworthy men to be sworn in on. To a Christian, you can give no higher oath! To me those things he did mean a lot'. I am not a Democrat, but am a Christian and these things give me greater faith in him to do what is right.
  • #239
    !
    @Denizen_Kate
    Thank you. I think that deciding to be an atheist is deeply personal and that person should be respected in their choice. Just like I would want to be respected in my choice to be a Christian.
  • #8
    !
    Let's see.....the country's in a painful freefall, and "God" allegedly controls everything (including Mr. Obama). Therefore, blaming Mr. Obama (or anyone else) for the downward spiral is quite misplaced. This would explain why intercessory prayer has no effect, too.
  • #15
    !
    God controls only those who are obedient to His Commandments. That does not include Obama and the majority of the liberals.
  • #25
    !
    @Realthinker Congratulations! Not only have you totally rewritten the "christian" mythos in two (2) sentences, you've given every theist of that stripe ample cause to find something else to worship.
  • #40
    !
    @mudzangandoro Precisely my point, thank you. God controls only those individuals who give Him permission to do so. That IS "freewill".
  • R Load more replies

  • #112
    !
    This has no business as part of our government, it's optional and that's fine but it should not be part of ANY required government oath or pledge. Our nation has no religion and it's going to stay that way. If you want a government based on a religious book and adheres to it's law then move to Iran and stay there.
  • #85
    !
    Neither "yes, it should" nor "no, it shouldn't" quite fit the bill, so I answered "mixed feelings" - though they aren't mixed at all. It is optional, up to the person taking the oath. If an athiest is elected president, he or she will have the option to decide whether to include it or not. I will not be bothered if it is left out.

    Now, I suspect that a great many Christians will object if it IS left out... so I suppose the athiests have an equal right to object to it being there. Nice to see our freedom of speech in use.
  • #78
    !
    I can not understand how we as a Nation have come to this point. The President making this statement will not convert anyone. Those who hate Christians like the looney left ,Hollywierd,college proffessors, gay people And others will not all of a sudden come away with a different view after he makes the statement. It is just another attempt to change the way this country was founded and to remove God from all parts of public life so that people can feel better about there own sins and mistakes.
  • #66
    !
    The comment is irrelevant. If anyone actually thinks swearing to God holds that person responsible for telling the truth or holding themselves to an oath, they are stupid. Period.
    People have taken the oath and lied. People have taken the oath and not done what they said they would. Guess that pretty much clears up how relevant it is. Next subject?
  • #185
    !
    I'm asking everyone to see a documentary Movie (now on Netflix) called "The House I live in". THIS is exactly what I've been trying to get both left and right to understand about what is going on in America.
  • #61
    !
    It's estimated that nearly 200,000 people will attend the second coming of Hussein tomorrow.

    Fortunately, only 3 will miss work.
  • #35
    !
    While I myself am not religious, this country was founded on religious values and they are even written right into the constitution. The act of swearing to god signifies that above all else he must still be answerable to someone. I may not understand it, but I respect it.
  • #4
    !
    How many people knew it was optional? Of course he requested it. If it hadn't been included he would have been at the center of an even bigger controversy than having the REAL ceremony be private.
  • #244
    !
    I have mixed feelings here. I think a more appropriate oath would be: "May I be hanged, drawn and disemboweled if I betray ethical Cannons and Codes of Conduct; if I ever use my office for private gain or for the private gains of my friends and supporters; if I ever put my Party's and/or supporters' interests ahead of The People of the United States; if I plunge our country into military action just to take attention off a personal developing scandal; if I ever cheat on my wife or husband (depending on the gender of the President), especially on government time and on government property, etc." You get the drift.
  • R Load more comments...
Post