Comments on: U.S. Congress, Communists and God http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/11/29/u-s-congress-communists-and-god/ Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:18:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: PhillyJimi http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/11/29/u-s-congress-communists-and-god/#comment-2024 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 12:48:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=382#comment-2024 Response to the post Dec 3, 2011 1:39 am EST

George Washington also owned slaves. Not everything he said or did is to be accepted as gospel truth. The founding fathers got somethings right and some things wrong.

Your response of “If you truly desire freedom FROM religion, maybe this is not the country for you.” is offensive at the highest degree. The first amendment was written specifically to protect all of us from self righteous people like yourself who would want impose his version of god and faith on the rest of us. May be you want an America that is exactly the same as Saudi Arabia where you have NO choice.

America has always been a secular democracy with the freedom of religion guaranteed. If you want to worship a rock instead of Jesus your free to do so. Even the most faithful are atheists about every god except one. You can’t accept every god as being the one true god.

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By: PhillyJimi http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/11/29/u-s-congress-communists-and-god/#comment-2023 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 12:30:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=382#comment-2023 Trent Franks, said “If … man is God, then an atheist state is as brutal as the thesis it rests upon and there is no reason for us to gather here in this place,” he told his fellow members. “We should just let anarchy prevail because after all we are just worm food.”

Well Mr. Franks we’re all just worm food, so do us a favor and resign because we all need people in congress who want to solve problems and not pander to religious for votes.

BTW – in who’s god do we trust? The god who flew the jets on 9-11? The god who allowed priest to attack children? The god who doesn’t like homosexuals? What a joke!

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By: KyuuAL http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/11/29/u-s-congress-communists-and-god/#comment-2021 Sat, 03 Dec 2011 10:17:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=382#comment-2021 This Congress is so bad; they cannot even point to the President for the blame.

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By: mrosera http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/11/29/u-s-congress-communists-and-god/#comment-2018 Sat, 03 Dec 2011 06:39:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=382#comment-2018 To the person who wrote the 11:48pm EST comment, Freedom OF Religion is completely different from Freedom FROM Religion.

In support of this statement, please take a few moments and read George Washington’s first Thanksgiving Address http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica  /firsts/thanksgiving/thankstext.html

George Washington’s statements clearly show that the Founding Fathers of the United States and the early leadership of this country knew where their Wisdom was based.

I completely agree that our country has significant matters to address, but without a foundation built on (not only an understanding of God, but the desire to continue to further understand) God, our people and our country will no longer succeed or prosper.

If you truly desire freedom FROM religion, maybe this is not the country for you.

Very Respectfully,

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/11/29/u-s-congress-communists-and-god/#comment-2017 Sat, 03 Dec 2011 04:48:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=382#comment-2017 As far as I’m concerned, as a Taxpayer, Uncle Sam is “the car” I pay for and Congress is a bunch of “representatives” we, the people elect to drive the car for us.

Quite frankly, I get more than a little offended when these self-serving individuals band together to mess with the Pledge of Allegiance (mid-fifties added “under God”) and changing the American motto to “In god We Trust”.

In my opinion these people are putting a “bumper sticker” on MY car that I don’t like or agree with. They are also sticking their big fat finger in the eye of the traditional separation of church and state.

It has long been accepted that “freedom of religion” also means freedom FROM religion and I don’t think a majority of voters had ANY intention of increasing their job descriptions to include pandering to the religious extreme in such objectionable manner.

Count me among voters who prefer action on matters more relevant to resolving current economic challenges.

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By: tejh http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/11/29/u-s-congress-communists-and-god/#comment-2016 Sat, 03 Dec 2011 04:20:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=382#comment-2016 “Out of Many, One” is the motto Congress ought to bear in mind as they work on the country’s problems … instead of posturing and prosing and hoping to beat the other side into submission. Now their posturing and prosing includes committing a blasphemy … because they are definitely taking God’s name in vain; it is not in God that they trust.

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By: Shukla http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/11/29/u-s-congress-communists-and-god/#comment-2014 Sat, 03 Dec 2011 02:22:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=382#comment-2014 yes

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By: countMeOut http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/11/29/u-s-congress-communists-and-god/#comment-2013 Sat, 03 Dec 2011 01:50:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=382#comment-2013 As a US Marine and an atheist, these Congressional weasels never cease to amaze me.

Do they know NOTHING about the intent of the founding fathers in terms of keeping religion and state miles apart? To those who think this “In God We Trust” thing is kosher, how would you feel if it were changed to “In Allah We Trust”?

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By: tomsawyer http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/11/29/u-s-congress-communists-and-god/#comment-2012 Sat, 03 Dec 2011 01:35:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=382#comment-2012 Believing doesn’t make something true. Having lots of people believing doesn’t make something true. The word atheist means without belief. Atheists don’t choose to disbelieve it is just the fact that there isn’t any evidence of a supernatural creature that gets involved in mans affairs. Not having an answer to why we are here or what purpose man has on the earth does not default to proof of a god. It is just questions waiting for answers and some questions may never be answered. Still it is not proof of a deity.

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By: Cunamara http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/11/29/u-s-congress-communists-and-god/#comment-2011 Sat, 03 Dec 2011 01:11:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=382#comment-2011 The ironic thing is that the Founders of our nation thought that having elections every two years for the House of Representatives would cause them to be more loyal to their constituents. Unfortunately- as another poster alludes- the members of Congress are loyal to money and not to Americans.

As citizens we can only blame ourselves. We voted these people into office and keep voting them in, term after term. Elections are supposed to be term limits already. But an undereducated brain-dead electorate has abandoned its duty to throw the rascals out.

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