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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 07:02 AM

America as Heaven On Earth?

ALIPAC’s William Gheen asserts that U.S. immigration policy must be in accord with the Bible: “Heaven has walls, a gate, and a very strict immigration policy with extreme vetting. No one gets into Heaven unless their entire lives have been analyzed and they have been deemed worthy by the Lord in the Book of Life and enter. For us to imitate earth as it is in Heaven, the United States needs walls and borders, and very strict immigration policies to protect our citizens, [like those] embedded there in the Lord’s Prayer.”


[link:http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/right-wing-bonus-tracks-matt-walsh-was-dating-a-dolphin-this-whole-time/|

Well one might argue there is a certain logic - if you are a loon....

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 07:13 AM

1. Also, the vetting at the border would have to be done by somebody omniscient and merciful.

But other than that, it's totally comparable.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 07:34 AM

2. It's amazing how these fundamentalists go out of their way

To ignore the actual teachings of Christ. This joker clearly hasn't ever bothered to read the "Sermon on the Mount"

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 10:29 AM

5. Evangelicals emphasize--Saving souls, NOT caring for bodies is what a RTC does---

RTC is Fred Clark's term in his blog slacktivist at patheos. It stands for Real True Christian, the kind in the Left Behind series who are raptured.

Ie, Evangelicals---who voted for Trump

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:20 AM

3. I'm lucky I was born in Heaven

How does heaven deal with malcontents?

Heaven is a dictatorship. No free elections.

The best account of life in Paradise is Mark Twain's story Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven



https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1044/1044-h/1044-h.htm

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 10:17 AM

4. He's WRONG!! You just need to accept Jesus as your savior, Evangelicals say. This wipes out rest of

Evangelicals believe confessing you realize you are a sinner and accepting Jesus as 'Lord and Savior' is all you have to do to 'enter into heaven'.

In fact they make a VERY BIG DEAL emphasizing that what you do, how you live your life will NOT save you.

The only 'vetting' god does--they claim--is check whether you accepted Jesus as savior.

In other words, you could lead an absolutely perfect life, care for others, never break any law---and NEVERTHELESS not get into heaven.

'...whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.' John 3:16

I so wish these people would remember their core beliefs!!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 10:44 AM

6. So all you need to get into the United States is to accept Donald Trump as your Savior?

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