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Published: Thursday, Sept. 6 2012 9:33 a.m. MDT

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Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

No: Democrats are flummoxed by having a failure and a hypocrite at the top of the ticket; God and Jerusalem controversies are merely symptomatic

KJB1
Eugene, OR

Ah, Deseret News. Where would we be without your impartiality and lack of bias?

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

"Where would we be without your impartiality and lack of bias?"

Probably mindlessly regurgitating MSNBC.

Thank heaven for multiple news outlets.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: KJB1 Eugene, OR
"Ah, Deseret News. Where would we be without your impartiality and lack of bias?"

It that the best defense you can come up with for this Democratic gaffe? Typical of the Obama Administration. The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

God is added back to the Democratic platform and the arena erupts in a united chorus of BOO's?? Really? We are supposed to think that the party that boo's God is main stream America? Sounds to me like the radicals are running the party and that party is far far separated from main stream America. I will take it a step further and suggest that the Democratic party has been hi-jacked by radical Marxist atheists and it is these radicals that set the platform and the vision of the party going forward. I would also say that many in the Democratic party are completely embarrassed (as they should be) at the conduct of their party leaders. Barack didn't seem to know that God was left out of HIS OWN party platform .... or perhaps he was aware and in fact ordered the removal. Which is it? Isn't he supposed to be the leader and the CEO of the party has no idea what is going on? Really inspires confidence doesn't it. Geez dem's - you guys had better wake up and take control of your party before it is gone!!!

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

Is anyone surprised by this?

A Scientist
Provo, UT

"the Democratic party has been hi-jacked by radical Marxist atheists..."

And, of course, atheists cannot possibly be decent, moral human beings, with strong family values, a love for the United States of America, and all that good stuff -- because they are atheists!

Good to know what good sense characterizes the thinking in the Republican party.

By many estimates, there are as many as three times more atheists in America than there are Mormons!

Republicantthinkstraigh
Anywhere but, Utah, Utah

No, not at all.... The republican party is an addict and has yet to pass the first step to recovery. They are in denial... Keep lying about their lies (Seriously).... keep justifying there party positions even though it has proven to NOT WORK.... it really is sad.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

@A Scientist
"And, of course, atheists cannot possibly be decent, moral human beings, with strong family values, a love for the United States of America, and all that good stuff -- because they are atheists!"

Of course atheists can be good people: however when your posts repeatedly demean and vilify anyone of faith who is not an atheist, you ironically legitimize the conclusion you disdain.

And the fact is: all atheists are not good people just like all believers are not good people. Mostly they are human; with all that entails

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

re:A Scientist

Our founders were NOT atheists. One nation under GOD - In GOD we trust. Remember? Atheists can be fine patriotic Americans and many are but the foundation of America is NOT atheistic. Never was. Read about George Washington, John Adams , Thomas Jefferson, etc... All these great founders saw GOD as central to our freedom and survival as a nation. Now we have a political party that wants us to believe that they are "just like us" and they BOO GOD???? I don't think so!! By the way - Catholics , Jews, Protestants and Muslims ALL want GOD - only radical democrats don't!!! Go figure.

JSB
Sugar City, ID

Democrats run their convention like Chicago politics. They changed the wording, "voted" on it and arbitrarily decided on the outcome--the voice of the people be damned. If Obama wants it (obviously for purely political purposes), he will get it. I don't really want this party to be in charge of the USA anymore.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

Counter Intelligence,

Then you prove my point: belief makes NO DIFFERENCE.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

Outstanding piece of investigative journalism with profound implications for the election.

Oh by the way, did you happen to listen to Bill Clinton's speech last night? I understand he said some important things in it.

Wildcat
O-town, UT

Typical article from the Romney Reader, a.k.a. the Deseret News.

The Democratic Convention had such a more positive message than the "I hate Obama" GOP/Tea Party/Koch Industries Convention featuring Willard Mitt Romney. The Democratic Convention also mentioned specific plans and details--something sorely lacking in last week's convention. The Democratic Convention mentioned Afghanistan and thanked the troops--something not done in the GOP convention--whoops!

Couldn't sum it up better than two lines: Michele Obama "We didn't measure success in the amount of money we made but by the people we helped." Bill Clinton, "We (GOP) made a total mess, you (Democrats) didn't clean it up fast enough, let us take over."

Is it any wonder the Romney Reader had to insert a story like this with how good the Democratic Convention was? I hope the Romney Reader can pick up the pieces and move on after November 6th when Mittens loses.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

patriot wrote:

"Our founders were NOT atheists."

Neither were they "believers" in the same way most religionists are today. Many WERE atheists. More were "Deists" who passively accepted a flaccid notion of "Providence" and "natural religion" that are indistinguishable from a secular scientific naturalism today.

And please do not bring up Thomas Jefferson unless you have actually read his works, including his revision of the New Testament.

"Catholics , Jews, Protestants and Muslims ALL want GOD - only radical democrats don't!!!"

The fact that the word "god" did not appear in the D platform (prior to their caving in to the judgmental believers who played the Emperor's New Clothes scam on them) cannot be taken as evidence that D's "don't want god" anymore than the absence of the word "love" in the Republican Party platform means Republicans do not believe in nor want love!

RunningOnMT
Orem, UT

@A Scientist
"By many estimates, there are as many as three times more atheists in America than there are Mormons!"

So having a majority is important? Great, I follow your reasoning that a pragmatic party would side with the majority. According to the Pew Forum's survey on Religious Affiliation, Americans are 78% Christian, 5% Other Religions, 16% Unaffiated, 1% Unknown. (Detailed breakdown shows 1.7% Mormon and 1.6% Atheist). Seems to me the Democratic Party realized they were on the minority side of this issue and made the appropriate course correction by adding God back into their platform.

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

"One nation under GOD - In GOD we trust. Remember? "
Yes I do remember.

I remember that In God We Trust was added to coins in the 1860's.
I remember that One Nation Under God was added to the pledge in 1942.
I remember that this nation was founded in 1776, well before those two events.
Our founders may or may not have been Christian. Mottos do not support your case.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

This is another example of the clear choices in this election. Mitt Romney is in 100% agreement with his party's platform.

BrentBot
Salt Lake City, UT

There was no need to remind Americans of our dependence upon God, until 1962, when school prayer was outlawed by the leftist Supreme Court. Rather than deists many of the Founders were non-Trinitarian Christians, just as is Mitt Romney. For example, Thomas Jefferson rejected the doctrine of the Trinity, calling it "mere Abracadabra" and "hocus-pocus phantasm."

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

This is a shame. The democratic party got sucked into this quagmire. One thing is for sure, either religion or Israel, or both, are going to get us into trouble. And nothing divides us like religion.

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