Religious hatred against Bush

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    You know, I've seen some really dumb arguments, but I actually saw some liberal trying to claim we need to impeach President Bush because he intends to force all Americans to become Catholic. I mean why on earth would an evangelical Christian (Methodist if i remember right) want to force people to become Catholic. It has to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

    Why is it you can't respect religious people without the left freaking out and assuming you are trying to force religion on them?
     
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    Just the word " religion" makes most of em feel guilty for being so damn self- centered.
     
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    There's a radio host here that is telling people it is the Religious Right that is against the Pres lowering the flags to half-staff. He keeps repeating that they don't like Catholics. I sent him an e-mail telling him that I have not heard even one RR saying this and pointed out that not even one call from a RR was saying that. I pointed out that his Lib callers were the ones that were upset and that he had not one example of the right being upset including the Evangelicals. He isn't listening however.
     
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    It is probably due to the numerous times that live-and-let-live individuals have experienced nosey “Christian” busybodies trying to force religion on them.
     
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    I suppose there IS some truth to that.:eusa_think:
     
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    It's called "evangelizing," and it's the same thing that atheists/agnostics do when they argue their positions: trying to convince others of the truth of their beliefs.
     
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    I gotta tell ya, there is not a thing that could be said to me that would sway my beliefs.

    True though, both atheists and christians do try to influence.
     
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    There are shades of gray between evangelizing and harassment. Telling someone about Christ is one thing. Picketing and screaming at someone’s house at all hours of the day is quite another thing. Passing by someone on a sidewalk and asking to talk to him is one thing. Following him to his home and continuing to ask to speak to him about Christ is quite another.
     
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    I'm not aware of instances of people picketing a house in order to spread the gospel.
     
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    I thought so too! I live in Wheaton, where the evangelicals can get rather aggressive, but never follow anyone or picket or well anything like that. Just trying to 'save others.' Not much wrong in that.
     
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