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Trump's Golden Idol at CPAC

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by TheGuide, Feb 28, 2021.

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  1. TheGuide

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    Is anyone other than me bothered by this thing rolled into CPAC in the image of Trump?
     
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  2. hislegacy

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    no, no one is really bothered by it. It is just a byline for the left to continue their narrative and it has no weight or connection with reality.


    Hmmm.... a mock-up of Trump in a Stars and Stripes bathing suit at a Republican event in Florida.

    What I find disturbing is that there are people actually equating it with an idol.

    it’s called humor.

    What a truly interesting time in which we live.
     
  3. RDKirk

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    I cannot understand why people who claim to call themselves Christians are not instinctively recoiling from this.

    This is why I truly, truly believe that Trump supporters are under a great spiritual delusion being permitted by God. That's the only reasonable answer.

    [​IMG]

     
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  4. nonaeroterraqueous

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    Yeah, all of those masses of people bowing down to it, offering animal sacrifices, burning incense...

    Or not.

    Idolatry is what you do with a thing, not what it is made of or how it is shaped.
     
  5. GoldenBoy89

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    Nah, the telltale signs of cultism have been evident for years now. He's the undisputed Golden MAGAt King.

    Thank goodness he lost.
     
  6. GoldenBoy89

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    idol
    [ ahyd-l ]
    See synonyms for: idol / idols on Thesaurus.com
    noun
    an image or other material object representing a deity to which religious worship is addressed.
    Bible.
    1. an image of a deity other than God.
    2. the deity itself.
    any person or thing regarded with blind admiration, adoration, or devotion:Madame Curie had been her childhood idol.
    a mere image or semblance of something, visible but without substance, as a phantom.
    a figment of the mind; fantasy.
    a false conception or notion; fallacy.

    Definition of idol | Dictionary.com
     
  7. hislegacy

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    For those seemingly unfamiliar with the term.


    Definition of humorous


    1a: full of or characterized by that quality which appeals to a sense of the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous : full of or characterized by humor : FUNNYhumorous storiesshared a humorous anecdote
    b: possessing, indicating, or expressive of an ability to be funny or to be amused by things that are funny : possessing, indicating, or expressive of a sense of humor
     
  8. RDKirk

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    Again, Christians ought to instinctively recoil against a golden statue.

    "That ain't right" ought to be an instinctive response.
     
  9. RDKirk

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    Don't you know that to whom you present yourselves as servants to obedience, his servants you are whom you obey -- Romans 6

    If people think Trump has told them what to do, and they do it, then Trump is their master.
     
  10. GoldenBoy89

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    It's offensive even in a secular sense. The Founding Fathers fought a bloody war specifically to avoid living in a country where the leader is deified and elevated above the common man. I wouldn't exactly call this sacrilege but it's in the same spirit. The real irony is those people probably assume this is patriotism.
     
  11. hislegacy

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    No one is worshipping him, they are taking selfie’s at a Republican event with a mock up of the former President in a Stars and Stripes bathing suit.

    good grief. Have we brought distain of an individual to such a level that we can’t even have a humorous moment?

    Good thing they didn’t put it in a Speedo, who knows what the accusations would be?!
     
  12. Hank77

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    :oldthumbsup:
     
  13. Desk trauma

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    Then, over time, we deified the founders and transformed their works to near holy writ.
     
  14. Rachel20

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    I think it's poor taste, but it doesn't really have anything to do with Trump himself. The guy who made it has been making the rounds displaying it.
     
  15. TLK Valentine

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    I'm not even surprised. About time they dropped all pretense and worshiped the golden calf.
     
  16. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Apparently Thirty Pieces is the going rate for "instinct."

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    I would say idolatry is not merely obvious acts of worship towards something such as those you mentioned.

    Pornography makes idols of women for example. One does not offer prayers to pornography and so forth, but it is a worship of the fleshly form. People make idols out of all sorts of things; politicians, musicians, movie stars etc.
     
  19. Desk trauma

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    Guess definitions of commandments need to be expanded to include things people actually do if the thing they directly prohibit isn't common.
     
  20. hislegacy

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    Here is what is happening. People taking selfies with a statue of Trump at a Republican event.

    Here is what the left interprets reality as being

    This is why people by the millions don’t believe them.

    Yet were completely silent on the subject when Barack was referred to as a Messiah.
     
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