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Today’s Guest: Bill Federer

Posted by truthtalklive on April 26, 2007

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Are Christians bad for America, or good for America?

What’s the most tolerant country in the world?

12 Responses to “Today’s Guest: Bill Federer”

  1. Anonymous said

    Q: “Are Christians bad for America, or good for America?”

    It depends. The fact that most Americans are Christians tells us that most criminals and other bad guys in America are Christians. So, the answer is that bad Christians are bad for America. Good Christians would be good for America, I guess.

    Q: “What’s the most tolerant country in the world?”

    Belgium? The Netherlands? I’m guessing.

  2. Anonymous said

    Alright, another right wing guest pushing more right wing products and right wing ideas for right wing consumers.


  3. Michael said

    I think this quote by Alexis de Tocqueville sums up this topic well:

    “I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution.

    Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.

    America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

  4. Anonymous said

    You could do a whole series on institutions that shaped America, and how we’re abandoned our heritage. Perhaps you could find an author who could use Jefferson’s attitudes towards slavery to advocate its re-establishment.

  5. Deanna- Pagan from NY said

    Q: “Are Christians bad for America, or good for America.”

    I think there are many wonderful Christians out there, and many aweful people who claim they’re Christian. See Mike Gallagher’s site on how he stopped Westboro church from protesting at the VA Student’s funerals. That’s a great example of a wonderful Christian defeating those who claim to be Christian.

    Q: “What’s the most tolerant country in the world?”

    The United States, of course!

    On another note, for the show. I’m a Pagan who has never had to keep my religion secret. I’ve never faced intolerance. I have experienced prayers to Jesus, in public settings, and I think that’s fine. It’s not offensive. I do wonder, however… “If a Pagan wished to pray to Zeus, would people tolerate that?” I would like to hope so, but I don’t know for sure.

    Stu… if a Pagan wished to open a school meeting with a prayer to Athena, how would you feel about that?

  6. Michael said

    I think a major problem rests with the first comment. Most Americans claim to be Christians (82% in Newsweek poll) but few practice biblical Christianity. True biblical Christians are good for any society. That is ones that practice Jesus’ commands to love God with their whole heart, mind, soul, and strenght and love their neighbor as theirself. This is the person that will be an asset to society and one that is a marked by biblical Christianity!

  7. cubsrnumber said

    I agree totaly with Michael. How COULD A GENUINE CHRISTIAN, be bad for our country? There are many who claim to be Christians, however very few live Christian lives. What does it mean to be a Christina? I’ve always been taught that to be a Christian you must live a Christ-like life to the best of your ability. Now of course we will fail, because we are sinners by nature and Jesus was the One who came and lived and lived a life without sin. However, as Christians we are still supposed to be Christ-like to the best of our abilities. Saying that Christians are bad for America is like saying that Jesus would be bad for America, because in reality there is only one kind of Christian and that is the type of person that Jesus Christ would have us to be.

    Q: What’s the most tolerant country in the world?

    Obviously The United States is the most tolerant country in the world. In many countries, people fear revealing certain aspects, beliefs, or opinions in their lives because their death could be the result of doing so. Its sad to say that our country has perhaps became too tolerant. Don’t jump to any conclusions and assume that I’m justifying anyone’s death. However, I believe that certain people who were once shunned by everyone due to their abominable behavior, now have more rights and privileges than anyone else. Just like the kid Stu mentioned who was suspended from school for whering the, “I’m proud to be straight,” t-shir. Its rather obvious that if the shirt said, “I’m proud to be gay,” the student wouldn’t suffer the same punishment.

  8. Anonymous said

    James 1:27 says this about religion.
    this is pure and nudefiled religion in the site of God and Father to vist ophans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the word.
    To be A Christian our a follower of Christ is not so mush a religian but it is a relationship.Christ calls us friend therfore it is a relationship and with in our relationship there is the good things that we are to do as it says in James and that is what is called religion.
    Christ said that we are to love every one, but we are not to love what they do if it goes against what Christ has shown us. To say that the frist people that came here were follow Christ is not all true, some of them kiled the Native American Indians, and that is not Christ like. And even todays Indians are not allowed the freedom of religion with out the Goverment trying to stop them. I think that what our goverment says about freedom of religion is not a good thing, that is looking at it from the point of veiw of Christ. HE is the one and only way, and as a Christian I do not believe that non Christians have a right to express there faith. but in the eyes of the law of man then they do have that right.

    Sincerely Thunder

  9. Anonymous said

    Intolerant Islamic countries prohibit public Judeo-Christian expression.

    Intolerant Atheists in America prohibit public Judeo-Christian expression.

  10. Anonymous said

    The U.S. Government’s http://www.CIA.gov World Factbook link lists Americans in 2002 as 78% Christian (52% Protestant, 24% Catholic, 2% Mormon), 1% Jewish, 1% Muslim, 10% other, 10% none.

    Ten years ago, that site listed Americans as 84% Christian.

    The further one goes back in time, the greater the percentage of Christians in America.

    Patricia U. Bonomi, Professor Emeritus of New York University, in her article The Middle Colonies as the Birthplace of American Religious Pluralism, wrote: “The colonists were about 98 percent Protestant.”

    (page 85, BACKFIRED, Amerisearch, Inc., http://www.AmericanMinute.com)

  11. Anonymous said

    The City University of New York’s American Religious Identification Survey, conducted in 2001, divides the U.S. Population into the religious groups: 76.5% Christian (52% Protestant, 24.5% Catholic), 13.2% Secular, 1.3% Jewish, 0.5%
    Muslim, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.5% Agnostic, 0.4% Atheist, 0.4%
    Hindu, 0.3% Unitarian Universalist, 0.1% Wiccan Pagan Druid, with the remaining as Spiritualist, Native American, Baha’i, New Age, Scientology, Humanist, Deist, Taoist, Eckankar, and Other. (page 268, BACKFIRED, Amerisearch, Inc., http://www.AmericanMinute.com)

  12. Anonymous said

    I haven’t read the book, but on the show Federer seemed to be referring to the thirteen colonies and their endorsements of official state religions as if that proved a point about something. What did I miss?

    The U.S. Congress passes tax laws that fund the States. If the States quit accepting Federal funds then there are no Federal cases to be made. The ACLU’s case has to do with the U.S. Constitution because Forsyth county accepts Federal funds.

    If Forsyth County refused to accept Federal funding, the ACLU would be suing the State of North Carolina and they might not have as strong a case. Stop accepting State funds and they would be suing Forsyth County and they wouldn’t have a case at all!

    Am I wrong? Help out a legal dimwit. Oh, by the way, I am on the ACLU’s side of this issue. I’m just trying to think this one through.

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