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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:35 AM

23. Jesus

Jesus is going on. Or, I should say their warped version of Christianity. As I sit on my front porch writing this I can see my neighbors who, on many other issues, are quite logical people. But, tomorrow many of them will go to their mega churches where the message of eternal salvation somehow gets mixed in with republican talking points. There is a serious disconnect between their Bible and their beliefs. Cognitive dissonance is buried by their smiling pastors who assure them that Jesus while loving the poor wanted them to be self sufficient and take responsibility for themselves. Jesus and God also reward the faithful with riches and comforts. Just look pastor Bob if you doubt. He is a humble minister who drives a Lexus and lives in a gorgeous home. God smiles on him. Pastor Bob in a hushed voice tells his parishioners that the Republicans are closer to God. Just look at how they pray and invoke His name!

So, the parishioners' cognitive dissonance is assuaged and their political choices are confirmed.

Meanwhile, they are screwed by their politicians for the benefit of the wealthy like Pastor Bob.

My state just closed three needed mental health hospitals and is cutting back on social services due to funding shortfalls. But we have the lowest income, property and corporate taxes in the nation by god!

Sweet home Alabama will be blood red for a long time...as will Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Kentucky.

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