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Dr. Benjamin Carson @ National Prayer Breakfast

 
 
H2O MAN
 
Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 12:11 pm


Listen to this 27:32 minute speech by Dr. Benjamin Carson

Dr. Benjamin Carson Epic Full Speech at National Prayer Breakfast

 
maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 12:32 pm
@H2O MAN,
Darn,

I wasted the time to listen to the segment that is getting conservatives all hot and bothered. This clown recommends a flat tax where everyone, rich and poor alike, pay the same percentage, and he says that this was Jesus' way.

I don't think this guy read the parts of the Bible where Jesus told rich people the needed to sell all their possessions to get to heaven.

But then again, the Bible always has served as a Rorschach test. People make it say whatever they want it to say. That's probably why the Bible is still read after 1600 years.



CoastalRat
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 12:44 pm
@maxdancona,
Quote:
Jesus told rich people the needed to sell all their possessions to get to heaven.

Not really, but that is irrelevant since this passage in no way argues against a flat tax. Of course, I'm not sure anything Jesus did say would argue in favor of a flat tax either.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 12:54 pm
@maxdancona,

Dr. Carson recommended a simplified tax system and mentioned a flat tax
in the process, but he covered much more that you obviously blocked out.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 01:16 pm
@maxdancona,
There you go. Sell all your posessions. For what? To get more money, of course.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 01:25 pm
I particularly liked this snippet

"we need to concentrate on being respectful of those people with whom we disagree"
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 02:53 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

I particularly liked this snippet

"we need to concentrate on being respectful of those people with whom we disagree"

If only Obama would follow that advice...
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 02:58 pm
@H2O MAN,
I don't deal directly with Mr. Obama on a daily basis.

I'd be pleased enough if the people who post at A2K followed that imprecation.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 03:19 pm
@roger,
I am sorry roger, it was sell your possessions to give to the poor. This idea is throughout the gospel of Jesus, for example.

Quote:
Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”

“Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

“Which ones?” he inquired.

Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”

“All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”

Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 04:27 pm


Follow-up VIDEO
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 04:50 pm
@CoastalRat,
Jesus has nothing to do with modern day tax policy.

The issue is the willingness of these conservative Christians to prostitute Jesus for their crass political ends, the the mindless echo chamber that think this clown is saying anything remotely intelligent.

If I were a Christian, I would be offended that they would use Jesus that way.


H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 04:54 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:


If I were a Christian, I would be offended that they would use Jesus that way.



ok, are you equally 'offended' with how Obama prostitutes children?
maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 05:01 pm
@H2O MAN,
It seems to me that it is you who are prostituting children here...
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 05:04 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

It seems to me that it is you who are prostituting children here...


Obama prostituting children the way he does is not offensive to you... that's interesting.

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/f6/b0/f6b06c635ea3be96dc10ee36af19e674.jpg
tenderfoot
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 05:05 pm
@H2O MAN,
You talking in tongues again.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 05:08 pm
@tenderfoot,
You suffering from vapor lock again?
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 05:13 pm
@maxdancona,
Even though i am a half assed christian i am offended at the blattent hyprocracy of many so called christians.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 05:24 pm
@RABEL222,


Yep, Obama is one of those 'offensive' so-called Christians and he's definitely a hypocrite.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 06:18 pm


Dr. Carson's solution to America's health care situation is brilliant...
We should dump ObamaCare and adopt Carson's plan right away.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 09:06 pm
@H2O MAN,
Do you know what the word "prostituting" means?

That is a very nice picture.
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