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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@myexper wrote:

And that's why Moore is going to their churches ...... blaming the media for his situation.

 


Not necessarily defending anyone,

Except for Moore!

 

but hasn't this been a practice of both political parties...invoking the name of the Lord....i.e..... Clintons for example?

Nope .... it's only the Republican Party that is pandering to the hypocritical Fundamentalists for support!


 

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Tex - Not necessarily defending anyone, but hasn't this been a practice of both political parties...invoking the name of the Lord....i.e..... Clintons for example?

 

Invoking the Lord's name is a way more widely practiced by fundamentalists as they, each day, further clinch their abandonment of Christ.  Non fundamentalists (any persuasion) just don't call on him as often, if at all.

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@myexper wrote:

Fundamentalists abandon Christ for Political Power

 

Actually, they abandoned Christ when they contrived interpretations of the Bible to serve their own agenda ..... one of which is "political power"!

 

And that's why Moore is going to their churches ...... blaming the media for his situation. Moore knows that he is the fundamentalist's connection to the political power they lust for and place above the teachings of Christ ..... no matter how vile he violates those teachings!

 

Editorial cartoon on Roy Moore


Jesus was all about forgiving THOSE WHO REPENT, AND TURN AWAY FROM THEIR SIN.

 

Fundamentalists are all about making excuses for those who not only do not repent, but deny what they're doing is in any way WRONG, and therefore they don't need to repent...PROVIDED those unrepentant souls will help the Fundies persecute those Fundies consider unclean - Women, minorities, non-christians, gays and the poor.

This makes Fundies a perfect match for neoRepublicans - they both hate the same people with the same sense of moral superiority.

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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@myexper wrote:

And that's why Moore is going to their churches ...... blaming the media for his situation.

 


Not necessarily defending anyone, but hasn't this been a practice of both political parties...invoking the name of the Lord....i.e..... Clintons for example?


Has YHWH/God/Allah (all three are the same God, you know) made any statement regarding whether invoking his name in a political situation/campaign is allowable/acceptable?

 

 

He (tRump) is useless on top of the ground - he should be under it - inspiring the cabbages...
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@myexper wrote:

And that's why Moore is going to their churches ...... blaming the media for his situation.

 


Not necessarily defending anyone, but hasn't this been a practice of both political parties...invoking the name of the Lord....i.e..... Clintons for example?

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American Taliban.  They use the religious power structure not for religion, but for power.  

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Fundamentalists abandon Christ for Political Power

 

Actually, they abandoned Christ when they contrived interpretations of the Bible to serve their own agenda ..... one of which is "political power"!

 

And that's why Moore is going to their churches ...... blaming the media for his situation. Moore knows that he is the fundamentalist's connection to the political power they lust for and place above the teachings of Christ ..... no matter how vile he violates those teachings!

 

Editorial cartoon on Roy Moore

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Following is from a NYT article by Charles Blow. It is a great description of what's become of "the Religeous Right" after 1980 when they realized they could elect THEIR people:

 

Then there were the hypocrites, condemning sexual liberation while being secretly lascivious, their railing against gays later exposed as a form of gay panic.

But now, all the pretense of any “moral” majority and “moral” authority has vanished into the very impulses that fed it: Tribal racial/ethnic anxiety, panic and hostility, patriarchy and sexism, and a perceived threat presented by the full acceptance and inclusion of L.G.B.T. identities.

Piety is now postscript. The principal motivation now is anger, fear of cultural displacement, and anxiety about the erosion of privilege and the guarantees it once provided, from physical safety to financial security.

You can peg any number of moments in recent history when the objective seemed to change for the members of the religious right, where they swallowed all pride and principle to secure power and vent anger, but for me there is none more glaring than the embrace of Donald Trump.

Trump is clearly not a religious man, unless you believe being compulsively devilish is a form of religiosity. He is mean and surly. He is a bully. He is a pathological liar. He cheats. He is an adulterer. He is twice-divorced with children by three different women. He bragged, on tape, about assaulting women. He says he doesn’t think he has ever asked God for forgiveness.

Trump was a walking, talking rebuke of everything the Christian right had ever told me that it stood for, and yet Republican voters either held their noses or thrust their fists in the air and voted for him anyway.


That's not really very new - remember the so-called misnamed "Moral Majority" that was neither moral nor a majority?

 

The religious right is still telling lies - generation after generation...

 

 

He (tRump) is useless on top of the ground - he should be under it - inspiring the cabbages...
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Following is from a NYT article by Charles Blow. It is a great description of what's become of "the Religeous Right" after 1980 when they realized they could elect THEIR people:

 

Then there were the hypocrites, condemning sexual liberation while being secretly lascivious, their railing against gays later exposed as a form of gay panic.

But now, all the pretense of any “moral” majority and “moral” authority has vanished into the very impulses that fed it: Tribal racial/ethnic anxiety, panic and hostility, patriarchy and sexism, and a perceived threat presented by the full acceptance and inclusion of L.G.B.T. identities.

Piety is now postscript. The principal motivation now is anger, fear of cultural displacement, and anxiety about the erosion of privilege and the guarantees it once provided, from physical safety to financial security.

You can peg any number of moments in recent history when the objective seemed to change for the members of the religious right, where they swallowed all pride and principle to secure power and vent anger, but for me there is none more glaring than the embrace of Donald Trump.

Trump is clearly not a religious man, unless you believe being compulsively devilish is a form of religiosity. He is mean and surly. He is a bully. He is a pathological liar. He cheats. He is an adulterer. He is twice-divorced with children by three different women. He bragged, on tape, about assaulting women. He says he doesn’t think he has ever asked God for forgiveness.

Trump was a walking, talking rebuke of everything the Christian right had ever told me that it stood for, and yet Republican voters either held their noses or thrust their fists in the air and voted for him anyway.

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