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nicetoseeyoutoseeyounice Mon 30-Jan-17 10:11:00

My mum posted on fb today that she's excited to see trump in power as he's a Christian and America finally has a Christian leader. Personally I don't see anything Christian about trying to segregate America. Aibu to think that's utter nonsense and he's definitely not getting his instructions from God?! I'm not a Christian though so maybe I just don't see it?

ImperialBlether Mon 30-Jan-17 10:11:50

Obama's a Christian. More of a Christian than Trump.

NarkyMcDinkyChops Mon 30-Jan-17 10:19:00

Your mother is more than a little thick. ALL US presidents have been Christians. What did she think Obama was? hmm

BarbarianMum Mon 30-Jan-17 10:21:46

Is your mum a forced birthed by any chance? With a little sideline in racial and religious prejudice? And a selective take on Christian values?

BarbarianMum Mon 30-Jan-17 10:22:20

forced birther

BlackeyedSusan Mon 30-Jan-17 10:22:47

Would rather have a non christian than him. there are many lovely, honest, people with integrity who are good leaders, and politicians, around that are not Christians.

being a christian does not make you any better than not being. just that you are trying to follow christian teachings,and lets face it some people do not try that hard. And some people just call themselves that because they are not anything else or it might get people to vote for them.

WorraLiberty Mon 30-Jan-17 10:25:01

Has there ever been a non Christian President? confused

MumBod Mon 30-Jan-17 10:27:23

This:

Prawnofthepatriarchy Mon 30-Jan-17 10:28:12

All American presidents have been Christian, at least superficially. You couldn't get elected if you were anything else. I suspect what OP's mum means is that Trump is white.

Rainydayspending Mon 30-Jan-17 10:31:52

Post a link to the wiki of the religious affiliations of the presidents. Suggest that be the thing she learns today.

eurochick Mon 30-Jan-17 10:46:56

Is he a christian? He's certainly not acting like one. The pope doesn't seem to think closing doors on refugees is very christian.

WhereYouLeftIt Mon 30-Jan-17 10:47:29

Obama's Christian. Bush is Christian. Clinton is Christian. All the way back were Christian. Your mum is a bit thick.

DesolateWaist Mon 30-Jan-17 10:49:08

I think what she means is that he is a white man who doesn't like the gays or the foreigns.

WhereYouLeftIt Mon 30-Jan-17 10:49:28

Or perhaps send her this ...

DesolateWaist Mon 30-Jan-17 10:49:50

I'd go NC personally.

HappyFlappy Mon 30-Jan-17 10:53:35

Tony Blair claims to be a Christian, too.

We know where that led . . .

CaraAspen Mon 30-Jan-17 10:54:41

NC for an opinion - an opinion that can be ignored. Some of your replies are ridiculous.
The OP's mother has a right to hold that opinion, just as the OP has the right to refute it.
Get a sense of proportion, people.

CaraAspen Mon 30-Jan-17 10:55:26

Corrected:

CaraAspen

NC for an opinion - an opinion that can be ignored!? Some of your replies are ridiculous.
The OP's mother has a right to hold that opinion, just as the OP has the right to refute it.
Get a sense of proportion, people.

Petronius16 Mon 30-Jan-17 11:01:50

Blair's best mate Bush was a born again Christian, so he said.

If someone believes America finally has a Christian president then that's more than an opinion, it's a belief and a scary one at that.

DesolateWaist Mon 30-Jan-17 11:02:30

The OP's mother has a right to hold that opinion,

So this is 'post truth' is it?
It's not an 'opinion', she is making a statement of fact that is wrong.

UnexplainedOnHerCollar Mon 30-Jan-17 11:04:06

The least Christian/conventionally Christian/religious presidents were Lincoln and Jefferson as far as is known. They were officially Christian but suspected of not being. Jefferson question many aspects of Christianity and worked for religious freedom and tolerance.

The rest have all been pretty Christian including Obama.

It's like "America first" - when has the US ever not put America first??? hmm

It's odd that in America "christian values" often seem to have nothing to do with any of the teaching of christ, like love, tolerance, forgiveness etc.

But I'm an atheist so find it all a bit baffling anyway... but I can't believe Jesus would take anything other than a dim view of trump.

Cinderpi Mon 30-Jan-17 11:04:14

I'm a Christian. I don't think Jesus ever said anything like 'hate people who aren't like you' or 'feel free to sexually assault women'. He did say something about loving neighbours though, and pointed out that neighbours included the people from other cultures who believe different things...

CaraAspen Mon 30-Jan-17 11:06:01

"DesolateWaist

The OP's mother has a right to hold that opinion,

So this is 'post truth' is it?
It's not an 'opinion', she is making a statement of fact that is wrong."

My point is YOU were suggested the OP severs contact with her mother. You are being ridiculous. Laughably so.

CaraAspen Mon 30-Jan-17 11:06:35

My point is YOU were the one who suggested the OP severs contact with her mother. You are being ridiculous. Laughably so.

DesolateWaist Mon 30-Jan-17 11:07:04

My point is YOU were suggested the OP severs contact with her mother. You are being ridiculous. Laughably so.

It was a fucking joke!! Seriously, have you had a sense of humour bypass.

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