Price not living up to higher standards like pastors should
March 25, 2014 12:00 AM | 2083 views | 18 18 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

Solipsism? I’ve never heard the word before, until I read the Rev. Dr. Nelson Price’s weekly diatribe, (or so it seems), against President Obama in Sunday’s MDJ.

Dr. Price is not aggressive with the words he uses when he writes his articles. He is very articulate, calm and comes across like a teacher speaking to his students. But the danger is that his message is more subtle, and the more you repeat it, the more people believe it.

In this article, Dr. Price says that solipsism means “that the whole world is Me or the whole world thinks like Me.” He uses it to compare President Obama and President Putin of Russia.

He goes on to say that Putin acts like the “cold and cunning KGB colonel that he was” and President Obama acts like “a community organizer, however that is” referring, of course, to Obama’s supposed following of Saul Alinsky’s rules of community organizing, which has been severely criticized by so many of Cobb’s conservative Republicans as being socialistic. In other words, Price is calling Obama weak, amongst other things. All this because President Obama doesn’t want a military confrontation with Russia and is trying all diplomatic sanctions.

Is that what Dr. Price and the Republicans want, a military confrontation with Russia?

I’ve always felt that any leader in a church is always held to a higher standard than the rest of us. I don’t believe Dr. Price does that every time he belittles President Obama.

Maria Acevedo

Marietta

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anonymous
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March 28, 2014
Where was Rev Price when Big Bear Putin invaded Georgia? Was he a weak and feckless leader, of course not, he was so brave he went on vacation to the ranch. Rev Price is simply a typical right wing Neo-conservative who will never find anything good to say about a Democrat or anything bad to say about a Republican. All this is based on his personal beliefs on abortion and nothing else. He is not to be taken seriously.
Tony Maddox
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March 27, 2014
@Ignoring. Great response to Maria A's comment. Perhaps you were able to reign in her thoughts after she ran off the beaten path and ditched her car.. Amazing how so many small-minded people have no idea that we have existed this long, and this safely, by maintaining a strong military (since reversed by the head clown in charge) and keeping the enemy on THEIR soil.
Ignoring Foleython
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March 27, 2014
Maria, so sorry your community organizing for illegal aliens hasn't worked out too well here in Cobb. In answer to your assertion that Rev. Price is somehow less a pastor because he holds differing opinions from you, perhaps he is just trying to encourage our leadership to follow the rule of law, which is the reason millions of people from corrupt and nasty countries such as Mexico want to flee here in the first place. As for the Russian situation, you apparently have not been in the U.S. long enough to hear the phrase "Peace through Strength." Our country was built on that premise, the rights to bear arms and other precious tenets. You can't be an appeaser and still have a country. The world is a tough place.
Kevin Foley
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March 26, 2014
East Cobb Senior - you remind me of the angry, befuddled grandpa on the Simpsons or Clint Eastwood talking to a chair
East Cobb Senior
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March 27, 2014
@Kevin Foley, Foley, not angry at all, but certainly frustrated with the rancid incompetence of Obama and his corrupt administration. Additionally, I just find your liberal dribble ludicrous. When you have no answer to facts or consider your respondents critical or conservative, you use the typical ultra-left liberal tactic of name calling and character assassination in a an infantile attempt to demean your detractors. As for your Clint Eastwood remark, talking to you is analogous to talking to a an empty chair, nothing there of substance except hard wood and hot air.
Maria A.
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March 25, 2014
There seems to be a lot of anger from some of these comments. But none of the comments answer the question I posed in my letter. Does Reverend Price and the Republicans want a military confrontation with Russia? Why does Rev. Price belittle President Obama every chance he gets? Why is he calling President Obama weak? Is this the example we should be setting for our young people: adults behaving badly? I think we should all agree to disagree and live in peace with one another.
East Cobb Senior
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March 26, 2014
@Maria A, From the sound of your comments you must be a product of the "60's" groupie mantra of "Make Love Not War". It is this type of naïveté that in fact got us into a World War. Rev. Price is critical of the incompetent Obama for just that reason. Neither Price nor any Republican is advocating war but for Obama to have been so oblivious to the repeated statements of Putin and his intentions to regenerate the Soviet Union, borders on stupidity. Just as Adolf Hitler precisely laid out his intentions and plans in his book, "Mein Kampf" for a New Third Reich, Putin is following that same scenario for Russia. It is Obama's incompetence and fantasy world view that is not only shameful but extremely dangerous. Obama's nearly universal lack of credibility with other world leaders has placed America in a position of near impotence with regard to Putin's unchallenged aggression.
Ben Twomey
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March 26, 2014
Maria, nobody has bothered to answer your stupid question, because..well, frankly because it is just that...a stupid question. Nowhere in Rev. Price's column did he mention a military confrontation.

He belittles Obama because Obama is a little person and the calls him weak because Obama is a weak person.

If you think we should all agree to disagree and live in peace, then why did you write the letter critical of Rev. Price and then follow up with a blog saying basically the same thing?

Kevin Foley
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March 26, 2014
Welcome to my world Maria.

You present a well reasoned letter supported by facts and the usual hater trolls show up to rip you for not agreeing with whatever they hear all day on Fox.

They're like brainwashed North Koreans with the government installed speaker in their homes spouting propaganda all day. Pathetic.

I note your letter got more than 300 views so these buffoons represent a tiny percentage of readers.
anonymous
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March 25, 2014
I have watched Fox network. I turned to it because I heard so many accuse them of being right wing. I heard them accused of so many bad things, I just had to watch them. I did noit see or hear any of those things. I will have to keep watching Fox so I can catch them at it. I do tend to think they do not present bad things, if for no other reason than Foley says so.

Foley, a prophet without a congregation.
East Cobb Senior
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March 25, 2014
@For decades, If that were the case they would have censored that Ultra Left Wing Obama apologist Kevin Foley years ago. It is obvious that you perceive any criticism of Liberalism or the ultra left Progressive ideology as spewing hate. You are very typical of the closed minded anti-free speech crowd that is totally intolerant of opposition to your ideology or viewpoint.
Kevin Foley
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March 25, 2014
@East Cobb Senior - The so-called "criticism" you, Twomey and the other conservative media addicts present here is fact free, just nonsense you heard Hannity or one of the other Fox News nitwits say.

Rev. Price, like you, has no clue what he's talking about.

Anytime you want to ID yourself and debate me, Senior, I'll come over to the rest home.

East Cobb Senior
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March 25, 2014
@Kevin Foley, Again for your uninformed information I do not reside in a Nursing Home. It is you, the spoiled Left Wing Obama Minion brat that needs your diaper changed daily. I suppose the Liberal "Professor" out in California that is now being prosecuted for assaulting a student on campus who was simply and peaceably expressing her conservative views relative to abortion is not in your perverted opinion fact about Liberal and Leftist intolerance. Get a life Foley, or better still crawl in hole somewhere and stop spewing your hateful rhetoric and childish, juvenile behavior toward anyone that criticizes your unfounded propositions. As for a debate, you have not even remotely qualified yourself as knowledgeable enough to debate a worm. Your lies, lack of facts and ideological spin is the testament to your profound ignorance.
Kevin Foley
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March 25, 2014
I wish Rev. Price would speak out as passionately on expanding Medicaid to cover 650,000 poor Georgians in desperate need of healthcare in one of the sickest and poorest states in the country.

I have challenged Rev. Bryant "Right From the Heart" Wright to do the same thing in my latest blog. Why aren't these "Christian leaders" demanding Gov. Deal and the legislature do the right thing?

East Cobb Senior
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March 25, 2014
@Kevin Foley, Again your facts are skewed and your premise is flawed. No one in Georgia is denied "healthcare" regardless of their ability to pay. And may I remind you that Georgia has been one of the fastest growing States over the past two decades. I would suggest if you consider Georgia one of the "sickest and poorest" states you might want to relocate to an environment that better suits your warped ideological tastes, NEW YORK or MASSACHUSETTS come to mind.
Ben Twomey
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March 25, 2014
@ For decades. You, sir, are dead wrong on both counts. Obviously, as an atheist you disagree with eveything and anything Dr. Price says. That does not make it hate. "Hate" and "racism" are two words liberal loonies throw around when they have nothing intelligent to say.

Secondly, I have been reading the MDJ for close to 40 years and I have not known them to censor comments opposed to their own views. In fact, they, by running Kevin Foley's nonsense, prove themselves to be capable of publishing both sides of every question.
Kevin Foley
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March 25, 2014
They even let Twomey spew here. Go figure.

For decades
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March 25, 2014
Price is a right wing fanatic who has spewed his hate here for decades. Likely you will not see my comment as the MDJ has a history of censoring anything that goes against their far right views.
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