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Pastor at Ryan event once said Romney is not a Christian
October 9th, 2012
04:34 AM ET

Pastor at Ryan event once said Romney is not a Christian

By Peter Hamby, CNN Political Reporter

Washington (CNN) – The pastor who delivered a passionate invocation at Paul Ryan's rally in Rochester, Michigan on Monday evening told CNN earlier this year that the man at the top of the Republican ticket, Mitt Romney, is not a Christian.

Romney's running mate was making his first campaign appearance in Michigan since August.

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- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Politics

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  1. lex

    Let's all worshp zeus,l a nice neutral god and believe in our hearts there is no god.

    October 21, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  2. Curtis

    When a person votes to enact laws that govern the behaivor of our citizens, by what criteria or moral value. Should they cast their vote? If I am atheist, and I believe that my existance is due to the laws of natural selection, would it be morally wrong for me to vote in favor of a law that let's me kill another man because I want his wife? Do we not see that very law in effect in the world of lions? Yet we are fasinated by the conduct of lions and do not seek to punish the male lion who kills so that his genetics are furthered. When did evolution get morals that now we must help the weak and the starving rather than let the laws of nature rule? So if I am a Christian and I believe that the mankind is best governed by a set of laws that

    October 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
    • allenwoll

      Curtis - Atheism is but YET ANOTHER one of the many religions - THAT conclusion being reached by adherence to the logical standard that if a concept can not be proven by verifiable evidence, then it categorically falls into the staus of a belief, that is, of a religion.

      The "Natural Selection" concept appears to explain events alright - but its operation is incompatible with that of the existence of any kind of merciful - let alone of even a COMPETENT - "god". . A god doing his job could find a better way.

      October 19, 2012 at 11:26 am |
    • Huebert

      Allen

      re·li·gion /riˈlijən/ Noun: 1.The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods.

      Please tell me how atheism fits that definition.

      October 19, 2012 at 11:28 am |
    • rh

      Atheism is not a religion, but most atheists do believe in something. It is offensive to call them "non-believers".

      I believe in mankind, the inherent goodness of most people, and that being moral, honest, and honorable is the best way to go through life, and raise your children. I may not believe in your god, but Christians do not believe in Hindu gods or Buddha, etc. etc. etc., so they are also "non-believers" according to other religions.

      Can we just say the word "atheist" and leave it at that?

      October 21, 2012 at 11:13 am |
    • Athy

      Buddha is not a god.

      October 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm |
  3. moe smith

    Religion should have absolutely NOTHING TO DO WITH GOVERNMENT and yet the right wing nut jobs want nothing more than to incorporate the two... ironically (hypocritically as well?) when JFK took office, many in the nation believed that the Vatican would be able to influence, if not out right control the US Gov't since JFK was a Catholic. They FEARED RELIGIOUS CONTROL and yet here we are with fuktards advocating the need of integrating it anyway. hypocritical wastes of human flesh.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  4. Newbius Maximus

    HAHA. Romney has just abandoned the issues for which Christians are behind him. He is a shape-shifter, appearing to be a sheep along with the real sheep, and then at the right time morphing into a wolf that abuses the sheep. And the shepherds of the Christians are not defending the flock at all. Most of them are actually saying they support Romney!

    Obviously God doesn't speak to pastors any more than He speaks to anyone else, since they can't even see when the church is being had. They are useless. All the considerable money wasted on them could go to something that produces something real to society.

    October 10, 2012 at 8:20 am |
  5. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things
    Proven

    October 10, 2012 at 4:54 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      October 10, 2012 at 10:45 am |
    • Maestro

      Atheism, shut the fvck up already. Every fvcking day you post the same stupid sh1t and the only thing that's proven is that you're a repeti tive svckwad.
      S t f UP already!

      October 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm |
    • rh

      Love Maestro's response, it shows why so many have "left the fold".

      I am an atheist who thinks that people can think whatever they want, as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else. I see no reason to attack someone who think prayer works. If someone is sick, I do spend time thinking about them and hope they will get better soon.

      All three of you need to get a life, and stop trying to convince yourselves of what you believe by spouting it off to others. My kids do not try to get "converts" to atheism at school. We are atheists, and that's that. If "Atheism is not healthy" etc. wants to think that prayer changes things, fine. But he/she does not have a right to continually proselytize and expect no one to complain. To not expect a response to an inflammatory post is silly.

      October 21, 2012 at 11:18 am |
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