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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:02 PM
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60 Minutes to devote segment to "Tempting Faith"!
I took the long-way round, but No Quarter linked to this diary over at Daily Kos which links to this Bookweb blurb about David Kuo's upcoming segment on 60 Minutes!

This from USA Today:

Keeping 'Faith':

When a publisher "embargoes" a book, it asks bookstores not to sell it before a specific date. That doesn't always work out as planned. The New York Times was able to purchase Bob Woodward's third book on the Bush White House, State of Denial, several days early. It didn't hurt sales; in fact, all the publicity may have helped. Denial is No. 1 on the list, bumping Mitch Albom's novel, For One More Day, to No. 3. Another embargoed political book, Tempting Faith by David Kuo, a former aide to President Bush, is scheduled to be released Monday after Kuo's appearance Sunday on 60 Minutes. Kuo, a veteran of the religious right, writes of his disillusionment with politics and the Bush White House.


Spread the word and TiVo or DVR it - let's keep this in the news!!


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freedomchips Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:08 PM
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1. so where will fundies and disgruntled Repubs go if they can't stomach us?
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:09 PM
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2. stay home, which is just as well. nt
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:20 PM
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6. do you have a link to the other 40 pages?
Thanks.
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hsher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:48 PM
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8. The American Nazi Party
No, I am not being facetious. Google the Gaede Twins and see if both young ladies don't represent exactly what fundies subtly want for America.

This may be the moment where the mask falls off, and the whole world sees fundamentalist Christians do not represent Christianity at all. Fundies don't worship Jesus. They worship the Northern European god Balder, who was pure, born of a virgin, the son of Odin (the ancient European "God", who is bearded, vicious and bloodthirsty), and slain to arise from the dead and ring in a new golden age. Balder is pretty, doe-eyed, gentle, and has long hair. He also, unlike Christ, has no problem with bloodhunt, bloodsport, violence, and war. Fundies also worship Odin, not the G-d my people seem to have invented in a tent somewhere. The two are similar -- bloodthirsty, vengeful, etc -- but nowhere in the Tanakh does it say G-d is a mean, bearded old white guy on a throne in the sky, who wields a sword, returns to earth on a horse, and slays the disbelievers in the name of his cute homoerotic slain son. THAT'S ODIN.

Click here to see Odin:

Click here to see fundies' version of G-d:

Similar?

Basically, imho the Evangelist Right and its religion are nothing more than "the party of racist American white people, and the religion of racist American white people". As such they are an insult to all white people, because most white people are not racist. I'm happy the divide is coming between the Republicans and fundies, and the GOP's flirtation with its racist sugar daddy may soon be over now that he knows she doesn't really love him. We may be about to see the true god of the fundies unmasked as they herd along in droves to bolster the American Nazi Party. When they do, we'll finally have an open, obvious Extreme Right on our hands. Let me and other Socialists on the Extreme Left know when you need our help with them. We have decades of experience knowing how to deal with them. ;-)

(Personally, I believe Catholicism is the true Christian religion. It's the oldest organized, and um, an actual religion with actual time-tested rules and rituals? But then I speak as a Jew, so what do I know?) If I've offended anybody, I apologize. It's just my dumb take on it.


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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:11 PM
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3. But... but... Bush is LORD!
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 12:12 PM by IanDB1
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:14 PM
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4. Best news I've read all day! I invision heads exploding! nt
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station agent Donating Member (290 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:14 PM
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5. This is huge. Right up there with Rove forcing Foley to run.
The hipocrisy is EVERYWHERE.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:45 PM
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7. That is a target audience.
:woohoo:
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