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Sat May 29, 2021, 04:37 PM

The Bible Belt Be Like...

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Soph0571 May 2021 OP
NightWatcher May 2021 #1
alterfurz May 2021 #2
Retired Engineer Bob May 2021 #3
Deuxcents May 2021 #4
AverageOldGuy May 2021 #5

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 04:39 PM

1. It's not about the cells but about controlling women.

but yeah, they suck and are huge hypocrites and assholes

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 05:35 PM

2. "Pro-Life in the womb, Pro-Death 'til the tomb"

"The unborn" are a convenient group of people to advocate for. They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated, addicted, or the chronically poor; they don't resent your condescension or complain that you are not politically correct; unlike widows, they don't ask you to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don't need money, education, or childcare; unlike aliens, they don't bring all that racial, cultural, and religious baggage that you dislike; they allow you to feel good about yourself without any work at creating or maintaining relationships; and when they are born, you can forget about them, because they cease to be unborn. It's almost as if, by being born, they have died to you. You can love the unborn and advocate for them without substantially challenging your own wealth, power, or privilege, without re-imagining social structures, apologizing, or making reparations to anyone. They are, in short, the perfect people to love if you want to claim you love Jesus but actually dislike people who breathe.
Prisoners? Immigrants? The sick? The poor? Widows? Orphans? All the groups that are specifically mentioned in the Bible? They all get thrown under the bus for the unborn.
-- Dave Barnhart

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 05:42 PM

3. Not just controlling women

But controlling everyone. Convince folks that their miserable life is just temporary, follow the rules that keep us in power and you will have glorious salvation after your death.

Pretty good scam for the 1%.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 06:15 PM

4. They preach fear n waiting for the rapture

While this beautiful Earth is giving us food n wonders to explore. They preach the literal ďword of GodĒ and yet, itís not. Itís translated who knows how many times n thousands of years after the account. So.. Iím preaching to the choir here! But.. there are those that believe this stuff. And vote. Good grief🙀

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #4)

Sat May 29, 2021, 07:11 PM

5. Speaking of the rapture . . .

I live in a red, rural VA county, waterfront on the Chesapeake Bay. While I live modestly in a modest but well-built home, most of my neighbors have a LOT of money and they like to show it off. Most of the neighbors are big Trumpsters and a good number of them are biblethumpers.

One day a year or so ago, I was at a neighbor's home when he started in on me about the rapture and how I -- being a "Godless Democrat" -- would be left behind when he and the rest of the neighborhood would be taken up into Heaven. I agreed with him that, yes, I would be left behind.

Then I asked him, before he ascends to Heaven, could he leave on the kitchen counter the keys to his 3 Mercedes, his checkbook, and the passwords to his online bank account and stock brokerage accounts.

He was not amused.

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