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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:30 PM

[Re: Romney Video]: 7 Deadly Sins in flesh...

(I'm an atheist... but, please read on...)

Listening to the video and re-reading the transcript, I found I had proof for something that I had believed for a while: that Romney and all of them are the 7 Deadly Sins in flesh.

Listen to the audio again... read it again... think of the man speaking:

* Greed: Wanting more and more for himself at the expense of others.
* Wrath: His seething hatred of the poor, the weak, the wounded, the hungry...
* Gluttony: Would deny others food to give himself more than he needs.
* Envy: He envies that the Chinese can exploit their workers as they do.
* Sloth: He makes no effort to use his gifts in the service of God... and if I remember correctly, did not Jesus suggest that we serve him by serving the least among us?
* Lust: Indulgence to excess of worldly pleasures at the expense of all else.
* Pride: The belief that all his gifts and good fortune are his own and places him above all of God's creations.

I'm an atheist... but I grew up Christian...
... and I came to recognize that the 7 Deadly Sins were never religious at all.

They appear religious because they were written in a time when the church was everything and if you were going to be an architect, an horticulturalist, a musician, a composer, or social services manager, or anything that required lots of resources in society, the only institution with the resources to let you do it and not spend all of your days toiling in the fields was the church.

The group that came up with the 7 Deadly Sins were social planners... they spoke in the language of their time... a religious language.

When the age of science came, we recognized the math and physics and geography and others sciences that were supported in the age of religion and pulled them out to continue to grow in the age of science.

But...

... we mistakenly thought the 7 Deadly Sins were just another 10 Commandments due to its religious language.

In fact, I believe it grew out of observations that group in the church made when they tried to answer such questions like:

* Why if there are so many people picking potatoes that people go hungry for want of potatoes?
* Why is it that there are so many people dying in the fields?
* There appears to be good commerce between our province and the neighboring province... why are their children healthier?
* The people toil and pay taxes and do not have enough to eat, while their masters have more than they can ever need... enough to let rot in silos. Why is it like this? How did it get this way?

and so on...

The 7 Deadly Sins are not about what you need to do to get into heaven (or stay out of a particular special place in hell).

It was a warning to the future describing a pathology that can consume an entire world whole.

Make no mistake... this all applies to Romney, but it is not just about Romney...
Think about it...

The people who attended all paid $50,000 per plate.
They are true believers... no mistake... they didn't pay because they would be aghast at what Romney would say. They paid because they already supported it.
Same with Ryan.
Same for the GOP. (Remember the words of different individuals).
ALEC.
The Chamber of Commerce.
Same for the other backers... paying hundreds of millions of dollars...
(Remember their words...)
The Kochs.
The Murdochs.
(Remember their words...)
The Super PACs.
The corporations funnelling money into the Super PACs.
And the peons at the bottom who believe and support this madness.

All true believers... make no mistake about that.

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6502 Sep 2012 OP
Mnemosyne Sep 2012 #1
6502 Sep 2012 #3
Mnemosyne Sep 2012 #4
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Response to 6502 (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:53 PM

1. Thank you for your excellent OP! I also believe that the 'true believers' conform more to Satanism,

rather than their claimed divinity.

If one believes that ones god rewards one with material possessions while on Earth, they have been deceived by their own 'Great Deceiver', if he existed.

It cracks me up every time I think of it. And simultaneously scares the hell out of me.

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:20 PM

3. Yes... I see what you mean about the irony...

... the whole "Prosperity Gospel" that has taken hold in America.

I hear it and I am like "that's not what we were taught?"

It's like everyone's gone mad.

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Response to 6502 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:48 PM

4. I have almost convinced myself that there was some dimensional shift and we are now in

Bizarro World! I mean, in what sane world would that war criminal gw bush live in the WH for eight freaking years?!

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Response to 6502 (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:15 PM

2. Should be a Facebook image!

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