Friday, October 12, 2007

The Jesus Factor Part 3

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The Christian right has no religious legitimacy. It is a mass political movement. It ignores the core values of the Christian religion, summed up by Jesus in the sermon on the mount, and the core values of American democracy. They are not biblical literalists as they claim- but selective literalists choosing bits and pieces of the Bible that conform to their ideology and bigotry and ignoring, distorting or making up the rest. ~Chris Hedges


More than five years after President Bush created the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, the former second-in-command of that office went public with an insider’s tell-all account that portrays an office used almost exclusively to win political points with both evangelical Christians and traditionally Democratic minorities. See "Tempting Faith" an expose' on how the GOP and the presiding admin. seduced and used the evangelicals for political power HERE at Christianbook.com.

Scott Starr said...

Ahhhh yes, when faith meets politics...

...its sorta like when Church meets the State, the World meets Chrisitianity, an Indian meets with a Uncle Sam bearing a treaty ... or when...er....faith meets politics...


"We tried to tell them,"- Chief "Runs With Scissors"- Blacktoe Tribe

After the catastrophic Bush administration does anybody still think having Christians attempt to overtake political structures is a good thing? I maintain rendering into Caesar what is Caesar's and letting the Church BE the Church is best for both Church and State- instead of the Church co-opting itself to the "World" ( I consider the idea that we Christians can control humanity by employing the infernal methodology of wordly politics and/or military might in the first place to be a very "liberal" - even humanist notion). Wake up.

Also click on the header below to learn more about:

The Evangelical Roots of American Unilateralism: The Christian Right's Influence and How to Counter It.


Scott Starr said...

I can personally attest to being in the same room with a drunk George W. Bush on two occaisions- both between 1997 and 1999- well after he allegedly gave up drinking and after he started claiming sobriety and running for president.

So, apparently the image he constructed to win the support of evangelical Christians was a taylor made and yet false one.

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