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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #6)

Sun May 5, 2013, 04:01 PM

7. Yes, agreed. Essentially they're replacing God with Wealth, tho that's unspoken.

 

Calvinists and "Dominionists" share that essential flaw, they're confusing the "Value" of people with their attached wealth.

It's by design, of course, intended to convince the rest of us that the Wealthy are favored by divine fate, and we should accept their "Dominion" over us. In times past wealth wasn't so easily acquired, sustained "middle class" values of today were beyond the reach of nearly everyone.

Attributes that have been common throughout history, and continue today to a lesser extent. Mostly under the lineage of "Royalty" in support of Empire, Kings and Queens who supposedly spoke for and represented the Will of God and ruled by "Divine Right".

To this day, It's still considered treasonous to critique the Royalty of the United Kingdom (By Law), and Saudi Royalty can behead "Dissidents" based on their accepted "Authority from God".

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And today we're not entirely rid of that mindset in the USA, Fundamentalists still try to impose their "Divine Will" on the rest of us, and self appointed (divinely inspired!) "Voices of God" are running for political office. Which could under other circumstances be REALLY funny, if they weren't so inherently dangerous to themselves and others.

Apparently, Fundamentalists of many stripes still use that rationale to justify their behavior, they're "Favored by God" and speaking for that chosen god while encouraging "Divinely Inspired" intolerance of anyone in disagreement with them

Intent on imposing their combined Religious/Political ambitions on the rest of us. How comforting.



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