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#1    EmpressStarXVII

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:43 AM

Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'



By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer 1 minute ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a "task that is from God."

In an address last June, the Republican vice presidential candidate also urged ministry students to pray for a plan to build a $30 billion natural gas pipeline in the state, calling it "God's will."

Palin asked the students to pray for the troops in Iraq, and noted that her eldest son, Track, was expected to be deployed there.

"Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God," she said. "That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God's plan."

A video of the speech was posted at the Wasilla Assembly of God's Web site before finding its way on to other sites on the Internet.

Palin told graduating students of the church's School of Ministry, "What I need to do is strike a deal with you guys." As they preached the love of Jesus throughout Alaska, she said, she'd work to implement God's will from the governor's office, including creating jobs by building a pipeline to bring North Slope natural gas to North American markets.

"God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that," she said.

"I can do my job there in developing our natural resources and doing things like getting the roads paved and making sure our troopers have their cop cars and their uniforms and their guns, and making sure our public schools are funded," she added. "But really all of that stuff doesn't do any good if the people of Alaska's heart isn't right with God."

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I can handle the uncomfortable opinion, though I disagree with it immensely, that the Iraq war is somehow inspired by God. But a $30 Billion dollar pipeline is stretching it.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:57 AM

EmpressStarXVII on Sep 4 2008, 02:43 AM, said:

Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'


the Iraq war on a "task that is from God."

InI can handle the uncomfortable opinion, though I disagree with it immensely, that the Iraq war is somehow inspired by God. But a $30 Billion dollar pipeline is stretching it.



bet god sweats under his collar with this statement


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Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:00 AM

"It's god's will or somebody else's fault!"

Once more.. religion and politics do not belong together..   The time of claiming wars are for some deity is long long over...

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:13 AM

SilverCougar on Sep 4 2008, 03:00 AM, said:

"It's god's will or somebody else's fault!"

Once more.. religion and politics do not belong together..   The time of claiming wars are for some deity is long long over...

Maybe the God she is talking about is the other guy from below(ha,ha,ha),you can't mix religion with politics  although you want another Dark Ages.Please stay away from people like these.....


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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:34 AM

EmpressStarXVII on Sep 3 2008, 07:43 PM, said:

Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'



By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer 1 minute ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a "task that is from God."

In an address last June, the Republican vice presidential candidate also urged ministry students to pray for a plan to build a $30 billion natural gas pipeline in the state, calling it "God's will."

Palin asked the students to pray for the troops in Iraq, and noted that her eldest son, Track, was expected to be deployed there.

"Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God," she said. "That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God's plan."

A video of the speech was posted at the Wasilla Assembly of God's Web site before finding its way on to other sites on the Internet.

Palin told graduating students of the church's School of Ministry, "What I need to do is strike a deal with you guys." As they preached the love of Jesus throughout Alaska, she said, she'd work to implement God's will from the governor's office, including creating jobs by building a pipeline to bring North Slope natural gas to North American markets.

"God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that," she said.

"I can do my job there in developing our natural resources and doing things like getting the roads paved and making sure our troopers have their cop cars and their uniforms and their guns, and making sure our public schools are funded," she added. "But really all of that stuff doesn't do any good if the people of Alaska's heart isn't right with God."

Source and Full article here.

I can handle the uncomfortable opinion, though I disagree with it immensely, that the Iraq war is somehow inspired by God. But a $30 Billion dollar pipeline is stretching it.


Clearly, God is a fan of natural gas.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:55 AM

Ridiculous comment, but other than that, Palin was absolutely impressive. She is beautiful, smart, and worked her way from stay at home mom to potential vice president. Very smart pick for McCain. Not to mention that it might pull some Hillary supporters to vote for him.



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Posted 04 September 2008 - 07:48 AM

IrishAidan on Sep 4 2008, 02:55 AM, said:

Ridiculous comment, but other than that, Palin was absolutely impressive. She is beautiful, smart, and worked her way from stay at home mom to potential vice president. Very smart pick for McCain. Not to mention that it might pull some Hillary supporters to vote for him.


too bad republican insiders don't think that. And it isn't pulling anymore Clinton voters that before picking her. The one's that were upset Clinton didn't get the nomination and turned their backs. Off set btw easily by the number of republicans who have refused to vote for McCain.


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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:11 AM

Guardsman Bass on Sep 4 2008, 02:34 AM, said:

Clearly, God is a fan of natural gas.


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Lt_Ripley on Sep 4 2008, 03:48 AM, said:

too bad republican insiders don't think that. And it isn't pulling anymore Clinton voters that before picking her. The one's that were upset Clinton didn't get the nomination and turned their backs. Off set btw easily by the number of republicans who have refused to vote for McCain.


While that is an optimistic outlook; I really do think Irish has a point. We're careless enough to vote for someone based on such frivolous things. Considering how historic an election it would be if a woman were to be the first vice-president; I see a very large amount of women (especially those who decided not to vote at all) actually going out to vote for McCain just to see it happen.



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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:21 AM

"everything happens for a reason" is the logical theory

"god's will or task from god" is the physical theory


..totally opposite theories from one another..

..Palin took one too many pucks to the head sitting in the stands im guessing.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:52 AM

COME ON PEOPLE IT IS A TRUTH IN ANY WAR.  GOD IS ON OUR SIDE.  DOESN'T MATTER WHICH SIDE IT IS.  GOD IS ON OUR SIDE ALLAI IS ON THEIR SIDE SAMETHING.  


Yes I am shouting, you condemn a republican for invoking God but not a democrat.  I believe Obama invoked God as well for the wars in one way or another.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:54 PM

"Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion."
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Have the christians supporting a mission that isn't there only what they want to say it is and on the other side you have crazed up muslims murdering infidels for world domination. Great...

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:00 PM

I wonder how these remarks are sounding overseas. How many times republicans have claimed this isn't a religious war( we knew better )  and to hear this ? keep fanning those flames of hate.


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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:02 PM

danielost on Sep 4 2008, 05:52 AM, said:

COME ON PEOPLE IT IS A TRUTH IN ANY WAR.  GOD IS ON OUR SIDE.  DOESN'T MATTER WHICH SIDE IT IS.  GOD IS ON OUR SIDE ALLAI IS ON THEIR SIDE SAMETHING.  


Yes I am shouting, you condemn a republican for invoking God but not a democrat.  I believe Obama invoked God as well for the wars in one way or another.


asking God to care for soldiers or civillians , to protect is one thing. To call the war a 'task from God' is something else.


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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:22 PM

I knew this would pop up eventually.

I think it's a little over-blown. I think she was speaking to a specific audience, and speaking hopefully about the reasons for having gone to war. Not that a burning bush and a voice from the clouds said, "Go to WAR!", but that we are doing the "right thing" within the confines of the specific religion they (and she) subscribes too.

Any time a population goes to war, they attempt to use religion as a tool to comfort, justify, etc etc. I do NOT think these people are using their religion to justify a war.

That being said...

I really wish ALL politicians would refrain from speaking specifically about religion no matter what group they are talking too. They just sound so disingenuous when they do.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:00 PM

Any politician who tries to justify such a big thing with God's will should be removed from office immediately. Even if you accept the completely irrational idea that God talks to individual people, how can you tell the difference between God's will and voices in your head?

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