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Leftists squeal over hearing Bible at prayer breakfast

Dr. Ben Carson’s prayer breakfast blast at the national debt, progressive taxation, and other leftist insanity has stolen the national stage temporarily. Newsmax reports,

Opening his remarks with quotations from the Old Testament books of Proverbs and Second Chronicles, the neurosurgeon blasted the nation’s $16.4 trillion debt, its cumbersome tax system — and its “inefficient” health care system.

Although Obama kept his cool at the moment, other leftists got fairly bent out of shape over the audacity of someone actually applying the Bible at a prayer breakfast. As Breitbart.com reports, Democrat Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky criticized the speech as “not appropriate.”

She said,

I think it’s really–not really an appropriate place to make this kind of political speech, and to invoke God as support for that kind of view. But I think of most of all the kind of message that he was giving shows a real empathy gap with where the American people are right now, and I think it’s reflective of where many of the Republicans and Tea Parties are right now, that we need to have an economy that works for everyone.


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I was very happy to see him

I was very happy to see him exercise his right to free speech and not cowtow to anyone! The smallest minority is the individual and he had every right to say what he wanted. Those in government should protect that right whether they like what he said or not.

Common Sense isn't so common...

these days & whatta hoot it is to see Liberals get their panties in a bunch over it! I'm not religious but I thought his speech was very inspirational. Amazing to see a highly respected neurosurgeon being aired on CNN talking frankly about the dumbing down of Americans (among other things).

I don't think his comments were all that great either way.

The left ought to just go with the flow...it is when some on the right make a crazy statement that we all look like idiots...so let them talk...let them get brazen and show their colors.

Whole statement is a huge oxymoron:

"...bent out of shape over the audacity of someone actually applying the Bible at a prayer breakfast..."

I love that the word oxymoron includes the word MORON...so appropriate.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
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Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Pretty soon they will change the name to "Breakfast with Barry"

Or "Doughnuts with Drones"

or "Pancakes with Progressives"

How about "Grits with Globalists"?



Benedict Arnold.

Ron Paul Was Right

it was a prayer breakfast

..or am I missing the point???


"Leftist"? How is this a "left vs right" issue?

Not all christians are republican/right leaning,

and not all non-christians are "leftists".

The title is based on who

was doing the squealing.

This has *NOTHING* to do with LEFT/RIGHT

this is just some partisan hack article to reinforce conservative christian's view of the "left" and get people riled up.

these partisan websites like News Max only pick the facts that support their partisan view, their goal isn't "truth above all else", there goal is make as much money as possible off partisan conservatives.

what did she say????

" and to invoke God as support for that kind of view."....

Huh? God doesn't support His own words?

The PTB are building their new tower of Babel; the ecumenism is abounding, and the unity of their error is fully known as "the love of money"!

Sad to watch as "leaders" from every Christian adjective come to kiss the ring of government that sustains them and employs them to keep the masses from storming the castke. They will most certainty pierce themselves through with MANY sorrows when the fiat currency abruptly ends, and their fascist handlers leave them out in the cold as they will no longer have any need of them!

I love being an irritant to this....I am not one of these born-again's who is warning people that it looks like they are building the apostate church of the end times prophecy; I am just a born again obeying the command to "occupy 'til I come".

These fools will build this one world church of lies and compromise chiefly for their enablers, the State....but God will have them all in derision...they won't agree....they will serve as true examples of what Christ railed against in Matthew 23...and the hearts of the sincerely searching, will be given ears to hear, and eyes to see that Christ's true church resides in the hearts of men who love His appearing, not material and temporal gains, and the pleasures of this life...

Sad, pathetic, given-over opportunistic vipers of this generation; with their seared consciences and so much praise of men; they don't deceive me....the legislative records of those politicians you suck up to, speaks volumes about the true darkness that resides in your souls...


God used the good Dr. mightily that morning! May the Lord keep him and bless him even more!

Dawkinites will not have their dogma scorned. Hear them wail!

I guess it's OK for people to peacefully assemble just don't make a religion out of It. How dare people look at history, personal and shared?

Marxist Francis Fukyama declared an End of History.

What is history but man's inhumanity towards man?

We are all saints now, sin and salvation are prohibited.

Free includes debt-free!

righty tighty lefty loosey

I think it's a matter of perspective for getting screwed.

IMO, all religions are a pox

IMO, all religions are a pox on humanity.

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Yeah, the Golden Rule is overrated

Christianity really messed up Dr. Paul, huh?

Ron Paul - Honorary Founding Father

What's fading away

is empathy for other living things. A person can pay all the lip service to their God(s) he/she wants, and be as outwardly devout in their beliefs as they want too... If a person has no empathy, they have no soul to save in the first place.

You don't need religion to make people be nice to each other

The golden rule is universal and predates the Bible.

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Can you provide any historical evidence that the Golden Rule predates Moses?

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Did Moses Write The Bible?

Maybe you should read: It May Give You Some Insite For discussion...


http://youtu.be/hrnND0iTfjo (Knowledge is Freedom)
http://donttreadonliberty.org (Knowledge is Freedom)

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He wrote the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible.

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Does information come from non-information?


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The Golden Rule is Confucius.

And the "Two Commandments" that Jesus used, as in "love thy neighbor as thyself" version of the Golden Rule was from Krishna, about 300 years earlier in India.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Actually that is not quite so...

Confucius, and some Jewish Rabbis, taught a negative version that went "What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others." What Christ did was take that and turn it into a positive "DO unto others as you would have them do unto you."

He went beyond justice, far beyond the "non-aggression principle" and made the standard for righteousness mercy.

You see a man who has been beaten and robbed and say "I am not gonna kick a man when he is down because I would not want to be kicked when I am down" then you have done the Confucian version of the "Golden Rule." But Christ's version of the Golden Rule would compel you to help the beaten person by calling an ambulance, binding up their wounds, using your concealed carry weapon to drive off the attackers, et cetera.

In the parable of the Good Samaritan, the callous travelers did not violate the Confucian Golden Rule, but they did the genuine one.

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)

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Actually, no...

The Golden Rule: "So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 7:12

Jesus was teaching the practical application of His own words as recorded in the Law of Leviticus 19:18, written about 1400 years earlier:

"... you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord."

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Not picking a fight, just for historical accuracy....

The phrase is taken from Leviticus, whose source is far earlier than 300 years before Christ walked the earth as a man.

Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

He was quoting from the Torah with both commandments. I mean, that was the whole question He was answering "which commandment in the Law (Torah) is greatest?" I don't think he would answer with something that wasn't even in the Law.

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)

He's free to do whatever he

He's free to do whatever he wants. I believe everyone would be better off if mysticism and obedience to fictional beings was laughed out of existence.

Mysticism and obedience to

Mysticism and obedience to fictional beings are mutually exclusive. Why else would the Catholic Church be so vehement in it's condemnation and persecution of mystics (such as the Cathars for instance)?

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My bad

I thought you were referring to Christianity. Since you mention "mysticism and obedience to fictional beings", it's clear you're not.

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