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Newt Thinks America Could Become a “Secular Atheist Country … Dominated by Radical Islamists”

Apparently, Newt Gingrich is peeved that Michele Bachmann gets all the media attention for crapshit crazy remarks, so he’s decided to up his ante. Keep in mind, this man actually taught history at one time and claims to have a college education. (Perhaps he slept through his classes, as so many other Republicans apparently did.) Obviously, it wasn’t religious history, as he doesn’t seem to know what ‘atheism’ is. Newt’s from the Fox News ‘throw all the negative terms in a hat and pick a few at random to scare the ignorant suckers’ school of propaganda, which is how Obama became a Nazi-commie-fascist-Kenyan Muslim-Christian liberationist-Weather Underground member when he was 8-years-old. Read on and try not to laugh too hard:

Gingrich fears ‘atheist country … dominated by radical Islamists’

by Dan Gilgoff
CNN.com Religion Editor
March 28, 2011

Hours after declaring Sunday that he expects to be running for president within a month, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he’s worried the United States could be “a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists,” in the foreseeable future, according to Politico.

Gingrich was addressing Cornerstone Church, a megachurch in San Antonio, Texas, led by the Rev. John Hagee, an influential leader among American evangelicals. Hagee’s endorsement of then-presidential candidate John McCain in 2008 was plagued by controversy.

McCain ultimately rejected the endorsement over remarks Hagee had made about the Holocaust, in which he appeared to say that Adolf Hitler had been fulfilling God’s will by hastening the desire of Jews to return to Israel, in accordance with biblical prophecy. [snip]

Here’s what Gingrich said at Cornerstone Church on Sunday evening, according to Politico:

“I have two grandchildren: Maggie is 11; Robert is 9,” Gingrich said at Cornerstone Church here. “I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.”

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Christmas and Religion Quotes

“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few his precepts!
O! ’tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.”
— Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1757.

“So in everything, do unto others what you would have them do unto you, for this sums up the law and the Prophets.”
— Jesus, Matthew 7:12, KJV.

“And why ye call me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”
— Jesus, Luke 6:46, KJV.

“Jesus wasn’t a Christian, and he never preached in a church. He was also a drinker, and liked to hang out with sinners. We think of him very highly in the Church of Stop Shopping. We put him right up there with Lenny Bruce.”
— Reverend Billy

“Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.”
— Lenny Bruce

“God wanted to take a vacation, so He asked St. Peter for suggestions on where to go. ‘Why not go to Jupiter?’ asked St. Peter. ‘No, too much gravity, too much stomping around,’ said God. ‘Well, how about Mercury?’ ‘No, it’s too hot there.’ ‘Okay,’ said St. Peter, ‘what about Earth?’ ‘No,’ said God, ‘They’re such horrible gossips. When I was there 2000 years ago, I had an affair with a Jewish woman, and they’re still talking about it.'”
— Author Unknown

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Today’s Quotes: On Faith

“Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.”
— Ambrose Bierce

“Faith is powerful enough to immunize people against all appeals to pity, to forgiveness, to decent human feelings. It even immunizes them against fear, if they honestly believe that a martyr’s death will send them straight to heaven.”
— Richard Dawkins, “The Selfish Gene.”

“A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.”
— Demosthenes, “Third Olynthiac,” (349 BCE).

“Faith: Not wanting to know what is true.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

“But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.”
— Alan Watts

“Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.”
— R. Buckminster Fuller

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” […] “No Pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
— Helen Keller

“Well, I would have to say as a Christian that I believe any belief system, any world view, whether it’s Zen Buddhism or Hinduism or dialectical materialism for that matter, Marxism, that keeps persons captive and keeps them from coming to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, yes, is a demonstration of satanic power.”
— Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and host of the daily Christian radio show The Albert Mohler Program, on March 17, 2006, as quoted by Media Matters.

“Take away hatred from some people, and you have men without faith.”
— Eric Hoffer

“He prayed, ‘Lord God, let us be the kind of Christians that you would be if you were a Christian.’ ”
— Sinclair Lewis, from his novel, “The God-Seeker” (1949).

“I would rather live with unanswered questions than unquestioned answers.”
— Valarie Tarico

“In his book ‘The Psychic Mafia,’ [M. Lamar] Keene tells of a psychic medium named Raoul. Some people still believed that Raoul was genuine even after he openly admitted that he was a fake. Keene wrote ‘I knew how easy it was to make people believe a lie, but I didn’t expect the same people, confronted with the lie, would choose it over the truth. … No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie.’ ”
— Wikipedia entry for ‘True-Believer Syndrome.’

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Today’s Quotes: A Short Sunday Sermon

“Over the centuries, we’ve moved on from Scripture to accumulate precepts of ethical, legal and moral philosophy. We’ve evolved a liberal consensus of what we regard as underpinnings of decent society, such as the idea that we don’t approve of slavery or discrimination on the grounds of race or sex, that we respect free speech and the rights of the individual. All of these things that have become second nature to our morals today owe very little to religion, and mostly have been won in opposition to the teeth of religion.”
— Richard Dawkins, quoted by Natalie Angier in “Confessions of a Lonely Atheist,” New York Times Magazine, January 14, 2001.

“Wherever God erects a house of prayer,
The Devil always builds a chapel there;
And ’twill be found, upon examination,
The latter has the largest congregation.”
— Daniel Defoe, “The True-Born Englishman” (1701), from the Encarta Book of Quotations (1999).

“You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”
— Anne Lamott

Today’s Quota Quote to Quote: Does The Daily Show Have a Slot For Pat Buchanan?

With goofball opinions like these, Pat would give John Oliver and Jason Jones a run for their money.

“If Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats.
“Is this the Democrats’ idea of diversity?” []
“If Kagan is confirmed, the Court will consist of three Jews and six Catholics (who represent not quite a fourth of the country), but not a single Protestant, though Protestants remain half the nation and our founding faith.”
— Pat Buchanan, from his column of May 14, 2010, as quoted by Media Matters.

As usual, the decrepit former Nixon aide and originator of Tricky Dick’s racist ‘Southern Strategy’ has it wrong our country’s ‘founding faith’ was neither Protestant, nor Christian, nor any religion, since we were established as a secular government it’s in the Constitution, should Pat ever take time from defending Hitler’s Germany prior to World War II to notice. That aside, Pat’s singing a different melody than the one he crooned off-key during Hispanic ‘Quota Queen’ Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation last summer:

“Like Lani Guinier, the Clinton appointee rejected for reverse racism, Sonia Sotomayor is a quota queen. She believes in, preaches and practices race-based justice.” []
“A vote for Sonia Sotomayor is a vote to affirm that race-based justice deserves its own seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“But if that happens, it will not only be the race consciousness of Hispanics that will be on the rise in the good old U.S.A.”
— Pat Buchanan, from his column on June 2, 2009, as quoted by Media Matters.

So, just to be clear: In Pat’s befuddled universe, quotas based on religion are apparently fine and diversity should prevail; quotas based on race, however, are bad for the nation and will lead to ruin. This confused soft-shoe racist still has a job on MSNBC?

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