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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion

Re: “The Nasty God

Dear Bill,

Thanks for your insightful opinion piece.

I identify as an evangelical but did not vote for Trump. While some of your claims about evangelical motives for their voting practices seem a bit excessive, I do think you're onto something by pointing to the theory of depravity as at the core of many evangelical perspectives.

I also think that you were right to point to the view of God as "nasty" as a further frame for prompting the voting patterns of many of my fellow evangelicals.

I will be quoting your opinion piece favorably in my upcoming lectures.

In appreciation,

Thomas Jay Oord
Northwest Nazarene University

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Posted by Thomas Jay Oord on 06/13/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “The Nasty God

This article is speaking out of true and complete ignorance! Evangelicals came out in droves to keep Hillary out of office. They knew she would put up an anti-constitution Supreme Court pick, just as Obama did..
You don't judge the many for the mistakes of a few. The Word of God is becoming more and more true with every passing day! Your ignorance astounds me!

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Posted by Michael King on 06/08/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “The Nasty God

Trump is an offensive idiot but Hillary was not any better. Pick your poison. As an evangelical I can attest that most of us saw right through the Bakkers and their ilk. I would agree with Franklin Graham that God's hand was in Trump getting elected but only because God is sovereign and sometimes He lets bad things happen to teach us. See Pharaoh. That fact that He got elected does not mean He was favored by God. Why do you care so much Bill? Why the constant attacks on Christians? Look in the mirror. Maybe you're not all that perfect either.

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Posted by Bob Vaughan on 06/07/2017 at 6:21 PM

Re: “The Nasty God

Might it be that evangelicals voted for the profane Trump, because the alternative was the pathologically-dishonest, commie/socialist reptile-eyed Hillary Clinton? (Just speaking for myself, and I'm NOT an "evangelical," but she is the ONLY reason I held my nose with one hand while voting Trump with the other.) Since Cope is a commie/socialist himself, I can understand why he DOESN'T understand.

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Posted by bikeboy on 06/07/2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Rompin'

Good grief, let people make their own choices. What they wear has no bearing on my life.

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Posted by Wendy Bryan on 06/01/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “A Right to Bare Arms

How do u do it? By that I mean how do u let go of the idea that we r suppose to have this perfect body? U see, hear, read all the post, magazines and on t v that women r suppose to have this perfect body. Eat crappy food, drink protein shakes with kale, spinach and exercise 7 days a week. I have been debating about unfacebooking a woman on Facebook because she about 5'7 and weigh nothing. It's always depressing to read her post about how fat she was/is and she joined beachbody and now she tells everyone how happy she is. I really love your encouraging words to women

Posted by Janet Mosier on 05/31/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “A Right to Bare Arms

Thank you Amy! Love the movement. Love the feminism. Love the positivity!

Posted by Ann 1 on 05/31/2017 at 12:40 AM

Re: “A Right to Bare Arms

Love this. You have such a wonderful way of writing about the themes that so many of us women confront on a regular basis. Thank you for pushing past the fear of bearing your body--and your soul!

-Sarah Conley

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Posted by Sarah Conley on 05/25/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Toasting the First Amendment

The first amendment does not give you the right to shout a person down, that is called disturbing the peace.. If I have a person coming down my street hollering and screaming and does not leave I will call the police and have them removed...

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Posted by Jon Holems on 05/18/2017 at 7:33 AM

Re: “The Lingering Stink

I met Obama, He stinks way more than Trump. You will find Obama and the wife are more stinky than you could ever guess in the coming years. I didn't like either Bush. Reagan gave me jellybeans about the same moment he was waxing some Iranians.

You are having a tizzy fit because you lost. Suck it up. How Trump got elected is the country got tired of trash and whining such as you wrote here. Example, my 5th grader came home with school district approved materials which are basically gay recruitment materials.

That is how Trump won. People finally smelled the Obama and flushed twice. Enough people pulled their heads out for the first time in a long time. Hoping our government will now focus on what it should focus on and have mass layoffs and closures of all the fluffy departments added since Nixon.

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Posted by Smart Fred on 05/10/2017 at 10:30 PM

Re: “The Lingering Stink

More pig-ignorant bile from the once and future Cope. The world was a better place without his steaming piles of hatred. What happened?

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Posted by Coldwedge on 05/04/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “The Lingering Stink

Nailed it. You have captured my anxiety

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Posted by James Lacy on 05/03/2017 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Nazis and Nationalists: an Idaho Narrative

The article is a liberal fascist bumpkin of garbage about nothing relevant in todays reality..

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Posted by Jon Holems on 04/26/2017 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Nazis and Nationalists: an Idaho Narrative

Speaking of "militant bumpkinism," how about those champions of free-idea-exchange down at Berkeley? I was a kid in the '60s, and remember that at the time, UCB students were advocating FOR "unpopular speech," rather than against it. We've really come full circle!

(When mentioning the Nazis, you should remind your readers that they are the "Nationalist Socialist" party... they share as much in common with the socialists of today as the "nationalists," including the tendency to squish alternative viewpoints under their thumb.)

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Posted by bikeboy on 04/26/2017 at 12:44 PM

Re: “From the Far Margins

You're Addressing Self Righteous, Bigoted Rascals from the Dark and Evil Side, a useless endeavor in Idassissippi.

Posted by Mick G on 04/19/2017 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Running?

You're the best at what you do, Bill. Insulting Repulsican Conturds and Contards. Keep up the good work!

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Posted by Mick G on 04/05/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “'The Name Game'

Not to mention some people have better memory than others, in general. I only remember my own name because people say it to me all the time.

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Posted by ML on 04/05/2017 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Running?

Ahhh... having Bill Cope back, even if it's just now-n-then, is like a breath of stale air!

I always love the unintended irony. F'r instance..."kindness is superior to cruelty." When juxtaposed against the rest of this, or pretty much any of the esteemed author's columns, it puts a smile on my face! Cope lecturing us about "kindness" is like Bill Clinton lecturing us about "fidelity"!

While Cope is gnashing his teeth and clenching his fists, it's likely that a majority of Idahoans are relieved that MAYBE the direction we are headed is finally better than than the last 8 years. (Speaking for myself, I'm hardly giving President Trump a thumbs-up of approval - the jury is still out. But, I'm relieved that we survived President Obama.)

I second Cope's notion of running for office. It's not for me, at least at this point in my life... but if you feel the urge, GO FOR IT!!! (We ARE often not given very good choices in our candidates, and government at all levels should be by CITIZENS, and not CAREER POLITICIANS.)

Posted by bikeboy on 04/05/2017 at 9:16 AM

Re: “From the Far Margins

We should organize an annual worldwide women's march until tRump is gone. Join the resistance!

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Posted by Mick G on 03/22/2017 at 11:39 PM

Re: “Defriended

Great to see you back at BW part time Hurling Hilarious and accurate insults at Repulsican Villains.

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Posted by Mick G on 03/22/2017 at 11:19 PM


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