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From God’s Lips to Republican Ears

October 10, 2010

Every time I hear a Republican or splinter cell Republican Tea Bagger speak, I am quite impressed with their inside track to the lips of God.  I am amazed that throughout history, every time a new movement to control the masses begins, it always starts with someone’s exclusive ability to speak with GOD and KNOW God’s will.  You can  always count on extremists to take notes when God speaks to them … except maybe GWB.  Americans do not teach full history to its students, if it did, Americans would see all the parallels to prior religious-political disasters, like Nazism.

“Secular (public) schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith . . . we need believing people.” –  Adolf Hitler, April 26, 1933, from a speech made during negotiations leading to the Nazi-Vatican Concordant of 1933.

Paladino Attacks Gays in Brooklyn Speech

Republican candidate for governor, Carl P. Paladino, told a gathering in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Sunday that children should not be “brainwashed” into thinking that homosexuality was acceptable, and criticized his opponent, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, for marching in a gay pride parade earlier this year.

Addressing Orthodox Jewish leaders, Mr. Paladino described his opposition to same-sex marriage.

“That’s not how God created us,” he said, reading from a prepared address.

How does God distinguish among us if we are “all his children”, why do you think God would play favorites … just because they promise to reduce taxation and use up all the natural resources God provided on this planet?   God must not have very much regard for his Earthly creation if he populates it with arrogant humanoids who have managed to trash their own living space.

WIKI describes Conservative Christianity as a term applied to a number of groups or movements seen as giving priority to traditional Christian beliefs and practices. It is sometimes called conservative theology, an umbrella term covering various movements within Christianity and describing both corporate denominational and personal views of Scripture

With all the “Creeds” that compose different factions of Christianity, WIKI says: many Protestant evangelicals and Protestant fundamentalists reject creeds of any kind. The Protestant Auburn Affirmation in the 1920s asserted the five points of difference with the liberal Christianity of the time.

What has not been fully studied is the new Republican Christian Creed.  There is a scary resemblance to  Dominionism.  WIKI defines dominionism:  In a politico-religious context, dominionism (also called subjectionism[1]) is the tendency among some conservative, politically-active Christians, especially in the United States, to seek influence or control over secular civil government through political action. The goal is either a nation governed by Christians, or a nation governed by a conservative Christian understanding of biblical law. The use and application of this terminology is a matter of controversy.

WIKI article: Dominionism

Although relatively insignificant in terms of the number of self-described adherents, Christian Reconstructionism has played a role in promoting the trend toward explicitly Christian politics in the larger U.S. Christian Right.[10] This is the wider trend to which some critics refer, generally, as Dominionism. They also allegedly have influence disproportionate to their numbers among the advocates of the growth of the Christian homeschooling and other Christian education movements that seek independence from the direct oversight or support of the civil government. Because their numbers are so small compared to their influence, they are sometimes accused of being secretive and conspiratorial

So, considering the evolution of Abrahamic religions, from a simple monotheistic faith to a fracture group of siblings, the oldest of which is Judaism.  Christianity, the middle child has all the symptoms of the ‘middle child syndrome’.  Insecure, unable to take criticism, feels threatened by other points of view.

Web Site dedicated to Middle Child Personality: The middle or second born child or children often have the sense of not belonging. They fight to receive attention from parents and others because they feel many times they are being ignored or dubbed off as being the same as another sibling . Being in the middle a child can feel insecure.

WIKI: Birth order is defined as a person’s rank by age among his or her siblings. Birth order is often believed to have a profound and lasting effect on psychological development. This assertion has been repeatedly challenged by researchers, yet birth order continues to have a strong presence in pop psychology and popular culture.

The New York Times Op Ed from October 9, 2010 sheds light on how the extreme right wing can get away with distorting religion to exploit the faithful.  Most American Christians either have not read all the translations of the Old and New Testament or just do not understand them.  Why would there be a whole course of study in public colleges and whole universities dedicated to translating and understanding the words and meanings of two thousand year old texts written in Aramaic and Greek.  It is not as simple and obvious as TV Evangelists, Extremist politicians and local political religious leaders would like people to believe.

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The minute religion takes the leap from a personal guidance system to political crowd control, it is no longer a religion but a political influence machine that blasphemes the name of God to create privilege, wealth and power for a few.  One of the most terrible spin-offs from morphing religion, is the harassment, mutilation and death of anyone who does not follow the mold.   War in the name of one religion or another is mutilation of reason .   It appears the human race, and American Politicians have entered into the era of  anti-progress.  Progress is the constructive use of human knowledge learned throughout history.  Today, human intellectual strides are threatened by political bullies that yearn for the old days where they were monarchs.

  • Progress (history), the idea that the world can become increasingly better in terms of science, technology, modernization, liberty, democracy, quality of life, etc.
    • Social progress, the idea that societies can or do improve in terms of their social, political, and economic structures.
    • Scientific progress, the idea that science increases its problem solving ability through the application of some scientific method.
    • Philosophical progress, the idea that philosophy has solved or at least can solve some of the questions it studies.
  • Idea of Progress, the theory that scientific progress drives social progress; that advances in technology, science, and social organization inevitably produce an improvement in the human condition.
  • Progress trap, the condition societies find themselves in when human ingenuity, in pursuing progress, inadvertently introduces problems that it does not have the resources to solve, preventing further progress or inciting social collapse.

“How to Participate in a Political Party. Rule the world for God. Give the impression that you are there to work for the party, not push an ideology. Hide your strength. Don’t flaunt your Christianity. Christians need to take leadership positions. Party officers control political parties and so it is very important that mature Christians have a majority of leadership positions whenever possible, God willing.” – Pat Robertson in a 1986 memo distributed to the Iowa Republican County Caucus

Trust me, true cause and effect history is not taught in America’s schools.

UPDATE: Carl Paladino in NYC: Being gay is not OK

Carl Paladino Sunday told Hasidic Jewish rabbis in Brooklyn that he does not want children “brainwashed” into thinking it is OK to be gay.

“My children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family,” the GOP gubernatorial candidate told a group of 50 rabbis in Williamsburg. “And I don’t want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option. It isn’t.

Paladino: I’m Owed Apology over Anti-Gay Remarks – New York Gubernatorial Candidate Stands by Comments on Homosexuality, but Says He’s Owed Apology for What He Didn’t Say … Reporters included a line from the text his prepared speech that Paladino skipped while reading: “I don’t want them to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option,” he said.   But he skipped one line in his prepared text “There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual.”

Carl Paladino: I Have ‘Difficulty’ Deciding if Homosexuality Is a Choice – “I’ve had difficulty with that. My nephew tells me he didn’t have that choice. And I believe it’s a very, very difficult life for a young person,” Carl Paladino told me. “I believe that young people should not necessarily be exposed to that without some really, really mature background first before, so they can learn to deal with it. It is a very difficult thing. And I sensitize with it totally.”

Just a reminder who we are dealing with: The Tea Party backed candidate drew fire last night following remarks before Orthodox Jewish leaders because he told them he does not want his children “to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option- it isn’t.”
Carl Paladino To Reporter: “I’ll Take You Out, Buddy!”

  1. Christina Cronk permalink
    October 10, 2010 10:04 pm

    This is wonderful, and I agree wholeheartedly. Recently I heard someone describe America as “a Christian Nation” and was horrified that someone could actually believe that. This nation was created with freedom of religion for ALL, not for some to lord it over the rest of us. The separation of church and state is real and necessary. Those who claim otherwise are blinded by a desire for political domination.

    • October 10, 2010 10:54 pm

      Thank you Christina. Always been intrigued by religion, I conversing with others about their faiths every chance I get. I have also read several bible translations, the Koran, Lao-Tze, different Buddhist texts, and am re-reading the Torah. I cannot understand the hostility I get when trying to conduct discussion with “born again” Christians. They will not discuss the bible as a whole, but the parts of the bible emphasized by their pastor. Christianity, Islam and Judaism are so fractured that they cannot identify their own father. If America becomes a theocracy, the globe will be in a constant state of war.


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