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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:02 PM
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Mike Huckabee is a Dangerous Zealot
Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 02:48 PM by The Night Owl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSQNSlUUoOc

As an agnostic atheist, I don't mind politicians hoping or expressing hope that the God they believe in is moving or influencing events, but when they start interpreting events as proof that their God working through them, and by default against others, I get spooked. And so should everyone.

Arrogance is an attitude based on presumptuous claims. I see nothing presumptuous about smart and industrious candidates, like Mike Huckabee, crediting themselves and/or their staffs for successes. I do see something presumptuous about candidates believing, as Huckabee does, that God is behind their campaigns.

The certitude Huckabee expresses is exactly the kind of arrogance I fear most from religious types. The fact that candidate Huckabee has not a shred of doubt about what he believes is causing him to move up in the presidential race leads me to wonder if a President Huckabee would have any amount of doubt in situations which benefit from healthy amounts of it and in situations which require healthy amounts of it.

Huckabee's attitude is myopic and troubling from a religious perspective as well as from a secular perspective. Christians often claim that God works in mysterious ways. Okay. Let us accept that God exists and works in mysterious ways. How does Huckabee know that God is helping his campaign? He doesn't. How does Huckabee know that Lucifer isn't helping his campaign? He doesn't.

Huckabee is trying to sell himself to people as God's candidate. What he is, however, is a zealot... and a dangerous one.

TNO

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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:07 PM
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1. I think we should give him the nuke launch code--just for shits and giggles.
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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:08 PM
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9. I can't think of anyone less qualified to have control of nuclear weapons...
Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 03:10 PM by The Night Owl
...then a person convinced that a supreme being is working through him or her.

:nuke:
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:09 PM
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2. I don't recall my Sunday school lessons well,
but isn't it a sin for one to assume they know God's intent?

I agree, Huckabee is the most scary of them all.
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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:12 PM
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4. To say that Mike Huckabee is the scariest Republican candidate is true and is, more importantly...
...saying a lot.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:10 PM
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3. He is trying to get the religious fanatics on his team, and it's working.
I have received two forwarded messages from friends with many links to his speeches and how excited they make them feel.

I think he is in with the extreme RW folks. All he needs to do now is mention the Rapture. Hang on to your hats! It's going to get down and dirty. You know how they fight.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:20 PM
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7. I posted this thread yesterday:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=132&topic_id=3803842&mesg_id=3803842

It's from Huckabee's "Official Blog," and it's a post from a supporter that's a little too enthusiastic.

I'm a Christian, and I'd rather see what I believe in expressed through a candidate's behavior than in constantly repeated statements that "God wants this to happen." We're not all zealots and we're not all crazy, and believe it or not, most of my Christian friends are intensely suspicious of someone who constantly "announces" that they are a Christian...as if that's supposed to make you want to do business with them, vote for them, etc.

Huckabee is dangerous, two-faced, and will hopefully end up as nothing more than a footnote in the 2008 elections.
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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:21 PM
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8. Outstanding! {EOM}
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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:15 PM
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5. What is an "agnostic atheist?"
Someone who doubts God's non-existence?

FWIW, Twain said an agnostic is a lazy atheist.
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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:16 PM
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6. Agnostic athiesm...
Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 02:34 PM by The Night Owl
What is an "agnostic atheist"? Someone who doubts God's non-existence?

No.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnostic_atheism

http://www.allaboutphilosophy.org/agnostic-atheist-faq.htm
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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 07:50 PM
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10. More proof that Huckabee is a religious zealot...
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