If And When Those Preachers Get Control

Mark my word; if and when those preachers get control of the (Republican) party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem.  Frankly those people frighten me.  Politics and governing demand compromise.  But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise.  I know. I’ve tried to deal with them.
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Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed.

Arizona Republican Senator Barry Goldwater (1909-1998)

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4 Responses to If And When Those Preachers Get Control

  1. Here’s a dystopian novel that shows what it would be like if the religious right really won. “Rabbletown: Life in These United Christian States of Holy America” It’s 2084 and the pastors rule with a Bible in each fist and the computer in your hovel. Set in Topeka, KS where on Friday evenings the Evangels gather at Fred Phelp Plaza for the stonings.

  2. Anonymous says:

    “But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God”

    Yep. Acting in the name of God as they give out food, clothes, shoes, millions of dollars to victims of natural disasters, refugees from wars, the poor and starving.Acting in the name of God as they set up free Hospitals give out medical supplies.Nuns acting in the name of God as they toil under the sun in some foriegn war torn country not asking for anything besides to see a smile on some child’s face. Yeah they’re extremists alright beliveing in all this “be kind to others” and “help one another” and etc. Yeah it would be a terrible damn problem if they ever got in control.

    • the word of me says:

      We’re not talking ground level religion here; we are talking about the upper echelon leadership, the people who set policy for the whole religious entities…world-wide. The behind the scenes machinations, the ones who advise presidents and other so-called secular world leaders. Look into dominionism on the internet.

      Try Wikipedia:
      “Dominionism or Dominionist is a term used to describe politically active conservative Christians who are believed to seek influence or control over secular civil government through political action, especially in the United States, with the goal of establishing either a nation governed by Christians or one governed by a conservative Christian understanding of biblical law.

      Although the term “dominionist”, as a shorthand for Dominion Theology, is sometimes used without controversy to refer to adherents of certain radical groups that explicitly advocate theocracy, the term as described in this article is intended by its users to refer to much or all of the Christian right, and the latter usage is controversial. Apart from a handful of social scientists who first coined it, the term in this sense is almost exclusively used by journalists and bloggers.”
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominionism

      And Here:
      “Dominion Theology is a grouping of theological systems with the common belief that society should be governed exclusively by the law of God, as codified in the Bible. The two main streams of Dominion Theology are Christian Reconstructionism and Kingdom Now Theology. Though these two differ greatly in their general theological orientation (the first is strongly Reformed and Neo-Calvinistic, the second is Charismatic), they share a postmillennial vision in which the Kingdom of God will be established on Earth through political and (in some cases) military means.

      Dominion Theology is seen by some as a subset of Dominionism, a term used by some social scientists and journalists to describe a theological form of political ideology, which they claim has broadly influenced the Christian Right in the United States, Canada, and Europe, within Protestant Christian evangelicalism and fundamentalism.”
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_Theology

      Look up and read about Pat Robertson and R.J. Rushdoony.
      Look up and read about the behind the scenes presidency of George W. Bush and his religious supporters.

      Also ALL religions are included in what i write about religion. Christianity in it’s first 1000-1200 years was a deadly force around the world, and a real force to be reckoned with up until the early 20th. century, and of course the Muslim’s are today’s outwardly evil religious force.

      • Anonymous says:

        I agree with you about Islam, but I don’t agree with you on a number of things, to start to bad those “Preachers” as you call their priests and ministers at least that’s who I think your referring to are not allowed in a position of any government besides a standard citizen.And about the term “dominionism” this was said in the first link you sent me:

        “The notion that conservative Christians want to reinstitute slavery and rule by genocide is not just crazy, it’s downright dangerous. The most disturbing part of the Harper’s cover story (the one by Chris Hedges) was the attempt to link Christian conservatives with Hitler and fascism. Once we acknowledge the similarity between conservative Christians and fascists, Hedges appears to suggest, we can confront Christian evil by setting aside ‘the old polite rules of democracy.’ So wild conspiracy theories and visions of genocide are really excuses for the Left to disregard the rules of democracy and defeat conservative Christians — by any means necessary”

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominionism#Criticism_of_the_term

        Oh and at the end there you said ALL religions are included it says when this term is mentioned that it use:
        “is intended by its users to refer to much or all of the Christian right, and the latter usage is controversial.”

        Thank You.

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