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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 08:38 PM

False Idol -- Why the Christian Right Worships Donald Trump

Yet another article on Trump and the religious right, but this one goes into a lot more depth than most.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/christian-right-worships-donald-trump-915381/

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Reply False Idol -- Why the Christian Right Worships Donald Trump (Original post)
lordsummerisle Dec 7 OP
stopbush Dec 7 #1
Maru Kitteh Dec 7 #2
uriel1972 Dec 7 #3
lordsummerisle Dec 7 #5
uponit7771 Dec 7 #6
Garrett78 Dec 7 #7
erronis Dec 7 #4
tavernier Dec 7 #8
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 8 #9

Response to lordsummerisle (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 08:59 PM

1. It's real simple:

1. Religion is based on total fiction

2. Christians treat the fictions of their religion as if it is truth

3. Their treating religious fictions as fact predispose them to treat other fictions as fact

4. The are open to following people whose claim that fiction is fact because such claims mirror the pretzel they contort themselves into in believing their religious fictions are fact

5. They are equally open to believing fact is fiction (fake news) - the flip side of the belief-in-fiction coin

6. This all leads to the conceit that they are privy to a “secret truth” that god allows only the true believers to know. Science and other facts are easy to reject when they lie outside the secret truth that is shared only with the true believers.

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Response to lordsummerisle (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 09:11 PM

2. Ugh. There is NO need to make it complicated. It's. The. Racism.

With a very hearty side dish of misogyny but I digress. . . .



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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 09:14 PM

3. agreed

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 09:42 PM

5. I didn't think this piece was trying to be complicated

but it was an in-depth look at the issue.
Having said that I agree with you that racism and misogyny are the main factors...

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 11:43 PM

6. +1

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 11:48 PM

7. Yep. As I've said before, the evangelical Republicans aren't...

...really much different than the non-evangelical Republicans. It's the racism, stupid.

Without racism alone (much less sexism, homophobia, etc.), the Republican Party would cease to be viable.

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Response to lordsummerisle (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 09:23 PM

4. Wrong. It's just pure greed and dominance. Ne'er do wells decide to go into religion

Not saying that Jesus the carpenter wasn't a good cabinet maker...

I've known too many people with too few skills that get themselves into a church and essentially beg for money.

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Response to lordsummerisle (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 11:56 PM

8. Abortion.

That and racism.

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Response to lordsummerisle (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:39 AM

9. We need to stop calling them Christians. Period.

Charlatan is a far, far more accurate definitive term.

The Charlatan Right has a nice ring to it.......

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlatan

A charlatan (also called a swindler or mountebank) is a person practicing quackery or some similar confidence trick or deception in order to obtain money, fame or other advantages via some form of pretense or deception. Synonyms for "charlatan" include "shyster", "quack", or "faker".


KY.........

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