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Not Yet Are We a Godless Nation!

Original post made by Marvin on Apr 6, 2013

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Although the North Carolina House of Representatives killed a bill Thursday that would have paved the way for establishing an official state religion, a new national YouGov poll finds widespread support for doing so.

The new survey finds that 34 percent of adults would favor establishing Christianity as the official state religion in their own state. Thirty-two percent said that they would favor a constitutional amendment making Christianity the official religion of the United States. Twenty-seven percent said they thought President Barack Obama is the antichrist.

Republicans were more likely than Democrats or independents to say that they would favor establishing Christianity as an official state religion, with 55 percent favoring it in their own state and 46 percent favoring a national constitutional amendment. "What I like about Christianity is that it is a violent religion that justifies American exceptionalism and forcible intervention virtually anywhere in the world," stated Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida.

Jeff Sessions, Republican Senator from Alabama, seemed to echo the sentiments of his constituents: "Back when Christianity was more highly valued in this great country, people knew their proper place. Then we had the march of godless immorality in the form of Civil Rights marches; and today we have the godless, immoral homosexuals trying to destroy our great Christian legacy."

And Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, then added: "But Jeff, there's no stopping it. The country is departing from Christian ways and most Americans will soon be Muslims, especially the way things are going under our current Muslim president."

The relatively high level of support for establishing Christianity as a state religion may be reflective of dissatisfaction with the current balance of religion and politics. Respondents to the poll were more likely to say that they'd rather be ruled by their Christian evangelical pastor than by the current scourge upon this land, Barack Obama.

Comments (9)

Posted by member, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Marvin you and Donald Trump need to get another life!


Posted by Dripping with opinion, a resident of Avila
on Apr 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm

This "article" is dripping with opinion and not fact. 34% say they want Christianity as a state religion? Maybe in a conservative state, but not in CA. More than 1/2 of Americans approve of Gay marriage (see recent Time article). Highly doubt that 1/2 would want to force a religion on someone else.

And if Rand Paul truly made the comment about President Obama, then he's a bigger idiot than I originally thought. He will never hold a position outside of his state.

By the way, founding fathers were not nearly as Christian as everyone likes to think. President Thomas Jefferson, author of Declaration of Independence, studied all religions. And since many of our founding fathers owned slaves and felt women should not be allowed to vote, I'm not one to think we should go back to the old ways.


Posted by john, a resident of Dublin
on Apr 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I think someone needs to check his records. Obama is not a muslim.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm

well...were it not for marvin i wouldn't know what to believe...


Posted by Marvin the dolt, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Marvin was quoted as saying, "I certainly can't tolerate anyone else's beliefs, since my own arrogance and ignorance prevents me from seeing beyond my own hooked nose."
His quote was derived from an interview on the DailyKos website, so it must be true. No one would post fake quotes on a reputable website just to garner attention for themselves and to try to discredit people of faith, would they?


Posted by Conservative, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2013 at 7:38 pm

What tale are you spinning Marvin? with "Back in the days"?? There were actually a variety of religions in New America. Except, most of our founders were Deists (merely believing in A god) not christianity or any demoninations. There were many Quakers, which continued through to Richard Nixon.
There can never, nor will there ever be a 'state' religion. It would mean another revolution. Jeff Sessions is not fit to be a Republican. True Republican conservatives believe in 'limited government', not meddling in personal, private lives.
Even the bible says nothing and people knew nothing of contraception..It's folly to even discuss in a political forum...it's personal. Even for catholics, it's a new phenom...not mentioned in earlier days...another modern invention,not heard of 200 hundred years ago, much less 2000 years ago. Stick to facts. It is more rewriting, inserting,and making a farse out of earlier writings that did not cover such issues at all. Dripping is right about Thomas Jeferson, who was a scholar on all religions, which means he was a scholarly fellow, who believed in facts and science. Ben Franklin studied all religions, and didn't like the authoritarianism in religions and politics.
I think Paul just talked himself out of ever being President.


Posted by for the lulz, a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Apr 7, 2013 at 8:16 am

LOL @ the "article". the author should submit this and his other "articles" to the onion news. they may be looking for a new writer.

but even more LOL @ the people who think it's legit. "I think Paul just talked himself out of ever being President." LMAO!!! you think he actually said that?


Posted by Marvin, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2013 at 8:20 am

Conservative says: "True Republican conservatives believe in 'limited government', not meddling in personal, private lives."

Thanks for the giggle, Conservative. You're too much! I can't stop laughing.

Signed, All Women in America
Signed, All Gay People in America
Signed, All Children in America Whose Family's Food Stamps Have Been Cut


Posted by Steve, a resident of Parkside
on Apr 7, 2013 at 7:14 pm

So, Marvin, you're a gay woman on the dole and a spokesperson for other such dregs of society? One would think this should be a paid position, therefore disqualifying you from stealing our tax dollars for your food stamps.
God, it must be tough for you flaming leftists to continue to produce fake issues and fabricating quotes as though you are not libeling the person allegedly having said what you claimed........


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