“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Thursday, May 24, 2007

A Greater Religious America

UPDATE: Let me broaden the discussion here. Meet Mark David Uhl. Student of a Christian school (Liberty University) who wanted to bomb people at Falwell's funeral. The press glanced over this story. (And ever hear of THESE examples?)

1. Is there such a thing as a Christian terrorist? We have seen Dobson and Robertson turn Muslim bashing into a cottage industry, pot meet kettle?

2. What are evangelicals main issues? The poor? The sick? Nope. . . boring. It's abortion and gays. Should Eric Rudolph been waterboarded?

2. What if this guy was Muslim? Gitmo? No lawyer?

Just sayin', I do not hear much out of fervent Christian Evangelicals other than "I hate gays", "Abortion should be illegal."

"You and I can bring the rule and reign
of the cross to America."

Bishop Harry Jackson, pastor of the 2,000-member Hope Christian Church in Bowie, Maryland, Justice Sunday II, August 14, 2005

Seen this? Caution, it is tough to watch. . .

The teenage girl in the video was stoned to death for being seen, SEEN, with a boy of a differing religion.

Her killers? Uncles and cousins, for Chrissakes!

I gotta tell ya, as a father to a beautiful and strong willed daughter, I would have been out swinging a baseball bat, family or no.

Or would I . . . ?

Where was this kids Dad? Held down in some warehouse against his will? The story does not say.

This is a horrifying example of what the theocratic movement of Falwell, Robertson, and Ted Haggard could bring. Liberty University, Bob Jones, Regent, are busily churning out good little soldiers for this glorious battle to save Christianity from . . . someone! (Monica Goodling)

But those people in the video are Islamofascists, you say? That could not happen here. We just want our Government to have old fashioned BIBLICAL values. Horseshit.

It's about mob rule. Institutionalized mob rule.

After watching that vid, I am even more grateful to the secularism our enlightened founders decided on. I mean, the policeman just STANDS there watching. Maybe he had a promotion or a job review coming up in front of his deeply religious boss?

Imagine a country where these evangelicals rule. You can't get a job because you are a Catholic, Methodist, or Jewish, or if you do, you will never get to the top unless you convert.

Think about a school system, where kids are taught, (with your tax money), that non-evangelicals are not to be trusted, that they are inferior and going to hell when they die? Think there might be some trouble? Yeah pretty much already happening.

How 'bout a biblical court system? Some dumbass with a grudge, or a competitor in your biz sector who has better "moral credibility", or "better values" or some such vaporware accuses you of coveting his wife at the Christmas party. You are found guilty, and are stoned or burned, the two capital punishments stated in old testament law.

Thinking aloud out here. That video really bothered me. Just speaking for me, I need to, as a Christian, be more aggressive toward those who are old testament punishers, new testament lip servicers.

-Prodigal Son