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Response to soothsayer (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:34 AM

7. There is a large following in Texas

First of all, full disclosure, I am a Christian and a believer. But I am NOT one of the crazy Evangelicals that think anything they do to become wealthier is a blessing from God.

We have always had crazy Evangelicals in Texas for as long as I can remember, but with the popularity of the mega churches, the numbers escalated and these people have controlled Texas politics for 20+ years now. They justify anything they do by twisting scripture, picking pertinent parts of scripture to justify their position, and by sticking together with those like them. They are without a doubt a brain washed cult.

So, to answer your question which I hope Iím understanding correctly - the typical crazy Evangelicals donít know that they are evil. They believe they are justified in what they do because all of the others around them are doing the same thing. The rest of us believe that they have hijacked the tenets of Christianity - peace, love, compassion, mercy, etc. - and we donít agree with their stance. Unfortunately, the crazies still outnumber the rest of us but I hope that will change.

I was just rewatching the speech that Rev. William Barber gave at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. It was a phenomenal speech. In it (and Iím paraphrasing), he talks about those who say so much about what Jesus said so little about yet say so little about what Jesus said so much about. This sums it up in a nutshell in my opinion.

Peace.

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