Trump Might Be The Least God-Fearing President To Occupy The White House In Centuries

Submitted by: normalfreak2 7 months ago in News & Politics

And some say that's a great thing for America.

An excerpt from Politico: I’m not saying Trump is a closeted atheist, but he’s no evangelical. As a self-proclaimed Protestant, or Presbyterian, or something he describes as “a wonderful religion,” Trump nominally attends the nondenominational Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. Marble Collegiate was the one-time pulpit for the self-help evangelist Norman Vincent Peale, author of the mega best-seller The Power of Positive Thinking, an amalgam of pop psychology and cherry-picked scripture (without the guilt and sin), who presided over Trump’s wedding to Ivana. In other words, at most this is Christianity Lite, or Cafeteria Christianity, where one orders only the most appealing items on the menu.
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Male 5,195
Upvoting this post for introducing me to the term Cafeteria Christianity
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Male 341
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Male 1,937
Why is it that some people seem to think that "God-fearing" and "good" go hand in hand? Some of the most corrupt, evil people I have ever known or heard about are "God-fearing". Keep in mind that Hitler was a devout Christian...
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Male 8,064
whosaidwhat Good point.
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Male 3,275
"Trump might be the least god fearing president to occupy the white house in centuries".
So fucking what?
Looking at the state of the nation, failing infrastructure, outsourced jobs, outsourced manufacturing, high unemployment, education system in the toilet, political corruption, etc - I have to wonder if a hard line atheist might not be all that bad. 
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captkangaroo It's funny that you list a whole bunch of issues that he legitimately has no plans on fixing. 
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Male 3,275
pleasestop 
We-e-e-l-l-l, he did make vague mention when campaigning, of shaking up the political system - one could infer that included corruption(If one were a naive and foolish idealist). He did say he'd bring manufacturing jobs back, and if I am not mistaken, he may have harped on about the state of our infrastructure and how he was gonna make that great again. We can gather, by his choice in secretary of education, that he indeed has no intentions to improve that system.
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Male 564
I would much rather he be an Atheist then his religion.  When your faith claims that being wealthy is a sign that god loves you, and conversely  being poor is a sign that you are a sinner, it does not bode well for the poor that you are dealing with.
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Male 963
I find it terribly amusing that while segments of the US population would never have considered a black president until it happened, or a woman president until it became a possibility, but the concept of an openly atheist president would be rejected by both the blue side and the red side.
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Male 5,195
punko Yeah, I know. It seems a broad segment of our society down here likes our presidents dumb and religious. Oh, and you have to be able to imagine having a beer with him, too. That also seems to be a very important requirement. By contrast, the Germans have elected a woman who holds a PhD in quantum chemistry to lead their nation. 

Seriously: We have an anti-intellectual stick up our butts and we need to get past it. It's 2017, for heaven's sake. It's time to recognize that having a leader who's well-educated matters.
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Male 963
squrlz4ever I would even go as far to say that a openly Muslim person as presidential candidate would win over an openly athiest one.  The religious would find more common ground than they would imagine with the former, and would find the latter's secular moral compass scary (because it doesn't come pre-labelled) and encourages individual decisions vs groupthink dogma.
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Male 5,195
punko I think you're right about all that.
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Male 1,593
So basically it's completely impossible for Trump to do anything right. Got it.
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Male 215
squidbush I'm vehemently against the man and even I won't go so far as to speak in such absolutes. I mean, he does plenty right for Trump.
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Male 6,192
Trump's God is the Money
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Male 564
I read that as /Last/ God Fearing, and I laughed.  Trump as a strong believer or an open Athiest as the next president, either seems unlikely to me.  :P
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Male 8,064
muert He's his own God.
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