GOP Candidate Says God is Punishing Us

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No!!! But many americans say they don't want or need god(except the day after 9/11) so god may well give them their wish and withdraw his blessings and protection. God will not force anyone to accept his love!!!!
 
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I don't know that God is punishing us as much as withholding his blessings. I think he is withholding the knowledge and wisdom we could otherwise be having and we are punishing ourselves with our ignorance and obliviousness to our own self interest.
 

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It is a strangely popular belief among the Christian Right:

"My German Volksgenossen, we have a great deal to rectify before our own history and before our eternal Lord. Providence had withdrawn its protection from us. Our Volk had fallen, plunging to a depth to which a Volk has rarely fallen before. In this difficult plight we have once again learned how to pray; we have learned to respect our Lord; we have regained our faith in the virtues of a Volk, and have endeavored to be better again."
-- Adolf Hitler; from speech in Cologne (March 28, 1936)
 

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So what that is her opinion she's entitled to it just as others are entitled to disagree with it. I don't know for a fact if god is or is not punishing us and truth be told neither does anyone else.
 

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It is a strangely popular belief among the Christian Right:

"My German Volksgenossen, we have a great deal to rectify before our own history and before our eternal Lord. Providence had withdrawn its protection from us. Our Volk had fallen, plunging to a depth to which a Volk has rarely fallen before. In this difficult plight we have once again learned how to pray; we have learned to respect our Lord; we have regained our faith in the virtues of a Volk, and have endeavored to be better again."
-- Adolf Hitler; from speech in Cologne (March 28, 1936)
The percentage of Christians who believe that God sends natural disasters to punish people is in the low single digits.
 

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It is a strangely popular belief among the Christian Right:

"My German Volksgenossen, we have a great deal to rectify before our own history and before our eternal Lord. Providence had withdrawn its protection from us. Our Volk had fallen, plunging to a depth to which a Volk has rarely fallen before. In this difficult plight we have once again learned how to pray; we have learned to respect our Lord; we have regained our faith in the virtues of a Volk, and have endeavored to be better again."
-- Adolf Hitler; from speech in Cologne (March 28, 1936)
The percentage of Christians who believe that God sends natural disasters to punish people is in the low single digits.
As the scripture says, the ways of God are mysterious. I'm not going to presume to know one way or another.
 

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It is a strangely popular belief among the Christian Right:

"My German Volksgenossen, we have a great deal to rectify before our own history and before our eternal Lord. Providence had withdrawn its protection from us. Our Volk had fallen, plunging to a depth to which a Volk has rarely fallen before. In this difficult plight we have once again learned how to pray; we have learned to respect our Lord; we have regained our faith in the virtues of a Volk, and have endeavored to be better again."
-- Adolf Hitler; from speech in Cologne (March 28, 1936)
The percentage of Christians who believe that God sends natural disasters to punish people is in the low single digits.
My bad. I guess I was basing it on the sort of politician they vote for:

"I don’t think God will continue to bless America if we continue to kill 1.2 million children every year"
-- Rick Santorum
 

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Because prior to 1973 there were never tornadoes and disease. Sometimes it's hard to believe we're living in the 21st century.

GOP Candidate Says God is Punishing Us
How do you know she is wrong?
If she's right, God is heavily into punishing people who had nothing to do with the crime he's punishing us for, so we're screwed anyway. We may as well believe that God is just.
Or just stop believing in this vindictive miserable old sod. Problem solved.
 

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It is a strangely popular belief among the Christian Right:

"My German Volksgenossen, we have a great deal to rectify before our own history and before our eternal Lord. Providence had withdrawn its protection from us. Our Volk had fallen, plunging to a depth to which a Volk has rarely fallen before. In this difficult plight we have once again learned how to pray; we have learned to respect our Lord; we have regained our faith in the virtues of a Volk, and have endeavored to be better again."
-- Adolf Hitler; from speech in Cologne (March 28, 1936)
Good post but rather weakened by the fact that Hitler was on the left not the right. He gained his reputation as an orator speaking to the German Workers Party. And went on to found the National SOCIALIST Party.
 

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It is a strangely popular belief among the Christian Right:

"My German Volksgenossen, we have a great deal to rectify before our own history and before our eternal Lord. Providence had withdrawn its protection from us. Our Volk had fallen, plunging to a depth to which a Volk has rarely fallen before. In this difficult plight we have once again learned how to pray; we have learned to respect our Lord; we have regained our faith in the virtues of a Volk, and have endeavored to be better again."
-- Adolf Hitler; from speech in Cologne (March 28, 1936)
The percentage of Christians who believe that God sends natural disasters to punish people is in the low single digits.
My bad. I guess I was basing it on the sort of politician they vote for:

"I don’t think God will continue to bless America if we continue to kill 1.2 million children every year"
-- Rick Santorum
So you believe everything that every politician you vote for believes? Most liberals do, but most of you don't admit it.

Santorum BTW went down in flames even with all GOP voters.
 

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It is a strangely popular belief among the Christian Right:

"My German Volksgenossen, we have a great deal to rectify before our own history and before our eternal Lord. Providence had withdrawn its protection from us. Our Volk had fallen, plunging to a depth to which a Volk has rarely fallen before. In this difficult plight we have once again learned how to pray; we have learned to respect our Lord; we have regained our faith in the virtues of a Volk, and have endeavored to be better again."
-- Adolf Hitler; from speech in Cologne (March 28, 1936)
Good post but rather weakened by the fact that Hitler was on the left not the right. He gained his reputation as an orator speaking to the German Workers Party. And went on to found the National SOCIALIST Party.
Right, until of course he orchestrated the killing of all the ranking leftists in the Party (The Night of Long Knives) and instituted Italian-style fascism:

http://www.ub.edu/graap/nazi.pdf
 

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