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post #136 of 1000
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I grew up in a Methodist church and I was a Sunday school teacher when we lived back in Texas. When I was making the decision whether to get into this Senate race, one of the important touch points for me was to read my bible. And it’s Matthew 25:40, you know the passage? For me, that passage is the heart of what I believe. Because what it says is “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of these the least of these my bretheren. ...” (I still use the King James version, it’s beautiful).

It says three things: it says there is God in...the hungry, the poor, the stranger, there is God in each of us. Because. Remember, it says “you did it unto me.” And that’s saying God was in, God is in, the poor, the thirsty, the stranger.

But then part two is he never asks the question of going to heaven and hell, what your intent was, the question was: Did you act? And those who gave meat to the hungry, those who gave water to the thirsty, those who welcomed the stranger in, were the ones that God welcomed to heaven. ... It stresses the importance of community, because it says, in fact, it’s about action and it’s about action together.

And that’s how I read Matthew 25:40. And it’s why I’m in this race.

That is one big God believer!
post #137 of 1000
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Claiming to believe in god is one of those things where it's okay to disagree with Ethan. Well, if you're not a Repub.

I'm a complete goddamn atheist. I know there is no god. Yet guess what? Unless one's religion impacts his/her actual policies I don't give a fuck.
post #138 of 1000
Oh, sorry about the Elizabeth Warren quote above as this thread is about...who is it about right now, Ethan? confused.gif
post #139 of 1000
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Oh, sorry about the Elizabeth Warren quote above as this thread is about...who is it about right now, Ethan? confused.gif


How about Lena Dunham?

 

post #140 of 1000
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post


How about Lena Dunham?

Do you think she'll make a youtube about fucking the next POTUS?
post #141 of 1000
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post


How about Lena Dunham?



Oh wow, that is gold.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/30/dog-or-jewish-boyfriend-a-quiz
post #142 of 1000
Dog or Lena Dunham would have made a tougher quiz.
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When atheists get power, they kill a bunch of people (say, 90 million) and build big, tacky statues of themselves while they are still alive.
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Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post

When atheists get power, they kill a bunch of people (say, 90 million) and build big, tacky statues of themselves while they are still alive.
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Do you think she'll make a youtube about fucking the next POTUS?

Especially if it's Hilary.
post #145 of 1000
Well, Ted is officially done for, as Bill Maher has committed "verbal devastation" on him. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/27/bill-maher-compares-ted-cruz-to-justin-bieber.html
post #146 of 1000
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That is one big God believer!

Yup, and I wonder when God is going to tell Cruz to pull out of the race.
post #147 of 1000
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post

Alan Dershowitz said that Cruz is "off the chart brilliant."

 

Full quote: “Off-the-charts brilliant. And you know, liberals make the terrible mistake, including some of my friends and colleagues, of thinking that all conservatives are dumb. And I think one of the reasons that conservatives have been beating liberals in the courts and in public debates is because we underestimate them. Never underestimate Ted Cruz. He is off-the-chart brilliant. I don’t agree with his politics.”

 

I find Cruz to be fascinating for the reasons Dershowitz mentions. Most people have a totally wrong read on him, and I think that is all very calculated by him for maximum political effect. I know very little about Cruz, but I read this Jeffrey Toobin article in the New Yorker last summer:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/06/30/the-absolutist-2

 

Any personal feelings of Toobin or the New Yorker aside, I recommend it as good background/insight into Cruz.

post #148 of 1000
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post
 

I find Cruz to be fascinating for the reasons Dershowitz mentions.

 

He's the classic conservative educated idiot. Educating conservatives just makes them more intransigent in their dearly held (but mostly wrong) beliefs. It's a sad thing. That is why if I were president I would bar conservatives from attending non-vocational schools. 

post #149 of 1000

I'm not sure I follow. I think he's far from anything classic, be it a conservative, an educated person, or an idiot.

 

I also think his beliefs are less deeply held than people think.

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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post

He's the classic conservative educated idiot. Educating conservatives just makes them more intransigent in their dearly held (but mostly wrong) beliefs. It's a sad thing. That is why if I were president I would bar conservatives from attending non-vocational schools. 

This seems contradictory.

Also, how would you track one's political leanings during the college application process?
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