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Monday, November 08, 2004

 The problems with Jesusland

Ken Layne and I are of like minds:
I've never had a problem with actual conservatives, because actual conservative thought -- as defined by William F. Buckley, Barry Goldwater, etc. -- is just a way of looking at the role of government. Hell, I've had a lot more trouble with True Believer Liberal Democrats, always telling me what to eat and oh that song is sexist and that's not funny. There just aren't that many actual conservatives. (If there were, Mr. TaxCut-and-Spend wouldn't be reading his Victory Prayer on teevee today.)

But I've got a big problem with Jesusland. If you want to worship the ghost of a jew from the Roman Empire, that's cool. Enjoy it! But when you people and your bizarre mystery cult claim the goddamned president as your prime convert who rules by the voices in his head, I call bullshit. I don't care so much about party politics, but I will fight long and hard to prevent this country from becoming a Complete Theocracy -- if you can call the intellectually vapid mishmash of evangelical Christianity a true Theology. Or, maybe you people just take Jesusland. You won't need the economic power of the coasts, because you don't care if you're employed. Your entire economic output will be shoddy Jesus booklets, Christian rock and bad food. It'll be great.


Blogger LittleDoc said...

The downside I see is that Jesusland will have the nukes (e.g. the Pantex plant in Amarillo) and the high explosives (among the explosives stolen in Iraq was HMX, the bad news stuff that is used in contructing nukes and "maximum-performance explosives". It's only made in Tennessee). When the Fundie jihad occurs that will put the rest of us in a bit of a bind. :-(

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Thomas Jefferson said it best, "I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature."

If anyone is in favor of living in a country where the government rules according to the teachings (or their distorted interpretations of said teachings) of religion, pack your bags and head to Iran - you'll find out why America's founding fathers structured our country to have separation of church and state.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Writing as a Christian Humanist of the Anglican persuasion, your an insulting heathen. :) For myself and many liberal thinking Christians, We don't claim this President anymore than you do. However, name calling on your end is destructive to the progressive movement and your own intolerance and atheistic tribalism is appaling.

Maybe your talk about non-tribal humanism is just a load of crap. I don't think so but the more you post flamebait such as the above, the more you allow people in the center (and yes they do exist) to buy into the myth of "liberal intolerance."

Please watch the flaming. Especially since Humanism is supposed to cross all cults... including Atheism. :)

12:58 AM  
Blogger Nanovirus said...

I'm not quite sure what you are accusing me of.... This link to Ken Layne's post is just that: a link.

If a call against morphing America into a theocracy is "atheistic tribalism" then so be it. You may be happier in Iran: it is a theocracy, after all.

10:16 AM  

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