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13 comments

Hey, man (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#45246997)

If that's what it's going to take to spare us from those awful Evangelical Christians, then you know that's where we're headed.

Re:Hey, man (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 6 months ago | (#45249035)

Evangelical Christians aren't the problem, and they're not a symptom of the problem.

They're victims too, and being badly used by the Right.

Before this is done, mark my words, the tea party rank and file and the evangelicals and minorities and the left are going to find out how much they have in common and who the enemy really is. You're already seeing the financial elite running from the same tea party that they embraced a few years ago. When this is done, you will be making a choice.

What you think is a movement of "constitutional conservatives" is really just a symptom of what happens when the social contract is broken. "Heritage" becomes a watchword and then you see people start to really get hurt. And at first, the wrong people get hurt.

Re:Hey, man (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#45250475)

John Adams [wikiquote.org]:

While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of the world;
while she continues sincere, and incapable of insidious and impious policy, we shall have the strongest reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned us by Providence.
But should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations,
which assumes the language of justice and moderation, while it is practising iniquity and extravagance,
and displays in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candour, frankness, and sincerity,
while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world.
Because we have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion.
Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Oaths in this country are as yet universally considered as sacred obligations.
That which you have taken, and so solemnly repeated on that venerable ground, is an ample pledge of your sincerity and devotion to your country and its government.

I think Adams nails the need for a moral compass, while falling short of the "Christian nation" hokum.

Re:Hey, man (1)

Captain Splendid (673276) | about 6 months ago | (#45260477)

Shorter Smitty, ad fucking infinitum: Screw your talk about the here and now, here's some dead fart with a pithy rejoinder. Give of myself? Never!

Re:Hey, man (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#45264361)

Oh, come on, Fort Meade: you know darn good and well whom I've served. You're welcome.

Re:Hey, man (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 6 months ago | (#45265141)

...you know darn good and well whom I've served.

But do you??

Re:Hey, man (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#45267131)

Well, there is always the question of whether I know Christ enough, to which the answer under the sun must be 'no'.
My military record isn't too complicated, and the oath to support and defend the Constitution clear. Or are you going to go all damn_registrars [slashdot.org] on me, and tell me I don't know what my tongue is doing?

Re:Hey, man (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 6 months ago | (#45269231)

Or are you going to go all damn_registrars on me, and tell me I don't know what my tongue is doing?

Well, that is the part you play on Slashdot.

The Question is not whether you know Christ enough. It is whether you serve Christ or Empire. You cannot serve both...

Re:Hey, man (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#45274185)

Anyone telling you he knows Christ enough is having you on, or worse.

Re:Hey, man (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 6 months ago | (#45275809)

The question is irrelevant. The proper one is who you serve.

Re:Hey, man (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#45278319)

The question is highly relevant. No matter what your circumstance, you're only going to serve a finite amount of time on Earth. What you're doing here under the sun has major impact upon what comes after, as well as how you serve out the days of your vanity.

Re:Hey, man (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 6 months ago | (#45279001)

What you're doing here under the sun has major impact upon what comes after...

Yes, that's the belief... You can have a great season and still not make the playoffs.

Re:Hey, man (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 6 months ago | (#45262407)

Hey, man!
Oh leave me alone you know
Hey, man!
Oh Henry, get off the phone, I gotta
Hey, man!
I gotta straighten my face
This mellow thighed chick
Just put my spine out of place

Hey, man!
My schooldays insane
Hey, man!
My works down the drain

Hey, man!
Well she's a total blam-blam
She said she had to squeeze it
But she..and then she..

Oh don't lean on me man, cause you can't afford the ticket
I'm back from suffragette city
Oh don't lean on me man
Cause you 'int got time to check it
You know my suffragette city
Is outta sight...shes all right!

(Cue Mark Ronson).

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