Well then just pray more

@gewcew23 (8011)
United States
October 25, 2010 5:40pm CST
During an interview with Pat Robinson's Christian Broadcasting Network, Christine O'Donnell confessed that the reason for her campaign is because of her deity. I know you are shocked right now. What I found interesting from her interview that she claimed an up swing in an unnamed poll was because of prayer. All polls still show that her Democratic opponent, Chris C00ns still holds a double digit lead over her. My question is if pray can have an effect on poll numbers as O'Donnell claims why doesn't she just start having around the clock prayer leading up to next Tuesday? Also when she doesn't win again what does that say about the power of prayer and her omnipotent deity? Oh and about her claim that she is being held to a different standard because she is a conservative woman, no O'Donnell you are not being held to a different standard we are just reporting on the insane things that you have said in the past and recently. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_delaware_senate;_ylt=At9v8qK7cPmnAPOl4P5ozkCs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNtMDUwYWRnBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAxMDI1L3VzX2RlbGF3YXJlX3NlbmF0ZQRjY29kZQNtb3N0cG9wdWxhcgRjcG9zAzcEcG9zAzQEcHQDaG9tZV9jb2tlBHNlYwN5bl9oZWFkbGluZV9saXN0BHNsawNvZG9ubmVsbHNheXM-
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@jb78000 (15173)
25 Oct 10
how childish.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
25 Oct 10
Why is it childish for someone to believe that God has a plan for his or her life? I think this is common in many religions. And if you are a person who believes in prayer, then it is not unheard of to pray that God allows you to accomplish that thing you believe you were called to do. How intolerant.
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@anniepa (27236)
• United States
25 Oct 10
So, Rollo, I take it you believe O'Donnell when she says God told her to run for the Senate? Why does God only tell Republicans to run for office anyway? Annie
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Oct 10
Annie, are either you or I qualified to judge or to say with complete confidence that we know what God has done or said or imparted to anyone? How impertinent.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
26 Oct 10
So now praying is insane? Or is it that believing that prayer can accomplish things is insane? I can only imagine how the people mocking her would flip out if someone was mocking a Muslim for his prayers to Allah. Of course Christians are fair game for bigotry and hatred from people like yourself. Insulting Christians is PC, being afraid of Muslim terrorists is not.
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• United States
26 Oct 10
At this point, I see only two reasons for the obvious dueling standard. 1: People are afraid to be seen by Muslims as not tolerant (too nice of a word there) of Muslims. 2: People are afraid to be thrown under the bus by the far left for not matching every peg on the politically correct Lite-Brite chart of non-white = victim. I honestly can't think of a 3rd. (Perhaps the good ol "white guilt" theory?) It's painfully obvious that Christians are fair game when it comes to discrediting their beliefs and especially actions taken because of those beliefs. But that's every religion, basically. So why not the same standard for all? In fact, I've never seen a religion (I'm agnostic, so someone can tell me if I'm missing one) as worship-based as Islam. And I'm sure they're opposed, by and large, to gay marriage and, as we all can see in most Muslim countries, obviously, a hell of a lot more that, if they were "Christian," would have them laughed out of the American mainstream. So I'm at a complete loss if it's not one of the two...
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@anniepa (27236)
• United States
26 Oct 10
Come on you guys, this has nothing to do with hatred or bigotry and it sure has nothing to do with Muslims AT ALL! Do you really believe God told her to run for the Senate? Do you believe God made her go up in the polls, even if she really did NOT? Annie
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@jb78000 (15173)
26 Oct 10
mr fish had got a bee in his bonnet about 'white guilt'. not exactly sure why. and incidentally mr fish i don't like fundamentalists of any kind, especially those who use their religion as an excuse for nastiness. most of these seem to fall into one of two religions, but there are exceptions.
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
26 Oct 10
Is she claiming that that was the ONLY day that "some people" held a prayer meeting for her...or is she saying that all of the other prayer meetings were lame? Of course this interview is going to be very religious focused...it was with the Christian Broadcasting Network. Duh. "There's no doubt that they wouldn't say the things they're saying about me, they wouldn't do the things that they're doing, if I weren't a woman," she said." No, they wouldn't say the things they're saying about her if her history wasn't what it was. This conservative woman = victim rap is getting old.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
26 Oct 10
Sorry but your question is above my pay grade. She's doing a good job by playing to her base, maybe next election she will learn to play to her actual voters. What are we suppose to do just stand by and not discuss what you have said?
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@anniepa (27236)
• United States
28 Oct 10
Gewcew, I guess that IS what we're supposed to do since discussing the things that come out of someone's own mouth is perceived as "vicious attacks" - when they're not even close - and as "religious intolerance" - which isn't at all what it is. I'm not religious expert or biblical scholar but to me someone saying "God told me I should be Senator (or President or Vice President)" or praying to win an election or go up in the polls is belittling the true meaning of religious faith. Assuming there's a God up there no matter what anyone's individual beliefs are, does anyone REALLY think he's wasting his time making someone's polls go up or telling people to run for various offices? As Seth and Amy would say on SNL - "REALLY???" Annie
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
29 Oct 10
You hit the nail on the head, gewcew, pay grade or not...she was playing to the CBN viewer base which is very religious. I agree with you, too, Annie. I have prayed for many things but never for this candidate or that one to win or lose an election.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
26 Oct 10
AAAh, there's that warm fuzzy religious tolerence the "left" is always preeching.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
26 Oct 10
AAAH because conservative sure know what religious tolerance is all about.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
26 Oct 10
I defy you to show where I have EVER displayed religious intollerance such as I have seen exhibited here in this forum or even in this thread.
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@jb78000 (15173)
26 Oct 10
that is true. i have NEVER seen xfahctor be intolerant of somebody else's religion.
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@anniepa (27236)
• United States
26 Oct 10
I'm getting just a little bit tired of hearing about how conservative women are such victims! Or, maybe I should say I'm sick of conservative women who consider themselves victims blaming it on their conservatism. I generally have no problem with conservatives of either gender. I may disagree wtih them on some issues but I actually enjoy a good debate and there's a lot more to life than politics anyway. However, we have women like O'Donnell, Sarah Palin, Sharron Angle and others who, as you said, continue to say outrageous things then get all pi$$ed off when we talk about them and laugh at them. I'd never belittle anyone for their religious beliefs or their praying; people pray in times of trouble and crisis and it's wonderful it brings comfort to many. However, praying to improve one's poll numbers is a bit much. I really don't think God is all that much into U.S. politics although I'll bet he gets frustrated with U.S. politicians now and then. Annie
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
26 Oct 10
Victimhood, I thought that conservatives were opposed to the concept that whole groups of people are victims? Okay here's my deal if we have free will then how could her pray help her poll numbers go up? This would require her god to force Delaware voters to support her oppose to her opponent.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
26 Oct 10
"I'm getting just a little bit tired of hearing about how conservative women are such victims" Fine, then please show me what she has done to deserve the level of venomous attacks she has had leveled against her. Please, show me. I assume she must have done something pretty bad to deserve it, so point me to it.
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@anniepa (27236)
• United States
26 Oct 10
"Venomous attacks", X? Come on, I haven't seen or heard anything that rises to that level against O'Donnell anywhere. Has she been granted some kind of magical immunity from being made fun of when she says something off the wall? I'm sorry, but if any Democrat or anyone else clearly didn't know what they were talking about and said things like "God told me to run" you'd be making fun too. I don't think I've gotten nasty or personal against O'Donnell and I don't think she deserves it. Despite her lack of knowledge and goofy ideas she seems to be a nice person. However, being "nice" isn't all that should be required of a U.S. Senator. Annie
• United States
25 Oct 10
That's pretty outrageous. God doesn't take sides, especially not in politics. You know the little kids on a baseball team who pray to win? Yeah, that doesn't work. Who is she to think God favors her above her opponent?
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
25 Oct 10
I am sure her supporters will try to spin her comments a different way but to me at lest it sounds as if she thinks that prayer works that way.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
25 Oct 10
How does prayer work? Please explain.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
26 Oct 10
Is this question to me or CG?
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@mhypie03 (684)
• Philippines
26 Oct 10
I do not know much about your politics there but I guess somehow I can relate when a religious leader run for presidency because Cindy Jacobs prophesized that he will be the next president. Well guess what, he didn't win (LOL!). I have a christian faith but as far as political discernment is concerned, prayers going into this is to so hard to contemplate. It takes a whole nation to convince them of your worthiness to fill in the position. The most common notion is that they already assumed and claimed that God is indeed in favor of them just because they have claimed it on their routinely daily prayers. I read a blog on how to know if your wish is God's wish. Well, that could be quite simple if you follow your heart, not realizing that you should have prayed the wisdom to discern it because you want to help and lead. That's when prayer will most likely to work. Being into politics is not just your wish to become as one, you have the nation and yourself. And that's the time God could consider you as one.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
26 Oct 10
I am not aware of Cindy Jacobs or his prophecies could you elaborate?
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@irishidid (8563)
• United States
26 Oct 10
Seriously, who cares? If she finds comfort in asking for God's help what's it to you? If she believes running was a calling from God, big deal! Don't like her-then just don't vote for her! Simple as that.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
26 Oct 10
That's not what she is saying and that is not what I am talking about.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
26 Oct 10
I caught the tail end of this. When and if she doesn't win then she will just say that it was meant to be because everything happens for a reason because I think it does. I actually don't care what someone's beliefs are . I only care about what their plans are if elected into office. What can they do to improve things?
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
26 Oct 10
I wish everyone thought that way when it came to electing people. Unfortunately sensationalism and attacks that have nothing to do with the person's job are far more important to many people, or at least are far more likely to get people's attention.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
26 Oct 10
Unfortunately, you are right, Taskr. All these tactics do is distract us from the real issues and the ones that will really affect our lives.
• United States
27 Oct 10
Welcome to the wonderful world of politics.... You know the saying bad coverage or attention is better than none? Completely applies in everything politics and Hollywood.