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Obama’s Former Faith Adviser: ‘I, Frankly, Am Glad American Civil Religion is Dying’ ^ | January 25, 2012 | Penny Starr

Posted on 01/29/2012 8:37:50 PM PST by Tigen – Shaun Casey, the religious affairs adviser to presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008, said at a discussion on Tuesday about “God and Politics” that the demise of religious society in the United States is a good thing.

“I, frankly, am glad American civil religion is dying,” said Casey, who is an associate professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Casey made the remarks at an event focusing on religion and the 2012 presidential election at the liberal Center for American Progress where he was a panelist along with Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Hispanic Evangelical Coalition.

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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: 2008; atheism; casey; christophobia; christphobia; envy; misotheism; obamastaffer; shauncasey
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To: jonrick46
Envy must be the cardinal sin of mankind.

Envy is the root cause of most theft, destruction, violence, murder, war, and voting Democrat. Envy though springs from vanity/pride so theologians might say pride is the root cause of all evil.

Envy is what sparks human evolution which occurs mostly during tribal warfare. If it wasn't for envy we would still be in the Garden of Eden happily eating grubs from a stick.

Religion provides a significant competitive advantage during war. The Neanderthals were not religious but the modern humans were and the Neanderthals got killed off.

41 posted on 01/30/2012 11:12:10 AM PST by Reeses
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To: Reeses

Good insights. The Anthropoligical manifestation of envy is something I did not think about. The early Communists knew they were playing with a powerful force of man’s nature.

42 posted on 01/30/2012 11:28:40 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Shimmer1; NYer; Salvation; kristinn; IMissPresidentReagan

Speaking of ‘Ethics’:

43 posted on 01/31/2012 1:28:48 AM PST by AliVeritas (Pray. God's will be done. Abortion leaves two victims, the mother and the child.)
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To: Tigen

Of course he´s glad. In league with hussein, he wants to destroy the United States too.

44 posted on 01/31/2012 7:15:40 AM PST by onedoug
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