Thank the Godless

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In trying to explain two consecutive presidential defeats, some Republican commentators blame Christian evangelicals for the perceived decline in their political participation.

But 2012 exit polls showed 26% of all voters identifying as “White Evangelical/Born-Again Christians” – a significant increase from the 23 percent who described themselves that way in 2004, the last time a Republican won. Moreover, that winning candidate, George W. Bush, did no better among his fellow evangelicals than did the Mormon Mitt Romney – both got a commanding 78% of such voters.

In religious terms, Obama’s margin of victory came entirely from the small minority who say they “never” attend church – they preferred the president by 28 points! Among the 82% who visit churches even a few times a year, Romney won a solid majority. For his re-election victory, Obama can thank the Godless as much as God.

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  1. Brian  •  Apr 2, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    So, if you believe the earth was wished into existence 6,500 years ago by an invisible man in the sky and then populated by one incestuous family then you are more likely to vote republican. Sounds right to me.

    • Usa1  •  Apr 3, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      God rules and God bless the USA ! Some people think that bang out of nothing came everything ! Wow sounds like them socialist atheist demon crats! God exists ,you bums can’t make a monkey out of us! There is plenty of proof of gods existence.go ahead demon rats prove there is no god! You chimps are fools,lol!

    • Andrew  •  Apr 4, 2014 at 7:33 am

      And if you believe the Earth essentially came from nothing and believe we are the descendants of goo then you are more likely to vote democrat. Sounds right to me.

      • Daniel  •  Apr 4, 2014 at 3:34 pm

        Great response Andrew! The left thinks they own science and rationality, but you showed that they do not!

    • M. Johnson  •  Apr 4, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Jealous aren’t you?

  2. JGUY  •  Apr 3, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    No one ever seems to remember that during the Presidential debates
    then-Senator Obama was point blank asked about his religion and he
    gave a totally and completely straight forward answer that he is a
    born again CHRISTIAN. He minced no words. No other candidate
    answered with the point blank certainty than did Senator Obama.
    Chistians become christians partially through a public profession

    • Flower  •  Apr 4, 2014 at 11:21 am

      But the Bible also says we will know them by their fruit! When I watch who Obama’s honors and who he prays with and to then I’m pretty sure his actions just spoke louder then his words!

      Why do people have to insult others in order to make their point? I’m just curious as to why people would find that necessary. People want me to respect their opinions even though I disagree with them but they don’t seem to show that same respect to me for my beliefs. Curious!

    • Rodd Hardmann  •  Apr 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Has it occurred to YOU that he was born of a Muslim father, raised by a Muslim stepfather, grew up in Muslim countries and attended Muslim schools?

      And that NO ONE can be found who can back up any “religious conversion” of “President” Obama’s?

      And that in the Muslim faith it’s OK to LIE in order to deceive the infidel?

      Epis fail, my friend. Just…. epic.

      • JGUY  •  Apr 4, 2014 at 10:43 pm

        So Obama SAYS he is a Born again christian on NATIONAL TELEVISION
        and this isnt good enough for you…..But a PUBLIC PROFESSION OF
        FAITH is good enough to be accepted into most churches and prior to
        baptism is the step people take to be born again….BUT THIS is not good
        enough…. He has attempted to end middle east wars that are killing and
        maiming AMERICAN SOLDIERS continually…. He has attempted to get
        health care for the downtrodden….such as children who have preexisting
        conditions. Yes he has positions that I would not consider CHRISTIAN…
        BUT on the whole ….his witness…his actions to help the poor…his position

        that has backed Israel….though most never hear this…. THAT people continually
        want to accuse this man of being a Muslim rather than what he claims to be…ie a Christian I must confess that I am confussed because I dont get it….”If you confess
        with your mouth that JESUS CHRIST is LORD” OBAMA DID THIS….

      • JGUY  •  Apr 4, 2014 at 10:54 pm
        please follow this link – if you have concerns about this topic

  3. Bernard Wolff  •  Apr 4, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    The “godless” is an apt term given recent revelations about dead people miraculously rising from the grave and voting for democrats in North Carolina (Today’s Wall St Journal).

    Religion & social issues should be left where they belong — between an individual and his/her creator, as our Founding Fathers viewed this. What does abortion & evangelism have to do with confronting Putin, fixing our broken economy, tax and regulatory reform, illegal immigration, increasing cronyism in Washington & Wall Street, and similar problems that are devastating the middle class, recent graduates, and the Black community?

    We need capable people with sensible policies to reverse the catastrophic growth of government & accompanying encroachment upon free citizens and private business. The emphasis needs to echo Reagan: Take Back America rather than blind faith in government. As it now is, senior republican leaders are content to leave things are they now are, but “run it better”, using career politicians untainted by experience in the real world outside DC

    • Brian  •  Apr 7, 2014 at 5:19 am

      “TAKE back America”? From whom? Who do you think “has” America and how is it that they came to posses it? How far are you willing to go to “take” back what you think is yours?

    • JGUY  •  Apr 9, 2014 at 6:49 am

      Your assertations here would be sensible if the US
      were a homogeneous society where all had similar
      beliefs, experience, wants, needs and opinions….
      but it is not. We have a country that constantly
      perculates confrontation and continual redefinition
      of religious and social issues. A very real job
      of Government is to referee these changes on a
      daily basis. This is not the perfect solution but
      it is much better than the alternatives of having
      no referee or having a dictator to decide all issues.
      Without Government, and currently big government
      how would the populace define what makes-up “sensible”
      policies and encroachment? Definition to a conservative
      biblical model is the common answer….but who defines
      that massive world view? The call to Take Back America
      with a reference to the sainted Reagan is the same as
      Take Back America with a reference to the sainted second
      Roosevelt… It views history with a perspective that
      is unnatural since such assertations do not view the
      elements of the times that produced these leaders…it
      only presents a Liberal or Conservative image without
      reflecting the reality of that day. Todays current
      pendulum will swing to the conservative for a time…
      this is normal and needed but I would not like to
      see us massively change our govenment structures
      as a reaction to the exaggerations of any particular
      moment in history.

      • mark  •  Apr 9, 2014 at 10:57 am

        You don’t want us to massively change our government structures as a reaction to the exaggerations of any particular moment in history. Well here is a “current reality of the day.” The massive national debt, some 7 trillion of which our country has created in the last 5 years? Want to change that? I’d say we “massively” need to change that. And, Obama himself was all about a “massive” transformation of the country when he got elected. In fact, I’d say that with Obamacare, and his executive orders he will have massively changed the country by 2016. What we will need from a new, hopefully Republican, President is a change back to the better. All change is not necessarily good change. As for “Take Back America”. I’d put it another way. Return America to what has worked best.

    • diablo135  •  Sep 20, 2014 at 8:01 am

      “Religion & social issues should be left where they belong — between an individual and his/her creator, as our Founding Fathers viewed this”

      Not true. You can prove that’s not true because the same session of Congress that adopted the First Amendment, literally days later, adopted a resolution calling for a day of prayer and fasting to thank God for the First Amendment. They just didn’t want to endorse any one particular religion over another because of the Church of England thing.

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