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Thursday, December 01, 2005

True Religion

What is going on with all the Radical Religious Factions?

My memories growing up were of kinder gentler religious folk.
You know more passive than aggressive. Kinda like Jesus or Buddha.

Here in the US we have large numbers of manic bible thumpers!
Evangelicals pushing their ideas and beliefs on many elements of society.
If they had their way there would be Constitutional bans on abortion and gay marriage.
They would have Intelligent Design taught in science class along side or opposing the theory of evolution.
"ID" (intelligent design) is an oxymoron at this point and certainly not a science but a philosophy backed by religious beliefs.
Apparenlty an easy sale to the misguided religious right.

I get a real kick out of tele evangelists.
Mostly a bunch of false prophet sonofabitches, from my view.
Whether it is some screaming bumpkin with a bad combover on a plywood stage in rural NC or one of the big dogs in a designer suit with a church the size of a stadium and a full choir, I love to watch them read scripture and attempt to extrapolate some polluted view of their own design. A comedy of errors.
Some of the them have the strangest way of speaking.
Every other word followed by an "uh "..
IE.. If you uh accept Jesus uh in your heart uh you will be healed uh..
and then the 60 year old preacher with the jet black combover dyejob lays on hands.. whatever..

Did God tell them to spend millions on a church?
No, God doesn't really talk to anybody..
.. Except George "the born again profiteer war monger" Bush..
"Blessed are the peacemakers".. Forgot that one, didn't you George?
Did Jesus tell them to pass the plate and build huge churches, grand homes for the ministers.
What about the clothes and the cars? Some of these people live like rock stars.

The heads of some of these cults are a fantastic study of power and greed.
Some of the most notable deviants ..
*Jim & Tammy Baker's PTL(pass the loot)
* Jimmy Swaggart.."Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it. Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory."
*Jerry Falwell.."If you're not a born again Christian, you're a failure as a human being."
* Pat Robertson .."We have enough votes to run this country...and when the people say, 'We've had enough,' we're going to take over!"

Some call them theists or even "fundies"(short for fundamentalist) but they seem to have lost sight of the fundamentals. You know, some of the basic credos good people, maybe even spiritual people but not necessarily religious people follow.
>the golden rule
>Judge not, and ye shall not be judged
These religious radicals are not good role models for anyone seeking guidance or in spiritual turmoil.
The character Kwai Chang Caine portrayed in the TV series Kung Fu was a better role model than any player in the tele evangelist circus.

On the other side of the globe in Europe, the Mid East and Africa there are growing numbers of Islamists that scream
" Death to the infidels"!
Most of these conflicts have been going on for hundreds, even thousands of years.
Much like Israel vs Palestine? A war for the Holy Land.
After all the hatred and violence, what makes you think your cause or your land is "Holy"?

Radicals that share "1" commonality.
They do not tolerate those that do not follow their demented credo.

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