I’ve had a problem accessing this forum. Finally this morning (17th) I received a number of emails with my replies from this forum.
My comments came from my many years of being a Republican with many questions to other Republicans on why they allowed the religious right to infiltrate a strong GOP turning it into a bunch of frightened Christians terrified of death. Since I gave up the fear of God, my approach to death has been a natural consequence to birth. Being a member of the Hemlock Society and now on the board of directors of “Compassion and Choices Arizona N.W. Division” I receive many emotional Christian screaming to be allowed to die as Jesus wanted. In my work with Hospice I’ve been told that dying in agony is simply the result of a Godless life.
I went on-line in 1994 simply to ask what the hell was going on with these crazy Christians. In 1999 I got my answers and it all involved making America a Christian nation so our new government would get us all into Paradise. I’m not making this up! It was a call for all of us to vote for Bush 43 who was a born-again Christian and would lead us as we needed to be led.
I even attended a couple of Christian revival meetings and heard exactly what I had expected and there would be a new clean Christian Evangelical movement to lead us all into Paradise. This was about 2 weeks before 9/11 and the first thing that popped into my mind, that morning, was “Holy Shit, that bastard has started his movement to Paradise!”
Who spoke up a couple of days later? Jerry Falwell saying God brought 9/11 to pay all Americans for our sins, homosexuality and lack of faith. Pat Robertson joined in immediately as did Paul Weyrich all pointing their fingers at the evil American people who condoned abortions and sodomy. Every conservative site on the internet turned ugly and went on and on about how evil Americans were and I became irate!
I saw the devil peaking out in all the conservative sites (and I do not believe in the devil) but something so obviously evil had taken over the Government and I had to search for the reason the voters allowed this to happen. I wrote to everybody and posted on all the forums and was told all about Armageddon and the rapture of Paradise. How could this terrible evil hit so hard among so many good American Republicans? Most of us left the party and joined up as Libertarians just to get away with the smell of sulfur.
If this fear of “The End of Times” continues, our white house will be just another Vatican with horrible laws like those found in the Inquisition in Europe and our government will be a police state trying to kill Islam, Athiests, and I fear Judaism.
What more can I say? You either believe me or not!