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Stafford Gordon's Avatar Comment 2 by Stafford Gordon

To quote Lewis Black "Are you fucking kidding me?"

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 20:39:00 UTC | #424419

AshtonBlack's Avatar Comment 1 by AshtonBlack

Not exactly a surprise, really is it?

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 20:39:00 UTC | #424418

MarkHaar's Avatar Comment 3 by MarkHaar

Many years from now, when historians are writing about the decline and fall of the American empire, it will be the shortest book ever written.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 20:43:00 UTC | #424422

Excium313's Avatar Comment 4 by Excium313

No, it's not a surprise. It does however, show how crazy the Republican party is becoming. Also, how the religious right lie about history to try to make the U.S. a christian nation.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 20:46:00 UTC | #424424

King of NH's Avatar Comment 5 by King of NH

Okay, a deal then. Pass the original health care bill, public option, no cap, no preexisting conditions and all. Then, congress can put the bill on a podium in front of the chair. Republicans will then prey (sorry, pray) together. If the bill is still there after fervent prayer, God must be in favor of the bill and it goes off to the president for the final signature.

Then we lock all the Republicans in a bunker with no food or water. If after 40 days and 40 nights (I'm goin' strictly by the Good Book here) they aren't still chipper, then God must not be on their side after all.

I'm liking this God in politics thing. Hey, Beck! Yeah, God said shut the hell up.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 20:47:00 UTC | #424425

Musicmancz's Avatar Comment 6 by Musicmancz

And the one Democrat comes from my state *sigh*

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 20:52:00 UTC | #424426

canatheist's Avatar Comment 7 by canatheist

This is so wrong on so many levels, you've got give your head a shake.
1) Blatant attempt to have religion infect government policy making
2) When will they learn, prayer doesn't work
3) Do they know what they are praying to stop?? The US is the ONLY G20 country to not have some form of universal health care. You need this you idiots!
4) This should be grounds for immediate impeachment of the public officials involved in this nonsense
5) Idiotic, childish, naive, self-serving bastards

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 20:58:00 UTC | #424428

godisnotgreat's Avatar Comment 8 by godisnotgreat

"But the Bible's very clear that prayer affects government,"

* roll his eyes *

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 20:59:00 UTC | #424429

rod-the-farmer's Avatar Comment 9 by rod-the-farmer

I wonder if the action of atheists (others may feel free to join) is a joint face-palm. Simultaneous. These idiots might think we were praying.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:08:00 UTC | #424432

root2squared's Avatar Comment 10 by root2squared

This is absolutely hilarious. I love religion!

Since these retards make no sense, let me see if I can help them out. So here's part I of a new series - An atheist helps the religious make sense of what they are saying.

By providing health care to the poor, you are delaying their deaths, thereby preventing them from reaching god sooner. Since god made the rules such that the poor will find it easier to enter heaven, we can assume god loves the poor more than the rich. Therefore, god wants them up there ASAP.

And hence, providing health care to the poor goes against god.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:08:00 UTC | #424433

j.mills's Avatar Comment 11 by j.mills

"But the Bible's very clear that prayer affects government," said Engle. "Esther's three-day fast changed public policy; Daniel's fast changed public policy; and it's the same, yesterday, today and forever, and that's why we're here."
Then why aren't you fasting instead of praying?

Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO)... "...the Bible is not just a book of how to be nice to people..."
Think he misspoke there, let's fix that:
"...the Bible is just not a book of how to be nice to people..."

"Give kings sleepless nights across America," Engle implored passionately.
Okay, I have seriously missed some memos. The US is a balkanised monarchy now?!

What on earth is their premise? That not only is universal healthcare EEEEVIL, but also ALMIGHTY GOD HASN'T NOTICED, and he won't or can't do anything about it until enough people shout at him?? And senators believe this?! Was there ever a better argument for universal healthcare? - These guys all need therapy, now!

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:11:00 UTC | #424434

markg's Avatar Comment 12 by markg

God won't grant their request because he's not giving any campaign donations to the few Dem Senators holding up the now completely watered down bill.

That plus God's imaginary.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:24:00 UTC | #424438

black wolf's Avatar Comment 13 by black wolf

What j.mills says. Free taxpayer funded therapy and medication for godnuts.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:25:00 UTC | #424440

critica's Avatar Comment 14 by critica

Holy ballistic batshit! Cursed be the name of those who wish health care on their countrymen. How unchristian!

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:30:00 UTC | #424443

Lagomort's Avatar Comment 15 by Lagomort

I remember the last time God looked to the world to find a righteous man. Thank him he finally found one in that guy "Lot," huh? Yes, the guy gave over his virgin daughters to a mob so they could have their way with them, as to not embarrass his male guests to the rude behavior of his neighbors, and yes, maybe he did did knock up those same virgin daughters later on in a cave outside the burning ruins of that sinful place, but it wasn't his fault as his daughters got him drunk first! I know these days pesky activist judges might want to throw some guy in jail just because he might decide gettin' drunk is no excuse for screwing the kids, but so is the way of activist liberal judges. Thank God that, well.. "God" was on the side of righteous Lot.

Can you imagine how God must be upset these days? He doesn't have righteous men like "Lot" to deal with, but has to deal with those so evil that they desire to give all people health-care despite their station in life! Those bastards!

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:38:00 UTC | #424445

GBile's Avatar Comment 16 by GBile

Are these the same people who prayed for the disappearance of the high gasoline prices, which in the end did disappear, together with their homes and their jobs ?

Grown men and women, behaving oddly.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:42:00 UTC | #424447

Sciros's Avatar Comment 17 by Sciros

Meh, the health care bill as it stands is a POS. It probably ought not to pass, all things considered. Praying is insane, of course.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:43:00 UTC | #424449

j.mills's Avatar Comment 18 by j.mills

And tonight's sarcasm prize goes to Lagomort! :)

EDIT: In other news, God hardens Sciros's heart against the healthcare bill. Engle proclaims glory of the lord!

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:44:00 UTC | #424450

Pilot22A's Avatar Comment 19 by Pilot22A

These wacko's better hope my prayers to Baal are never answered.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:46:00 UTC | #424451

Aztek's Avatar Comment 20 by Aztek

Wait, is this The Onion news? I haven't watched the Youtube link, but it looks like it is going to be one of those wacky Onion news reports.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:47:00 UTC | #424453

Kmita's Avatar Comment 21 by Kmita

I've been praying to Wodin that it won't pass.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:51:00 UTC | #424455

wthorlay's Avatar Comment 22 by wthorlay

It's unbelievable that the most powerfull country in the world can have in its Congress such a bunch of idiots like those. After all, the Middle Age has ended or not? Are you sure this is not a joke? A fake article for a false movie? There is no limit to stupidity.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:58:00 UTC | #424456

Bernard Hurley's Avatar Comment 23 by Bernard Hurley

God will answer their prayers as effectively as he normally does.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 22:01:00 UTC | #424457

Mr DArcy's Avatar Comment 24 by Mr DArcy

"if you ain't got the dosh, fucking die on the street", seems to be the message of these Christians. A message I don't agree with. But then I'm from Europe and don't understand the nuances of US Christianity.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 22:04:00 UTC | #424459

MelM's Avatar Comment 25 by MelM

Praying at the Constitutional Convention is one of the lies debunked by the dogged Chris Rodda in her book "Liars For Jesus-Volume 1".

Another interesting take is the online essay "The Christian Nation Myth" by Farrell Till.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 22:12:00 UTC | #424461

Sciros's Avatar Comment 26 by Sciros

EDIT: In other news, God hardens Sciros's heart against the healthcare bill. Engle proclaims glory of the lord!
hahahahah nice ^_^

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 22:13:00 UTC | #424462

Richard01's Avatar Comment 27 by Richard01

forgive them for they know not what they do!!

and ignore them if possible. Their prayers will fall on deaf ears so why worry!

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 22:19:00 UTC | #424463

Sci_Guy_Bri's Avatar Comment 29 by Sci_Guy_Bri

Wow, the Republicans are really grasping at straws. They just can't deal with a president who's a Democrat, black, and popular!

"Dammit! We need a flaw to harp on!"

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 22:25:00 UTC | #424467

blitz442's Avatar Comment 28 by blitz442

Not only are these men in the above picture delusional, they are also desecrating the American Flag, at least according to the US Flag Code:

What is the average IQ of the Republican Party these days, like 82 or something?

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 22:25:00 UTC | #424466

canatheist's Avatar Comment 30 by canatheist

Healthcare, like everything else must evolve. But to evolve, you need to have a place to evolve from. The health care may indeed be less than needed, but in my mind, you need to start somewhere. A Health care bill of any kind is better than what you have today, and it gives you something to start building on.
I hope for all of America's sake it passes. I'd pray for it too, if I felt it would do any good.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 22:29:00 UTC | #424468