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Sunday, November 14, 2021

In his latest journey to the edge of extreme, Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser and felon Michael Flynn called on Saturday for a single religion in America: '"If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion," Flynn said on "Reawaken America" in a far-right religious rally. "One nation under God, and one religion under God."'

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Sure Michael, we chose Islam.

Wait, what is that ... ... .

You said choose ... ...

#1 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-11-14 03:39 AM | Reply

This must be more red meat to distract the media while Flynn buys time to figure out how he can fancy dance around that subpoena.

He learned that from Donald Trump.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-11-14 04:47 AM | Reply

B-o-n-k-e-r-s

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-11-14 05:29 AM | Reply

Ein Volk.
Ein Reich.
Ein Gott.
Ein Fuhrer.

#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-11-14 07:26 AM | Reply

It will be interesting to see the Baptists and Church of Christ fight it out.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2021-11-14 07:28 AM | Reply

If the pattern continues, Flynn will have imitators. The Republican leadership is desperate to outdo one another in appealing to their fascist base. I wonder if Mike Flynn is running for president?

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2021-11-14 07:37 AM | Reply

I need to see the whole video. All I can find is that exact quote.

-skeptinelringer

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2021-11-14 09:58 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Another foundational principle of our Republic on the chopping block.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-14 11:44 AM | Reply

Seriously, no Republicans will even comment either way?

What happened to you guys? How did your balls end up in Mike Pence's purse?

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-14 11:46 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Why do I have the feeling he's not talking about becoming a Unitarian?

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2021-11-14 12:25 PM | Reply

These nut jobs are going to end up making this passive peaceful hippy buy a gun.

#11 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2021-11-14 12:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#5...yes it will, and please give them guns...

but seriously, I do hope several govt'.
agencies are watching Mr. Flynn very closely.
Man is 110% fascist.

#12 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-11-14 04:08 PM | Reply

What a bunch of crap. America is not, never has been and never was supposed to be "one nation under God". If that was the case they would have put it in the Constitution.

#13 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-11-15 01:58 AM | Reply

And if you read the Constitution carefully you will note that the ONLY time religion is mentioned is to define the role that it CANNOT play in our society.

OCU

#14 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-11-15 12:07 PM | Reply

It's sad that for the MAGAs and the GQP the 2nd Amendment is so firmly ensconced that it might as well have been handed down by their incontinent orange gawd king, but the other amendments are more like suggestions. Birthright citizenship, free speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, whatever.

#15 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-11-15 01:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ever notice when people talk like this they're never talking about the unitarians or Quakers?

#16 | Posted by Tor at 2021-11-15 01:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

America is big and diverse. Let's go with Hinduism. We need a pantheon with thousands of gods to choose from. They even have Ganesh, an elephant god for you hardcore rightwing Republicans. And Shiva (the Destroyer) for those of us into military themes. And for us liberals who think we are smarter and more all knowing then everyone else we have Brahma, creator of all other beings.

#17 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-11-15 01:53 PM | Reply

America is big and diverse. Let's go with Hinduism. We need a pantheon with thousands of gods to choose from. They even have Ganesh, an elephant god for you hardcore rightwing Republicans. And Shiva (the Destroyer) for those of us into military themes. And for us liberals who think we are smarter and more all knowing then everyone else we have Brahma, creator of all other beings.

#18 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-11-15 01:53 PM | Reply

I thought we already worship the golden calf but pretend otherwise.

#19 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2021-11-15 01:55 PM | Reply

All religion is horsesh**t. This guy's a loon and belongs in prison for many things. One God is one God too many. No God, if people want to delude themselves that's their problem, but keep it out of my face and public policy.

#20 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-11-15 01:55 PM | Reply

If we are going to have a single religion, I vote for the Summer Islanders religion from A Song of Ice and Fire where the goddess has like 16 ----

#21 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-11-15 01:57 PM | Reply

"All religion is horsesh**t."

Nah.
The supernatural part is suspect.
The social and communal part is very real and has genuine merit.

It's unfortunate that they are so intertwined, but sensible people can separate the wheat from the chaff.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-15 02:13 PM | Reply

"All religion is horsesh**t.
#20 | POSTED BY EFFETEPOSER

Tell that to the adored catlick POTUS that met with the Pope to get "extra blessings".

#23 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-11-15 02:18 PM | Reply

The social and communal part is very real and has genuine merit.

I'm sure the Afghani women will agree.

#24 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-11-15 02:23 PM | Reply

Tell that to the adored catlick POTUS that met with the Pope to get "extra blessings".

#23 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

Tell that to the fascist tyrant who teargassed peaceful crowds so he could hold an upside down bible for a photo in front of a church.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-11-15 02:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just once I'd like to see someone with power say this country should be Universalist Christians and no one else.

#26 | Posted by Tor at 2021-11-15 03:14 PM | Reply

Was he ever subject to experimental drugs while in the military?

- Let's go with Hinduism

We could have gone with Claptonism... until he proved he wasn't a God.

#27 | Posted by Corky at 2021-11-15 03:21 PM | Reply

Flynn's "One Religion" Nonsense

www.youtube.com

#28 | Posted by Corky at 2021-11-15 03:25 PM | Reply

How typically unAmerican of him.

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-11-15 04:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Muslims in American have long known that they are targets. Jewish folk think they are not. As of this kook's comments, they now are, so have been warned...

#30 | Posted by catdog at 2021-11-15 04:20 PM | Reply

Its not like Trump ever said Jews are disloyal to America and are all citizens of another country... Or did he?

#31 | Posted by Tor at 2021-11-15 04:28 PM | Reply

"Jewish folk think they are not."

But they occasionally get a friendly reminder. Like at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-15 06:28 PM | Reply

I'm sure the Afghani women will agree.
#24 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS

Fine.
*Some* of the social and communal part is very real and has genuine merit.
Better?

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-15 06:30 PM | Reply

I agree, as long as the religion is Pastafarianism.

#34 | Posted by jakester at 2021-11-15 06:34 PM | Reply

Constantine has entered the chat.

#35 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2021-11-15 06:43 PM | Reply

"But they occasionally get a friendly reminder. Like at the Tree of Life Synagogue."

duuuuude that's dark.

#36 | Posted by Tor at 2021-11-15 06:54 PM | Reply

I agree, as long as the religion is Pastafarianism.

#34 | Posted by jakester

On a thread that proves how anti american your cult leaders are, its best to just crack jokes.

#37 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-11-15 06:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Snoofy,

"The supernatural part is suspect."

If not supernatural, I am still completely sure there are invisible forces beyond my ability to define or substantiate.

#38 | Posted by Billjohnson at 2021-11-16 09:57 AM | Reply

#38 Me too. But it's not because I believe in the supernatural. It's because I believe in science, which means that by definition I don't believe in the supernatural. Rather, I believe that we don't have perfect knowledge (or in some cases even halfway decent knowledge) of the natural.

#39 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-16 10:01 AM | Reply

Snoofy,

It's sort of like the wind.

You can't see it but only how it affects things.

There's more to this thing we call life or the environment we live than can be experienced without treading a thin line between sanity and reality.

#40 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2021-11-16 10:02 AM | Reply

Snoofy,

Does what you believe change reality?

#41 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2021-11-16 10:04 AM | Reply

"Does what you believe change reality?"

Great question.
Are beliefs real? If so, then believing something creates a real thing.
And if they're not real... then what the hell are they?

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-16 10:22 AM | Reply

#40 all explainable by psychology.

Also, what you're referring to is the God of the Gaps.

You can't explain so you insert divine action.

#43 | Posted by jpw at 2021-11-16 10:33 AM | Reply

Interesting that none of our stalwart Constitutional "c-c-conservatives" have showed up to unequivocally state how wrong this is.

#44 | Posted by jpw at 2021-11-16 10:34 AM | Reply

You can't explain so you insert divine action.
#43 | POSTED BY JPW

I agree, I think this is what BillJohnson does.

#45 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-16 10:41 AM | Reply

Couldn't agree with Snoofy more here. If communities came together for Sunday "mass". But it was just a social event... I think we could get all the good things that going to a mass has to offer, with none of the hokey be good because the invisible sky fairy says so. When the people around you are known to you it's harder for people to act like pieces of --- to each other.

#46 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2021-11-16 10:44 AM | Reply

"I think we could get all the good things that going to a mass has to offer, with none of the hokey be good because the invisible sky fairy says so"

And don't forget the part where you have to vote against things that the all-powerful deity hates... since the all-powerful deity is powerless to stop those things.

#47 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-16 11:00 AM | Reply

You can't explain so you insert divine action.

#43 | POSTED BY JPW

It's called faith. Some people accept certain things on faith.

#48 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-11-16 11:04 AM | Reply

"Some people accept certain things on faith."

And some fall back on faith when facts and reason aren't on their side. For reference: see men signing new bills controlling women's lives.
www.teenvogue.com

#49 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-11-16 11:10 AM | Reply

It's called faith. Some people accept certain things on faith.

#48 | Posted by BellRinger

Yeah. That's why the republican party does so well among christians.

If you were brainwashed from birth to believe in nonsense, then you grow up to think a guy like trump is a patriotic genius who cares about them, tax cuts for the rich help the working class, and ivermectic cures covid.

#50 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-11-16 01:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It's called faith. Some people accept certain things on faith.

#48 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

And some people require more.

Which is why we came up with the scientific method. Which has helped civilization advance more in the last 200 years than all the rest of history.

Though it's a matter of opinion that we have a actually advanced at all.

Time will tell.

#51 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-11-16 01:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Snoofy,
"The supernatural part is suspect."
If not supernatural, I am still completely sure there are invisible forces beyond my ability to understand.
#38 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

FTFY, mostly due to a willful ignorance.

#52 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-11-16 02:12 PM | Reply

Snoofy,
It's sort of like the wind.
You can't see it but only how it affects things.
There's more to this thing we call life or the environment we live than can be experienced without treading a thin line between sanity and reality.

#40 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

The wind is a readily known scientific phenomena related to changing heat patterns. It is not supernatural.
You choose ignorance. Keep that in mind at all times, you will feel better.

#53 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-11-16 02:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Couldn't agree with Snoofy more here. If communities came together for Sunday "mass". But it was just a social event... I think we could get all the good things that going to a mass has to offer, with none of the hokey be good because the invisible sky fairy says so. When the people around you are known to you it's harder for people to act like pieces of --- to each other.

#46 | POSTED BY KWRX25

Wrong. The problem with religion on a basic level far outweigh any supposed good, from beliefs in original sin creating a cast of guilt-ridden fools, to a belief in an afterlife, which lessens the imperative to improve this world, to the simple us vs. them tribalism.

#54 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-11-16 02:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He's not the first to say it or the last to say it.

The first amendment protects the freedom of religion.

Flynn can fkkk off.

#55 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-11-16 02:20 PM | Reply

It's called faith. Some people accept certain things on faith.
#48 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

The Republican Party is counting on your faith in them not robbing you blind while shhting in your knapsack.

Keep your faith! Trump depends on your monthly donations!

#56 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-11-16 02:24 PM | Reply

Gimma that ol' time Spaghetti Monster.

#57 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2021-11-16 02:25 PM | Reply

It's called faith. Some people accept certain things on faith.

#48 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

It can also be called intellectual laziness.

Faith isn't really a viable explanation for the vast majority of things it's evoked to explain.

#58 | Posted by jpw at 2021-11-16 02:34 PM | Reply

No doubt, his.

#59 | Posted by fresno500 at 2021-11-16 03:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's called faith. Some people accept certain things on faith.
#48 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

That's ridiculously simplistic.
Nobody accepts anything on faith when there's proof to be had.

Like when Reagan said "Trust, but verify."
That means we ain't trusting nuthin, in case you weren't able to read between the lines of The Great Communicator.

#60 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-16 03:55 PM | Reply

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