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CudOfCow January 30th, 2019 1:42am

Do you believe that being “truly American” means subscribing to the Christian faith?

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outlaw393 White Lives Matter
02/03/19 12:51 pm

It's the freedom of and from religion.

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kenzbt New York
02/03/19 2:09 pm

Nonsense.....nobody has freedom from religion.

outlaw393 White Lives Matter
02/05/19 3:26 am

Yes we do. We can choose to not be involved with any religion and to believe what we want.

Crispy899 America
01/30/19 1:30 pm

It’s the freedom to choose

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mark4
01/30/19 4:59 am

No.
But those things known as American Ideals were and are the result of Protestant Christian settlers.

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DonWichita Kansas
01/30/19 4:56 am

No.
Not subscribing to the Christian faith as such, but to the general tenets and principals of good behavior shared by Christians and many religions of good faith.

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localjudicial
01/29/19 11:40 pm

No, even the founding fathers of our country came here to have the freedom of religion. Meaning you can worship who/what you want.

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kenzbt New York
01/31/19 6:43 pm

Originally it was stated as freedom of Christian religion. Remember, they were seeking freedom of faith from other Christians.

orgblu10 Shamerica
01/29/19 11:19 pm

I'm a Christian, but I've got a problem with people interweaving faith and patriotism. They are two very different things.

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MrsCrayonWax Kathys Klown
01/30/19 7:01 am

Drives you nuts, huh? Careful, they will start to call you names.

kenzbt New York
01/31/19 6:45 pm

Can a muslim be a patriot? Reconciling the western ideals of America along with islamic submission?

MrsCrayonWax Kathys Klown
01/31/19 8:01 pm

Do you know many Muslims?

ssfiddler1 TRUMP2020
01/29/19 10:32 pm

Being American is having the freedom to be whatever you want to be

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
01/29/19 9:02 pm

Definitely not. Especially since solid 98% of American Christians don’t actually follow the teachings of Christ, and in fact he would be absolutely appalled.

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GrandmaALiCE
01/29/19 8:39 pm

Well, that’s bad news for me, blue!

GrandmaALiCE
01/29/19 8:46 pm

I am not a Christian, so according to those who voted yes (including you, presumably), I’m not “truly American.”

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
01/29/19 8:48 pm

I was thinking of it more as in ideal stereotypical prototype American. Doesnt mean it's a requirement to be American. That's 2 very different arguments.
And I thought you were Christian also.

GrandmaALiCE
01/29/19 9:00 pm

“I was thinking of it more as in ideal stereotypical prototype American.”

Honestly, I’m not even sure what that means.

“And I thought you were Christian also.”

No, I’m Jewish.

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
01/29/19 9:03 pm

Ahh. I thought so, I think of Jewish and Christian in the same category. Same God. It's all good.

CudOfCow Oregon
01/29/19 9:09 pm

Except GMAlice is going to hell. But...no biggie.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
01/29/19 9:10 pm

Only God gets to make that decision

CudOfCow Oregon
01/29/19 9:13 pm

Well, Jesus himself said "The only way to the Father is through me"

CudOfCow Oregon
01/29/19 9:14 pm

And by the way, all 3 abrahamic religions worship the same base god. Islam, Christianity and Judaism. The god of Abraham. A schitzophrenic man who mutilated his genitals and attempted to murder his own kid.

CudOfCow Oregon
01/29/19 9:16 pm

John 14:16

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
01/29/19 9:18 pm

We are not meant to Judge who goes to heaven and hell. That is only for God to judge. Not our place.

CudOfCow Oregon
01/29/19 9:23 pm

Tell that to Jesus.

CudOfCow Oregon
01/29/19 9:30 pm

:) tell that to GMAlice. ;)

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
01/29/19 9:32 pm

I was telling you since you seemed confused

CudOfCow Oregon
01/29/19 9:38 pm

Well, I'm a non-theist, so the heaven/hell thing doesn't really matter too much to me. I am just interested in what others believe the world looks like. If the only purpose I serve in life, I'd like to make sure people stick to their own rules, or question the legitimacy of them. Do you "believe" what you think you believe? What you've been taught to believe?

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
01/29/19 9:43 pm

If you dont believe you have no reason to argue within it. Just be polite and ignore it

CudOfCow Oregon
01/29/19 10:14 pm

And I do have reason to argue. Just as much a reason that you do. Especially when it comes to what it means to be a "true American." Or on any religious topic. We all have not only a reason, but a personal obligation. Because it IS important.

CudOfCow Oregon
01/29/19 10:15 pm

But again, right now, I'm not arguing anything.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
01/29/19 10:18 pm

You were arguing about who would be going to hell. You dont believe in that so you have no reason to argue it. I also have no desire to argue it with you since you don't believe.

CudOfCow Oregon
01/29/19 10:20 pm

I wasn't making an argument, I was quoting scripture.

CudOfCow Oregon
01/29/19 10:24 pm

I was questioning your belief. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ and his teachings, then you should be agreeing with me.

CudOfCow Oregon
01/29/19 10:28 pm

But then again, maybe I'm getting it wrong. What do you think?

CudOfCow Oregon
01/29/19 10:59 pm

I'm sorry Blue. I admit I'm kinda trolling you. I think I went on about it for a little too long. I apologize.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
01/30/19 6:09 am

Its like my middle schoolers when they talk back in opposition of what I say to them. I tell them not to argue with an adult, they respond with, I'm not arguing.

MrsCrayonWax Kathys Klown
01/29/19 8:14 pm

No. Did someone say this? I’ve also heard them say conservatives win in the end.

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GrandmaALiCE
01/29/19 8:39 pm

Scary, isn’t it?

CudOfCow Oregon
01/29/19 9:25 pm

I've heard that the man with the most toys in the end, wins!

MrsCrayonWax Kathys Klown
01/30/19 7:00 am

This seems to be more and more of a thing here. Grandma, I hope there was no misunderstanding about my interpretation of Hatikvah. I didn’t mean any disrespect.

GrandmaALiCE
01/30/19 7:14 am

“I hope there was no misunderstanding...”

Of course not! It’s all good. 😊

GlockMan1 Alabama
01/29/19 7:46 pm

Being an American has nothing to do with being a Christian since Christians live in every country of the world.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
01/29/19 9:03 pm

I don’t usually make a point to post a comment to just say “agreed, excellent perspective”... but in your case it’s so rare that it’s worth doing. Hope you and the wife are doing well, Glock.

suppressedID I cant breathe
01/29/19 7:20 pm

It means accepting all colors, all creeds, and working for an equal chance at bettering your life. It’s a mindset.

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diest
01/29/19 6:53 pm

What ? It’s the last thing

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BriDads Stop Getting Offended
01/29/19 7:02 pm

Guess I can’t be American

diest
01/29/19 8:41 pm

Pft right , Where are u spoiled idiots gonna go , know where .

diest
01/29/19 8:43 pm

A martyrs deaths then . Meh. Your probably baby boomers anyway. You don’t what your doing