Religion and the Tea Party

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    It's my assumption that the vast majority of the Tea party are religious Christians.

    This may be wrong, but I doubt it.

    If so then, by their very own religious convictions, it would stand to reason that the recent disasters suffered in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and the rest of the South and mid-west - right in the heart of Tea Party country - are nothing less than God's punishment for the Tea Party.

    God does not like stupid.

    God does not like greed.

    God does not like TPs wiping the asses of the wealthy!

    Floods and tornadoes would be God's way of punishing, now wouldn't it?
     
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    If that assumption was correct why did the list of agenda items they favored not contain a single social/morality point and was completely on the side of economics/fiscal/monetary and constitutional objectives?


    Here the top objectives of the Tea Party as voted on by the members - ranked according to votes by the Contract From America panel.

    Implement the Fair Tax 9340 rating
    Legislation shall contain no unrelated ammendments 4813 rating
    Congressional Term Limits 4194 rating
    Abolish the Department of Education 3740 rating
    Pass Nationwide Medical Malpractice Tort Reform 3376 rating

    No lifetime salary or benefits for Congress 3251 rating
    Congress shall not exempt themselves 3144 rating
    An Official Language of the United States 3113 rating
    Drill Here, Drill Now 3099 rating
    Interstate Health Insurance Competition 2968 rating

    cite Constitutional authority for creating laws 2334 rating
    Nuclear Energy, reduce our dependance on foreign oil 1883 rating
    More Drilling for Natural Gas and Oil, Increase Nuclear Energy, and eliminate federal regulation and give power back to the states 1188 rating
    2nd Amendment Rights 1075 rating

    Federal Spending Limitations - Budget Cap 1061 rating
    Presidential advisers (czars) shall have no regulatory authority 964 rating
    Bills from the House or Senate are to be Made Public 7 Days Before any Vote 921 rating
    Post all government expenditures on the Internet 636 rating
    Hands OFF the Internet 543 rating

    Abolish the Department of Energy. 534 rating
    Congress Must Name Relevant Special Interests When They Vote 334 rating
    Amend the Endangered Species Act 286 rating
    Create independent Ethics Committees for House and Senate 256 rating
    Zero Based Budgeting 234 rating

    Repeal CAFE Standards 228 rating
    No Raises 199 rating
    Make legislators accountable for their legislation. 158 rating
    Offer Tax Free Prizes for Energy Innovations 126 rating
    Alternative to Term Limits - Reduce/Eliminate Benefits 113 rating

    Market Based Approach to Reduce Global Warming 108 rating
    Pledge to Cut Deficit by 70% in Two Years With No New Taxes 95 rating
    High Hurdle for Spending Amendment 92 rating
    Repeal the Clean Air Act! 85 rating
    A True National Energy Policy 75 rating

    Create a Federal Program Review Board 66 rating
    Set Some Boundaries 29 rating


    The above is a list of ideas suggested up to January 24, 2010 leading up to the 2010 election. It was an abstract list and not the final one. I use it because it was comprehensive at the time and although it had not been refined down to the final result, it showed what Tea Partiers were thinking of which never did include a lot of what they are criticized for such as social issues. The only item I noted was a very low count that called for drug testing of political appointees or government workers which did not make the cut.
     
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    I am a teapartier. I am not religious at all, i dislike religions.

    Im not stupid, greedy, and i dont wipe the ass of the wealthy.

    Your assumptions are wrong.
     
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    What is this abolish the Dept. of Education thing mean/about?
     
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    Because the TEA Party seems to be the only group that endorses reduced government spending, I support tthe TEA Party.

    I am not religious.

    What happened to your argument?

    God doesn't need to punish morons. Morons punish themselves. Live in a flood plain? Live in a low level coastal region? Live in a below sea level area with a faulty dike?

    Were most of these people punished by natural occurances happeing where they always happen members of the TEA Party or members of the Democrat Party or the
    Republican Party or just poor enough so the homes they could afford were in risky locations?

    Does of your doubt rise from logic or bias?
     
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    Trolling much, Richard?

    I'm surprised at you.

    Unless I'm confused about who you are, you're usually one of the people I count on for rational debate.
     
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    I think you need to learn more about God before posting stupid stuff about Him.
     
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    I'd suspect God does not like politically motivated gasbags creating strawmen to try and speak for him, either.
     
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    Could anyone have attended the big Palin/Beck Rally in DC and not thought that religion was a major factor in the tea party?
     
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    I wasn't aware that Everyone in Japan were part of the Tea party.


    Idiot!

    :cuckoo:
     
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