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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    If you read it, I'd be curious as to your thoughts on the Max Boot essay linked to in post #7, Wonderer.
    Okay. Have read it now. Understand his reasoning. Agree with some but not all of it.

    I'm not a Republican to begin with, so we're not exactly in the same spot. (Plus which, I was a Democrat previously.)

    I was, as you know, #NeverTrump. However, I take the position that that became moot once the election was over (and I picked my jaw up off the ground.) My opinion re: Trump's character/personality remains the same. I haven't hated everything he's done as President, but I've certainly cringed at a lot of it and headdesked over quite a bit, as well. (All of which is why I opposed his candidacy and election to begin with.) As Boot notes, "The current GOP still has a few resemblances to the party of old — it still cuts taxes and supports conservative judges." On that account, I approve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minotaur View Post
    This post wasn't personally directed at you either: http://politicalhotwire.com/current-....html#poststop

    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    I did a time search on her name with quotations and found this:

    “God Is Not Dead.” But Christians are “appalling.”
    By - on May 12, 2014
    Let’s see if we got this straight. A columnist for the Tennessean, Saritha Prabhu, who declares she is not a Christian and who appears to at least come from a Hindu upbringing, finds it necessary and useful to pass judgement on a pro-Christian movie declaring it appalling and narrow-minded. RTP is tired of the Tennessean’s ruse of using people from other cultures to pass judgment on the tenets of Western Civilization. Sort of like asking Tennessee fans to give an objective assessment of Rupp Arena as a place to play basketball (“Oh, we just love going there. The fans are so nice and accomodating. Not rude, arrogant or obnoxious at all. They are so-o-o appreciative when the Vols make a good shot!”). You ever hear someone say that? Yeah, neither have we.

    Ms. Prabhu says “I’m not a Christian, but that is not why I was appalled. I think thoughtful Christians would be troubled by this movie, too.” Okay Ms. Prabhu, none of us here at RTP are Hindu, so that clearly makes us qualified to tell you what “thoughtful Hindi” should think about the latest offering from Bollywood. Diversity cuts both ways, unless you work for the Tennessean.

    Prabhu makes a thinly veiled attempt to discredit the movie’s central premise that Christians are being singled out for ridicule and persecution on college campuses these days. Oh sure, she makes the obligatory “some of my best friends are Christians” references, but hiding behind the predictable liberal canards of “tolerance” and “understanding” Prabhu runs into so many trees that she misses the obvious forest.

    ????

    Sounds kind of liberal to me.

    Truth is, this woman writes extremely well, but mostly doesn't have a clue.

    "As someone who became a citizen in 2006"

    LOL, go ahead lady, tell us all about how to fix our problems. After all, you've lived in this country for a whole 12 years....
    I supposed if Christians can have all kinds of things to say about non-Christians and the "immorality" of others, non-Christians might be able to comment on Christians or is that not how it works for those that followed someone who told his followers to turn the other cheek, love not only their brethren, love their enemies and do good unto them, love their neighbors as they would themselves, when they don't seem to follow what they claim to be following?

    I don't know, seems I have entered a twighlight zone where everything is upside down. Evangelicals voting for one of the most sinful humans to come down the pike, short of murder, all because they seem to think he's going to help them stop the "sinners who have abortions and are homosexual. It's like making a pact with the devil expecting that the devil is going to let those dealing with him go without a devilish sort of payment, in return for his "favors".

    Lot's of companies hire outside consultants to review their companies to see what many say cannot be seen by those with their noses too close to the pages. I'm not sure why anyone would think someone who has not lived here might not have some very good insight into our concerns. Certainly many people came and come to America, because they know something about it and give up all they have in their home nations to come here.



    The books of any religion are for anyone to read and for anyone to learn about other religions.


    https://www.mkgandhi.org/articles/gandhi_christ.html

    "We sat with him on the floor in his little house. We felt very humble in the presence of such a great man. We asked him many questions about the future of India and as he replied we could see he had great plans for the country. Then we were surprised when he said, "I have a great respect for Christianity. I often read the Sermon on the Mount and have gained much from it. I know of no one who has done more for humanity than Jesus. In fact, there is nothing wrong with Christianity, but the trouble is with you Christians. You do not begin to live up to your own teachings." That made us all the more humble. We were impressed by his honesty and his very gracious words. We stayed with him for about an hour and a half in his home and then we drove back to Jabalpur."
    http://people.virginia.edu/~pm9k/jem/words/gandhi.html

    Some of the bloodiest periods in history involved religion, politics and struggles for domination and many of them were within the Christian faith. I imagine someone coming from India as a Hindu also knew/knows quite a bit about how religion can be quite strict in its codes, especially with regard to the caste system.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_wars_of_religion

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-35650616
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    Why aren't conservatives ridiculing the author of the OP article as a DINO?
    They tried... people started making left and alt-left distinctions.

    It was called a fabrication of the right because the left is apparently Borg like in their unity of thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkady View Post
    You'd need some elevation to pull of condescension. When you try to put on airs from down at your level, nobody even notices. But you've got obnoxious covered.
    I love it. You were probably one of Hillary's speechwriters. Did you come up with that deplorables remark?

    You can't win elections without the folks down here on my level. Except winning six of the last seven Presidential contests as you claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    They tried... people started making left and alt-left distinctions.

    It was called a fabrication of the right because the left is apparently Borg like in their unity of thought.
    You should take a gander at a Trump rally sometime. When you do, try to take note of the mesmerized look on the faces of everyone there, with the exception, of course, of Donald Trump himself, the puppeteer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    I love it. You were probably one of Hillary's speechwriters. Did you come up with that deplorables remark?

    You can't win elections without the folks down here on my level. Except winning six of the last seven Presidential contests as you claim.
    Are you stuck in a dead-end job at Burger King, or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Are you stuck in a dead-end job at Burger King, or something?
    Even Burger King has to pony up here in the Trumpconomy.

    He is the working man's candidate.

    It must really hurt all the pseudo intellectual dems living in all this prosperity after making excuses for eight years of Obama and claiming that the economy could never be this good again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    You should take a gander at a Trump rally sometime. When you do, try to take note of the mesmerized look on the faces of everyone there, with the exception, of course, of Donald Trump himself, the puppeteer.


    They are concerned with something larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkady View Post
    Sounds libertarian to me..... consistent with her vote for (former Republican, current libertarian) Gary Johnson.
    No, I don't mean her, rather her statement bashing Christians.

    She seems to play her audience a lot, so what if she switched sides? She is very middle of the road, she just likes to play the "I once thought that way, but my party let me down" card. She does that for effect; e.g. to give herself a political edge like centrists often enjoy doing. To other political centrists, is pretty obvious. She like to bash both the left and the right, not that she truly has any answers, she just likes to bitch....a lot.

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