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Fri May 4, 2018, 06:54 AM

Steve Deace: Congressional Freethought Caucus Members Want to "Kill God"

Last week, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) announced the formation of a Congressional Freethought Caucus.

Since that announcement, we’ve learned a few more details. Huffman and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) will co-chair the caucus. Other members include Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI), and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), who announced her membership on Twitter.

What will the caucus do? We already know their goals:

1) to promote public policy formed on the basis of reason, science, and moral values;

2) to protect the secular character of our government by adhering to the strict Constitutional principle of the separation of church and state;
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I’ll just quote bits and pieces. They’re not out of context, I assure you.

… there are a few Congressional Democrats yearning to take the total depravity spotlight back.


… [Democrats’] goal is to burn American exceptionalism to the ground.

Hell demands more. Time to think bigger. Time to kill God.


[link:http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/05/03/steve-deace-congressional-freethought-caucus-members-want-to-kill-god/|

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Soph0571 May 2018 OP
procon May 2018 #1
padfun May 2018 #2
atreides1 May 2018 #3
DetlefK May 2018 #5
DetlefK May 2018 #4
Major Nikon May 2018 #7
The Genealogist May 2018 #6
MineralMan May 2018 #8
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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2018, 06:59 AM

1. "Depravity" ?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2018, 07:22 AM

2. more religious stupidity.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2018, 07:56 AM

3. Wow

How does one "kill" God?

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #3)

Fri May 4, 2018, 08:16 AM

5. Ask the Klingons. Their sagas are all about heroes killing gods.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2018, 08:15 AM

4. His last sentence:

That’s where you get to talk about ethics in the very same breath you attempt to kill the only reliable source from which any ethics worth having can be consistently gleaned.

Ethics worth having...

That means, Deace judges the ethics of the Bible by the degree to which they are worth having.

He imposes himself as the arbiter on God's ethics and then complains about others trying to kill God.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #4)

Fri May 4, 2018, 10:58 AM

7. "only ethics worth having" provides instruction on how to sell your children into slavery

Also gives tips on human and animal sacrifice and the best way to murder, rape, and pillage.

Details punishment if you refuse to engage in incest.

Commands followers to murder witches and sorcerers.

Justifies bigotry and holy wars.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2018, 09:52 AM

6. I thought the Christian God was omnipotent and immortal

A small handful of congrssional Dems is all it takes to kill him? Why would I worship such a deity?

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #6)

Fri May 4, 2018, 12:44 PM

8. For a moment, I read that as impotent and immoral.

Hmm...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2018, 01:39 PM

9. Huffman happens to be my Rep.

I've met him a couple of times when I was in a peace group. Here's a local story:

http://www.marinij.com/general-news/20180502/huffman-counters-trump-with-proposed-national-day-of-reason

Winning quote:

Christian Dean, a professor of political science and the humanities at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, said, "Unfortunately recently what we've seen is people using faith to cynically downplay reason and science. I'm not sure what we're experiencing now is true believers and their struggle with science."

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