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Mainstream and "liberal" Christianity is finally heard from and they realize, belatedly, that they have a problem. The "evangelicals", "conservatives" and right wing politicians have stolen their religion and their base message. (Thanks to griffen for the link.)

The fact is, the hate-filled wing-nuts have hijacked the "voice" of Christianity for at least the last 20 years, if not thirty. Yes, by stealth, tent revivals, and fire and brimstone sermons filled with hate, intolerance and craving for control of other people, the message of humility and restraint in worldly wealth and power has been lost. The liberal, loving wing of Christianity just sat back and let it happen - they "tolerated" it. Now they are realizing what their yeilding of the moral voice of their religion is going to cost them, the people they want to "save" and indeed the rest of the friggin' world!

We've all seen the 500 Club types asking for money to stomp out some "evil" that others do (like love someone of the same gender). We've seen the "God Hates Fags" protests, and other spitefull, hatefilled "protests". We've seen the news reports of people - Christians, supposedly - gunning down doctors in cold blood because they dare to disagree and provide abortion services to those who chose them!! Where have the loving, humble servants of Jesus been? Watching the news and shaking their heads! They're just "wing nuts", right? Well, guess what, fools! The wing nuts have their own "chosen" people in the seats of power, and to the rest of the world they are the face and voice of American Christianity.

The fact is, it's not just Christianity that has this problem. Islam suffers the same curse. Fanaticism, hatred, and the compulsion to tell others, by force if need be, how to live their lives is a dangerous, vile, and ultimately hopeless proposition for the future. After all, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." [Burke] - except watch the destruction of their ideals as sugarcoated on the 6 o'clock news.

Wake up, and realize that we are selling the soul of our nation to a pack of fanatics who seek more and more control over our lives, thoughts, and future.


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Dec. 9th, 2004 08:54 pm (UTC)
To be fair, when I last had time to read ertla's f-list, I was seeing this from at least one of her seminarian friends. Well, well before the election. I also recall consternation back in the 80s. And the congregations of those gay and lesbian ministers consistently back them in their fights against anti-gay policies.

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