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Stephen Harper mentions ‘God’ twice in Canada Day tweet, and outrage erupts
Yahoo! Canada News ^ | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Andy Radia

Posted on 07/04/2014 3:04:09 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian

It may be nothing, but when Prime Minister Stephen Harper thanked God for keeping the country safe on Canada Day, he did so with the heaviest of thumbs and it did not go unnoticed.

In one tweet, Canada's leader nearly doubled the amount of Godly references he has made this year, hammering the reference into a Canada Day message, twice.

"God bless you all, and God keep our true north, strong and free!" reads a message posted to Harper's official Twitter account.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: atheism; christianity; denial; god; handwringers
Some people were offended that PM Harper chose to ask God to bless Canadians and Canada on July 1, Canada Dominion Day. Imagine the hue and cry if he had asked God to 'curse' anyone, like our muhamedans often do.

Why are such people so upset that our Prime Minister is asking a 'non-existent' (in their view) deity to bless Mr. Harper's countrymen and country? Very simple. Christians understand it to be the work of Satan. The mechanism being, everyone's heart yearning for a relationship with their Creator while their minds say that there is no God. The cognitive dissonance created, needs an outlet, that outlet being the hatred of a 'non-existent' god (in their view), by some atheists.

1 posted on 07/04/2014 3:04:09 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
Set him adrift!
2 posted on 07/04/2014 3:10:14 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
Degeulasse! Au moins notre tabernack' d'Africain en Chef a le bon gout de supporter le mort des millions de bebes, l'immigration illegale en masse, le bon vieux Christ'd'amour 'par en arriere' et le Colis d'Hostie de Shariah!


Disgusting! At least Obama has the good taste to stand up for the killing of millions of babies, illegal immigration en masse good old buggery and Shariah!
3 posted on 07/04/2014 3:18:51 PM PDT by golux
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

“Why are such people so upset that our Prime Minister is asking a ‘non-existent’ (in their view) deity to bless Mr. Harper’s countrymen and country? Very simple. Christians understand it to be the work of Satan. The mechanism being, everyone’s heart yearning for a relationship with their Creator while their minds say that there is no God. The cognitive dissonance created, needs an outlet, that outlet being the hatred of a ‘non-existent’ god (in their view), by some atheists.”

Exactly. Me thinks the atheists protest too much.


4 posted on 07/04/2014 3:20:15 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

>> Christians understand it to be the work of Satan. The mechanism being, everyone’s heart yearning for a relationship with their Creator while their minds say that there is no God. The cognitive dissonance created, needs an outlet, that outlet being the hatred of a ‘non-existent’ god (in their view), by some atheists.

VERY well said! Thanks and GOD’s blessings on you, in JESUS’ name!


5 posted on 07/04/2014 3:27:46 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

People like this are merely projecting the hatred they have for themselves. The shame is that society gives them legitimacy instead of dismissing them as the loons they truly are.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 3:30:36 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
Why are such people so upset that our Prime Minister is asking a 'non-existent' (in their view) deity to bless Mr. Harper's countrymen and country?

Verry good question!

There are a number of similar issues some people get their panties all twisted about that don't make any more sense to me.

Mormons "baptize the dead." Some Christians and others get all bent out of shape over cultists (in their minds) performing a meaningless ceremony that might involve the name of one of their relatives. Why?

A good many Christians believe anyone who doesn't accept Christ before he dies will spend eternity in Hell. Lots of people are upset by this belief. Why? John Christian's belief has of itself zero effect on my eternal fate.

A good many Jews are mortally offended by Christian beliefs that they'll eventually accept Christ. Why? My beliefs or rituals (or their's) have of themselves no power to cause anything to happen. Or not to happen.

7 posted on 07/04/2014 3:49:21 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

The Bible describes the terrible judgments that will fall on the earth during the last days. It says there will be those who understand that those judgments come from God, but rather than seek Him and ask His mercy, they will curse Him instead.

Used to be I didn’t understand that part. Now, reading every day about the complete and utter hatred some people have for God, I do.


8 posted on 07/04/2014 3:53:19 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
"please do not include God in government."

The PM's tweets are "government"? There is no statement too stupid for a leftist to state it in utter sincerity and high dudgeon.

9 posted on 07/04/2014 4:11:56 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: ConservingFreedom

“The PM’s tweets are “government”?”

Heck - here in America the obama’s set foreign policy with tweets. (Heh - twits tweet!)


10 posted on 07/04/2014 4:27:01 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian; Oldeconomybuyer; RightField; aposiopetic; rbmillerjr; Lowell1775; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

11 posted on 07/04/2014 4:28:44 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

This is one of the problems with the “religiously neutral” state. It is a fantasy. Real people aren’t neutral. They have all kinds of opinions. It is massive discrimination to have religion be an opinion that cannot even be mentioned. Real people are religious. Real people, Canadian and US, do ascribe to religious faith.

And things are so twisted, that the liberals will argue ‘til they’re blue in the face that enforcing silence in this area of religion is balanced, inclusive, and tolerant.

It’s no such thing. It is the most tyrannical form of speech control, and attempts to go all the way to thought control.

Religion, my friends, is the fire detector in the house. Christianity is the canary in the mines.

The next step is enslaving everybody.


12 posted on 07/04/2014 4:35:13 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

ALLAH buddy, you’re supposed to say Allah! They don’t have a problem with saying Allah!


13 posted on 07/04/2014 5:17:14 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: xzins
O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

14 posted on 07/04/2014 6:53:40 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; ...
God bless PMSH.

To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

15 posted on 07/04/2014 7:40:55 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: xzins
People who claim that Canada is "religiously neutral" conveniently forget the preamble to the Constitution Act, 1982:

PART I
CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS

Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law:

16 posted on 07/04/2014 7:50:33 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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Doesn’t the Canadian national anthem, “Oh Canada” mention the word God a couple of times?


17 posted on 07/05/2014 12:52:17 AM PDT by octex
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To: CatherineofAragon

People will call God the devil rather than believe He has better wishes for them.


18 posted on 07/05/2014 1:12:03 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Squawk 8888

The Constitution of the USA should do even THIS good, my dear friend of the maple leaf. The Declaration of Independence voiced this most noble assertion, but it didn’t quite get into the Constitution.


19 posted on 07/05/2014 1:14:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Sherman Logan

So I guess you need to become a majority and elect the person who can stand on the dais and espouse your beliefs... pretty simple.


20 posted on 07/05/2014 1:31:19 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: octex
Doesn’t the Canadian national anthem, “Oh Canada” mention the word God a couple of times?

At least once, apparently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRTwPyIzY4A

Or if you're in a hurry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRTwPyIzY4A&t=3m38s

21 posted on 07/05/2014 2:01:46 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: octex
God keep our land
Glorious and free

22 posted on 07/05/2014 6:21:05 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Unfortunately so. It’s very sad...they’re depriving themselves of His presence, here and for the rest of eternity.


23 posted on 07/05/2014 8:00:10 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

There’s a game that the devil plays, called “blame everybody — whether or not they are guilty.”

That’s how he indulges his desire to bad-mouth God, by bad-mouthing what God has put into His creation.

So when God actually pardoned genuine sin through the Cross, you can easily see how that makes the devil’s head explode. The devil ends up holding the bag, without anything to show for it but an eternity of grief.


24 posted on 07/05/2014 12:28:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: octex

In every verse, and throughout the fourth verse, which is:

Ruler supreme, who hearest humble prayer,
Hold our Dominion, in thy loving care.
Help us to find, O God, in thee,
A lasting rich reward.
As waiting for the better day,
We ever stand on guard.
God keep our land, glorious and free.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!


25 posted on 07/15/2014 7:18:48 AM PDT by alphadoggie
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