Trump cabinet bible teacher blames coronavirus pandemic on god's wrath

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#1 THUMPTABLE
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https://theintercept.com/2020/03/24/trump-cabinet-bible-studies-coronavirus/

That is staggering, I did not even know trump had a cabinet bible teacher, is that allowed under separation of church and state? How does the US manage to breed this many nutjobs and to be so extreme?
How many republicans would buy into this dangerous ideology, 50%?

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Religious people aren't rational, the two ideas are antonyms.

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#3 vl4d_l3nin
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Separation of church and state is the very reason why he is able to have a cabinet bible teacher at his own discretion.

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If that is true, is because of Trump.

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#5 Serraph105
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Ralph Drollinger is the guy who called on Trump to turn the country into a benevolent dictatorship. Now he's in the cabinet.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsweek.com/2017/10/13/donald-trump-white-evangelicals-support-god-677587.html%3famp=1

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#6 LJS9502_basic
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@br0kenrabbit said:

Religious people aren't rational, the two ideas are antonyms.

Not true. Should never generalize.

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@LJS9502_basic said:
@br0kenrabbit said:

Religious people aren't rational, the two ideas are antonyms.

Not true. Should never generalize.

Anyone who believes there is an unseen, unheard, and omnipotent being who can tell you what thoughts are going on in my head is not rational. That's pretty much the opposite of rational, isn't it?

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@br0kenrabbit said:
@LJS9502_basic said:
@br0kenrabbit said:

Religious people aren't rational, the two ideas are antonyms.

Not true. Should never generalize.

Anyone who believes there is an unseen, unheard, and omnipotent being who can tell you what thoughts are going on in my head is not rational. That's pretty much the opposite of rational, isn't it?

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and we're all going to sit here and act surprised that an idiot said something stupid?

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#10 LJS9502_basic
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@br0kenrabbit said:
@LJS9502_basic said:
@br0kenrabbit said:

Religious people aren't rational, the two ideas are antonyms.

Not true. Should never generalize.

Anyone who believes there is an unseen, unheard, and omnipotent being who can tell you what thoughts are going on in my head is not rational. That's pretty much the opposite of rational, isn't it?

I think generalizations are irrational...…...

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@LJS9502_basic said:
@br0kenrabbit said:
@LJS9502_basic said:
@br0kenrabbit said:

Religious people aren't rational, the two ideas are antonyms.

Not true. Should never generalize.

Anyone who believes there is an unseen, unheard, and omnipotent being who can tell you what thoughts are going on in my head is not rational. That's pretty much the opposite of rational, isn't it?

I think generalizations are irrational...…...

I'm not generalizing, I'm being quite specific. The idea of an omnipotent being is itself irrational, and it just goes downward from there.

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@vl4d_l3nin said:
@br0kenrabbit said:
@LJS9502_basic said:
@br0kenrabbit said:

Religious people aren't rational, the two ideas are antonyms.

Not true. Should never generalize.

Anyone who believes there is an unseen, unheard, and omnipotent being who can tell you what thoughts are going on in my head is not rational. That's pretty much the opposite of rational, isn't it?

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@br0kenrabbit: Why do you care? My only issue is if they force their views on me, other wise, why care?

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@br0kenrabbit: Why do you care? My only issue is if they force their views on me, other wise, why care?

Because those views influence people with power. See: The continued right-wing push to de-legitimize homosexuality, science, secularism and education.

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@br0kenrabbit: I focus on those who do that, then leave those who keep it to themselves alone. Not all act that way.

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#16  Edited By br0kenrabbit
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@thegreatchomp said:

@br0kenrabbit: I focus on those who do that, then leave those who keep it to themselves alone. Not all act that way.

They VOTE that way, though.

I know no safe depositary of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power. -Thomas Jefferson

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#17  Edited By TheGreatChomp  Online
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@br0kenrabbit: Reminds me of how 3 states are using this as means to limit abortions. But it’s Democrats trying to use this to push an agenda thru....Right?

The far right disgusts me more each day.

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@thegreatchomp said:

@br0kenrabbit: Reminds me of how 3 states are using this as means to limit abortions. But it’s Democrats trying to use this to push an agenda thru....Right?

The far right disgusts me more each day.

They're desperate. They've pretty much lost the social war and their voters trend older and are rapidly dying off. They're looking for any edge they can get, even if that means denying people the right or means to vote or sliding something like abortion restrictions into unrelated emergency response.

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@thegreatchomp said:

@br0kenrabbit: Reminds me of how 3 states are using this as means to limit abortions. But it’s Democrats trying to use this to push an agenda thru....Right?

The far right disgusts me more each day.

@jeezers seems upset about agendas, does he have an issue about this?

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#20  Edited By LJS9502_basic
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@thegreatchomp said:

@br0kenrabbit: I focus on those who do that, then leave those who keep it to themselves alone. Not all act that way.

He's a militant athiest. No room for compromise.

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@LJS9502_basic: Can still try. But not for long.

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I don't have too much against religious people but we kinda have scientifically figured out why humans believe in god through both anthropology and neuroscience. I understand why they believe and how it can help them in their lives but due to that research it's pretty much confirmed fictional in terms of a literal and objective stand point. Spiritually it's another story I guess.

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^ This.

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#24 LJS9502_basic
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@zaryia said:

I don't have too much against religious people but we kinda have scientifically figured out why humans believe in god through both anthropology and neuroscience. I understand why they believe and how it can help them in their lives but due to that research it's pretty much confirmed fictional in terms of a literal and objective stand point. Spiritually it's another story I guess.

Science is starting to come around though that random actually doesn't seem to fit. But hey.....believe what you want to believe...…...just don't be an ass toward others. Not directed at you per se.

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@LJS9502_basic said:

Science is starting to come around though that random actually doesn't seem to fit.

Source?

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@br0kenrabbit: Volume 3 Spiderman vs Silver Surfer.

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@phbz said:

@br0kenrabbit: Volume 3 Spiderman vs Silver Surfer.

Haha, seriously, though...

@LJS9502_basic said:

He's a militant athirst. No room for compromise.

Compromise on what? Facts can't be compromised, they either are or they are not.

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#28  Edited By jeezers
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@zaryia: issue with what? Abortion?

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@jeezers: You ok with Republicans using this crisis to ban abortion?

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@THUMPTABLE said:

https://theintercept.com/2020/03/24/trump-cabinet-bible-studies-coronavirus/

That is staggering, I did not even know trump had a cabinet bible teacher, is that allowed under separation of church and state? How does the US manage to breed this many nutjobs and to be so extreme?

How many republicans would buy into this dangerous ideology, 50%?

Oh no........... The White House has a bible teacher considering how religious Pence is and how much Trump knows it image-wise will convey......

That is the straw that broke the famous camels back, we need to impeach now and have Trump removed .... (m.s.u)

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@thegreatchomp: they banned abortion???

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@jeezers: Trying too. 3 states labeled it unnecessary and won’t let it be performed. But that’s ok, right?

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#33  Edited By THUMPTABLE
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@LJS9502_basic said:
@thegreatchomp said:

@br0kenrabbit: I focus on those who do that, then leave those who keep it to themselves alone. Not all act that way.

He's a militant athiest. No room for compromise.

Better than being far right.

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@thegreatchomp said:

@jeezers: Trying too. 3 states labeled it unnecessary and won’t let it be performed. But that’s ok, right?

i dunno if thats ok, but i feel this meme fits lol

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American Taliban hard at work, as usual.

I don't outright object to religion, but when it's used like this, I have a serious problem with it.

Keep it in your homes and your churches; leave it out of schools and government.

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#36  Edited By LJS9502_basic
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@THUMPTABLE said:

Better than being far right.

You can find religious people across all political parties FYI.

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I'm more scared that this is something Pence would buy into.

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@sonicare said:

I'm more scared that this is something Pence would buy into.

Pence is probably the reason he is there.

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#39  Edited By Baconstrip78
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@thegreatchomp: Because if a Jesus loving idiot believes that god brought about a virus, what agency do you believe they believe humans have in stopping it? Or worse, would they even want to stop it due to it being gods will?

Think. Stop asking stupid questions and think critically.

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#40  Edited By TheGreatChomp  Online
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@Baconstrip78: What are you trying to say? Other than insulting people and defending not doing anything.

Your post is all over the place, pick a line and stick with it:

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Ah, the ole' "Use religion to peddle my politics and prejudice" strategy. Some things never go out of style. I can only see the hardest right of the right buying into that ideology.

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@YearoftheSnake5: the guy is literally in Trump's cabinet. Does that mean Trump bought into it?

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#43  Edited By YearoftheSnake5
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@Serraph105 said:

@YearoftheSnake5: the guy is literally in Trump's cabinet. Does that mean Trump bought into it?

Not necessarily. I don't think Trump believes in much of anything. He just says and does whatever he thinks will get himself points with his base at that particular time.