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  •  Selective outrage (23+ / 0-)

    They don't see the "thou shalt not lie" and "thou shall not kill" as equal sins.  Since they believe abortion is murder then lying to get elected to stop abortions is acceptable.

    Actually, all the Republican factions feel the same way.  The gun nuts, the oligarchs, the racists.  All of them.  They don't CARE that their Republicans are lying, cheating and stealing.

    Morality is for losers to them.  And as long as the Democrats keep playing nice the Republicans will keep winning.

    Watching Mitt's strategy is what it looks like when you try to put an etch a sketch in a centrifuge.

    by AppleP on Mon Sep 03, 2012 at 06:22:28 PM PDT

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    •  The lying thing is more specific (5+ / 0-)
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      It is that we must not bear false witness against our neighbor

      I always found that interesting. Ryan saying he ran faster breaks no commandment. Their lies against Obama (or whoever) do. The Mormon church stresses overall honesty quite strongly though, being clear there is no justification.

      Cheating and stealing... that old testament smiting god they like so well because he calls men with men an obamination has a few things he calls an abomination much more often than any sexual 'sins'. The big winning category, called an abomination the most often by far?
      Unfair business practices

      •  Only those of the true faith count. All other (0+ / 0-)

        infidels are fair game to exploit etc.  The Mormans are especially notorious for applying this kind of discriminating standard.  The "Christians" practice this kind of mentality in spades also.
        It is a catch 22.  If you are not prosperous, then you are not a true Christian and therefore hardly worthy of consideration of civil or human rights.

    •  The rules only apply to their narrow bandwidth (0+ / 0-)

      of what they individually consider to be true Christians.  This subjective magical criteria dehumanizes everyone else.

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