[Homestead] Enjoy the quiet while it lasts...
lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 11 20:48:35 EDT 2008
Bob; I don't know if she was paraphrasing Lincoln...didn't he think that
the Civil War was a punishment from God (for both sides)? I haven't been
to church for many years, either, so I don't know the current religious
views about holy wars. It bothers me when people proclaim that something
they want to do is "God's will" or "a task from God"...especially if
they mix that religion with their political agendas (the pipeline Palin,
as Governor, wanted to build was "God's will"). If you don't agree with
their agenda, does that make you anti-God?
bob ford wrote:
> Lynn, wasn't she paraphrasing a quotation from Lincol?. I'm not religious, but when I was young, they always had a church service for my relatives before they were shipped off to Viet Nam. I think the idea is that you are praying NOT for G-d to be on your side but that you are on G-d's side. I think it is a pretty standard "Johnny Goes Off To War" type church prayer. Maybe someone's whose actually been in a church in the past 30 years (I haven't) can clarify; but I'm pretty sure that's borrowed from Lincoln, and used often.....bobford
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Lynn Wigglesworth
> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2008 4:33:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Enjoy the quiet while it lasts...
> Akka Homestead wrote:
>> I chimed in because I did not see the need to bring Palin's religious
>> beliefs into the discussion about energy. Go back and read Don's
>> comments about Palin. Obama himself has been the one to say, let's
>> stay with the issues and keep one's religious beliefs out of it..if
>> he can do it, why can't his devotees on this list?
> Palin was the one who brought religion into it. She asked people to pray
> to achieve "God's will" and get the pipeline built. The Iraq war is "a
> task from God". Well gosh...what kind of heathen pinko would argue
> against "God's will"? You can hear the words come from her own mouth:
> Lynn Wigglesworth
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