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How religion guides Palin
The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 6, 2008 | Manya A. Brachear

Posted on 11/27/2008 11:57:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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1 posted on 11/27/2008 11:57:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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I like her.


2 posted on 11/27/2008 12:04:35 PM PST by marron
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This is the one area where I have no beef with Governor Palin at all. She lives her faith, and it’s obviously a genuine and loving faith.


3 posted on 11/27/2008 12:05:22 PM PST by Melas
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Palin...labeled the U.S. mission in Iraq a "task that is from God"

Dammit, Manya, you ignorant, misguided Liberal. She said we should pray that the U.S. mission in Iraq is a task that is from God.

At least she only had one opinion on the war whereas your boy was for the war, against the war, and present on the war.

Gad, how I hate these worthless sacks of carp.

4 posted on 11/27/2008 12:05:31 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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In a race where both presidential candidates, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain, have tried to court religious voting blocs, Palin's introduction to the Republican ticket adds another dimension.

Yeah. Authenticity.

5 posted on 11/27/2008 12:06:38 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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Many of us heard 'servant's heart' and knew exactly what she meant & what she's about.

God bless her.

6 posted on 11/27/2008 12:08:22 PM PST by Guenevere
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Amazing. An article from a mainstream newspaper that respectfully treats Palin’s faith in a very positive way, and forgoes the usual depiction of evangelical Christians as knuckle-dragging troglodytes or buffoons.

The Chicago Tribune, no less! Kudos to the author.

7 posted on 11/27/2008 12:11:10 PM PST by Deo volente (On January 20, 2009 America moves to DEFCON 2.)
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8 posted on 11/27/2008 12:12:09 PM PST by rlmorel ("A barrel of monkeys is not fun. In fact, a barrel of monkeys can be quite terrifying!")
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Well, of course, she said that we should pray that the Iraq mission is from God. But you can’t entirely blame this jerk for thinking otherwise, since every news agency in creation has repeated the lie numerous times.

Also, she did say “that students should be taught the creation account from Genesis in public schools.” But she did NOT say that it should be imposed or that Darwinian Evolution should be outlawed.

In fact, she said what any sensible person would say, that the government and the courts should not IMPOSE a single explanation on the schools, and also that the courts had no constitutional authority to outlaw all religion (except Islam) from the schools.

I’m surprised that this jerk didn’t repeat the lie that she tried to impose censorship on the public libraries. No, again, she sensibly questioned why the libraries should push books like “Heather has two Mommies” or “My Daddy’s Roommate,” but virtually outlaw “Huck Finn.”


9 posted on 11/27/2008 12:12:40 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Texas Eagle

One of the reasons the left hates SP is that she can BE genuine. Libs can’t be genuine about what they believe or they’d never get elected.


10 posted on 11/27/2008 12:13:44 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Guenevere

A demonstration of your faith is better than a definition.


11 posted on 11/27/2008 12:13:44 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy, other times I let her sleep/)
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Palin has called on people to pray for the cooperation necessary to build a natural gas pipeline across Alaska, labeled the U.S. mission in Iraq a "task that is from God" and argued that students should be taught the creation account from Genesis in public schools.

Why am I reminded of that quote: "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"

Governor Palin's actual words in context (nearly the opposite of the meaning in the partial quote): "Also, (pray) for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God." I'm sure everyone who takes that quote out of context knows better - they are just willing to lie so they can "win" by any means necessary.

Their problem with Governor Palin is that she believes what a Christian is supposed to believe, there is no way to claim she is a hypocrite, and she has the charisma and talent to keep our country free.

12 posted on 11/27/2008 12:16:16 PM PST by MathDoc (War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. Obama is Good.)
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2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


13 posted on 11/27/2008 12:17:51 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s a very brave woman; she has suffered the smears and whack jobs from MSM and the Left that will await any of us.


15 posted on 11/27/2008 12:22:51 PM PST by Piers-the-Ploughman (Just say no to circular firing squads.)
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great scriptures...also look up 1 Timothy 4:1

reminds me of preachers, in particular, that backed obuma


16 posted on 11/27/2008 12:23:37 PM PST by spacejunkie01
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
IMHO Sarah Palin knows, like most disciples, that a life without Jesus is a life in the toilet. We have found a treasure: eternal joy, peace and a strength that can only come from God.

Too bad the liberals are too busy swishing around in the toilet bowl (batting at turds) to understand this.

18 posted on 11/27/2008 12:32:37 PM PST by pray4liberty (Always vote for life!)
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The churches she has attended also embrace dispensation, a theological system that emphasizes man's dominion over the earth and the end times—theology that could potentially shape a believer's environmental and foreign policies.

What an oatmeal-for-brains. What sort of environmental policies would be shaped by one's end times theology?

19 posted on 11/27/2008 12:33:48 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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Sarah Palins’ relationship with God is the crux of why not just the left, but also the Republican party elites hate her. It’s a purely instinctive thing. The elites want to pretend that their governing principles somehow derive from their own inherent wisdom, and that reliance on God is OK for some, but not really necessary for proper governance. This world view is just as prevalent with Republicans as with the left, and is why we see so many articles by ‘conservatives’ that we have to be careful not to let the republican party be held hostage to the fundamentalists. They say this will make Republicans more electable, but the truth is that they just don’t really trust God. At least the left is honest about their hatred of God.


20 posted on 11/27/2008 12:37:56 PM PST by Funee Kat
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