Sunday, May 08, 2005

These People Are Scaring Me, and They Should Scare You, Too

Anyone who doubts the power of the Religious Right in this nation is simply not paying attention. The most dangerous aspect of this is that they are being treated as a mainstream, even majority point of view.

To make this assumption belies the truth of the matter.

Religious fundamentalists, according to the Fundamentalist Project, make up about 22 percent of the population, but as they are the mainstay of Bush's base, and thus granted far more power than is rightfully theirs. Even small timers like Rick Scarborough are getting their names in the news, and that is, to my mind, an obscenity beyond description.

The MSM has kowtowed to these traitors and heretics in the worst way. Instead of showing them for the freakish snake handlers and cultists that they are, their voice is the only one being given legitimacy at this time. Shills like Barbara Bradley Hagerty are given prime air time on NPR, and any time there's a discussion regarding matters of religion, someone from a group such as Focus on the Family are present.

Their voices do not need to be silenced; this is allegedly a democracy, and that gives everyone the right to be stupid. But they do need to be delegitimized.

There is a bill in Congress right now to allow members of the ministry to speak on political matters without losing their tax exempt status, right along with the threat to destroy the filibuster and appoint extremist judges.

My solution for delegitimizing the interests of these groups would be to have the IRS investigate them on a huge scale, but apparently, they're too busy auditing servers and auto mechanics to do so.

The Rapture is a myth, folks, and much as we'd like it, we're not going to have these people pulled out of their clothes and cars on the freeway.


At 10:42 AM, Blogger oldwhitelady said...

we're not going to have these people pulled out of their clothes and cars on the freeway.

Thanks for bursting my illusions, Sally!

At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as the repukes can steal elections, the IRS will never investigate. Unless they start arguing amongst themselves. Now that would be fun to see.

QL in NY

At 12:59 PM, Blogger Eli said...

If only we could get them to commit to a *date* when The Rapture is supposed to occur. Nothing like having the end-of-the-world date pass without incident to really deflate a millenialist cult.

Or we could try to make them promise to shut up and leave the rest of us alone if The Rapture does not occur on schedule.

And if they pick a date that's just ridiculously far off in the future, then that pretty much forces them to acknowledge that they have to *fix* our problems and not just hang in there waiting for Jesus to tag them out of the ring.

At 8:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all have to leave this world sooner or later. Rapture is just such a more appealing way to leave it than all the other ways there are, so it's an easy sell idea. The fact that they all end up leaving the same way we do doesn't seem to sink in.


At 9:39 AM, Blogger Horatio said...

The worst thing about the evangelicals is that once you're "saved," that's it, you're done. They can go on being an ass for the rest of their lives but they don't care cause they're "saved." Alas, I guess they'll never realize that real Christianty is about loving and forgiving, not being "part of the cool group."

At 3:25 AM, Blogger Alvin Miller said...

My inaugural address at the Great White Throne Judgment of the Dead, after I have raptured out billions!


Your jaw will drop!

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