Newt Gingrich Says No Atheists in the White House

October 18, 2011: "How can you have judgment if you have no faith? How can I trust you with power if you don't pray?" -- Newt Gingrich, Republican presidenti...

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Comment by Robert Karp on October 20, 2011 at 6:51pm

Guess if I run for office I can be assured the Newt won't vote for me. Whew!

Comment by Marc Poulin on October 20, 2011 at 8:01pm

"How can you have judgment if you have no faith?

 

I watch a lot of Judge Judy. 

 

Comment by Dennis Weaver on October 20, 2011 at 8:18pm

Hmm... let's take the "no" and the "don't" out of those 2 questions. Ahh there we go. Much better. Now it fits with history better too.

Comment by Benjamin Robinson on October 20, 2011 at 8:38pm

I saw this while watching the debate....frustrating to say the least.

Comment by StarStuff on October 20, 2011 at 9:04pm

Good thing he doesn't have anything to say about it...

Comment by Reve on October 20, 2011 at 10:13pm

"How can I trust you with power if you don't pray?"

How can I trust you with power if you pray instead of actually getting things done?

Comment by Sharon P on October 20, 2011 at 11:28pm

"Convinced that religious liberty must, most assuredly, be built into the structural frame of the new [state] government, Jefferson proposed this language [for the new Virginia constitution]: "All persons shall have full and free liberty of religious opinion; nor shall any be compelled to frequent or maintain any religious institution": freedom for religion, but also freedom from religion. (Edwin S. Gaustad, Faith of Our Fathers: Religion and the New Nation, San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987, p. 38. Jefferson proposed his language in 1776.)"

 

The underline and bold are mine.  If they had it figured out then, what in the hell happened?

 

http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/ed_buckner/quotations.html

Comment by Unseen on October 20, 2011 at 11:59pm

Yes, let's have an adulterer instead.

Comment by Dennis Weaver on October 21, 2011 at 12:15am

@ Unseen's comment:

 

Yes. I wonder if he prayed before he betrayed.

Comment by Sharon P on October 21, 2011 at 12:35am

Ahh, but @unseen, that is the wonder of religion.  All you have to do is ask for forgiveness...  It only matters if god forgives you.

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