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Mon Oct 24, 2016, 09:07 AM

How *some* Xtians justify supporting Drumpf

Last night, I received a forwarded email from a friend in another state, outlining how Xtians should feel OK with voting for the worst-ever candidate for POTUS.

It opens with a feeble joke about a flooding victim, stranded on his rooftop, who turns away three rescue attempts -- via rowboat -- because he's waiting for "God." The punchline is the guy dies and meets his god in heaven who tells him "But I sent three rowboats to you!"

Here are some of the justifications the writer made for voting for the mangled-apricot hellbeast:
Maybe God is trying to tell us something important--that now is not the time for a "nice Christian guy" or a "gentleman" or a typical Republican powder puff. Maybe now is the time for a natural born killer, a ruthless fighter, a warrior. Because right about now we need a miracle, or America is finished.


No, the image that comes to my mind is a large predator, such as hungry alligator or perhaps even a great white shark, rescuing the hapless soul on the rooftop to fill its own belly.

The argument continues:

Or do you want another Mitt Romney, Bob Dole, John McCain, Gerald Ford or Paul Ryan? Did any of them win? Did they lead the GOP to "the promised land?" Did they change the direction of America ? No, because if you don't win, you have no say.

And with one last breath, maybe what we need to save us at the last second, is someone different. Someone you haven't ever experienced before-- because you weren't raised in rough and tumble New York where nothing good gets accomplished unless you're combative, aggressive, outrageous, on offense at all times, and maybe just a tad arrogant too.

Someone with a personality you've never seen on stage at your church. Maybe, just maybe, being a nice gentlemanly Christian would not beat Hillary and her billion dollars, and her best friends in the media who will unleash the dogs of hell upon the GOP nominee.

I guess you think God is only nice and gentlemanly. Really? Then you've missed the whole point of the Bible. When necessary, God is pretty tough. When necessary, God strikes with pain, death and destruction. When necessary, God inflicts vengeance.

Maybe you think God couldn't possibly be associated with someone like Trump. Trump is too vicious, rude and crude.


When I spent three weeks working in the hot zone in lower Manhattan 15 years ago, those of us responding to the attacks on 9/11 did manage to accomplish a lot of good work without a lot of "combative, aggressive, outrageous, offensive or arrogant behavior."

And I'll admit, it's been a few decades since I read or even cracked-open a bible, but I seem to recall all the vengeance was crammed into the old testament. The whole tone of the book changed in the new testament; you know, the Beatitudes, Sermon on the Mount, that sort of stuff. No?


Here's the conclusion:
I believe Trump is our miracle. I believe Trump is our rowboat. Except he's more like a battleship!

No one is saying Trump is perfect. No one is saying Trump is a perfect conservative. But he is a patriot. He is a warrior. He is a capitalist. He is the right man, at the right time. Yes, he's a bit rude and crude and offensive. But that may make him the perfect warrior to save America , American exceptionalism, capitalism and Judeo-Christian values. The choice should be easy for Christians.

It's Trump...or it's the end of the American dream.


"Battleship"? -- Well the abbreviation matches what we've seen over the past 15 months;
"Patriot" -- defined as someone who avoids the draft via four student deferments, and when those ran out, he got a note from his doctor about a bone-spur on his foot;
"Warrior" -- someone who insults Sen. McCain, stiffs veterans of money donated by others (until he gets caught); sacrificed nothing and no one; would start a shooting war over a perceived slight; and idolized the ex-KGB official who invaded Ukraine, is currently committing mass murder of civilians in Syria, and wants Drumpf to abolish NATO so that he can invade individual European countries with no significant resistance. Yeah, some warrior!
"A bit rude, crude and offensive" -- only to people of color, women, Muslims, LGBT citizens, immigrants, anyone who disagrees with him, and just about everybody else Drumpf defines as "losers," including the author of this bit of skreed
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I'm with Hillary on this one!

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Reply How *some* Xtians justify supporting Drumpf (Original post)
Fritz Walter Oct 2016 OP
Emilybemily Oct 2016 #1
bulloney Oct 2016 #9
el_bryanto Oct 2016 #10
sarae Oct 2016 #2
world wide wally Oct 2016 #3
Xipe Totec Oct 2016 #4
Zing Zing Zingbah Oct 2016 #7
Zorro Oct 2016 #5
Zing Zing Zingbah Oct 2016 #6
salin Oct 2016 #8
GOLGO 13 Oct 2016 #11
Nitram Oct 2016 #12
maryellen99 Oct 2016 #16
Nitram Oct 2016 #21
maryellen99 Oct 2016 #22
Initech Oct 2016 #13
packman Oct 2016 #14
3catwoman3 Oct 2016 #17
packman Oct 2016 #20
sinkingfeeling Oct 2016 #15
Donkees Oct 2016 #18
3catwoman3 Oct 2016 #19
Act_of_Reparation Oct 2016 #23

Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 09:23 AM

1. That is sickening and sick

These people tie themselves into knots to defend their support for this despicable unAmerican, unChristian, bigoted, violent, immoral and criminal asshole.

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Response to Emilybemily (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:05 AM

9. The local Catholics are hitching their wagons to Trump because his party is "pro life."

To anyone who believes that Trump would not terminate a pregnancy that brings an inconvenience to his life, I have some Sahara swampland to sell you.

He was actually pro-choice before this election. I have a bridge to sell to anyone who believes that Trump is really "pro-life."

But, this is how the die-hard conservatives can rationalize voting for Trump. For the past several elections, they preached and wrote LTTEs in the local newspapers stating that Bill Clinton is not fit to be POTUS because he's a womanizer and a draft dodger.

So, in 2016, these same people are voting for Trump.

They said John Kerry is not fit to be POTUS because he's a flip-flopper and he showed disrespect for our men and women in uniform disparaging the U.S. operations in SE Asia.

In 2016, these same people are voting for Trump.

In 2008, they said Obama is not qualified for POTUS due to his lack of government leadership experience.

In 2016, these same people are voting for Trump.

I've expressed this dozens of times on this site - These people would vote for Hitler/Mussolini if they were on the Republican Presidential ticket, even if the Democrats had Jesus Christ & St. Peter on their ticket.

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Response to bulloney (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:08 AM

10. I think Trump is pretty clearly "pro-trump"

People who support him are more or less "pro-winning." It does sort of fit; they have spent so much time dehumanizing everybody who isn't them, that even a guy like Trump who should be anathema to them is preferable to losing (not that Trump will win, but . . . but they believe otherwise).

Bryant

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 09:31 AM

2. lol! That's one complicated pretzel the author is trying

to tie himself into...

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 09:35 AM

3. Judeo--Christian values?

Like "Thou shalt not lie"? (Just for starters)
Bearing false witness? Coveting thy neighbors property? Capitalism?
You get the drift. Some people just want to make up an 11th commandment that says "thou musteth be a Republican"

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 09:37 AM

4. If they want a natural born killer, a ruthless fighter, a warrior, Lucifer is always available. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 09:48 AM

7. LOL!

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 09:37 AM

5. A vote for Trump is a vote for Armageddon

That's what they want, so that's what they should run with.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 09:47 AM

6. These people are crazy

Every so often they start thinking rationally and start doubting their choice to support Trump and that's when they make up fairy tales so they can justify continuing to support Trump. Maybe they should start listening to that small part of their brain that is rational and realistic because it is trying to save them. They ignore their own instincts and that's messed up.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 09:50 AM

8. what a nightmare.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:11 AM

11. Cross-Humpers desperately crave to be told what to believe in.

They will jump through any required mental gymnastics (easy for them) to get them to "justify" following such a loathsome creature like TRUMP.

Their temples of hate have indoctrinated them into already accept any devil with an (R) in front of their name. Especially one that openly hates non-whites. They eat that up like a fat kid in a candy store.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:14 AM

12. This OP has gone a long way towards answering the question how Xians could support Dump.

It's the women who support Dump that I find the hardest to understand. Could there be some self-hate involved, some notion that men are actually superior to women? The Old Testament, that conservatives clearly prefer over the New, certainly seems to suggest that is the case.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:31 AM

16. Yes...they believe women should be submissive to their husbands

Funny though how on one hand they blast Hillary for staying with Bill but on the other hand they cheer Anna Duggar for staying with Josh Duggar who is an untreated child molester.

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Response to maryellen99 (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 11:45 AM

21. One could never accuse the wing nuts of being consistent.

Probably one reason why they forgive Trump for lying about not saying stuff that is available on video all over the internet. That and attention spans measured in nanoseconds.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #21)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 12:34 PM

22. Yep nt

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:25 AM

13. Vote for Trump or we're all going to die tonight! Ahhhhhhh!!!!

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:26 AM

14. In that story about the rowboat

Donald is the flood, the American people are on the roof and Hillary is the rowboat.

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Response to packman (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:45 AM

17. And, it is looking as if we are going to be...

...smart enough to get in the boat.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 11:37 AM

20. And even the Bernie people are getting in the boat

(Sorry, the devil made me do it)

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:27 AM

15. To summarize: just forget everything Jesus ever said. Trump's the

new Messiah.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:48 AM

18. Just another example of ego impersonating spirituality

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:50 AM

19. I have read a lot of...

...BS thinking during this campaign, but this has to be the biggest load yet,

Did the author hurt himself sticking his head so far up his ass like that? Talk about tortuous thinking. Have some beer with those pretzels -

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 12:43 PM

23. People seemed really surprised that Christians are lining up to vote Trump.

It's not that perplexing.

The Bible was written for a Bronze Age/Iron Age audience. It is virtually useless to anyone with an even remotely modern moral compass.

Millions of people say they live "Biblically". Spoiler alert: they don't.

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