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Exclusive: Democrats Drop "God" From Party Platform

Post by Mark85la on Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:40 pm

http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2012/09/04/democrats-drop-god-from-party-platform.aspx
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Re: Exclusive: Democrats Drop "God" From Party Platform

Post by The_Amber_Spyglass on Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:51 am

Ok, I'm late to the party but what does the term "god-given" add to the statement that goes beyond merely appeasing the fragile egos of the religious?

What does this state:

“We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”

That this does not:

“We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their potential.”

Anything at all? Or are we just looking for tokenism here?

There is no conflict between supporting faith-based institutions and respecting our Constitution, and a full commitment to both principles is essential for the continued flourishing of both faith and country.

But isn't expecting, no demanding, special rights and priveleges - even deference for their beliefs - against the constitution? It seems to me that the Christians for whom this is a problem are just looking for another ego massage. Seriously, they need to grow up. Is their faith so fragile that the mission statement of a political party they most likely will not support can upset them so easily?


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Re: Exclusive: Democrats Drop "God" From Party Platform

Post by TexasBlue on Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:41 pm

I'll let Mark and DBL cross this one.


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