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May 13, 2024 23:07:36   #
Kevyn
 
A man who has always lived his life as a man of god following the actual teachings of Christ.



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May 13, 2024 23:30:20   #
Blade_Runner Loc: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
 
The Christian Faith of Ronald Reagan

Paul Kengor has written a good book on a subject no author adequately covered until he took it up: the deep and abiding religious faith of Ronald Reagan. President Reagan's faith, Kengor shows, permeated every part of his life and therefore played a major role in shaping his views on every subject from a******n and school prayer to foreign affairs and the American vision in history.

This may surprise many. After all, Reagan rarely attended church and made no dramatic professions of his Christianity - or at least none that made TV and entered the memory of the nation. But, as Kengor notes, "Rather than bringing himself to church, President Reagan brought the church to his presidency."

It was Reagan's faith that led him to see the Soviet Union as an "evil empire." And it was his Christian identity, Kengor tells Insight, that gave him the quiet confidence and self-certainty that made him a great leader and earned him the sobriquet "the great communicator."Kengor, who is an associate professor of political science at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, shows how early on - and how deeply - regular prayer became a part of Reagan's life. It remained a part of his life as president too, when he began private prayers before Cabinet meetings. And then there were the prayers with families of Marines who died in battle. A close associate of Reagan told Kengor that a favorite hymn of the president's, particularly during his second term, was the familiar one beginning, "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. ..."

Another major characteristic of Reagan's faith, Kengor says, is his humility. Kengor's next book, as yet untitled, will be about the faith of George W. Bush; it is due out sometime later this year. He finds the religious character of both men similar. "It is humility that Bush has as well," Kengor says. "His faith is a very humble faith."

Insight: What prompted you to do a book on Ronald Reagan's religious faith?

Paul Kengor: I was doing a book on Reagan and the end of the Cold War, so I read the speeches and the letters. I interviewed everybody I could. I asked everybody what Reagan was saying behind closed doors, what he was saying at Cabinet meetings, at NSC [National Security Council] meetings.

The letters and the speeches were really illuminating. Everywhere I looked, I came across religious references. I'm talking about not just the sign-off at the end of the speech where he says "God bless you and God bless America." I'm talking about sometimes some pretty deep theological statements.

Q: What do you mean by deep?

A: One of the letters I was reading - I feature it in the book - was from Reagan's exchange of letters with a liberal Methodist minister. This was in the latter 1970s. The minister didn't like what Reagan said, so he took him on. I think he had heard a Reagan radio commentary and he wrote to Reagan to complain of Reagan's "limited Sunday-school theology."

Reagan was always kind in his letters. He was always civil. He started arguing back and forth with the guy, and it became apparent to me that Reagan was using C.S. Lewis' "liar, Lord or lunatic" argument from Mere Christianity. You know that argument: Lewis says that from Christ's own words about himself you have to assume he is Lord, a liar or a lunatic. And, frankly, if you've read Lewis, then you are not just a shallow man who goes to church occasionally. There is something much deeper there.

So I knew pretty soon that I had a book on Reagan's religious faith. Then I wanted to know from where all this religious stuff in Reagan's life came. What were the roots? What was the foundation?

<BREAK>

Q: To your mind, how does Reagan's faith compare with the religious faith of other presidents?

A: It's as strong a faith as any president I've studied. George Washington had a strong faith. So did John Adams and Woodrow Wilson. In a lot of cases, the presidents with very strong faith were liberal Democrats. It is interesting that liberals don't mind that at all. When it's their guy with a strong faith - whether it's Jimmy Carter or Woodrow Wilson or Harry Truman - that's just great. FDR inscribing Bibles and sending them to the troops. God bless him! But when a Republican president cites Jesus Christ as his favorite philosopher, as George W. Bush did on a famous occasion, well then, the liberals cry out that Tomás deTorquemada is on the loose and warn gravely of the coming Inquisition.



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May 13, 2024 23:46:47   #
American Vet
 
Kevyn wrote:
A man who has always lived his life as a man of god following the actual teachings of Christ.


Too bad he is second only to biden as the worst President.

Heart of gold - brain of oatmeal.

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May 13, 2024 23:55:18   #
Blade_Runner Loc: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
 
American Vet wrote:
Too bad he is second only to biden as the worst President.

Heart of gold - brain of oatmeal.
Jimmy Carter was instrumental in creating the political vacuum that gave rise to the Islamic Regime of Iran.

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May 13, 2024 23:59:58   #
CounterRevolutionary
 
Kevyn wrote:
A man who has always lived his life as a man of god following the actual teachings of Christ.


It looks like President Carter "got religion" once he was out of office, after the Camp David Peace Accord between Menochim Begin and Anwar Sadat (who was immediately assassinated but replaced by General Mubarak, fed up with the Soviet's interference).

Don't forget, Jimmy Carter and the French harbored Khomeini in France and then helped oust the Shaw of Iran's constitutional monarchy to be replaced by a Theocracy of f**e Mullahs (as faithful as bird dogs and as holy as a piece of Swiss cheese) - Carter. just another "community organizer" who felt the mixed races incapable of self governance.

Then President Bill Clinton gave rise to the f**e fundamentalist Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan that they might bag their women in Burkas and rape their cleaner children, fresh meat not yet infected with AIDS.

Then President Obama's Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped organize the "Arab Spring" to oust Egyptian President Mubarak and install the Muslim Brotherhood. But the Egyptian General Sissy o*******w the Brotherhood. We wont talk about that call in the middle of the night from Ambassador Stevenson.

Next, Secretary of State Hillary consulted Qatar's billionaires to send al Qaeda to Chad and infiltrate the Libyan southern border to k**l Libya's Colonel Qadaffi after raping him with a broom pole. The Libyan leader who had given up all his WMD to the West and exposed the nuclear weapons collaboration between North Korea, Pakistan and Iran was murdered by Hillary Clinton who bragged about this.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is denying weapons designated to Israel which must take out HAMAS.

The Democrat Party is the most r****t condescending party of "low expectations" since President Woodrow Wilson was ushered into office by the KKK.

Kevyn, did you read Carter's book yet?

Let this upcoming e******n this November end the Democrat Party once and for all.

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May 14, 2024 04:02:20   #
liberalhunter Loc: Your mom's house
 
Kevyn wrote:
A man who has always lived his life as a man of god following the actual teachings of Christ.




Jimmy was a closet p*******e, he wasn't strong enough to be open about it like you.



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May 14, 2024 06:26:42   #
Liberty Tree
 
Kevyn wrote:
A man who has always lived his life as a man of god following the actual teachings of Christ.


He was still a horrible President

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May 14, 2024 08:05:57   #
American Vet
 
Blade_Runner wrote:
Jimmy Carter was instrumental in creating the political vacuum that gave rise to the Islamic Regime of Iran.


True dat

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May 14, 2024 12:35:26   #
dtucker300 Loc: Vista, CA
 
Kevyn wrote:
A man who has always lived his life as a man of god following the actual teachings of Christ.


Carter is irrelevant. He has been out of office for more than 43 years. The subtext of your message is that every president since Carter sucked. That includes Obama and Biden, neither of which are Christian.

I love that you are very willing and able to continually expose your ignorance for all to see. Keep it up. You are helping to convince people to v**e for Trump and Republicans.

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May 14, 2024 13:34:33   #
Wonttakeitanymore
 
Kevyn wrote:
A man who has always lived his life as a man of god following the actual teachings of Christ.


Can cl itself Christian but live according to urself!!

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May 14, 2024 13:48:39   #
Wonttakeitanymore
 
Blade_Runner wrote:
The Christian Faith of Ronald Reagan

Paul Kengor has written a good book on a subject no author adequately covered until he took it up: the deep and abiding religious faith of Ronald Reagan. President Reagan's faith, Kengor shows, permeated every part of his life and therefore played a major role in shaping his views on every subject from a******n and school prayer to foreign affairs and the American vision in history.

This may surprise many. After all, Reagan rarely attended church and made no dramatic professions of his Christianity - or at least none that made TV and entered the memory of the nation. But, as Kengor notes, "Rather than bringing himself to church, President Reagan brought the church to his presidency."

It was Reagan's faith that led him to see the Soviet Union as an "evil empire." And it was his Christian identity, Kengor tells Insight, that gave him the quiet confidence and self-certainty that made him a great leader and earned him the sobriquet "the great communicator."Kengor, who is an associate professor of political science at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, shows how early on - and how deeply - regular prayer became a part of Reagan's life. It remained a part of his life as president too, when he began private prayers before Cabinet meetings. And then there were the prayers with families of Marines who died in battle. A close associate of Reagan told Kengor that a favorite hymn of the president's, particularly during his second term, was the familiar one beginning, "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. ..."

Another major characteristic of Reagan's faith, Kengor says, is his humility. Kengor's next book, as yet untitled, will be about the faith of George W. Bush; it is due out sometime later this year. He finds the religious character of both men similar. "It is humility that Bush has as well," Kengor says. "His faith is a very humble faith."

Insight: What prompted you to do a book on Ronald Reagan's religious faith?

Paul Kengor: I was doing a book on Reagan and the end of the Cold War, so I read the speeches and the letters. I interviewed everybody I could. I asked everybody what Reagan was saying behind closed doors, what he was saying at Cabinet meetings, at NSC [National Security Council] meetings.

The letters and the speeches were really illuminating. Everywhere I looked, I came across religious references. I'm talking about not just the sign-off at the end of the speech where he says "God bless you and God bless America." I'm talking about sometimes some pretty deep theological statements.

Q: What do you mean by deep?

A: One of the letters I was reading - I feature it in the book - was from Reagan's exchange of letters with a liberal Methodist minister. This was in the latter 1970s. The minister didn't like what Reagan said, so he took him on. I think he had heard a Reagan radio commentary and he wrote to Reagan to complain of Reagan's "limited Sunday-school theology."

Reagan was always kind in his letters. He was always civil. He started arguing back and forth with the guy, and it became apparent to me that Reagan was using C.S. Lewis' "liar, Lord or lunatic" argument from Mere Christianity. You know that argument: Lewis says that from Christ's own words about himself you have to assume he is Lord, a liar or a lunatic. And, frankly, if you've read Lewis, then you are not just a shallow man who goes to church occasionally. There is something much deeper there.

So I knew pretty soon that I had a book on Reagan's religious faith. Then I wanted to know from where all this religious stuff in Reagan's life came. What were the roots? What was the foundation?

<BREAK>

Q: To your mind, how does Reagan's faith compare with the religious faith of other presidents?

A: It's as strong a faith as any president I've studied. George Washington had a strong faith. So did John Adams and Woodrow Wilson. In a lot of cases, the presidents with very strong faith were liberal Democrats. It is interesting that liberals don't mind that at all. When it's their guy with a strong faith - whether it's Jimmy Carter or Woodrow Wilson or Harry Truman - that's just great. FDR inscribing Bibles and sending them to the troops. God bless him! But when a Republican president cites Jesus Christ as his favorite philosopher, as George W. Bush did on a famous occasion, well then, the liberals cry out that Tomás deTorquemada is on the loose and warn gravely of the coming Inquisition.
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He was a great president!!

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May 14, 2024 13:49:37   #
Wonttakeitanymore
 
Liberty Tree wrote:
He was still a horrible President


Yes he was!

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May 14, 2024 13:51:03   #
pegw
 
I will go for Carter being a man of faith. He founded the Carter Center which does great things. He has worked to end the curse of River Blindness and Guinea Worm. Allied himself with Habitat for Humanity which builds homes for the poor. Absolutely the best expresident we have ever had.

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May 14, 2024 13:55:46   #
American Vet
 
pegw wrote:
I will go for Carter being a man of faith. He founded the Carter Center which does great things. He has worked to end the curse of River Blindness and Guinea Worm. Allied himself with Habitat for Humanity which builds homes for the poor. Absolutely the best expresident we have ever had.


LOL

Heart of gold - brain of oatmeal.

As for you - just a brain of oatmeal.

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May 14, 2024 13:59:51   #
dtucker300 Loc: Vista, CA
 
pegw wrote:
I will go for Carter being a man of faith. He founded the Carter Center which does great things. He has worked to end the curse of River Blindness and Guinea Worm. Allied himself with Habitat for Humanity which builds homes for the poor. Absolutely the best expresident we have ever had.


This proves that Carter would have been better for the country if he had remained a private citizen, doing these things, rather than being President. Biden will become the next best Ex-President we have ever had. It can't happen soon enough.

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