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A Religious War Out of Thin Air
Washington Post ^ | February 15, 2012 | Eugene Robinson

Posted on 02/15/2012 2:50:27 PM PST by neverdem

At ease, Christian soldiers. There is no "war on religion," no assault on the Catholic Church. A faith that has endured for thousands of years will survive even Nicki Minaj.

It never occurred to me to evaluate the Grammy Awards show on theological rectitude, but apparently we're supposed to be outraged at the over-the-top "exorcism" Minaj performed Sunday night. The hip-hop diva, who writhed and cavorted amid a riot of religious iconography, is accused of anti-Catholic bigotry -- and seen as an enemy combatant in an escalating "war on religion" being waged by "secular elites," which seems to be used as a synonym for "Democrats."

Seriously? Are we really going to pretend that Christianity is somehow under siege? That the Almighty would have been any more offended Sunday than he was, say, in 2006, when Madonna -- who could sue Minaj for theft of intellectual property -- performed a song during her touring act while being mock-crucified on a mirrored cross? While wearing a crown of thorns? Even at her show in Rome?

The "war on religion" alarmists are just like Minaj and Madonna in one key respect: Lacking a coherent point to make, they go for shock value.

Among the loudest voices, predictably, are those of the Republican presidential candidates. Guess who's to blame for the attack on all God-fearing Americans who go to church every Sunday to hear sermons about the sacrifice and triumph of Jesus Christ. Hint: He got in trouble four years ago, during his presidential campaign, for going to church every Sunday to hear sermons about the sacrifice and triumph of Jesus Christ.

President Obama is indeed waging a war on religion, Mitt Romney claimed last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Romney promised to rescind every "Obama regulation" that somehow "attacks our religious..."

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Liberty for the Amish & Quakers but not Catholics. . .

The rats push the Catholics into a corner, and then they act surprised to learn that this corner is a hill to die for. This is mindless stupidity, gross desperation or both.

1 posted on 02/15/2012 2:50:36 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Lots of people are Catholic now.


2 posted on 02/15/2012 2:53:28 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: neverdem

I think a projectile vomit alert should be mandatory for all Eugene Robinson columns.


3 posted on 02/15/2012 2:53:42 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: neverdem

The writer is an idiot.

Setting aside the talentless Nicki Minaj, the Obama Administration IS telling Christian institutions that they will be FORCED to violate their core principles.

Hell yes that’s a war on Christianity.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 2:54:36 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: Menehune56

Too true my FRiend! Projectile-vomit alert for much of Wapo!

We are in a battle for our souls. Anyone who doesn’t get that is highly deceived.


5 posted on 02/15/2012 2:55:35 PM PST by MeekMom (http://www.bible.ca/indexsalvation.htm)
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To: neverdem

Eugene is either deaf, dumb and blind or thinks everyone else is.


6 posted on 02/15/2012 2:56:15 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Menehune56

I second that motion. Eugene Robinson is an idiot.


7 posted on 02/15/2012 2:58:00 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: neverdem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Robinson_(journalist)


8 posted on 02/15/2012 2:58:18 PM PST by EverOnward
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To: Menehune56

The double barf alert is simply assumed for Eugene Robinson/WAPO pieces. It is a VBA...”virtual barf alert.”


9 posted on 02/15/2012 2:58:35 PM PST by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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10 posted on 02/15/2012 2:59:31 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Guyin4Os

hee hee hee (VBA!)


11 posted on 02/15/2012 3:00:04 PM PST by MeekMom (http://www.bible.ca/indexsalvation.htm)
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To: neverdem

Who does he think he is telling us ‘at ease’? Hey, Eugene, you aren’t God.


12 posted on 02/15/2012 3:04:52 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: neverdem
A Religious War Out of Thin Air

Yep! Out of the clear blue it was brought up by Steppenopolopopoliski at one of the debate.

13 posted on 02/15/2012 3:06:26 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: neverdem

14 posted on 02/15/2012 3:06:52 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: neverdem; Eaker; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ApesForEvolution; ...

CW2 Ping

One more CW2 fracture line. These faith mockers are loading more and more rocks on the camel's back. They will act surprised when the camel goes berserk instead of meekly being crushed.

But in reality, this is exactly what they want. Dick Morris is right, this is no "miscalculation." The commie 'rats are operationg under Lenin's old slogan, "The worse, the better." That is, the better for pushing an enemy political system toward total collapse and civil war, where they believe they will emerge victorious, and in charge of an openly left-socialist totalitarian state.

That's where they are wrong. They'll get their civil war, but they won't win. Not in a nation with a 100 million scoped deer rifles.

15 posted on 02/15/2012 3:09:02 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: neverdem

One thing I have learned in this life. If it is written in the pinko Washington Post it is Bullshyt.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 3:09:19 PM PST by Venturer
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To: neverdem

One take away from the article is very poignant, it’s a rare thing when reading a hit piece that something so salient is ridiculed so lightly. The author spills his own sail.

... snip ...

“”When you marginalize faith in America, when you remove the pillar of God-given rights, then what’s left is the French Revolution. What’s left is a government that gives you rights. What’s left are no unalienable rights. What’s left is a government that will tell you who you are, what you’ll do and when you’ll do it. What’s left in France became the guillotine. Ladies and gentlemen, we’re a long way from that, but if we follow the path of President Obama and his overt hostility to faith in America, then we are headed down that road.””


17 posted on 02/15/2012 3:11:30 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: neverdem

what an ignoramus. what a maroon.


18 posted on 02/15/2012 3:13:22 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Venturer

pinko? this is a deep magenta.


19 posted on 02/15/2012 3:14:45 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Usagi_yo

“Each citizen would then be completely independent of all his fellow men, and absolutely dependent on the state.”-Jean Jacques Rousseau


20 posted on 02/15/2012 3:24:09 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Travis McGee

Unfortunately, I see no other clear way forward. This is raw, unadulterated war. We are now under seige. People can couch it in whatever terms they choose, but it’s war. A rose by any other name.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 3:25:36 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

It’s a “cold civil war” for now. For now.


22 posted on 02/15/2012 3:28:52 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
UP...
23 posted on 02/15/2012 3:29:32 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks for the ping!


24 posted on 02/15/2012 3:34:16 PM PST by matthew fuller (Daniel Hannan is a better "American Citizen" than any Democrat and many Republicans.)
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To: Travis McGee; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; ...

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Ping

Thanks, Travis McGee.

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25 posted on 02/15/2012 3:48:51 PM PST by LucyT
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To: neverdem

Eugene Robinson is a vicious, soulless bit of human detritus so dead in spirit he can only defend his vapid belief system by mocking that of others. If you need any proof of his lack of humanity you need only look to his cruel and condescending commentary regarding the Santorum family’s terrible loss of a newborn child and their way of dealing with that loss within their family.
By the way, he jabbers on about Obambi going to church every Sunday and being condemned for it. I don’t recall hearing of any Republican candidate going to a “church” where the bigot in the pulpit called for God to damn America! If that’s what Robinson calls hearing sermons, “...about the sacrifice and triumph of Jesus Christ,” then he has some weird ideas about Christianity.


26 posted on 02/15/2012 3:49:40 PM PST by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: Travis McGee

>>>Not in a nation with a 100 million scoped deer rifles.<<<<

Deer rifles are really only good for close-in shots when you’re in brushy terrain. I think I’ll go with my dad’s old M1 Garand... if it’ll take down a moose, it’ll probably do a good job on a communist at 300 yards.


27 posted on 02/15/2012 3:54:29 PM PST by redpoll
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To: rex regnum insanit

Eugene Robinson wouldn’t recognize Jesus if the Savior was kneeling before him washing his feet.


28 posted on 02/15/2012 3:55:54 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Wiser now

You’re right! He’d think it was some sycophantic reader of the Washington Compost who agreed with his cramped view of the world.


29 posted on 02/15/2012 4:00:07 PM PST by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: neverdem
Sinead Oconnor tore up a picture of Pope JPII on SNL back when in the eighties. The first I heard of it was this week.

anyone remember her?

30 posted on 02/15/2012 4:03:22 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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To: EverOnward
Eugene Robinson - journalist


this link works a little better...;)
31 posted on 02/15/2012 4:04:57 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Wiser now

Wonder how eugene would be writing this column if whatsherface had done a skit of african blacks, (like obama’s family,) capturing other blacks, including women and children, to sell to arab muslims to sell into slavery at auction blocks.
After all, it IS black history month.


32 posted on 02/15/2012 4:11:36 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Usagi_yo; All; Travis McGee; ATLDiver; trifona

And for those who haven’t read it, Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities is a worthwhile historical novel to read (or re-read with today’s world and the above in mind) to give a peek into that time.


33 posted on 02/15/2012 4:35:20 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Travis McGee

Brutal oppression begins with, and relies on, severe population reductions. Since mass deaths, direct or incidental, are unpalatable and would inspire 100,000,000 rifles, the would-be tyrants figure collapsing the population replacement rate will do.


34 posted on 02/15/2012 4:36:42 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: neverdem

Eugene Robinson: condescending wormtongue.


35 posted on 02/15/2012 5:06:05 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Travis McGee
Not in a nation with a 100 million scoped deer rifles.

Well used deer rifles...

36 posted on 02/15/2012 5:50:42 PM PST by Vigilantcitizen
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Lots of people are Catholic now.

Some of us always were. Some are realizing it for the first time. Some never were and never will be, but it's hitting too close to home to ignore.

The important thing for Christians is to figure out how to fight for their faith, even as they turn the other cheek and give unto for all the Caesar stuff.

Jesus never said it would be easy.

37 posted on 02/15/2012 5:56:32 PM PST by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: MestaMachine

A thorn by any other name is still a thorn.


38 posted on 02/15/2012 6:31:40 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: rockinqsranch

A REAL author would critique that “show” because of its banal cowardice by asking Manji why she didn’t do a number on islam????Maybe Mohamed and some goats?

NOOOOO lefties never makes THAT comment. Cowards! and worse, boring non-intellectuals.


39 posted on 02/15/2012 6:32:25 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: Travis McGee; Chode
That's where they are wrong. They'll get their civil war, but they won't win. Not in a nation with a 100 million scoped deer rifles.

There will be no political victory in the coming civil war as society collapses, the US economy and infrastructure shut down, and most urban centers are burned/pillaged to the ground. The majority of many, many, many casualties will be those dependent on Big Govt to take care of them: Democrat voters.

40 posted on 02/15/2012 8:02:23 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Travis McGee
But in reality, this is exactly what they want.

theres comes a point in time, when the pieces are arranged in a seemingly advantageous order, and the clock says that the time *must* be now, that muzzcomms put the pedal to the metal...

looks like they figure to martyr a whoooooooole bunch of bleedin hearts and parasites...

Im startin to think that they realized they couldnt get those deer rifles thru the legislatures, so theyll simply take the population reduction fom their own ranks...saves havin to do it themselves against the wall later anyhow...

which group[s] would seem to be that civilian force comparable to the military ???

thanks fer the ping...

41 posted on 02/15/2012 8:48:41 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: neverdem; All

Christianity is under attack from Omuslim and the rats.
That’s fact.
And Rick Perry was the first to bring the war on Christianity to the forefront.


42 posted on 02/15/2012 9:19:36 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: DNA.2012

The ‘writer’ is a typical dead-soul enabler for the evil that now permeates America. He might even be a foot soldier in little barry bassturd’s war on the Cathoic Church and practicing Catholics. THAT war will divide the cinos from the devout when the ballot boxes are opened, and that is precisely why the marxist potus is waging his war and has enablers like this jerk aiding and abetting the confusion. Stan’s most successful ruse is to cackle that there is no such thung as satan. we are witnessing a version of that drek with this enabler/’writer’.


43 posted on 02/15/2012 10:01:16 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Eugene Robinson, shilling in the Washington Post. Thanks neverdem.


44 posted on 02/16/2012 4:06:15 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: DTogo
nature is cruel but fair...
45 posted on 02/16/2012 5:06:31 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Travis McGee

I couldn’t have picked a better reason to fight.

Thanks, Obastard.


46 posted on 02/16/2012 6:54:33 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: MestaMachine; All

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wars_of_the_Roses

War of the Roses???

History...Hmmmmmm, amazing how similar these times (events) appear to be...


47 posted on 02/16/2012 6:55:29 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: bayouranger

They think they will be able to impose their totalitarian utopia in the aftermath of a CW that they instigate. They might be right, or wrong, but we will not go down without a fight.


48 posted on 02/16/2012 7:12:39 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: DTogo

I agree, but out of that mess they think they will be the ones instituting martial law by emergency decree, formalizing their communist utopian rule.


49 posted on 02/16/2012 7:18:17 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

We’ve let them get away with the “myth of neutrality” for far too long.

Notice how it’s not a “culture war” when they are shoving their godless humanism down our throats and making us accept it and pay for it,

but it’s only a “culture war” when we resist.


50 posted on 02/16/2012 7:21:36 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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