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    Re: Bradley Byrne Says "Every Word" of Bible is True

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    My issue would be when they start to attempt to force me in my private life to follow those teachings or not express my own beliefs...be it the philosophies of ancient Greece of the teachings of the Christians.
    Betcha that's exactly what this guy would like to do though.

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    Re: Bradley Byrne Says "Every Word" of Bible is True

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    This story isn't from Iran, it's from Alabama. Welcome to theocracy in America, 2010.

    Bradley Byrne says 'every word' of Bible is true | Breaking News from The Huntsville Times - al.com

    I don't even have words for how breathtakingly stupid and ridiculous this is.
    Even though it was proclaimed at the great American holy shrine, Piggly Wiggly???
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    Re: Bradley Byrne Says "Every Word" of Bible is True

    Although this guys speaking ability sucks, I don't think his religious values are that much different from most of the other politicians in Washington. The new testament/ old testament split is part of christian theology, and is important to get past some of the rather nasty old testament laws. I would suspect this guy was trying to say that he recognizes the bible as holy, but doesn't take every word as being 100% literal, than tried to defend himself against critics by overcompensating.

    Now as an atheist I obviously disagree with him regarded the truthfulness of the bible, but that is rather unimportant. As long as a politician actually does good work, I could care less if he shares my (lack of) spiritual values.

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    Re: Bradley Byrne Says "Every Word" of Bible is True

    Why is this guys religious beliefs relevant? Is there evidence he lets it interfere with his job?
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    Re: Bradley Byrne Says "Every Word" of Bible is True

    I wonder which translation he considers true. The original hebrew, aramaic, and greek? King James? NIV? The Catholic Bible? Every translation has differences.

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    Re: Bradley Byrne Says "Every Word" of Bible is True

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    The theocracy notion was rather ridiculous

    The breath takingly stupid and ridiculous comment however was pretty spot on.
    You've become quite intolerant. I'm disappointed.
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    Re: Bradley Byrne Says "Every Word" of Bible is True

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I wonder which translation he considers true. The original hebrew, aramaic, and greek? King James? NIV? The Catholic Bible? Every translation has differences.
    You think maybe you're overanalyzing?
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    Re: Bradley Byrne Says "Every Word" of Bible is True

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You think maybe you're overanalyzing?
    ...And he's making a valid point.
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    Re: Bradley Byrne Says "Every Word" of Bible is True

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Because I think its breathtakingly stupid and ridiculous to boycott a store or a politician for stating what is not an uncommon view of many biblical scholars....that EVERYTHING in the bible is 100% factual in its most literalistic sense.
    You confuse American evangelicals with Biblical scholars.
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    Re: Bradley Byrne Says "Every Word" of Bible is True

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Why is this guys religious beliefs relevant? Is there evidence he lets it interfere with his job?
    We've seen how relevant religious beliefs are in today's politics. George Bush, the American Christian right, faith based initiatives, interventionist policies in the Middle East(ie. Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran etc) - ALL influenced by religion. So yes, religion is extremely relevant.

    Politicians should be people who do not believe in zombies, dragons and demons who dwell in the dark. Those superstitions should be kept as far from politics as possible. The fact that he plainly states his belief in all these things makes me more than iffy about how it will affect his leadership. At the end of the day it's up to his constituents to decide but to believe that a person's 'beliefs' do not affect his work is pure naivety considering the track record of such people in our political arena.
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