God, Religion, and Republicans

“I am now convinced that children should not be subjected to the frightfulness of the Christian religion…. If the concept of a father who plots to have his own son put to death is presented to children as beautiful and as worthy of society’s admiration, what types of human behavior can be presented to them as reprehensible?”Ruth Hurmence Green

I might add; a God that from time to time asks the faithful to kill their own offspring to prove their faithfulness, or allows torture of the faithful to prove a point to His evil (who’s the more evil here?) opponent. This Christian/Hebrew God is not a ‘God of Love’ as Christians like to say, he is a God of Murder, Torture, Genocide, and Jealousy. One only needs to read the Old Testament to prove that. The people running around preaching that ‘God is Love’ are brainwashed, and they are trying to do the same to you.

The people of an evangelical fundamentalist bent are raising their own children to be ignorant in a world of constantly advancing science and understanding. They are teaching their offspring to ignore the stuff that makes our world livable and possible in times of high population pressure and diminishing resources. They will have no clue when they are adults…much as some fundies are today.

Their wish from what I can understand from hundreds of websites readings and live conversations is to take over the secular governments of the world and establish religious rule…just like the Muslims essentially want to do. And they keep hoping the world will end soon, or predicting it’s imminent demise. That’s really creepy.

They will be happy to pass laws to outlaw homosexuals, heretics, blasphemers, religion that does not conform to their commandments, pre-marital sex, to allow censorship in what we read and speak about, how we dress, what, or who, we can worship, what movies can depict, who we can associate with; in short they want to legislate yours and mine morality and conduct. Kinda like Hitler.

The Republican Party is already controlled by these subversives, at least according to Bill Moyer on PBS
I have a quote from him on one of my other blog posts which I will duplicate here.

“True, people of faith have always tried to bring their interpretation of the Bible to bear on American laws and morals … it’s the American way, encouraged and protected by the First Amendment. But what is unique today is that the radical religious right has succeeded in taking over one of America’s great political parties. The country is not yet a theocracy but the Republican Party is, and they are driving American politics, using God as a battering ram on almost every issue: crime and punishment, foreign policy, health care, taxation, energy, regulation, social services and so on.”-Bill Moyer

Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t go around breaking the 10 commandments or any civil laws…Now…but I do read books that would be considered heretical under theist rule. I also speak out about how crazy Christian theology and Bible is. That alone that would get me put in jail if the religious right (evangelical fundamentalists) gets their way. In times long past I have broken numbers 3, 4, 7, and 10 of those Christian commandments, and (well, actually I keep breaking 2 of them) although I regret them, I do not think people should go to jail for some of them…murder, theft, and false witness…yea, go to jail for them, but not for coveting your neighbor’s wife, or cussing, or not going to church. 🙂

Anyway, the Christian rights stated ambition is to take over secular rule of the world and have religion guide our future…and they have already succeeded in taking over the Republican Party.
I wonder what’s next.

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5 Responses to God, Religion, and Republicans

  1. Have you studied the Old and New Testaments in depth? What
    is your background of any religious training / or “spiritual” studies?
    Do you believe in any higher power? This is the first post I’ve read of yours and I am very curious about your background and when you arrived at these conclusions.

  2. thewordofme says:

    Hi Ms. O’Brian, thanks for writing.

    Off and on for a large part of my life. Mostly Old Testament, as the old myths fascinated me. No formal training in religion at all.

    I rejected the stories of God and religion when I was about 12 or 13. Over the years I would read about the subject, but when the internet got big I kind of turned serious time over to religious study.

    That’s in addition to my day job. 🙂

    No, I’m not a fanatic, I just find the subject fascinating.

    No I don’t believe there is a ‘Higher Power’ There is no evidence for anything like that now, and there never has been. Just stories and myths, no back up evidence…and lots of proof that religion is not truth.

    It supports lots of people though.

    What worries me is the aggregation of power the evangelical fundamentalists are obtaining through politics.

    These people do NOT have a live and let live philosophy, and history has shown over and over again that theists will not rule with a gentle hand.

    By the way I am a life long Republican

    Peace.

  3. joshm88 says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Thanks a lot for checking out our blog and commenting. I’ll make sure Gina brings up your question and answers it for you. Know that you have a new regular reader!

  4. Anonymous says:

    boner

  5. thewordofme says:

    Beg pardon?

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