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I saw just some of yesterday's republican's convention

I saw just some of yesterday's republican's convention
was carig for daughter and was not able to see it all the way through, and saw none of nights

last night's coverage....
all I heard was God, God, God ... how many times was God mentioned?

Is God on the ticket?

I was turned off !
I do not care if a candidate believes in a God or not.
but I do expect that they keep their own belief to themselves
OUT of MY government


Asked by fiatpax at 12:24 AM on Aug. 30, 2012 in Religious Debate

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Answers (24)
  • Yes I really feel like God is being used, and I doubt he appreciates it.

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:36 PM on Aug. 30, 2012

  • i haven't watched any of it..however, my take is any pol will use any platform that will garner more votes, from whatever audience he is speaking to. or her, for that matter. any social issue, any family issue, health, etc.
    if they'd all stop pandering to the hot group o' the day, and actually focus on the real need of the country, something might actually change for the better. now THAT would be a change i can believe in. not the crap that's been served up so far.

    Answer by dullscissors at 8:03 PM on Aug. 30, 2012

  • It's ironic that we have a post about this being offensive, but I've seen nothing on CM about how tacky it is for Code Pink to be dancing around in those ridiculous "vagina" costumes (which look more like vulvas, so they may want to repeat high school biology).

    I do hear what you are saying, OP, but I think they wanted to show themselves in stark contrast to the party that champions itself as speaking for women when they demand that the public pay for their birth control and abortions.

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 11:32 PM on Aug. 30, 2012

  • Thing is at least you know where Romeny stands with religion. He has practiced what he preaches. With Obama you don't know what he is. He says he's Christian but he sure doesn't practice it. I'd rather vote for an athiest who admits it then someone who says he's a Christian but doesn't practice it and I am a Christian.

    Answer by baconbits at 1:45 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • Separation of church and state !
    A candidate's religion shoud not be an issue. I don't care if they even HAVE a religion. It should not influence how they lead our nation and shoudn't influence decisions. If you ladies think it should matter....well, that does not make me or anyone else who uses their brain happy.It would be a little disturbing.

    Answer by lga1965 at 2:47 PM on Sep. 1, 2012

  • I noticed that God was mentioned quite often. I couldn't stand it anymore so I went upstairs to read instead and left dh to watch it alone. I don't care if a person turns to God when making certain decisions, but I really don't like the assumption that every. single. Republican is Christian. It completely turned me off to the point that I doubt I'll be voting this year... again.

    I also think that God is being used, and I'm pretty sure that's something that the Big Guy will remember when "judgement" time comes. Some of these Republicans will surely be quite surprised at where they end up after they die!

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 9:32 PM on Sep. 1, 2012

  • Considering that Article VI states that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States", it certainly seems that religious beliefs are THE test that Americans want their elected officials to pass.  I don't care whether Obama is a Christian, a Muslim, agnostic, or whatever.  What I care about is that he is familiar with the Constitution and with protecting the rights of citizens.  What I see from the GOP is a desire to impose the beliefs of the Religious Right upon all citizens, which is a frightening proposition.  They really do sound like the American Taliban, especially when they are making this election about who is the most devout and most religious, and who they think will make those religious beliefs into laws that govern all citizens - Christian or not. 


    Answer by jsbenkert at 9:07 PM on Sep. 2, 2012

  • guide them, give them strength in tpugh times etc etc etc
    but when making speeches upon speeches
    i felt it was sunday morning religion channel

    again- i was not able to watch it all the way through (being mom- so heard only parts)
    but every time i walked throught the room and heard parts- it was God wants this, and God wants that felt more like a church service than gov speeches

    be as religious as you want- but speak of issues that YOU see need attention that God

    believe me- if God was running for office- she would get my vote, but She is not- so i want to hear what the people in office are going to do

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 11:30 AM on Aug. 30, 2012

  • I'm sure they didn't realize that it was only "your" government.

    Answer by Anonymous

    it is MY gov and yours, and yours, and yours.....
    not just people who believe in a God
    i thought others might be even more turned off than me

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 11:32 AM on Aug. 30, 2012

  • don't think it's a great strategy to wear God as your campaign button

    and it is opposite of why many people came to this country
    seems to be backwards thinking

    have whatever faith you want
    but bringing up your own personal beliefs so often has made me run from the candidate who can not keep this part of themselves personal

    i want someone in office that represents all of the people- and this does not feel inclusive to me

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 1:56 PM on Aug. 30, 2012