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I, as a Jewish guy, have a question about Christianity or, more specifically, fundamentalist

or evangelical Christianity. Not meaning to be provocative, a shit-stirrer or belligerent, but a couple responses to one of my posts about my Trump-humping Christian in-laws got me thinking about what one of my college philosophy profs told us. The topic was along the lines of, is a particular strain of philosophical thought really defined by its original principles, or rather is it defined by what its current adherents say it is?

Now again, I am NOT meaning to be provocative or insulting but I've had a lot of people recently tell me that the fundamentalist Christian #MAGA zealots are NOT true Christians, then go on to explain that this is so because they are not following the teachings of Jesus. I suppose this would not be unlike a Jew living in a way that was contrary to our scripture and faith traditions. Anyway, with such a huge (yuuge) percentage of professed Christians embracing Trumpism and the political far-right, does the definition of what makes one a Christian change? Does Donald Trump effectively become a Christian because a majority of Christians say he's one? Any input or thoughts are much appreciated. It's something I've been thinking about a lot lately.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:19 PM (24 replies)

My Trump-humping Christian in-laws are actually praying for RBG to die!

How do I know this? Sometimes my wife's dad accidentally includes the email address we use for family stuff when he forwards his bullshit #MAGA prayer chains, conspiracy theories and memes. Apparently his Bible study group has a weekly "prayer focus" and this week it's for gawd to kill Ruth Badger Ginsburg.

So tell me again how Christianity is a religion of love?

Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:35 PM (97 replies)

I wonder, did Trump just have his "Dukakis in the tank" moment?

The visuals are...not good.

Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Thu Jul 4, 2019, 08:01 PM (15 replies)

Regarding SCOTUS giving partisan Gerrymandering their blessing: Non-Clinton voters,

YOU OWN THIS. All of it. Every last one of you "principled" Stein voters, Bernie-or-busters, and I'm sitting this one out-ers, this is on you. It's 100 percent your fault when Democrats get more votes yet lose House seats. Ditto for every state legislature that goes Republican in a state won overall by Democrats. And a big hearty FUCK YOU from me, personally.

Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Thu Jun 27, 2019, 07:22 PM (8 replies)

Call me vengeful, call me spiteful, but I want to see Princess Ivanka and Prince Jahhr-uhd in a cage

when this is all over. Tell them both they're going to a nice black tie affair so they get all dressed up, put them in a limo and then drive them to one of these child detention facilities, more accurately described as concentration camps. Then, throw their asses HARD onto a cement floor in a urine-soaked, shit-caked cage, lock the gate, and just walk away.

Fuck them. Fuck all of them.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Tue Jun 25, 2019, 05:17 PM (2 replies)

You know what veterans REALLY are to today's Republican Party? They're props.

Veterans (including wounded and KIA) are props for campaign videos and posters, backdrops for rallies, staged aircraft carrier landings (OK, those guys were active duty but same concept) and generally to be exploited for political purposes. When Trump says "our veterans" he means "my campaign props." That's it.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Tue May 28, 2019, 12:38 PM (4 replies)

Make NO mistake, Trump's impending pardon of US war criminals is meant as a signal.

Trump likes thugs, strongmen and murderers; this has been well established. But his impending pardons for Americans who were convicted or accused of war crimes while serving in the US military is a signal that anything goes for those in service to TRUMP, which is how he views US military forces. They're HIS forces- remember all his comments about "my Generals?"

He's planning on becoming a real out-in-the-open dictator. I am sure of it. This is an attempt to engender blind loyalty to TRUMP among military personnel- something all dictators need.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sat May 18, 2019, 07:41 PM (11 replies)

TRUMP before country, Party before country, message above substance, win by any means whatsoever.

Thus is the ethos of today's Republican party.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Thu Apr 18, 2019, 01:25 PM (0 replies)

S'il vous plat pardonnez-nous...

Notre Président est un imbécile.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:21 PM (10 replies)

Wisconsin returns to STUPID and elects far, far right evangelical Christian to Supreme Court.

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Justice Brian Hagedorn. If you're on DU, Brian Hagedorn almost assuredly hates you.

Gay? Have a gay friend? A gay child you haven't disowned? Brian Hagedorn HATES you. He helped found a Christian school that fires teachers and expels students for being gay.

Had a baby out of wedlock? Poor? Receive any kind of public assistance? Brian Hagedorn HATES you. He loves your fetus but your baby's freeloading.

Jewish? Muslim? Buddhist? Atheist? Agnostic? Christian but not fundamentalist? Brian Hagedorn REALLY REALLY HATES YOU! He has stated that freedom of religion includes freedom for Christians to harass, fire, verbally assault and basically destroy every member of every other faith (or non-faith).

Got raped? Had an abortion? Brian Hagedorn hates you and thinks you should die! He has stated that the constitution would allow for a law to be passed that calls for the death penalty for a doctor performing an abortion or a woman receiving one... were such a law to be passed in, say, Wisconsin, wink wink.

Basically unless you are a far-right white fundamentalist God-fearing evangelical exactly like him, Brian Hagedorn hates you.

So, while signs of hope spring up around the rest of the Rust Belt, we cheeseheads once again prove we're too fucking stupid to have nice things. I hereby propose that if we ever have another nuclear weapon test, it be carried out over this fucking state I call home.

That is all.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Wed Apr 3, 2019, 01:05 AM (10 replies)
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