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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
PostPosted: Thu September 10, 2015 11:50 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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You know how nearly 1/3 of the people in the US believe Obama is a secret Muslim? Don't we think it's more likely that he's a secret atheist?

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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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You know how nearly 1/3 of the people in the US believe Obama is a secret Muslim? Don't we think it's more likely that he's a secret atheist?

It's interesting this conspiracy theory never gets explored. Especially considering people are more likely to vote for an Muslim than an atheist. I think it's a lack of the fear factor, atheists aren't as threatening to Christians as Muslims.

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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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i think most presidents are secret atheists.

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Dscans wrote:
Simple Torture wrote:
You know how nearly 1/3 of the people in the US believe Obama is a secret Muslim? Don't we think it's more likely that he's a secret atheist?

It's interesting this conspiracy theory never gets explored. Especially considering people are more likely to vote for an Muslim than an atheist. I think it's a lack of the fear factor, atheists aren't as threatening to Christians as Muslims.

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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/15/west-ignored-russian-offer-in-2012-to-have-syrias-assad-step-aside?CMP=share_btn_tw


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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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Simple Torture wrote:
You know how nearly 1/3 of the people in the US believe Obama is a secret Muslim? Don't we think it's more likely that he's a secret atheist?


I guess I agree with Mike Huckabee ::puke face:: http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/23/politics/ ... index.html

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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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Simple Torture wrote:
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You know how nearly 1/3 of the people in the US believe Obama is a secret Muslim? Don't we think it's more likely that he's a secret atheist?


I guess I agree with Mike Huckabee ::puke face:: http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/23/politics/ ... index.html


Fuck that.

Obama hasn't done a god damned thing to make it harder for people to practice their religion. Just because Obama has different beliefs than Huckabee, that doesn't mean he's faking. There are literally hundreds of Christian denominations, some are more different than each other than Christianity and Islam.

As for how he greets the Pope ... my parents are Christians. They're non-denominational Christians, and they're straight up the best people I've ever met. But they're not Catholic. They don't recognize the Pope's authority. In their eyes, someone that elevates themselves to infallibility is blasphemous.

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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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Why is mike huckabee such a slithering twat?

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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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Why is mike huckabee such a slithering twat?

Maybe if you tweet that, he will answer you.

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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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Dscans wrote:
Simple Torture wrote:
You know how nearly 1/3 of the people in the US believe Obama is a secret Muslim? Don't we think it's more likely that he's a secret atheist?

It's interesting this conspiracy theory never gets explored. Especially considering people are more likely to vote for an Muslim than an atheist. I think it's a lack of the fear factor, atheists aren't as threatening to Christians as Muslims.

I suspect the same people convinced he's a closeted muslim find the notion of not being religious inconceivable.


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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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Simple Torture wrote:
Simple Torture wrote:
You know how nearly 1/3 of the people in the US believe Obama is a secret Muslim? Don't we think it's more likely that he's a secret atheist?


I guess I agree with Mike Huckabee ::puke face:: http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/23/politics/ ... index.html


Fuck that.

Obama hasn't done a god damned thing to make it harder for people to practice their religion. Just because Obama has different beliefs than Huckabee, that doesn't mean he's faking. There are literally hundreds of Christian denominations, some are more different than each other than Christianity and Islam.

As for how he greets the Pope ... my parents are Christians. They're non-denominational Christians, and they're straight up the best people I've ever met. But they're not Catholic. They don't recognize the Pope's authority. In their eyes, someone that elevates themselves to infallibility is blasphemous.

My impression is that here in the catholic part of Europe, the pope is considered more of a charismatic figure than an authority. This has a lot to do with how people live their religion. Even people who are very religious are very selective about what they accept not only from the pope but from the whole clergy.
Religion is also part of the political discourse here but nowhere near US levels.


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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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Catholic America's relationship with church authority has revealed some real...eccentricities in the Facebook era.

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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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I don't get this:

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Between 2009 and 2013, President Barack Obama achieved the improbable: he successfully eliminated the $1.4 trillion deficit legacy of the Bush administration, lowering it to $679 billion. That’s right: he cleaned up the mess cowboy George left behind, and things are looking up for America.


http://www.greenvillegazette.com/fb/rep ... it-mess-2/

Eliminating ≠ Lowering

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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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Is it true that unemployment is down to 5%? That's pretty amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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B wrote:
I don't get this:

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Between 2009 and 2013, President Barack Obama achieved the improbable: he successfully eliminated the $1.4 trillion deficit legacy of the Bush administration, lowering it to $679 billion. That’s right: he cleaned up the mess cowboy George left behind, and things are looking up for America.


http://www.greenvillegazette.com/fb/rep ... it-mess-2/

Eliminating ≠ Lowering

Yeah, that's pretty confusing/inaccurate. From what I've seen, the yearly budget he'll set for the next president's first year could see no deficit by the end of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
Is it true that unemployment is down to 5%? That's pretty amazing.


That is correct.

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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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where is thodoks to explain to us that 5% is really not correct? especially with only 1.5% economic growth


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 Post subject: Re: Obama's Legacy
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That number is virtually useless nowadays. Most other numbers/indexes put our "real" unemployment rate at 10 or 11 percent.


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