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God-o-Meter for Presidential candidates?

Rudy Giuliani is being endorsed by Pete Wilson, while Hillary Clinton gets the nod from Evan Bayh and Wes Clark. But who will God vote for?

Check the God-o-Meter from Beliefnet:


The God-o-Meter (pronounced Gah-DOM-meter) scientifically measures factors such as rate of God-talk, effectiveness--saying God wants a capital gains tax cut doesn't guarantee a high rating--and other top-secret criteria. Click a candidate's head to get his or her latest God-o-Meter reading and blog post. And check back often. With so much happening on the campaign trail, God-o-Meter is constantly recalibrating!


The interactive "God-o-Meter" is at the link above. I know Beliefnet.com is an award-winning website, but I had never checked it out until finding the above travesty. The "God-o-Meter" is "in partnership with Time Magazine," so I guessed it had a leftist tilt. Among the "offerings" right now on the home page:

A woman's horses act as "shamans" . . . a "hot topic" for discussion is "Is the Republican Party racist?" . . . a feature on the atheist who "sold his soul on eBay" . . . an interview with Sinead O'Connor . . . a quiz to see how "hip" your church is . . . and, of course, the one indispensable feature of any spiritual website, the Daily Horoscope.

On the bright side, you can send a free e-Card to wish your friends a joyous Sukkot, which begins today.


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Comments (19)

Clark fired by Slick Willie... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Clark fired by Slick Willie endorses Shrillary. BDS on full public display by Clark.

The Good News of the Bible ... (Below threshold)

The Good News of the Bible has always been and will be the future coming kingdom of Jesus Christ here on Earth. Who would God vote for? Certainly the leadership of his son as the only viable government on Earth than can end human suffering and bring peace to the planet. Any manmade government is wholly imperfect and cannot resolve the serious issues of inequity of resources or the promise of peace on Earth.

Hosha'na... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Hosha'na

I agree with most of commen... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

I agree with most of comment 2.

"an interview with Sine... (Below threshold)
marc:

"an interview with Sinead O'Connor."

That about says it all.

Bill Clinton mentioned God ... (Below threshold)
kim:

Bill Clinton mentioned God in his speeches twice as often as does Bush. Clinton confined his Godly speech to black churches, by and large though, the sinful hypocrite.
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They all rate about the sam... (Below threshold)

They all rate about the same. I mean... everyone.

GOD has no dog in this hunt... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

GOD has no dog in this hunt. ww

beliefnet is sponsored by T... (Below threshold)

beliefnet is sponsored by TIME magazine?

No wonder the (D)emocrats got the same marks as the (R)'s...

I call Buuuuuuuuuuuuuullsheeeeeeeeeit.

The only one who ranked sec... (Below threshold)

The only one who ranked secular in a meaningful way was Chris Dodd.

And it's not that Republicans are all so religious or "theocratic". They aren't theocratic except in the fevered imaginations of liberals who need something to fight against.

DANEgerus ~ To clarify: Ti... (Below threshold)

DANEgerus ~ To clarify: Time co-sponsors the "God-o-Meter" feature, I don't believe they are connected with beliefnet.com itself.

Paul ~ Agreed! But it was a rhetorical question . . . ;-)

Baghdad barney:<em... (Below threshold)
marc:

Baghdad barney:

This is not you fathers (god) republican party!

All the dems pretenders for the presidency support abortion. And their religion is....?

Mormonism is like ... (Below threshold)
dr lava:

Mormonism is like Scientology but without the celebrities.

Ooookay, so Barney is now c... (Below threshold)

Ooookay, so Barney is now claiming that the Dem candidates are pro-life?

Baghdad barney:<em... (Below threshold)
marc:

Baghdad barney:

The Dem candidates what freedom (remember Jay's tread on choice?).

You are truly getting dumber with each comment and passing day.

Even a near one celled animal could determine someone who is for "freedom of choice" would also support someone's right to an abortion, even one that would include late term like that nutcase who perform them in Kansas.

But no, not barney who has absolutely ZERO ability to reason that out.

Besides, the Dems don't sit around (the mountain top) shouting scripture on how to live your life like Craig, Vitter and Foley have (defend that momma's boy). Is that the Repub message! Do as I say an not as I do?

Why? I've never defended any of those idiots at any time, why start now? Just because you point to a shiny object hoping to revel in a "gotcha moment"

Sorry.. go find a fool, you haven't discovered one here. Look in the mirror, your luck will turn.

Baghdad barney "why don... (Below threshold)
marc:

Baghdad barney "why don't you provide statements from the candidates that back-up your declaration? Come on big mouth, where are the links that state "I want you to have an abortion"?

Once a dickweed... always a dickweed.

Hillary - "I think the fate of the Supreme Court hangs in the balance. If we take Gov. Bush at his word, his two favorite Justices are Scalia and Thomas, both of whom are committed to overturning Roe v. Wade, ending a woman's right to choose. I could not go along with that. In the Senate, I will be looking very carefully at the constitutional views [indicating] as to what that nominee believes about basic, fundamental, constitutional rights."

Obama - I think that most Americans recognize that this is a profoundly difficult issue for the women and families who make these decisions. They don't make them casually. And I trust women to make these decisions in conjunction with their doctors and their families and their clergy. And I think that's where most Americans are. Now, when you describe a specific procedure that accounts for less than 1% of the abortions that take place, then naturally, people get concerned, and I think legitimately so. But the broader issue here is: Do women have the right to make these profoundly difficult decisions? And I trust them to do it. There is a broader issue: Can we move past some of the debates around which we disagree and can we start talking about the things we do agree on? Reducing teen pregnancy; making it less likely for women to find themselves in these circumstances.

Silky Pony (a/k/a Breck Girl) - This decision by the Supreme Court is a perfect example of what's at stake in this election. The kind of people that will be appointed to the US Supreme Court by the next president will control whether a woman's freedom, freedom to choose, make her own health care decisions will be made by her or will be made by the government or by some men sitting on the US Supreme Court. Now, on the issue of abortion, I believe in a woman's right to choose, but I think this is an extraordinarily difficult issue for America. I think it is very important for the president of the United States to recognize--while I believe the government should not make these health-care decisions for women--I believe they should have the freedom to make them themselves--this is a very difficult issue for many people. And I think we have to show respect for people who have different views about this.

I could go on, but really... would it really matter to Baghdad barney?

Not one wit. (or in his case witless)

Hey, I admire our readers w... (Below threshold)

Hey, I admire our readers who take on the trolls like Barney. I don't have the time or patience to deal with the frivolous nonsense he and others spew in some sort of dark ritual. While I am grateful for most of the traits my parents passed along to me, neither of them had the capacity to suffer fools gladly, and neither do I.

With such as these, though, the effort is somewhat futile. There is a benefit in painstakingly debunking their distortions and lies, but that is for the casual reader who might otherwise accept the assertions if unchallenged. The trolls themselves aren't interested in the truth at all.

In Barney's case, he wants to get people riled up. In real life, he is some miserable creature who craves attention, but is far too pathetic to attract anything but scorn and pity. As an online troll, though, he can pretend to be somebody. When you go to the trouble of providing links which disprove his spurious assertions, it doesn't hurt his feelings one bit. He cares not a wit for the truth - as evidenced by virtually every comment he posts - but he craves the attention like an addict needs a fix.

As my late father explained, arguing with a fool is much like teaching a pig to sing: it does you no good at all, and it annoys the pig. No matter how many times Barney is proved a liar and a dolt, he will keep coming back for more. To him, the mere fact he is noticed gives him far more validation than he could ever aspire to in reality.

In Barney's case, ... (Below threshold)
marc:
In Barney's case, he wants to get people riled up. In real life, he is some miserable creature who craves attention, but is far too pathetic to attract anything but scorn and pity.
Fear not Jim A, there's every hope we will all learn exactly what barney is in the very near future.
dr lava, what in the Articl... (Below threshold)
kim:

dr lava, what in the Articles of Faith of the Latter Day Saints do you find objectionable? Surely you have read them to expound so.
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