More Dangerous Christian Lunacy - “Dominionism”
Posted: 06 September 2011 05:10 PM   [ Ignore ]
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A group of Christians are spreading a belief called “Dominionism.” They desire religious control over American politics and culture. You can listen to an NPR story about it here: https://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=139781021&m=139904642
or view more of my comments here: http://www.malcontentsgambit.com/?p=502
A few of these ideologues sponsored Texas Gov. and Presidential candidate Rick Perry’s recent prayer rally. It would be just plain funny if it wasn’t so destructive.

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Posted: 06 September 2011 05:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I guess I wouldn’t be too unhappy (except for people like Darron) if we had let Perry manage to have Texas secede from the U.S.  We’d have to make sure we didn’t give them foreign aid, built large fences to prevent illegal immigration, didn’t offer support for natural disasters, and protection from possible invasion by Mexico or the drug cartels.  Then we’d see just how well their theological, privatization, and major reduction of government services worked for them.

Let’s hope the Dominiionism people try to repeal the First Amendment.

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Posted: 06 September 2011 07:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Holy flerking schnit!  I’ve made fun of this possibility and now, here they are.  This country would surely end if they were in power.

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Posted: 07 September 2011 05:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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This is nothing new—maybe the label. This has been the predominant world view of American fundies for at least three decades. I guess the scary part is that they seem to be getting more political clout.

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Posted: 07 September 2011 06:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Yes, they are getting more clout, and if Rick Perry weren’t so stupid he’d realize there is no way Texas can secede from the U.S. Our economy would crumble without the military bases. The ironic part is Perry is now complaining about FEMA responding slowly to the wildfires, and Fort Hood not deploying soldiers to help fight them. Why doesn’t he just pray for rain again?

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Posted: 07 September 2011 08:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Desperation is the perfect breeding ground for religious extremism.

Its little wonder why many of these politicians are casting themselves as religious leaders as well.  Right now, the world is in overall bad shape.  People are angry and desperate.  Precisely the climate that various religious groups love as it provides a perfect vehicle for recruitment of new members that the affirmation of faith for existing members.  Make no mistake, these groups are powerful in numbers and have a lot of American “old money” behind them.

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Imagine being a free-thinking intellectual from Seattle living in the Heart of the Bible Belt.  Where everyone regularly follows the chuch of Fox News.  Receives their sermons from Rush Limbaugh.  Invocation from Glenn Beck.  And Sarah Palin is their Prophet….

IF there’s a Hell…..  I found it.

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