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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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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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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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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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When Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin promised to lead the nation with a "servant's heart," evangelical Christians immediately recognized her as one of their own.

And democrats, loving authority, were thrown into immediate confusion.

21 posted on 11/27/2008 12:42:04 PM PST by skeeter (Its Barry's fault)
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Well, for whatever reason, I heard it more in the context of Servant Leadership, as popularized by Robert Greenleaf in his 1970 book. However the concepts have been taught, and lived, for thousands of years, including of course by Jesus.

In approximately 600 B.C., the Chinese sage Lao Tzu wrote The Tao Te Ching, a strategic treatise on servant leadership:

In approximately 600 B.C., the Chinese sage Lao Tzu wrote The Tao Te Ching, a strategic treatise on servant leadership:

The greatest leader forgets himself

And attends to the development of others.

Good leaders support excellent workers.

Great leaders support the bottom ten percent.

Great leaders know that

The diamond in the rough

Is always found “in the rough.”

Read into this whatever you will, but I for one am thankful today that we have Sarah Palin.


23 posted on 11/27/2008 12:50:43 PM PST by bigbob
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It seems that the Governor is guided by God and the word of God.

NOT by “religion”.


27 posted on 11/27/2008 5:23:00 PM PST by BenLurkin
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There’s another reason for me to be thankful today...we got to know Sarah Palin this year. What a breath of fresh air she brings to stale old American politics as usual. Judging by how much the Washington elite and MSM hate her...she is just my kind of conservative. Favorite Sarah quote “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not why the ship was built.” Sarah is out of the safe harbor of Alaska...she has 4 years to sail, get more experience and take Washington by storm. For President or Vice President, she will be spectacular. They more “they” hate her, the more we love her.


28 posted on 11/27/2008 5:59:02 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ("Those guys are jerks!" Saracuda)
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From the article:

“When she talks about using up our non-renewable resources, drilling on the North Slope and building the pipeline, it's almost with glee because in a sense it doesn't matter,” said Nancy Hardesty, a professor of religion at Clemson University in South Carolina. “All her brand of Christians may be gone before those things run out. It tends to lessen a long-term view.”

This has to be one the most ignorant, inane and down-right hateful statements I have seen. This so-called “Professor of Religion” needs to leave her ivory tower and talk to a few Christians to find out what they really believe, not what her biases are about them.

32 posted on 11/27/2008 8:34:49 PM PST by Tenth Gen
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Considering my own political activism (FReeping included), started reading the Book Of Daniel. Since Daniel was a politician, his story of imprisonment with the lions is telling. Daniel 6:23 - ...And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he TRUSTED in his God.

I refuse to be afraid. I refuse to stop fighting. I’m hoping Governor Palin is also reading Daniel 6:23.


36 posted on 11/27/2008 9:55:32 PM PST by AmericanGirlRising (The cow is in the ditch. We know how it got there. Now help me get it out!)
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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.

That is a complete and willful distortion of her words. She has never advocated that the creation account be taught in schools. She is on the record as stating her belief in evolution and her belief that "science should be taught in science class." Her father is a former science teacher and an amateur naturalist (he showed off his 10,000 year old fossil to Harry Smith of CBS).

She didn't declare that the war in Iraq was "God's will" -- she asked them to pray that we were doing God's will. In other words, as Lincoln once said, we should not presume that God is on our side, but we should pray that we are on God's side. Big huge difference.

This article is another attempt to pigeon hole Palin as a religious extremist who can not appeal to a broader base. It's nonsense.

She actually avoided pressing for social conservative issues in Alaska -- in accordance to the libertarian bent of the Alaskan citizenry.

39 posted on 11/28/2008 10:55:24 AM PST by GipperGal
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